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About Noir Restaurant

Noir is that rare thing - a genuinely relaxed and friendly neighborhood restaurant that also happens to have award winning food and service. Recently renovated, the restaurant's chic style, elegance and warmth make for that perfect romantic meal for two, or a group of friends or family.

From humble beginnings in 2011, Noir has slowly developed a reputation for uncompromising quality and grown to include a beautiful bar and dining room upstairs, ideal for corporate and private functions.

Our kitchen led by chef patron, Peter Roddy, offers playful takes on regional French food, where exceptional produce takes center stage. A seasonal menu of outstanding Australian ingredients are sympathetically handled to create visually striking dishes of terrific flavour.

175 Swan Street
Richmond, AU-VIC 3121
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
French, European, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday and Sunday 12pm-3pm
Dinner : Tuesday - Sunday 6pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Church St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$41 to $100

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(03) 9428 3585

Website:
http://www.noirrestaurant.com.au/

Parking Details:
There is a public car park as well as street parking.

Public Transit:
Tram stop ten meters from front door and close to East Richmond and Richmond train stations.

Executive Chef:
Peter Roddy

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Noir Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (28)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Romantic (22)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Casual (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Sydneysiders in Melbourne seeking a special local venue with charm for our 25th wedding anniversary. What a great find (via the Good Food Guide 2018 - One Hat Restaurants). We were looking for an authentic local cosy restaurant with exceptional food and ambience - Noir delivered it all in spades and at a very reasonable price. Feel like we discovered a local gem and the level of service was amazing. Can't fault the Noir experience. Just what we were searching for. Noir is why Northeners like travelling south! Thanks for making a special occasion so special.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Australia has been great for dining. Pretty much every meal has had a unique and delicious plate that was memorable. So for me to say that Noir provided me with the best meal of the trip is saying a lot.

Our server was wonderful, and did a great job. Each plate she brought out was better than the next. We started with a venison salad, and polenta fries. A contrast of cold and succulent, with hot and crispy that was delightful.

For our mains, a great rendition of duck confit, with a fabulous lamb wellington that I felt was better than what I had at Gordon Ramsey's restaurant in Vegas.

Finally, for dessert we had chocolate macaroons and a vanilla creme brulee. The macaroons were the best I have ever had - absolutely amazing. The creme brulee was nice too, with sprinkles of croissant crumbs to give it a little more contrast.

From start to finish, Noir provided an excellent dining experience. I have already recommended to my friends in Melbourne, and when I come back here it will be a must dine spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing, the chef displayed great technique with total respect for the food.

We could not find fault with any of the four courses we devoured.

Without doubt a hidden gem, that we will be going to again and again.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good vibe, friendly and well-organised staff, ready service without either rushing or delaying. Tables are well spaced, seating is comfortable. Oh and the food was delicious, wine list excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The restaurant was empty when we arrived yet we were given the front window at 6pm... we felt pushed to order and turn over... not a 1 star Melbourne restaurant experience. The wait staff were friendly but Cafe style. Food was great conceptually and flavours would have been top notch but over every meal was too much salt.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautifully presented meals with quality ingredients. Some dishes were a little rich in combination together, but excellent for a special occasion dinner. The only downside is that there is only one split system airconditioner for the whole restaurant and it was incredibly stuffy in the front of the room unless the front door was left ajar. Service was excellent, non-instrusive and happy to accomodate any questions. Highly recommend as a dinner venue.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dine out a fair bit and have been to most ‘3 hat’ restaurants in Melbourne. Noir is right up there . We dined on New Years Eve and had a beautiful set menu . The food was spectacular. Interesting, imaginative and wonderfully prepared - taste and textures truly excellent . Can’t wait to go back .
Thank you to Noir for allowing us to farewell 2017 in such style .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was our second visit to this restaurant. The first time was very good. This time the food was SO salty as to be virtually inedible. We had the tasting menu. The polenta chips, anchovy tartlet, yellow tuna nicoise and confit duck were extremely salty. These dishes were salty to the point of being bitter. We did complain to the maitre d'hôtel who was sympathetic. Nonetheless the meal was terrible. A written complaint to the restaurant has produced no response at all.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very well priced for very interesting food. Even those used to the food of other cultures can enjoy the discovery of some western delicacies with a French slant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Well I liked it but when I agreed to give feedback I wasn't expecting a mandatory written review, so I'm writing this instead.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food, the staff and the environment were lovely.
The lack of coffee/tea service at the end of the evening was disappointing though.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Brilliant food, wine and Friday express lunch is amazing value. Will be back for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Just loved our lunch at Noir. It's so great to be waited by people who know the food and are interested in your comfort.
The food itself was outstanding.
Ambience .. it's quaint and lively, if just a little noisy, but with the bottomless-bubbly, we soon got into full voice as well and i think everyone forgot about the noise and soaked up the occasion.
Brilliant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was just Great!
Very pleasant ambience. great food and lovely staff

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Apart from quite pricey with the drinks, the food are excellent

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

If you enjoy free flowing bubbles with superbly cooked and timed food this is the place, no hurry no fuss.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great spot. Quality little spot without being pretentious. And great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This restaurant had the most delicious food of any I have been to for a long time

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Friday Express Lunch was the reason for this particular visit to Noir, although we had been there before. Amazing service, beautiful food and great value.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Been to noir many times now. Love the food, the look of the place and great service. Got a bit noisy for a Tuesday night though. The steak tartare is the best I've had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Tasting plate was fabulous and steak was excellent. Brought dusty bottle of red and waited on Very well. Will return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent dinner with friendly service and interesting wine list. We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and wine at reasonable prices. Attentive and friendly service. Thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience. Will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Was this the most delicious food I've ever eaten? Pondering this for four days: Yes. Wine by the glass: excellent selection, and goodly servings. Starters: works of art and bombs of flavour. Mains: just what I hoped for, but yet more. Dessert: more wonderful than I imagined any could be. And, even though male, found petite portions a delight. Service: joyous. Wife same thoughts re all. (Lunch, Friday 12th Oct 2017; 60's couple.)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A wonderful girls night at this great restaurant with friendly, attentive service, fantastic food and a superb wine list. A great combination of authenticity and modern French food in a stylish atmosphere. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Noir. The waiters were attentive and friendly, and the good was delicious!
Head Chef Peter Roddy has some wonderful food combinations and the desserts were really beautifully executed.
Thank you all for a lovely night, we will be back soon!
Paula

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Eating fabulous french food served by a friendly and knowledgable waitress with french music in the background so that you can have a conversation without the need to shout to each other - what could be better?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here. The Sunday lunch is exceptional and delicious. Everything on the menu is lovingly prepared and served. Service is efficient and friendly. The wine list will not fail to please.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

What a wonderful discovery! Went for my husband's birthday lunch with my mum. The Sunday lunch sharing menu is divine and an absolute bargain for $55 per head. Best confit duck we've had in Melbourne. In fact all the dishes from the truffles polenta chips, through to the most divine pistachio and chocolate brownie were excellent. The service was warm, friendly and professional without an pretence or stuffiness. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food even impressed my hard to impress father. The wait staff were lovely and my lamb was so amazingly tender.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As always a fantastic Sunday lunch with great food and great service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This restaurant has it all. The ambience is that of a quietly busy and efficiently-run restaurant. The food is top quality freshly-prepared and excitingly presented. The service is outstanding without the hovering effect. In fact, the waiters were there when we wanted them and quickly would disappear to organise our request. The staff were also most helpful with information about the menu. Well done Noir. For us you are a winner! We will be back again.
PS There are no negatives for us to mention.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Loved food ambiance and service at Noir. Will definitely go again

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Noir never fails to deliver and impress. A really nice french inspired restaurant. I have been here at least 10 times in the last 2 years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Cosy atmosphere, attentive waiter and food was amazing. Ordered the tasting menu and we were very pleased with the delicious food. The amount was just right and we left very happy. Well worth it.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Lively atmosphere, delicious food and great service, thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We are from Perth and love coming to Melbourne for its great restaurants. This one proves the point! We have already booked our next visit to the Noir.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Cosy, good food, great service and a good local for Richmondites and beyond.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great Fine dining experience, Great Service, very attentive - cannot fault it - will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was divine and service spectacular - would happily visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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