3112 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.7
3112 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Wed, 1 May 2019

(9)
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

(9)
Always enjoyable
thank you very much :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Fri, 26 Apr 2019

dined on Wed, 16 Oct 2019

(10)
Very professional and lovely staff
That is very kind of you thank you :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Thu, 17 Oct 2019

dined on Fri, 27 Sep 2019

(9)
Pre theatre with friends. Excellent service, great food & atmosphere, easily made the show. A definite favourite for the top end of town.

dined on Thu, 26 Sep 2019

(9)
Delicious tasting menu! The best way to try a few items on the menu and just the right about of food!

dined on Sat, 21 Sep 2019

(10)
Great service thank you
Brilliant , thank you for joining us :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Mon, 23 Sep 2019

dined on Tue, 17 Sep 2019

(8)
Great dishes, however, portion a bit small for what you pay for. Every single component was absolutely delicious!
Glad you enjoyed the dishes :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Fri, 20 Sep 2019

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

(2)
arrogant staff. steak was overdone and they basically ignored our complaint.

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

(9)
Good good and service, little gem of a place and will return

dined on Sun, 25 Aug 2019

(7)
Great little Melbourne restaurant. Romantic and intimate.
Thank you :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Tue, 27 Aug 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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