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Excellent quality French Bistro classic meals at reasonable prices.

About Curly Whiskers

For a little taste of France in the bayside suburb of Brighton, Melburnians head to Curly Whiskers on Martin Street. This bistro embraces a motto of ‘proud to be fussy’ and has an open kitchen layout, where guests can interact with the Chefs as they prepare dishes focused on sustainable, ethical and locally sourced ingredients. An ideal venue for private functions, Curly Whiskers also hosts guest-Chef dinners and food school classes, ranging from vegetarian to chocolate unwrapped. Settle in for a leisurely lunch with smoked trout, wrapped in a sourdough crepe, organic quark, avocado, fresh herbs, salad leaves, capers and soft boiled eggs; while those dining in the evening may be enticed by dishes such as pan cooked Dory fillet, with brown butter sauce, parsley, lemon and a side of mash.

Location & Map

124 Martin Street, Brighton 3186 VIC - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 32

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Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 4:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Menu on Consultation

  • Up to 24 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Buffets
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (17)

Ellinor

The perfect French escape on our doorstep!
After having tired of countless eateries offering much of the same type of fusion food-often at undeservedly high prices- we finally found a true gem in Curly Whiskers. Upon arrival you feel a welcoming, warm and happy and at the same time extremely professional ambience.
The food is European style, with the emphasis on French- topped by the best Gallettes we have ever tasted outside of France. The Wine selection is superb and the prices very reasonable.
After a few visits our names have been remembered and we have declared Curly Whiskers our favourite local hang out from brunches down to romantic dinners.
The food is lovingly presented on beautiful table ware with loving finishing touches.
Curly Whiskers is an absolute MUST for lovers of food combined with excellent service!
Ellinor and Ross Webster

claire76020

Beautiful food and superb service! Love seeing the chefs at work to the tune of french music in the background.

karen88219

Amazing food, will definitely be back

charlotte48874

Roslyn is a superb hostess ahead of everyone of your wishes, the food and presentation sensational and faultless A pleasure to go to Curly’s

charlotte48874

From the moment you arrive the service is full on

charlotte48874

A real dining experience,

CSomm

We had dinner last night at Curly Whiskers and the food was sensational. Both my husband and I got the steak frites for main course. It was so tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. It was obvious the food and ingredients were of the highest quality. For dessert we had crepes which again were very tasty.
We loved the layout of the restaurant with its open plan as you are able to watch the chef cook and you are able to interact with the chef. The restaurant is intimate and the service outstanding.
Looking forward to our next meal at Curly Whiskers .

mads21586

Great service, decor and food. Small piece of France!
Small intimate setting where Rosalin and the whole team care for each customer and take time to know everyone. Great to watch the chef cook and plate dish in front of you. Plating excellent and magnificent taste!

Pame

Fabulous food, so fresh and light
Service was extremely friendly and Silias the chef cooked delicious food . It was fun watching it being cooked as well.

annie34002

Exceptionally special - an unexpected treasure!

Bucko

Like eating at a good friends house, but the food is a whole lot better !
Set in a shop front in Martin st, Gardenvale, with an open kitchen and only 6 or so tables, a lovely place for date night.
Service is wonderful , friendly and engaging.
The food is excellent- French bistro style with confit duck, Creme Brûlée and other French classics prepared beautifully. Sauces were wonderful and meat moist and flavoursome.
Will definitely be back.

Sami22

Best restaurant!
I have come many times for food and will continue to because it's absolutely delicious!

LoryanStrant

Great food, great service
I loved the variety of food available, I hadn't thought such creations existed. All delicious!

juliette50988

Great food!
It's been ages since I've had French food as good as this! Will definitely come back for more!

ilana98373

Little gem
Amazing food and very friendly service. Simply Excellent . It’s a rare find

Sparklemouse76

Fabulous food and atmosphere
Cosy, relaxed atmosphere, excellent service and of course great food! Met up with a group of friends for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the Dory - fish was cooked well and mash was delicious. Sides matched well and showcased fresh seasonal produce. All desserts are divine and we all found it hard to choose! Couldn’t pass up my favorite Tarte Tatin, but was extremely tempted by the new special apple crumble crepe. Will be back soon to give it a try. Thanks for a lovely evening.

jim35399

Amazing
Dinner for 2 last week was outstanding, thank you for the great service and food, will be back.