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Noir Restaurant

4.5
4.5
614 Reviews
$41 to $100
French
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, European, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:15 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9428 3585

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Roddy

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Noir can accommodate all of your special event needs. Please email noirmanager@gmail.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ebony Vagg: (03) 9428 3585

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Church St

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 614 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City East

    Best Overall

  • Inner City East

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Best Service

  • Inner City East

    Innovative

  • Inner City East

    Neighborhood gem

  • Inner City East

    Romantic

  • Inner City East

    Good for special occasions

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  1. D

    Delphine

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It would be good if the waiter explains what the food is like especially being a fusion restaurant. This helps to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
  2. OE

    OumE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good honest French fare, perhaps an addition of French onion soup or cassoulet for winter menu would hit the spot!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food along with A++ friendly service
  4. RC

    RobertC

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    They don't know how to cook a steak and then week argue with you about it.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wine and service as always - we’ll be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food
  7. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Understated elegance in both cooking and presentation. You sense that real professionals are at work here. Also, wine matches with tasting menu were exceptional. Highly recommended.
  8. V

    Vicki

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ***** delicious, fabulous, Devine **********+++**
  9. RL

    RobL

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with very good food , ambience & interesting wine list with some new excellent French wines Biggest surprise was the champagne organised by our son in Sydney
  10. HW

    HelenW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Noir and thought the menu was very inventive. The Chicken liver pate eclair was absolutely amazing. Certainly looking forward to lots more lunches and dinners and working through the menu.
  11. d

    demonboy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great service. The wife and I had a really wonderful evening.
  12. M

    Mamoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. Wine a little expensive but happy to support small business
  13. NL

    NatalieL

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I have been to Noir many times, but I was a bit disappointed this time. The sides we ordered didn’t come out with the mains, and even after following up with the waitstaff there was a massive delay so that by the time the sides arrived we had almost finished our mains. I thought they would at least remove them from the bill, but they didn’t. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable meal.
  14. HH

    HughH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faboulously prepared and cooked food. Great service
  15. AB

    AnthonyB

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A nice restaurant with good service and we enjoyed our dishes.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm welcome the minute we came through the door. Shown to our table and immediately provided with water and shortly after a nice glass of champagne. Then the menus which had a lovely range of options. The food came well paced and very well prepared and presented. We haven’t been for a while but will be back soon
  17. BF

    BeeFlat

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really sophisticated flavours and chips to die for! Not too pricey for French, and not clichéd either. Will return!
  18. PK

    PeterK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food, particularly the duck and crème brûlée.
  19. SJ

    ShelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to a couple of French restaurants in Melb before trying Noir. I'd say Noir is a standout. We ordered a few entrees to share, and duck and streak as main. It's done 100% to my high expectation. Highly recommended.
  20. LC

    LexiCrem

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely sensational as was the champagne. It was truly a delightful Sunday lunch.
  21. KR

    KathrynR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious French style food, served elegantly and with a reasonable priced tasting menu and a very affordable lunch special
  22. M

    johnM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing scotch fillet and chips, great Malbec, can’t wait to go back!
  23. LJ

    LisaJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, wine, ambience...would definitely recommend and hope to return!
  24. HM

    HarryM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was awesome
  25. CN

    ChrisN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant, ambience is ok, food is nice, but not particularly memorable, very reasonably priced
  26. KR

    KimR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Every dish was creative and delicious, a fabulous change from the usual French menu. Lovely ambience and very gracious service, casual yet professional. Excellent value for money too!
  27. MC

    MatthewC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, excellent service and lovely food
  28. U

    Unsatisfiedcustomer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Food is not as described, tasteless. Service is bad and sis were rude.
  29. PV

    PeterV

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It is a hidden gem in Richmond, not many tables so service is efficient and the spacing of the tables allows you to carry out a private conversation without having to shout. The table we sat at was in an alcove where we had space to leave bags and provided some privacy. The food choices are limited but there was always something that worked and you could enjoy. All in all a really good experience and we will be there again.
  30. LJ

    LibbyJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambience , staff, and food! Will definitely go back.
  31. k

    kimd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was superb. Service was friendly but unobtrusive. Decor and ambience is elegant enough to feel like an occasion but also unpretentious. Can't wait to take other friends there now that I've discovered it.
  32. JA

    JAMarks

    Melbourne

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a lovely experience. Great service and fabulous food!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Can highly recommend and do yourself a favour and order the garlic prawn and bisque dish. Certainly go back again.
  34. JS

    JenniferS

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends and I had a fabulous evening. The venue is so understated but definately delivers high quality. Would recommend for couples or small groups.
  35. CK

    ConstanceK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, excellent service and intimate venue. Two hour table limit was disappointing, book the latest time for maximum enjoyment. I have had lunch as well, equally delicious food.
  36. RH

    RobynH

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noir remains the ideal small local restaurant. The food is consistently interesting and beautifully presented. Combined with the well-chosen wine list, lunch or dinner at Noir is always keenly anticipated and always impresses. Richmond is extremely fortunate.
  37. PW

    PaulW

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent as usual, only disappointing thing was being charged for the bread I asked for. We have dined at noir many times over the years and have always received bread when we arrive. I can understand if you were having the special lunch but when ordering ala Carte of would not have expected to pay.
  38. JM

    JaneM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Noir has always been a favorite of mine and the lunch special $49 pp for 2 courses and a glass of wine didn't disappoint. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the mouth popping flavors and fine wine while chatting in a full but quiet ambience with helpful friendly service. I highly recommend if you're considering fine dining in the Richmond area.
  39. RS

    RosemaryS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable well priced lunch. Nice ambience withou noise.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Ordered the steak tartare, scotch fillet, duck and soufflé for dessert. Highly recommend the duck- it was absolutely devine.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Noir Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 614 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Noir Restaurant

175 Swan Street, Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church St

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:15 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, European, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Roddy

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9428 3585

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Noir can accommodate all of your special event needs. Please email noirmanager@gmail.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ebony Vagg: (03) 9428 3585

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