Punch Lane

Average price $85
829 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 829 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.5/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Matt G.
    • 7 reviews

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

  2. A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Good wine list, food was ok, but not great

  3. Gavin W.
    • 21 reviews

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

  4. Meity C.
    • 9 reviews

    Delicious foods!

  5. A A.
    • 278 reviews

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

  6. A A.
    • 254 reviews

    Great service thank you

  7. A A.
    • 261 reviews

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

  8. A A.
    • 269 reviews

    Good good and service, little gem of a place and will return

  9. A A.
    • 250 reviews

    arrogant staff. steak was overdone and they basically ignored our complaint.

  10. Wade G.
    • 12 reviews

    Food and services were excellent. A bit on a pricey side. Good atmosphere.

  11. A A.
    • 264 reviews

    Great little Melbourne restaurant. Romantic and intimate.

  12. Glenn S.
    • one review

    Excellent atmosphere and service - super friendly.

  13. Mathew G.
    • one review

    Great service and food was delicious couldn’t fault anything

  14. A A.
    • 284 reviews

    Service, and atmosphere was great. All but one dish was disappointing, as the menu said the dish would be “charred octopus”, but the octopus was clearly just pan fried or blanched with no charring at all. I had alerted the waiter of this, although we finished the dish as we weren’t too picky about it. Waiter was apologetic and said he would report it back to the kitchen.

  15. A A.
    • 273 reviews

    Went for a pre-theatre dinner, loved it so went back after the show too for dessert!

  16. Robbi T.
    • one review

    Great staff and Cece was the best

  17. Darren S.
    • one review

    great service and food and ambiance

  18. A A.
    • 257 reviews

    Excellent dinner. Thank you.

  19. A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Great food and drink selection coupled with excellent service. Will be back in the near future!

  20. Tracey A.
    • one review

    Great service, great atmosphere and great food makes for a lovely evening!

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How to get to the restaurant

43 Little Bourke st, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

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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