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2626 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.8
2626 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Sat, 24 Jun 2017

(10)
Fantastic evening ... Beautiful food, great wine, great service, and a most romantic atmosphere ... a Great evening

dined on Wed, 21 Jun 2017

(9)
Love the red leather seats! Food is always great and only exceeded by the extensive wine list. Great relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Never fails to please!
Michele

dined on Wed, 21 Jun 2017

(10)
This is our favourite spot for a drink and something to eat in the city. The wine list is extensive and the food is delicious. I cannot speak highly enough of the wait staff. They are so polite, friendly and helpful. Thanks Punch Lane .
How very kind of you to say that Michelle , the staff will be thrilled when I tell them of you review .
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Thu, 22 Jun 2017

dined on Sun, 18 Jun 2017

(9)
Food was lovely, a nice chilled atmosphere with good but not intrusive service.
Thank you :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Avinash Mahendran

dined on Wed, 14 Jun 2017

(9)
Food was great, service was a bit slow.
Thank you for your feedback will be sure to pass on your comments re slow service to staff today .
null Martin, Punch Lane responded on Thu, 15 Jun 2017

dined on Sat, 10 Jun 2017

(10)
Great food and service as usual

dined on Wed, 31 May 2017

(9)
Quick unobtrusive but attentive service, broad wine list of Australian and international wine and a good selection of meals, bar snacks and cheese you can select by size, type and quantity.
Scott

dined on Fri, 26 May 2017

(10)
Impeccable, personalised service, delicious food and excellent wine pairings. Would come back for sure!

dined on Sun, 21 May 2017

(9)
Great food great service
Neil McKay

dined on Sun, 21 May 2017

(9)
Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
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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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