3085 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.7
3085 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

(10)
Great Aesthetics, Brilliant Atmosphere, Excellent Service, Honest Food, Good Wine List - Great Value.
Wow , thank you :)
Martin Pirc, Punch Lane responded on Mon, 10 Jun 2019

dined on Tue, 4 Jun 2019

(8)
Always a warm atmosphere, good food, great wine list and a place where you can talk and hear one another around the table.

dined on Sun, 2 Jun 2019

(9)
Great food and attentive service close to the theatre so great for the gap between the two Harry Potter shows

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

(8)
It was nice. Good wine list with a good selection of nibbles + cheese etc. A bit on the expensive side, however.

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

(5)
Our meal was disappointing and not up to the standard of previous meals here. Cassolet was way too large a serve and was dry. Lack of liquid lead to lack of flavour

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

(9)
We haven't been to Punch Lane for a while. We went on a cold, rainy Melbourne night. The ambience here is perfect for Melbourne autumn/winter. Comfortable wood finishes, warm and cosy. Good winter season menu. Will be back. RB

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

(9)
Delicious food, quiet atmosphere, great staff and service.

dined on Fri, 24 May 2019

(9)
Great find , relaxed atmosphere , knowledgable staff, good selection of wine and healthy portions of delicious food.

dined on Fri, 24 May 2019

(10)
Great food, wine and service

dined on Thu, 23 May 2019

(8)
A great restaurant, food of a high quality.
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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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