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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.
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Little Collins/Alfred Place
$40 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
(03) 9615 8500
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!
Any Collins Street or Bourke Street tram and get off as close to Exhibition Street as you can.
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For more information, visit http://burmalane.com.au/events/
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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