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AustralianFine Dining

Punch Lane

Average price $85
8.8/10
857 reviews

Valentine’s Day Dinner $95 PP 95AUD

Valentine’s Day Dinner $95 PP 95AUD

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Restaurant menu

Average price $85 Special request

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Valentine’s Day Dinner $95 PP (out by 8pm)
$95

Dietary options

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MENU Valentine’s Day Dinner $95 PP 95AUD

Please note that a la carte menu will not be available on Valentine`s day 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. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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MENU Valentine’s Day Dinner $95 PP (out by 8pm) 95AUD

Please note that a la carte menu will not be available on Valentine`s day 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. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
See menu details

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 857 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Des C.
    Des C.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    The restaurant is in a great location for theatre goers. The service from staff was very helpful and efficient. Whilst the menu is not large it had interesting choices and the quality was very good. The wine list is extensive.

  2. Mark A.
    Mark A.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Friendly and efficient service and we were made to feel welcome We all chose the tasting menu and were not disappointed A delicious selection chosen by the Chef Only small negative was the noise level but it was good to see so many people enjoying themselves

  3. Daryl P.
    Daryl P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Our waiter Jason did a great job!

  4. Maggie  W.
    Maggie W.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Whilst the fiod was good , and the service excellent, there was little choice-Very small menu and the atmosphere dull. A very good choice of wine though, and staff were very knowledgeable and charming.

  5. Stuart B.
    Stuart B.
    • 7 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

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

  6. Kerry-Ann B.
    Kerry-Ann B.
    • one 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

    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 !!

  7. Danni T.
    Danni T.
    • 10 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

    thank you very much and all the best for 2020

  8. Josie G.
    Josie G.
    • one review
    10/10

    We visit from Perth every few years and Punch Lane is the first place we visit for dinner. In the past they have fitted us in before going to the theatre . So welcoming and wonderful food. Our favourite place

    Punch Lane

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

  9. Garry W.
    Garry W.
    • one review
    9/10

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

    Punch Lane

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

  10. Tracey M.
    Tracey M.
    • 7 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

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

  11. Martin P.
    Martin P.
    • 2 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

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

  12. Jennifer F.
    Jennifer F.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Beautiful food, beautiful service, beautiful wine We had the tasting menu and one of our guests had a baby sitter issue and had to leave early, they altered to speed and organised a takeaway dessert so she could get away. Could not ask for better.

    Punch Lane

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

  13. Lisa B.
    Lisa B.
    • one review
    9/10

    Loved the older style building and architecture. It felt really cosy and intimate! My only comment would be that I'm vegetarian and there was only one option on the menu that I was able to eat.

    Punch Lane

    Thank you for taking the time and giving us your feedback :)

  14. Matt G.
    Matt G.
    • 8 reviews
    8.75/10

    great night!! highly recommend for great wine and great food

    Punch Lane

    Thank you for you kind words and positive review :)

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews
    7.25/10

    Good wine list, food was ok, but not great

    Punch Lane

    We appreciate you joining us and giving your feedback .

  16. Gavin W.
    Gavin W.
    • 25 reviews
    7.25/10

    Excellent mains, gnocchi was particularly good. Atmosphere is intimate, though a little dated. Would return again

    Punch Lane

    Thank you for you lovely review :) Thought bubble “ dated or a classic “

  17. Meity C.
    Meity C.
    • 9 reviews
    8.25/10

    Delicious foods!

    Punch Lane

    Thank you :)

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 282 reviews
    9/10

    Delicious tasting menu! The best way to try a few items on the menu and just the right about of food!

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    10/10

    Great service thank you

    Punch Lane

    Brilliant , thank you for joining us :)

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great dishes, however, portion a bit small for what you pay for. Every single component was absolutely delicious!

    Punch Lane

    Glad you enjoyed the dishes :)

More information

How to get to the restaurant

43 Little Bourke st, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

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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