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Review of Punch Lane

Punch Lane
Ranked #59 of 4,561 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$31
Cuisines: European, International, Wine Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Description: A Melbourne institution now in its 22nd year Punch Lane is situated at the Paris end of the CBD near Parliament . We are also in the theatre precinct and perfect for a pre/post show bite to eat . glass of wine or a plate of cheese . Our food style is Modern European with Australian overtones , there is an extensive range of wines by the glass as well as an array of beers and spirits . We are house in one of the original CBD police stations as we where situated in the heart of the red light district of the time . We also boast the original chairs from the Southern Cross Hotel which was the home of the Beatles during their Australian Tour . We look forward to seeing you for a relaxed lunch, a glass of wine or an intimate dinner.
Reviewed May 28, 2017

We booked this place as part of the kids BD family night out in the city. We love the location of this restaurant as it always full of Melbourne chic. We Loved it. Beautiful, well-designed place that is not too big and can fit either romantic, business or special occasion dinner for small to medium groups. The service was great and the food was very tasty. Everything we eat was good, the scallops, the venison, and the salmon entres and then the dorry special, the wallaby, the snapper and the duck mains - all very tasty. Really good time and highly recommended.

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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here on a Saturday night for dinner while on our weekend away in Melbourne. The food was very good without being brilliant. My wife had the scallops for entree which she said were amazing. We both had the beef for mains. The portions were very generous. But what makes this place a little bit special is the amazing wine list. If you like your wine like us, then I would visit just for that :)

Thank SteveandTan
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

Chose Punch Lane via TripAdvisor search and managed to squeeze in for an early sitting using the very reliable on-line booking tool on the restaurant's website. We were given a 2 hour time slot 5:45 - 7:45pm, but didn't feel rushed and completed 3 fabulous courses by 7:30 .... & a few fabulous cocktails to boot... food fabulous, staff fabulous venue gorgeous, we most definitely will be back, this is my first ever 5 star review as I honestly cannot think of a way of improving the experience

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Thank Paul N
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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Heralded as a Melbourne institution, I finally visited with family on Mothers Day eve! The welcome was warm and attentive. The seating was comfortable, ambience was relaxed and decor was interesting. Service was excellent apart from one wait staff who was too busy to take our photograph after serving our food, but another staff member overheard and took our photo instead. Food was well presented and very tasty overall but serving sizes were not generous. My Gruyere soufflé was delicious. The rabbit pie was nice but a little bland, small and lukewarm. Overall, a memorable dining experience.

Thank Owen B
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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Visted this venue on mother's day with my family.
Loved the bread that was delivered to the table and i had the spinach salad and it was fresh and so enjoyable, i wanted more. As a family, shared entrees and everything was delicious.
Great service

Thank Fraz R
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