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2538 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.8
2538 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Fri, 28 Apr 2017

(9)
Great atmosphere and perfect for pre theatre. Not rushed at all!

dined on Thu, 27 Apr 2017

(9)
Punch Lane is one of my Favourites in Melbourne. I have been a number of times and never been Disappointed. The food is always excellent and the dishes have real flair while still having Substance.I can honestly say I have never had a dish there that I did not rate highly and Enjoy. The wine list is Marvelous and reasonable priced for the quality. Service is always fun and professional.

dined on Thu, 20 Apr 2017

(8)
Suave venue, interesting and excellent food, always something interesting on the wine list. A long time favourite, and perfect for pre or post theatre.
Keith

dined on Sat, 15 Apr 2017

(9)
Awesome food coupled with awesome service. A real gem

dined on Sat, 15 Apr 2017

(8)
The place is quite cozy, although their seatings are a little bit of crowded. I guess most of Melbourne restaurants are like this, unlike the ones in Sydney. Their mains are nice. I tried the dish made with wallaby and the meat was surprisingly tender with a very good flavor. Didn't have dessert over there as the dessert menu looked ordinary.

dined on Thu, 13 Apr 2017

(10)
This place is a gem! Especially for dates. Highly recommend the charcuterie board, souffle and brie.

dined on Wed, 12 Apr 2017

(9)
It was a great place to celerbrate the special occassion

dined on Mon, 10 Apr 2017

(10)
Had the degustation menu and was lovely - staff was very accommodating allowing us to change the beef to the wallaby which we wanted to try. Portion sizes were great for it being a degustation menu. Chef did a nice Happy Birthday presentation during dessert as well for my birthday. Service was very good and attentive - didn't get the name of the staff unfortunately but we were very well looked after.

dined on Fri, 7 Apr 2017

(10)
Great service, lovely quiet venue, delicious food and tranquil atmosphere
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Specials

Mother's Day Complimentry Prosecco

Treat your Mum to an exceptional meal when you dine with us. All Mums will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival. Treat her to a really special day at Punch Lane
When
14 May 2017
Sun 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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About Punch Lane

Pack a punch... So does Punch Lane pack a punch after almost two decades of service? Certainly does. Positioned at the top end of Bourke Street, this Melbourne treasure has been a Melbourne institution for years, welcoming good food and wine lovers into it’s cosy, intimate European setting night after night. The dining room is surrounded with timber, leather accents and red chairs - it’s the kind of place you feel the need to light up a cigar and sip on a brandy. During the day the restaurant is a popular setting for lunch meetings, with an a la carte menu or an express lunch offering two courses with a glass of wine and coffee to finish (for $39 - not bad!). The food is contemporary Mediterranean with occasional Asian and Middle Eastern inflections and as a restaurant that has been at the forefront of Melbourne’s cheese platter culture, Punch Lane is the perfect place for theatre-goers to have a feed pre show. With warm and welcoming service, you’ll feel snug as a bug in your excellent hospitality doona, this old world city bistro knows how ti impress. Best dish: cheese platter

Number of seats
65
Parking availability
Yes

Punch Lane Address

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