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Alternative french bistro, Imported wines, Gin infusions, cocktails & late dining

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Xmas Menu Now Available For Booking In Events Page


Takeaway Available with 15% Discount when picked up from the Restaurant (call us on - 9822 0382) 

Free delivery for orders over $30 within 3km - Call us


Located on High Street, Armadale; Fortify provides niche casual French dining provencale, mainly Italian wines & beers, unique cocktails and traditional bar food with a twist.

Photos by frederick smith & Courtney Milne


"A nod to French cuisine that isn’t bound by tradition"     The Urban List

"One of the best Charcuterie's in Melbourne"

"Fortify’s foie gras and a number of its cheeses were smuggled into Australia in a suitcase from the Paul Bocuse markets in Lyon"       Broadsheet

"Melbourne's greatest selection of European and Australian wines by the glass"  3AW


Hi there, we are an eclectic mix of different nationalities with a shared passion for wine and good food.  Having ran a successful hostel in Lyon, France's gastronomic capital, we have embarked on a new gastronomic journey in the vibrant city of Melbourne. 


We specialise in French cuisine, late dining and Italian wines and bubbles.  More than this, of course no menu is complete without classics such as Wagyu burger and buffalo wings.


Our menu is a collaborative effort, with additions and refinements made by Michelin trained chefs we met on our travels, and tasted and improved by the whole team.  


Our unique dishes include: Oysters Rockefeller sprayed with Pernod; Wagyu Steak Diane; 48hr Beef Bourguignon; Scallop Bouillabaise Gumbo; Mixte Charcuterie, which includes Savers cheese from Auvergne.  This cheese is exclusive to fortify and sold in most Michelin restaurants in the Rhone alps region. 


For Desert, try our Salted Caramel Chocolate Fondant or Pain Perdu 'bread lost', where our daily fresh bread lives on in this French classic.


It's a casual place where people of all walks of life can enjoy and meet other people. We are experimenting with the market that wants premium quality with a fun atmosphere, which is not catered to from Hawthorn to St. Kilda. 


Every day 4-6 pm is happy hour so please join us for a glass of wine and quality food.  We hope to see you soon!



(03) 9822 0382



963 High Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3143



Tues-Sat 16:00-01:00
Su 16:00–23:00
Mon/Wed Closed

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For reservations, send us an email with priority given to time email is sent.
Reservations required for parties of 6 or more


Alternatively, call us on (03) 9822–0382 from 14:30 – 01:00 am daily except Monday

Xmas lunch menu is here: 12pm Christmas Day - $89 per person

Welcome glass premium Champagne - Didier Chopin

3 G&T Oysters / Oysters Naturale


2 Truffled mac'n' cheese 'Arrancini' balls


2 Lamb croquettes with dill mayo


Herb cured Turkey


Wagyu steak 7-8

Both served with: Roast bay leaf & olive oil potatoes, ginger bourbon carrots and crispy garlic butter kale.


Family secret recipe - plum pudding with brandy butter & grand mariner custard


Sticky date pudding Lyonnaise with cognac creme Anglaise


Supplement: Fresh Giant Tasmanian lobster (80g) with house special dipping sauce (+$40)



Private Mezzanine function space available. Parties up to 50 people. please contact us at