.

2796 Verified Diner Reviews

Take it from the experts - we gather information from foodie experts to provide you with valuable inside knowledge and detailed descriptions on restaurants from around the country.

Total Dimmi Score

8.8
2796 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.9)

dined on Sun, 10 Dec 2017

(9)
Definitely still one of my fav places in town after all these years. Consistently good food and they always get the service just right - friendly, non pretentious and there when you need them.
Thank you for your continued support and positive comments , merry christmad for us all at Punch Lane
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Mon, 11 Dec 2017

dined on Fri, 8 Dec 2017

(10)
Love Punch Lane - we’re so lucky to have Punch Lane as one of our locals. We have so much voice living in the CBD but we return here frequently. We are never disappointed with food wine or service. Perfect for long dinner or a quick bite before the theatre the staff are wonderful and will get you out in plenty of time.

dined on Sat, 2 Dec 2017

(10)
Punch Lane is always reliable, never fail to deliver good food and great service! Degustation has always been amazing! We had a minor issue with the main course but it was very quickly rectified with a replacement. The staff definitely shows interest in making it better where they can. Very impressed with dessert, plenty of varieties that's not limited to chocolate!

dined on Fri, 1 Dec 2017

(10)
Punch lane has been my favorite for a while, delivers on quality food, vast array of beautiful wines , topped with excellent service. It’s a place I know my guests will love, guaranteed!
Luke Hardwicke

dined on Sun, 26 Nov 2017

(9)
The service was very friendly, warm and welcoming. We enjoyed every course of the tasting menu with matching wines and I loved the idea of it all being a suprise. I will defiantly return again!
Paul

dined on Fri, 24 Nov 2017

(9)
Once again, lovely meals, great service, and nice cheese
Richard

dined on Thu, 2 Nov 2017

(10)
A wonderful meal in this atmospheric setting. Recommend the duck breast. Delicious and fun.
Love the FUN part of your comment !
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Sat, 4 Nov 2017

dined on Fri, 20 Oct 2017

(8)
Excellent food and wide selections of wines.

dined on Fri, 6 Oct 2017

(10)
Great restaurant and wine bar. Never fails to impress us!
page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Specials

New Years Eve 2017 'Early Bird' $95pp out by 8pm

Join us for an early sitting before hitting the town or taking in the fireworks.This special menu is priced at $95 per person. Seating times range from 5pm to 6pm, with an out by time of 8:00pm. Not to be used with any other offer or the Entertainment Card. Please note, credit card details are required to secure this reservation. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to honour your reservation without at least 48 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $95 per person.
When
31 Dec 2017
Sun 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Book special
Special selected! Remove

New Year's Eve 2017 $125pp

Join us to bid farewell to 2017 and say hello to 2018 in Punch Lane style. Enjoy a special menu and glass of bubbles for $125 per person. Not to be used with any other offers or Entertainment Card. Please note, credit card details are required to secure this reservation. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to honour your reservation without at least 48 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $125 per person.
When
31 Dec 2017
Sun 8:15 PM - 11:30 PM
Book special
Special selected! Remove

Valentine's Day Dinner - $95 per person

For over 23 years now lovebirds have been making Punch Lane their number one romantic dinner destination. Join us for a special evening and treat your loved one to a night they won't forget. Seatings: - 5pm to 6pm (table available until 8pm) for those of you who have other places to be - wink, wink, nudge, nudge - 8.15pm (available until late) for those of you who believe the night is young Please make a note of any dietary/allergy requirements. Entertainment Cards are not accepted. Please note, credit card details are required to secure this reservation. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to honour your reservation without at least 48 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $95 per person.
When
14 Feb 2018
Wed 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Book special
Special selected! Remove

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

Punch Lane Address

Google Map

Reviews we love

14.5/20
4.6
4/5