Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.06mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi
Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, you will need to call the restaurant directly or visit their website. Find a similar spot.
See affiliated restaurants ›
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Jaisalmer Indian Restaurant & BarJaisalmer Indian Restaurant & Bar
Reviews coming soon
$$$$
Indian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
Sezar RestaurantSezar Restaurant
(112)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
Golden MonkeyGolden Monkey
Reviews coming soon
$$$$
Chinese | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
Fratelli Fresh Alfred PlaceFratelli Fresh Alfred Place
(62)
$$$$
Italian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
Collins KitchenCollins Kitchen
(67)
$$$$
Grill | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
Wagyu OneWagyu One
(4)
$$$$
Japanese | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
GoGo Bar MelbourneGoGo Bar Melbourne
(13)
$$$$
Thai | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
VamosVamos
(5)
$$$$
Spanish | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown MelbourneDinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne
(1276)
$$$$
British | Southbank, Inner City
Curry Vault Indian Restaurant & BarCurry Vault Indian Restaurant & Bar
(26)
$$$$
Indian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
Conservatory - Crown MelbourneConservatory - Crown Melbourne
(1296)
$$$$
International | Southbank, Inner City
Fitzroy SocialFitzroy Social
(124)
$$$$
Modern Australian | Fitzroy, Northern Suburbs
Booked 3 times today
Lucy Liu RestaurantLucy Liu Restaurant
(358)
$$$$
Asian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City
Booked 50 times today
Pasta RusticaPasta Rustica
Reviews coming soon
$$$$
Italian | Carlton, Northern Suburbs
Wood 'n Chimney - Melbourne CentralWood 'n Chimney - Melbourne Central
Reviews coming soon
$$$$
Pizzeria | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.06mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi

About Burma Lane

From the team that bought you Red Spice Road, the idea for Burma Lane sprang from a sold-out, raved-about Burmese experience put on by the Red Spice Road crew during the 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Laneway events.

Since then our chefs have been excited about Burmese cuisine with its myriad of influences and the opportunity for culinary adventure this brings. John McLeay, our Executive Chef, heads up the Burma Lane team. He’s created an exciting menu celebrating the fresh, vibrant, deliciously different flavours of the region, featuring influences from the many cultures of modern and ancient Burma.

118 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
View larger map

Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Burmese

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross street:
Little Collins/Alfred Place

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9615 8500

Website:
http://www.burmalane.com.au/

Parking Details:
Burma Lane has partnered with Secure Parking to bring you a fantastic discounted rate at their car parks on 11 Exhibition Street & 114 Flinders Street.
When booking online using Secure-A-Spot just use the code: BURMALANE for $7 evening and weekend parking!
https://au.secure-a-spot.com/

Public Transport:
Any Collins Street or Bourke Street tram and get off as close to Exhibition Street as you can.
Visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au/

Executive Chef:
John Mcleay

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For more information, visit http://burmalane.com.au/events/

Private Dining

Located at the Paris end of Little Collins Street, Burma Lane brings diners a modern Australian take on the best of South East Asian cuisine. Our stunning Mezzanine level is perfect for both sit-down events or stand-up canapé functions, or take over the entire venue with an exclusive use function.

Burma Lane Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.2

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
See All
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Authentic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romance (18)
Spicy (18)
Group Bookings (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Business Meals (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Lunch (13)
Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cosy (9)
Healthy (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Fun (6)
Tapas (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Neighbourhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Sort By:
S
203 reviews
Loading Reviews ...
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 3 July 2017

Wonderful food! On the pricey end.. great and unsual cocktails

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Friendly staff and very happy with the service. The food was very nice, but need to be very aware of people with coeliac (not just gf). I would recommend if you do not have dietary needs as very limited choice.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 30 June 2017

A hidden gem!!
Wonderful dishes- could eat everything on the menu

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 June 2017

Girls trip to Melbourne

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 22 June 2017

Great find, great tasty food and wine.
Staff responded to our need to be out quickly for a show. But could just as happily settled in for the night

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Tasty dishes beautifully presented. Fast and pleasant service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 8 June 2017

Out for a simple meal before a show. What a surprise. Service was first class and fun with our waitress providing helpful tips with the menu. The dishes served were all stunning. The attention to detail, like art meets food and yes the flavours just excellent. Will be back for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 30 May 2017

We were first timers and went on a recommendation from friends. Loved the funky venue, experienced staff were friendly and the food exceptional. We will definitely being going to Burma Lane again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Fantasticly tasty food! Good drink selections and cocktails. A bit of a wait for drinks but it was a Saturday night.

All 3 of us loved what we ordered!
Special mention for the chicken wings, pork belly and HongKong French toast.

We'll be back 👍

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 26 May 2017

We enjoyed the food and wine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Wonderful host greeted us when we arrived and made some great recommendations for suitable meals. They were very accommodating as we only had an hour before needing to leave for a show and it wasn't a problem to have a two course meal and cocktails and be out within the hour. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 April 2017

We started in a promising way with the individual portions; scallops in bacon & little lamb balls, they tasted delicious. Then we shared three larger plates, which I found disappointing; they ended up a mixture of mild flavours, not unpleasant, but a bit mushy and lacking clear sharp flavour. One that I think had beans in it was sort of stringy, not a good mouth experience.
The service was friendly and faultless.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 April 2017

We all loved Burma Lane. Love the food, the spices, the ambiance , the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Spicy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on 25 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our first meal at Burma Lane. The staff are very welcoming and the menu offers a range of tasty options. The ceviche is outstanding. The meal was delicious overall.

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food2
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 March 2017

I will start by saying I've eaten at Burma Lane a number of times and never had a bad meal or experience so I will put this down to a bad night on their end that to their credit handled very well so I will be mindful of that in leaving this review.

1st negative was that even though the restaurant was 3/4 empty when we got there they put us bunched in between 2 occupied tables positioned very close together so that didn't set the best atmosphere.
2nd negative - ordered a bottle of white wine that when poured was warm. It had to be put in the freezer to bring it to drinking temperature. Again to their credit they handled this will and brought over complementary glasses of sparkling.
3rd negative - we ordered a combination of cold and hot starters which came out all together so that whilst eating the cold dishes (sushi/ceviche) the hot dish was getting cold.
4th negative - main dishes came out while still eating starters.
5th negative - pork belly was chewy and tasted like it had been reheated 5 times and soft shell crab had no flavour whatsoever.
So again I hope this was put down to just having a bad night but again it's how restaurants deal with this type of feedback that makes you decide if you will go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 March 2017

We had an early dinner before a show, the service was great and the food was even better. We'll be heading back soon.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Very enjoyable, tasty food, good service, nice restaurant setting

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Fabulous food, had the feed me menu, no thought by me, and the food was awesome, definitely coming back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Wow, LOVED the food.
Ambience average. Wall art amazing. Tables and chairs ok.
Service good. Disappointed that staff mis-communications meant that my husband's meal had a seafood base, despite extensive booking/on the night chats about his severe anaphylatic reaction to seafood! They fixed this, but he had to wait while the rest of us ate.
Disappointed that the restaurant closed around 11pm on a Saturday night... It was a Moomba night I guess!
Still prefer the associated restaurant "Red Spice Road" over Burma Lane.
But, I will come back again for Burma Lane's food, when RSR is booked out!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 8 March 2017

Ask your guests if this is first time here. Explain how the menu works. Explain Portion sizes and options. Seating under stair case isnt nice especially for people who have booked.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 February 2017

As expected the food are delicious, and service are amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 February 2017

Great service with the reinvention of authentic Burmese flavour foods. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 February 2017

We went to Burma Lane as a group of 5, which I booked through OpenTable. I had the clear impression that the waitperson could not find the booking as she looked for some time on their system, directed us to a table set for 6 and asked 'will there be a sixth person?'!!
The service was reasonable, although the wait-staff seemed to be a little disinterested at times. As with many modern restaurants the acoustics are poor, with sounds bouncing off the hard surfaces, making it hard to hear conversation. This detracted from the evening.
The food was very good, with fresh interesting flavours and well presented. The duck doughnuts were the best dish of the selection.
I would recommend Burma Lane for the food, but not the service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Yummy, tasty food and great service. We had the banquet option which took the decision out of choosing.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 February 2017

I highly recommend Burma Lane, we were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived. The food was sensational the Chicken Cardamom a stand out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Superb food. Excellent service ! I had a la carte and it was greats.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Having just returned from Myanmar a few weeks ago, we were craving Burmese food and found Burma Lane via google so decided to book in for V-Day.

They did have 3 different banquets on offer but I was craving the fish stew and unfortunately that wasn't part of any of the banquets so we ordered A La carte. Starters were perfect portions and full of flavour. The highlights of the meal for me were the mains of Rakhine Fish Stew and the Chargrilled 3 Spice Chicken w/ Balachaung & Dipping Sauces. The dessert was exceptional we had the 5 spice pannacotta, silky creamy pannacotta with hints of cinnamon and cardamon. The tastes and smells of all the dishes brought us straight back. The green tea salad wasn't exactly as how we remembered but still delicious.

The thing my partner kept commenting on was how great the ambiance was, we talked without looking at our phones for the full 2.5 hours we were there because we could, you are far enough away from the next table it still feels intimate.

For drinks we had a couple of the Mocktail Captain Corellis Mandarin which were fruity and delicious but not too sweet that they were sickly.

I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 February 2017

The Burmese Bao lacked flavour and the 'big' menu item, Lamb Buriyani, was not big at all. The service was excellent and the decor/ambiance is great and, obviously, the location is very convenient in the CBD.

Tags: Tapas
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 8 February 2017

The staff were lovely, the food was amazing and the ambience was spot on - my new favourite restaurant !

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Will be back for sure, it was amazing . staff were very friendly and quirky, they were very helpful with ordering from the menu. The food was amazing, so tasty, always delivered hot and plentiful. Our favourite was the pork belly which was delicious. Lots of variety on the menu, great ambience in the restaurant , not too noisy and efficient service with meals coming out at a great pace.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Had a great dinner at Burma Lane, meal sizes were good for me and my wife as we are not big eaters. Food was super tasty and the atmosphere is very good, easy to have a conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Great food .. walking distance to Melbourne's theatre

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 January 2017

Great food, quick service and felt tucked away on a busy street.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 January 2017

Food was fantastic and very tasty with lovely combinations of flavours !
Good value for money and the ambiance was great for celebrating our special wedding anniversary.
Hospitality from waiters etc. was great too.
We will definitely come again and recommend to our friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food3
Ambience1
Service3
Value2

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 January 2017

The restaurant was only half full and we were placed at a terrible table upstairs where there's no atmosphere right in the back corner. There was only 2 of us on a table of 5. Not sure why we weren't sat downstairs where there were plenty of tables for 2. Resulted in a dinner with no atmosphere. The food was good, not fantastic. Service was good. It ended up costing us $80 a head and we didn't even order that much food and ordered the cheapest rose that they had. Seems a bit pricey for what we got.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Staff - attentive with an eye for detail & knowledgable with the menu
Atmosphere - great playlist and intimate feel for a pre show date
Food - absolutely delicious, perfect items to share

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tapas
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 January 2017

Our first Burmese meal and we were delightfully surprised. Excellent quality and really tasty yet different from other SE Asian food. Good advice from the waiter and really good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 31 December 2016

A group of 6 of us went on New Years Eve for dinner and we enjoyed a 7 course banquet for $75 which included complimentary drinks on arrival. Each of the courses were outstanding. The ambience of the restaurant was excellent. Each course was different in style and taste using a variety of sauces and spices.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 30 December 2016

A great little restaurant with clean modern décor,
Employing helpful & friendly staff who provided excellent service.
We chose to have the Bagan Banquet to experience the flavours of a few different dishes,
And were more than happy with our great value for money choice.
All the dishes had their own delicious subtle flavours & spices,
With a standout favourite being the Pickled Tea Leaf Salad.
Only negative comment would be the wine seems over priced,
But we will be recommending this restaurant to friends & returning ourselves.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 December 2016

Fantastic and authentic Burmese food. I would rate this restaurant as one of the best in Melbourne. Do try the barramundi appetizer (with the buns), spicy shrimp with eggplant, and most of all the fermented tea leaf salad. Recommend making reservations in advance.
This was one of the best meals we had in Australia.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.