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

Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.7
4.7
590 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

7:00 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 590 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

  • Melbourne

    Romantic

  • Melbourne

    Good for special occasions

  • City Centre

    Best Service

  • City Centre

    Best Ambience

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

  • City Centre

    Romantic

  • City Centre

    Good for special occasions

590 Reviews
  1. StephenH

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Punch Lane has an excellent wine selection by the glass and by the half bottle which is great for 2 people

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience dining here, those lamb cutlets were a stand out! but the veal tenderloin was delicious too, Nick our wine and drinks guy was fantastic but all the staff were super friendly.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Nick definately has personality plus and is so passionate about wine , Nuno's lamb cutlets, we agree, are amazing. thank you

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  3. Trackers

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here whenever we are in Melbourne and are never disappointed. Great service, knowledgeable wine selections, fantastic food, and the ambience is great.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    We love seeing you again and again, we really value your supoort and are thrilled that you enjoy the Punch Lane package :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here several times, the last visit was excellent this time.. the food came to fast, the wait staff was clearly inexperienced and in general the experience was really average. guys you need to have some oversight to what is really happening in your restaurant and finally Chef quit pushing food out to the floor while it was good having it all at once is not good Too much competition in town to check back and see if its improved
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Totally agree re there being a lot of competition with 30 years since opening it is not taken lightly. Just speaking with Darcy our manager who was on that service on the night, we agreed it would be great to get a little more feedback on your "inexperienced" comment to understand more fully as the team a is small tight group that take service and the customer experience seriously. Thank you for taking the time in giving your feedback as well as your past support. Look forward to you checking in next time around.

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  5. Sandrine

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre-theatre dinner and could not fault this restaurant. Amazing lamp-lit, cosy atmosphere, wonderful attentive waiters, great background music, excellent food. We will definitely be back.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Hope you enjoyed your show as much as dinner :) thank you for visiting us at Punch Lane

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great spot on a cold rainy Melbourne night to take visitors from Sydney and Brisbane. Perfect ambience. Adjust table size with no fuss, even I had underbooked by 1. Made great recommendations for the food. Wine selected (Heathcote Shiraz) was terrific.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    We LOVE showing off Melbourne to our interstate visitors . We really appreciate your joining us and bringing them into Punch Lane.

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  7. Unhappy

    Victoria

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite city restaurant and still fabulous after all these years. Service outstanding and food delicious.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 4 July 2024
    Amazing ... and thanks for sharing , we are thrilled to be your go to in the CBD :)

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  8. AliciaB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable, delicious experience. The staff are lovely, welcoming & charismatic. The food is beautifully prepared & the extensive wine list is fantastic. Highly recommend for all types of occasions.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 1 July 2024
    We have an amazing group of staff at Punch both back and front of house ... Brendan puts together a wine offer for us. thanks for your high recommendation. Cheers

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and services. We will definitely go back
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 4 July 2024
    see you soon and thanks heaps :)

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  10. LWazz

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening! Food spectacular, the duck outstanding! Really impressive choice of wines, also by the glass. Great service and lovely ambience- a lovely spot.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 1 July 2024
    So good to read you enjoyed yourselves :)

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FAQs

Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 590 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

7:00 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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