3113 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.7
3113 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

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

dined on Fri, 23 Aug 2019

(10)
Excellent atmosphere and service - super friendly.
Thank you very much :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Sat, 24 Aug 2019
Mathew Garzaniti

dined on Fri, 23 Aug 2019

(9)
Great service and food was delicious couldn’t fault anything
perfect thanks for visiting :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Sat, 24 Aug 2019

dined on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

(10)
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.

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(9)
Went for a pre-theatre dinner, loved it so went back after the show too for dessert!
Thank you for joining us for dessert as well hope you enjoyed the show :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(10)
Great staff and Cece was the best

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(10)
great service and food and ambiance
Thank you :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(9)
Excellent dinner. Thank you.
Much appreciate :)????
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(9)
Great food and drink selection coupled with excellent service. Will be back in the near future!
Thank you :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Tue, 3 Sep 2019

dined on Thu, 8 Aug 2019

(9)
Staff should advise sides are large enough to share
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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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