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dined on Sat, 11 Aug 2018

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

dined on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Warm and cosy for a winter’s evening. Beautiful steak and red wine.

dined on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

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

dined on Wed, 8 Aug 2018

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

dined on Wed, 8 Aug 2018

Elegant food with nice ambience.
Howard Barnes

dined on Sun, 8 Jul 2018

We selected the 5 course taster menu and although not all of the courses were my taste my guests both really enjoyed the presentation, choice and variety of the courses. The wines were excellent and the service was attentive without being intrusive. The drawback that i always have with this venue is the noise. Too many hard surfaces in a relatively small area ensures that you become part of the neighbours conversations, whether you want to or not.

dined on Fri, 6 Jul 2018

A favourite place to go to in Melbourne

dined on Fri, 29 Jun 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Punch Lane. We had the chef's selection menu with paired wine, and it was a real treat. The service, atmosphere, food, and wine were all incredible, and I'd absolutely recommend Punch Lane to anyone looking for a wonderful, intimate night out.

dined on Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Great Food, great service, a wonderful atmosphere and all in the heart of Melbourne. Hard to beat this one for casual dining.
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$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.
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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