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2927 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.8
2927 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(9.0)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.9)

dined on Tue, 30 Oct 2018

(8)
Love the express lunch menu, lovely food and wine :)

dined on Fri, 26 Oct 2018

(8)
Great range of meals! Really enjoyed the flavours!
Sandra Barker

dined on Wed, 24 Oct 2018

(8)
Lovely food and service. Always superb.
Richard

dined on Thu, 20 Sep 2018

(10)
Punch Lane is a wonderful, character filled place for a meal in the heart of Melbourne. Excellent flavours, great service and good wine too. Certainly one of our favourites when visiting Melbourne.

dined on Fri, 14 Sep 2018

(10)
Great atmosphere and even better food, which exceeded my expectations and more. The potato gnocchi with wild mushroom and truffle pecorino + squid ink tagliatelle was divine. I will definitely be back.

dined on Mon, 20 Aug 2018

(8)
All round quality in terms of food, wine, service, ambience and location

dined on Sat, 11 Aug 2018

(9)
Excellent service and great help in selecting the perfect wine. The food is always of a very high standard, definitely one of our faves.
Daniel

dined on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

(9)
Warm and cosy for a winter’s evening. Beautiful steak and red wine.
Jenny

dined on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

(9)
We had the Express Lunch and I highly recommend it. T

dined on Wed, 8 Aug 2018

(10)
Fantastic - didn't miss a beat.. Wonderful service, on point from the minute of arrival. A wine list to die for - and the gnocchi was the best I've had in years.
Thank you ...we all agree about the Gnocchi at Punch , it is an awesome dishes . Appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Thu, 9 Aug 2018
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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 - 30 Nov 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
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New Year's Eve 2018 $125pp

Join us to bid farewell to 2018 and say hello to 2019 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 - 10:00 PM
When
31 Dec 2018
Mon 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
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New Years Eve 2018 '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 2018
Mon 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
When
31 Dec 2017
Sun 5:00 PM - 6:30 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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