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dined on Mon, 1 Jul 2019

We have dined here every time we come to Melbourne and just felt the meals weren’t so great this time

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

Great wines, moody setting. Perfect spot for pre theatre date night. Very cosy in winter. Beef short rib was delicious and lamb cassoulet was plentiful.

dined on Sun, 2 Jun 2019

Excellent in all areas as usual, but the vegetarian main course was not up to previous menus standards.

dined on Thu, 23 May 2019

Delicious flavours and attentive service made for an extremely pleasant evening

dined on Wed, 1 May 2019

Punch Lane is famous for its red leather chairs and great wine list, which it never fails to deliver. We had a great lunch that was delivered with friendly and efficient service, accompanied by some interesting wines! Well worth the visit.
Thank you for your kind words /review . Cheers Martin
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Sat, 11 May 2019

dined on Sat, 20 Apr 2019

Always enjoyable
thank you very much :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Fri, 26 Apr 2019
Jonathan Wong

dined on Sun, 24 Mar 2019

Impeccable service. Great wine list too.

dined on Wed, 20 Mar 2019

Went for the $40 express lunch by the melbourne food and wine festival. Delicious and speedy service, wonderful service and excellent wine selection! Highly recommended.
Brilliant - thank you :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Thu, 4 Apr 2019
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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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