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Australian

Punch Lane

43 Little Bourke st, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $85

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  • Average price $85
Gnocchi, Zucchini puree, smoked medley of tomatoes, basil
$35
Steak- Chef's daily cut with garnish
Market price
Market fish, saffron fennel, samphire, sauce vierge
$42.5
Market price

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  • Jill P.

    15 March 20202 reviews

    9/10

    Punch Lane (Owner)

  • Sarah W.

    13 March 20201 review

    8.5/10

    Service was excellent

  • Debra L.

    27 February 20205 reviews

    10/10

    Always amazing, never disappoints

  • Jennifer F.

    27 February 20202 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful food in the right ambiance.

  • Haley C.
    Haley C.

    14 February 20202 reviews

    5.5/10
  • Elizabeth W.

    13 February 20201 review

    10/10

    If you like quality wine, lovely food, intimate/tasteful setting then this your place. The Wine Bar always delivers and the staff are lovely and accomodating.

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    Brilliant , thanks so much :)

  • Stephen S.

    1 February 202023 reviews

    10/10

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    Thank you very much , ... Great match up with Harry hope to see you next time you see a show in the area :)

  • Arin N.

    30 January 20203 reviews

    8/10

    Good service and great food

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    Much appreciated :)

  • Des C.

    18 January 202010 reviews

    9.5/10

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    thank you for taking the time and pleased to read you enjoyed our offer , location and service.

  • Mark A.

    10 January 20202 reviews

    8/10

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    Thank you for your review and patronage . Hope to see you the next time you are in the area .

  • Daryl P.

    10 January 20201 review

    9.5/10

    Our waiter Jason did a great job!

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    We LOVE Jason too:)

  • Maggie W.

    8 January 20201 review

    6.5/10
  • Stuart B.

    4 January 20209 reviews

    9.5/10

    I hadn't been here for a whuile. I wasn't disappointed. The place has a lovely feel to it. Was buzzing nicely. Food was terrific. Staff were friendly. Worth a visit.

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    Thank you for joining us again , hope to see you again in the near future :)

  • Kerry-Ann B.

    31 December 20191 review

    10/10

    An old favourite. The food was delicious, complemented with a sublime wine list, warm ambience and excellent service. A truly wonderful way to start the new year.

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    thank you for your continued support , we are very proud the 2020 is our 25th year and its people like you that have made that possible :) HNY !!

  • Danni T.

    16 December 201911 reviews

    10/10

    Such a gorgeous and elegant little restaurant with delicious dishes and an extensive drinks list - perfect for intimate dinners, would definitely recommend!

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    thank you very much and all the best for 2020

  • Josie G.

    3 December 20191 review

    10/10

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    Thank you for your continues support and all the best for 2020

  • Garry W.

    30 November 20191 review

    9/10

    Lovely atmosphere, service and food. Bit on the expensive side, otherwise very good.

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    Thank you for your feedback and hope to see you in 2020

  • Tracey M.

    29 November 20199 reviews

    7.5/10

    Tremendous service. We’ve been before with wonderful food. Not quite at their best tonight but we’ll be back.

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    We look forward to seeing you in 2020 and giving us another try :) thank you for you support to date

  • Martin P.
    Martin P.

    23 November 20192 reviews

    10/10

    Really value that this restaurant has been here for the past 20 plus years , in this day and age it certainly says something . Really enjoyed the food , service and wine on the night

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    So pleased you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again .

  • Jennifer F.

    20 November 20193 reviews

    10/10

    Punch Lane (Owner)

    Thank you very much and look forward to seeing you in 2020

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How to get to the restaurant

43 Little Bourke st, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

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Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

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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