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Punch Lane  - Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.7
4.7
578 Reviews
$41 to $100
European
A MELBOURNE INSTITUTION
Established in 1995, Punch Lane is a Melbourne dining icon and a pioneer amongst its laneway counterparts.
Punch Lane is a cosy and inclusive Wine Bar and restaurant, which prides itself on serving delicious food from a seasonal menu, mouth-watering cheeses from an eclectic selection, matched with exceptional wine and service.
Our kitchen team, headed up by Nuno Gabriel, have created a seasonal menu showcasing local produce. We are currently offering a 2 hour dinner sitting for all early reservations prior to 7pm in our dining space with drinks and bar snacks available from 3pm - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Dinner service commences at 5pm Tuesday - Sunday. Lunch from 12pm - 3pm, Tuesday - Friday.
Please note Sunday surcharge of 10% and Public holiday surcharge of 15%

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2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    European, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Sun 3:00 pm–12:00 am Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9639 4944
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Nuno Gabriel
  • Private party facilities
    Our small room at Punch Lane has the ability to host private lunches or dinners for up to 20 guests. With an open archway leading into the main dining room, the space is semi private. We can provide a small screen for added privacy.For groups of 21 -100 please contact Juliet Melbourne, our stunning cocktail bar and events space below Punch Lane.
  • Private party contact
    Jane Tschappeller: (03) 9639 4944
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Liverpool Street
  • Parking Details
    Secure Car Park in Lonsdale Street is 100 meters away
  • Public Transit
    Parliament Train Station 100meters away , Tram line in Bourke Street and along Spring street
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
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Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu Large Groups

    $100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Reservations 18-20 guests are available for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights on our Chef’s feasting menu 100pp. Please advice us of any dietaries of your guests when booking. Reservations prior to 7.30pm sitting time are for 2 hours. Sharing SAMPLE MENU Panisse, eggplant, pomegranate, dukkah Portuguese salt cod croquettes Heritage beets, pickled rhubarb, stracciatella, dill, candied walnuts Kingfish crudo, citrus, pickled fennel, fermented chili Sautéed cacio e pepe gnocchi, pumpkin, smoked ricotta Aylesbury duck, celeriac soubise, mulled quince, three pepper glaze DESSERTS Classic crème caramel, rum soaked raisins, hazelnut biscotti. Please contact us directly for reservations 15 - 100pax. 9639 4944
    Chef's Tasting Menu Large Groups photo

What 578 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for fine wines

  • City Centre

    Best Service

  • City Centre

    Best Ambience

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

  • City Centre

    Romantic

  • City Centre

    Good for special occasions

578 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't thank Nuno and Nick enough for an amazing experience. Want to go back to try the entire menue. Such a cozy feel mixed in with the best food, wine and staff. Will be going back soon...
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 3 days ago
    A Big HELLO from Nuno and Nick, they are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves so much ... can't wait for round #2

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful. The favorite of the night was simple and delicious: homemade focaccia bread with whipped smoked butter. OMG, worth it just for that. Everything was amazing: the food, the wine, the ambiance. Can't wait to go again. Highly recommend a visit! 😊
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 3 days ago
    Can't wait to see you again :) thank you for your kind words :)

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  3. GerardM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolutely delightful experience and the perfect venue for a date night
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 3 days ago
    Still after almost 30 years the room definitely still has the charm and character you need on date night! a little like and old black and white movie :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Melbourne experience. Friendly, helpful staff, good food and great wine selection by the glass. We loved it !
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 3 days ago
    Loved having you join us !

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  5. PipM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, exceptional food all in a perfect moody intimate setting. Absolutely fabulous. Thanks for a very special evening.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 5 June 2024
    We really appreciated your words of encouragement and positivity :)

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  6. AndrewC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Your food is very nice but servings are too small & expensive. I understand that you have very high overheads and outgoings to operate your business.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 5 June 2024
    We pride ourselves on being a venue that offers pre theatre drinks and nibbles, a full chef's menu, cheese and wine after a show etc. which all allowing people to visit us at prices points that suit them without having to be locked in. Your bill was made up of a shared main and a shared dessert with a few sides and almost half the bill was split between food and drinks, I think this perfectly portrays our offer however the portions when sharing with reflect in quantity. We are working hard at keeping a successful business going and have been doing this over almost 30 years. I think our reputation and most people's experiences reflects our commitment.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally the best wine bar in Melb. The staff here are the friendliest I’ve encountered in not only Australia but abroad. Keep it up yall
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 3 days ago
    WOW that's a HUGE compliment ... Thank you very much from all at Punch Lane

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered a prawn dish, and the prawn was undercooked. The waiter was very nice and offered to change one for us. However, the overall menu isn’t that interesting. The vibe compensates the food aspect.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 5 June 2024
    Thank you for visiting and for your feedback, great to read your waiter addressed your undercook prawn so well as we pride ourselves on our customer service. We have purposefully chosen not to be a trend orientated venue with foams and mousses. It more about the atmosphere and services on top of well-crafted and tasty food that's fresh and well sourced that you want to come back for, this could be a lite snack or a full meal service. I believe this has held us in good stead for almost 30years now which make us interesting enough if that is something people are after.

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  9. NicolasT

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place. Steak was to die for. Just visit.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 3 days ago
    The boys in the kitchen really know their steaks and how to cook then just right :) thanks from all the Kitchen team at Punch Lane

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Croquettes, Lambs and Wines ... perfect wind-down, nightcap
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 3 days ago
    Brilliant !

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FAQs

Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.

Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant

43 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Liverpool Street
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Sun 3:00 pm–12:00 am Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    European, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Secure Car Park in Lonsdale Street is 100 meters away
  • Public Transit
    Parliament Train Station 100meters away , Tram line in Bourke Street and along Spring street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nuno Gabriel
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9639 4944
  • Private party facilities
    Our small room at Punch Lane has the ability to host private lunches or dinners for up to 20 guests. With an open archway leading into the main dining room, the space is semi private. We can provide a small screen for added privacy.For groups of 21 -100 please contact Juliet Melbourne, our stunning cocktail bar and events space below Punch Lane.
  • Private party contact
    Jane Tschappeller: (03) 9639 4944
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