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Charcoal Lane

9.7/10
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136 Gertrude Street, 3065 Fitzroy (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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Meet the Chef

Executive Chef, Greg Hampton has been passionate about growing and using native Australian ingredients for over 25 years. Drawing on his extensive experience, Greg shows students how to use contemporary cooking techniques to create a truly modern menu befitting Melbourne’s ever diverse and discerning culinary scene. During the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 2018 Royal Tour, Greg and the Charcoal Lane trainees had the honour of plating up food for their royal highnesses.

Restaurant menu

Chef Greg Hampton
  • Average price $65
Macadamia pesto encrusted emu fan fillet
$36
Polenta + black garlic arancini, chickpea, spinach, fire roasted capsicum + lemon myrtle sauce
Twice cooked jimba lamb shoulder
$32
Lemon myrtle red curry, confit shallots, roasted kipflers + coconut soft herb salad
Chargrilled kangaroo fillet
$32
Potato + pepperberry beignet, crispy saltbush, blistered cherry tomatoes, kunzea + red wine reduction

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Reviews

9.7/10
Excellent248 reviews
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  • Rahul G.

    2 July 20211 review

    10/10

    Amazing good, great service very prompt and friendly staff, an amazing experience indeed!!!

  • Brian G.

    25 June 202113 reviews

    6.5/10
  • Deborah D.

    25 June 20211 review

    10/10
  • Anne A.

    24 June 20211 review

    10/10

    We loved the warm welcome and the quiet and tasteful ambience. Our lovely waiter was attentive but non-intrusive. The food was superb and beautifully presented. A great experience.

  • Rupert G.

    23 June 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Blaze J.

    20 May 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Georgina S.

    15 May 20211 review

    10/10
  • Lynette M.

    30 April 20211 review

    9/10
  • Stephanie C.

    29 April 20211 review

    10/10
  • Nathan D.

    30 June 20201 review

    10/10
  • Gene R.

    25 June 20201 review

    10/10
  • Grace M.

    17 June 20201 review

    9.5/10
  • Norma J.

    16 June 20202 reviews

    10/10
  • Idan M.

    13 June 20202 reviews

    10/10
  • Emily S.

    11 June 20201 review

    10/10
  • Daniel T.

    9 June 20208 reviews

    10/10
  • Alice Z.

    9 June 20204 reviews

    6.5/10

    good service,lovely atmosphere,food is really so so…nothing impressive,wont come Again… I have no feeling to try any other thing on the menu…

  • Peter S.

    12 March 20203 reviews

    8.5/10
  • Judith H.

    20 February 20205 reviews

    10/10

    Stunning AUSTRALIAN food in a welcoming environment and great location with amazing staff and a sensational chef. We will be back gain and again.

  • Nina H.

    30 January 20201 review

    10/10

    This is my second visit to charcoal lane and the experience was just as good as the first. Top service, knowledge of the menu and food was A1. Will keep coming back.

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How to get to the restaurant

136 Gertrude Street, 3065, Fitzroy (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Fitzroy, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Good Food, Great Cause You may come to Charcoal Lane to support Mission Australia in this socially-minded restaurant that provides guidance and opportunities for young people. But you’ll come back again for the fantastic modern food and the hip ambiance as well. Executive chef Greg Hampton is passionate about using native Australian ingredients in contemporary ways, and that passion translates directly to the plate. The seasonal menu at Charcoal Lane thoughtfully presents a variety of Australian vegetables, herbs and produce in ways you’d never dreamed of. It’s a way of sharing the story of the Australian land and environment. Food and people come together in joyful ways at Charcoal Lane, and that’s what it’s all about really. The restaurant strives to create life-changing experiences for youth by providing them with leadership and mentoring. In the process, diners get to enjoy a seriously delicious meal in a superb Fitzroy setting. Check it out. We’re pretty sure you’ll be back again. Best Dish: chargrilled kangaroo sirloin

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