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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
The food, the staff and the environment were lovely.
The lack of coffee/tea service at the end of the evening was disappointing though.
Brilliant food, wine and Friday express lunch is amazing value. Will be back for sure!
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.
It was just Great!
Very pleasant ambience. great food and lovely staff
Apart from quite pricey with the drinks, the food are excellent
If you enjoy free flowing bubbles with superbly cooked and timed food this is the place, no hurry no fuss.