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

Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.7
4.7
562 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 15 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 562 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

  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Service

  • City Centre

    Best Ambience

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

562 Reviews
  1. JeannetteM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening at Punch Lane was great. Darcy looked after us, drinks cool My duck dish, was disappointing with the duck being very chewy. Taste awesome, but tough duck not that great. (Amazing Madeira sauce though) My friends lamb cutlets were gorgeous. Overall a lovely night though

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    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restraunt is loud and the service was slow. It took a long time to get a drink and we had to track down our bottle and pour our own wine. Food was good.

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  3. KrissW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and attentive service. Interesting wines.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant and wine bar to cosy in and enjoy.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 9 April 2024
    We are so pleased you joined us and enjoyed your experience :)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Too expensive for what it is. Restaurants around it are better value. Wouldn’t go back
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 1 April 2024
    We have been very fortunate, thankful and have worked hard on our offer over almost 3x decades when other restaurants in our area have come and gone. We have also been privileged and humbled by guests and now their children that keep returning through our doors as well as many first-time diners. To think we are the right fit for every person would be inconceivable. I'm personally very proud of our offer and service in such a competitive industry and I think we have carved out a special place in the market, especially in Australia's food capital "Melbourne". Thank you for joining us and trying us out, we are sorry we didn't meet your expectations. All the best

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    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Service was a bit scattered and inattentive. Great indoor space and nice outdoor tables in little Collins…

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful venue and ambience, kind and attentive staff, lovely drinks selection. Worthwhile experience and would definitely recommend this spot for intimate drinks with friends or partners, or a relaxed dinner.
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 1 April 2024
    Thank you for your comment regarding "kind and attentive staff", we have such a wonder, genuine group of individuals, it is a real privilege having these hospitality professionals put into practice their skills of creating memorable and fun dining experiences.

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  8. AmalieS

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service as always, delish food and wine. Love how friendly and helpful the wait staff are
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 1 April 2024
    Wow... Gosh... and thank you very much :).

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, wonderfull staff - a bit light on the food side of things for a feed-me menu. Thanks, great night.!
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 10 April 2024
    Thank you for joining us and taking the time to give us your feedback. :)

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  10. LWazz

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal out, all round excellent and duck was outstanding
    Punch Lane Wine Bar & RestaurantResponded on 25 March 2024
    The duck has definitely become our signature dish ... thank you for joining us and for the feedback :)

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Punch Lane Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 562 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 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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