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.
Dinner : Tuesday - Sunday 6pm-10pm
Great place, Great taste, really interesting flavour.
There were 5 in our party, and we had the 5 course tasting menu. It was excellent. Every course was a treat - not one disappointed. And the quality of the food for the value was exceptional. All inner party were very impressed. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.
Excellent cuisine - delicious amuse gueule to start with - soo good in fact, we ordered another round! All mains were fantastic - fish pie served at the table was a great spectacle. Duck great, order all sides, brocolli was refreshing along side the rich duck fat potatoes. Shared all 3 deserts - soufle the stand out. And all for the price you'd pay at a gasto pub. Take me here any day.
interesting menu choices - and a great beaujolais.
the jerusalem artichokes on celeriac mash was memorable.
We went to Noir with friends for the Bastille Day special dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed. Each dish was delicious and we thought it was great value at $80per person. We will definitely remember Noir for Bastille day next year.
No hesitation to go again. This was my 2nd visit and standard still excellent.
Staff can do with some training in hospitality.
Oil on table was beautiful. Staff should have explained what it was.
Spoon left from a plate?
We shared entree. No extra plate given.
Desert cutlery too large.
Did not ask if we wanted desert wine or coffee/tea.
Table cloth would lift status and atmosphere.
We enjoyed our diner but you can do better. Hope this helps.
Very tasty food and wonderful service. Great place for a date night.
Superb food and service the flavours were outstanding and both me and my companion had a delicious meal
Sensational value and great food and service. We will be back!
We went there last Sunday and had the shared Sunday lunch.
Fine dining dishes at a reasonable price. Love the shared Sunday lunch menu.
Never disappointed with fine food and sevice. Been coming regularly for 3 years. Highly recommended for relaxing and cosy atmosphere.
The Sunday lunch tasting menu is great value but more importantly, the service e is excellent unobtrusive and respectful and the food is consistently very good. The tasting menu is just enough to not feel over full and the quality and consistency of the food is very high. We've been a few times and the we always say we have to come back.
Two of us arrived at 6.15pm and were seated in the window of the then empty restaurent. We decided to share the suggested tasting menu and a glass or two each of what turned out to be a very good French Malbec, and some sparkling water.
While we waited we were served some tiny but delicious hot bread rolls with pats of French butter, and rosemary and garlic olive oil for dipping.
And then the raw lamb dish arrived and our tastebuds were completely blown away. Easily the dish of the night. It was superb. An undertone of lemon zest and top note of dill in the creamy sauce, and anchovy, with explosions of sweet lamb and clean crunchy cucumber. Wow!
This was followed by a perfectly cooked and delectable ravioli of pine mushrooms and chestnuts.
Then a marron beautifully cooked and presented, flavoured delightfully, but tediously fiddly and hard to eat.
Then a generous serve of rabbit gnocchi with tiny cubes of roasted vegetables in a rich and subtle cream sauce.
The final dish was a persimmon soufflé with muscat icecream. The soufflé was incredibly light and melt in the mouth, with the faintest of citrus undernotes that was the persimmon. Neither of us is an ice cream fan, so aside from a spoonful to taste we left it untouched, but we both agreed it was a very nice icecream with a lovely and distinct muscat flavor
Our servers were understated and not intrusive, or showy, but were there with offers of more bread, wine, and water when needed. And the kitchen timed our dishes perfectly. I liked their overall level of care.
All told there was really only one down side, and that was the awful acoustics. When it was about half full we became unable to hear each other across the table without leaning in, and by the time we asked for the bill we could not hear each other at all. It felt like we had escaped when we got back out into Swan Street.
But even with that quite major noise defect, our meal was beautiful and I would go back again just for that amazing raw lamb dish.
Lovely food and wine. Good service. Cost restaurant.
Went for mother's day and the food and service were excellent. The set menu lunch on Sunday is very reasonable for the calibre of food
Food was really good. We had the tasting menu. The confit duck leg was quite dry (my husband got a leg, I got a tiny thigh - no drumstick. All the other dishes were exceptional (mussel fricase - amazing!) but finishing the savoury dishes with a not so amazing dish was memorable in a sense.
Music was very random (did my ears deceive me or was there a bit of Smashmouth 'Walking on the sun' being played early in the night?).
Service was ok. The manager on the night was pleasant but not very personable. Other staff member was very nice. Was really let down by the service at the end of our meal though. No offer of coffee or another drink with dessert. I don't think it would have had anything to do with turning the table over for the next sitting as there was several tables free when we left at 8pm.
We were seated near the door and watched every other table get offered to have their coats taken on arrival and door opened with a thanks/goodbye when they left. Not so much as a wave or a goodbye when we left though. Expected a higher level of service from a hatted restaurant.
I took a foodie friend for an evening of good food and conversation. We found the food was very pleasing although my friend felt there was a bit too much salt in the mussel dish.
This was a low key place presenting very innovative and delicious little dishes for the $28pp Friday lunch. For our party of 12 ladies it was perfectly balanced and each of the small entrees, mains and petite desserts were beautiful and perfect in presentation and especially taste.
Each person was very impressed and would bring partners and friends either for lunch or dinner. We all thought the value for money presented in this formula for lunch is a sure way to lure patrons back.
Lovely setting, innovative French menu,excellent service
We went to the Friday express lunch and it was fabulous. Had been before for dinner which is always great.
Great food great service and friendly staff, making the evening fantastic.
Great food and service. Had the tasting menu and unlimited bubbles and it was the perfect way to celebrate my husbands birhday. Service was attentive and friendly.
A great find as the food and service are excellent and the noise level is low and NO music. Beautifully prepared dishes. Comfortable surroundings.
We were charged a $50 surcharge for dinner reservation on Easter Saturday. Very steep and not openly pointed out to us!!
Lovely attention to detail in presentation. Attentive staff. Dessert platter a delight. Generous with the home made bread rolls - always a plus .
Great service, brilliant atmosphere, & the food. Outstanding. We’ll definitely be back.
With Swan St getting increasingly grubby, this class act stands apart. Great food and service
Exceptional dishes served in an inviting environment
The food was excellent ,especially the pasta dishes.
Two of the diners had the Waygu steak,which they where disappointed about.
It was though and they even questioned if it was Waygu.
My Duck how ever was delicious.
This was my first visit to Noir, looking for a French restaurant on the East side of Melbourne. Very satisfied with the food, wine, ambiance and service. I expect to go there again, quite possibly to get the whole table to agree to have the Tasting Menu.
I absolutely loved this place and the food was great portions for the tasting menu, it was almost too much food. They are very generous. I was so full by the time desert came around.
I would highly recommend it.
A family dinner for my wife's birthday. The food was great, the service friendly and attentive, and the menu offered sufficient variety to please a slightly fussy 17 year old boy as well as his more adventurous parents.
Great food and excellent service. This was our first time at Noir and was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely be back.
Sunday evening catch up with friends turned out a delicious long evening. The food was delicious and with friends eating at varied restaurants they were extremely impressed. The service staff, she was excellent and to be noted the only patrons on a Sunday night we were not rushed or made to feel it’s time to go. I am taking family back Sunday week!
We were delighted with our first experience at Noir with their shared plate Sunday lunch. Service, value for money and food quality were all first class. The food is genuine French style - contrasting with others who think a picture of the Eiffel Tower on the wall constitutes authentic cuisine. We were seated in the window bay giving great views of the passing world while enjoying the efficient and prompt service of the excellent food.
Food was good, service was good.
They had run out of the wine I chose, which was disappointing, and didn't offer the next-up wine as a substitute.
This is normal practice.
Apart from that it was a lovely evening.
It used to be a bit classier too, but patrons in jeans and shorts tend to lower the tone.
Cosy corner table, good portions. Wish they'd do a little something special for a birthday to make it extra special!
This was our second time dining at Noir and it didn't let us down at all. The food is fantastic!
Perhaps the wait staff could be a bit more cheerful and there isn't a lot of ambience. It is a nice place if you want a quite place to celebrate an occasion.
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.