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2848 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.8
2848 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.9)
James Chen

dined on Sat, 12 May 2018

(10)
7 of us had dinner last night. This is a perfect place to friends and family members together. We had quality food and quality service. This was the second time for us. I am sure that we will be there for many times in the future.

dined on Sun, 29 Apr 2018

(9)
Came here as a treat for our wedding anniversary. Staff were lovely, couldn’t do enough for us. Relaxed intimate interior with relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely return.
Robert Symmons

dined on Sat, 28 Apr 2018

(10)
The menu was exciting - cocktails, wines and food.
Thank you hope to see you the next time you are in town :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Tue, 8 May 2018

dined on Sat, 28 Apr 2018

(8)
Incredibly popular with the pre-theatre crowd, so if you like a bit of a more relaxed dining experience, make a booking during the actual performances and you’ll enjoy a much better evening.
Hope you enjoyed the show , look forward to seeing you for a leisurely dinner next time around . P.S. we have a fabulous space next door in the basement named Juliet which is a vastly bigger space hence less hectic , perhaps worth a look if when are in the area next .
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Sun, 29 Apr 2018

dined on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

(8)
One of my favourites and really never disappoints. Lamb was great, gnocchi sensational, grouper on the dry side which was the only dish that had room for improvement.

dined on Wed, 25 Apr 2018

(9)
Great place for a pre-show dinner but just a shame that we didn't have time to try some of their very impressive sounding cheeses. Good options for vegetarians and all of the food was very flavoursome. Nice to see an aged riesling on the list which is getting rare to find these days. Great ambiance suits a romantic mood. Overall great experience and great service.
Thank you and look forward to seeing you forcherse next time :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Sat, 28 Apr 2018

dined on Tue, 17 Apr 2018

(9)
The service was impeccable. Pretty much ch our only fault was waiting between our entre and main got a little long, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a great night.
Richard

dined on Tue, 17 Apr 2018

(10)
Great atmospheric eatery in the Heart of Melbourne. Delicious food and good range of drinks. Recommend the duck and fish dish as mains.
Linda

dined on Fri, 6 Apr 2018

(9)
Great atmosphere, food,wine list and service. Love this little gem.
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Specials

$40 Express Lunch

Treat yourself to our specially prepared express lunch. Enjoy 2 courses and a glass of wine for $40 per person when you dine with us.
When
11 Apr 2018 - 11 Apr 2020
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:15 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

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