Trunk

4.5
188 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
Trunk opened its doors in December 2007 and has quickly established itself as an exciting contender in Melbourne's thriving food and wine scene. Occupying the garden corner of Exhibition and Little Lonsdale Streets, it boasts one of largest outdoor courtyards in the CBD, and is home to a 150 year-old heritage listed Coral Tree, which inspired the name 'Trunk'. Showcasing modern Italian food and pizza, as well as a large selection of local and international wines, beer and cocktails. Trunk is one of the most unique and versatile venues in the CBD. In July 2010 Trunk opened its Diner (next door) A breakfast and lunch joint serving: Waffles, Eggs, Cheeseburgers, Quesadillas and lots of other Diner classics.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(03) 9663 7994
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
On-street and secure parking are available adjacent and nearby.
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Public Transit
Located one block east of La Trobe Street Stop #8 and nestled between Parliament and Melbourne Central train stations.
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Special Events & Promotions
Please direct all funktion enquiries to events@trunktown.com.au
What 188 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant was a great find! The food was delicious, the service was superb and the wine list was extensive. I can’t wait till I’m next in Melbourne to visit again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Without a question one of the most underrated restaurants in Melbourne. The Diner has the best salads and comfort food going araound and the restaurant deserves a michelin star.

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4.0Dined on 10 August 2018

The food at Trunk is very well prepared and served in a restaurant that clean with a rustic vibe - great for any occasion - we were there for a business meal and got through our discussion and meal without fuss.

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3.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Service was quite bad but food tasty if not especially refined.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Family was in town so I decided to show them one of my favourite spots and was yet again, not disappointed! Amazing food, everyone loved it and not overpriced at all. Sam, our waiter was great as well!
Will be back again!!!

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

There's nothing I don't like about this place. One of my favourite "go to" places when in Melbourne. The food is amazing, the atmosphere always great, the building is really interesting and I just love everything about TRUNK.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Great food, great location, great staff

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Overall good dining experience with friends. However the waitress serving my table looked very sullen. She never did smile once! Service was courteous and polite but a smile goes a long way in my opinion.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

In a group of six, I was concerned about the noise level as far as being able to talk. We were led into the “back room” which was cozy on a cold night. We all enjoyed the food and talked freely, perhaps the only drawback was lack of ambience with a bland colour scheme. I have dined at Trunk many times and will again, but much prefer the noisy, vibrant main restaurant. So, there you are, there is a quieter option if that is what you are looking for. The wait staff awesome, attentive and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

The food was great, the service was brilliant. Melita has an eye for detail, was aware of all of our needs and we never had to wait to get her attention. Nice to be served by someone with enthusiasm and an appreciation for the menu and our needs. Top notch.

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Fish or the day was done nicely. The service was efficient. Thanks for a great lunch.

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Had dinner in the restaurant for a special family event. If you’re looking for fine dining with very attentive service, this is for you. Special mention for the Sofia pizza (vegetarian) and Polenta fries (vegetarian), they were absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

This was my first time at Trunk and the food was amazing - everyone I dined with thoroughly enjoyed their meal and couldn't complain about a thing. Would highly recommend going here.

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

Great food and friendly service

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Loved dining at Trunk will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

We had a fabulous time at Trunk. We loved the food and ambience and service was very good.

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

The food was lovely as well as the atmosphere. The drinks were served promptly too.
Our table was extremely disappointed with the service. We didn’t receive menus until 45 mins after our arrival & we had to ask for them.
The waiters took our plates before we were finished eating and we very pushy for us to leave with an eye roll given when we declined giving a tip on payment.

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

great night for evening adult family meal. staff efficient, friendly and informative - good service.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

I have wanted to go into this Building for ages and finally, with tickets to the Theatre decided the menu looked great and I would venture into the restaurant for lunch beforehand. I booked on line for 3. I had decided on the lamb shoulder with Pearled Freeka. Wow...what a well proportioned, beautifully tasty lunch it was. Service was good, the inside of the high ceilinged synagogue just wonderful.
I'll be back as there are other menu items to try.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Had a fantastic night at Trunk. Food, service and atmosphere was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Was seated quickly, service was great and came out in a timely manner. Best food ever

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Trunk is consistently good.
Food is excellent
Service was a little slow this time; still polite and friendly though.

I never have to worry with whoever I take here. Great menu choice, good quality, upmarket but not pretentious.

Would go back. Well done Trunk!

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Really delicious and beautifully presented food. Really friendly, cheerful staff. Quick service and lovely decor.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Trunk has something for everyone. You can enjoy fine dining in the restaurant or more lay back meals sitting outside in an area not offered anywhere else in Melbourne. It really is a gem.

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

The food was incredible as well as the cocktails! Really fast, friendly service! Will be back

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2.0Dined on 4 February 2018

good location but inattentive service and dirty surroundings. There is clearly no manager overseeing the space. Food was overpriced.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

I have been going to Trunk for about 4 years for professional dinners and gatherings. It is consistently excellent.

We had amazing service and delicious food. Nothing is too much trouble and you are served with a smile and polished professionalism.

Great for a special lunch or dinner treat (it is a little pricey for regular lunch).

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4.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Food and drink selection is on par with anywhere worth going without making you feel uncomfortable if you're not a foodie. Service is always prompt, cheerful and efficient without being intrusive. Never had a bad meal and prices are surprisingly affordable while reflecting the quality of the meal and overall venue.

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4.0Dined on 13 January 2018

This was a great new place to try, with some really cool history attached to the building. The staff were really good.

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Fantastic staff, high quality and good presentation of food, excellent wine list amd seated in the quieter small dining room. Fantastic vibe throughout the whole establishment. Look forward tp to returning soon. 🤗

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4.0Dined on 3 January 2018

Perfect for parents wanting a decent gourmet meal with kids who want something simpler. Overly long wait however and the restaurant wasnt very busy.

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4.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Service was great. Food was good.

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4.0Dined on 13 December 2017

Very hot inside due to 40 degree day. Some cooling may provide comfort. Great casual dining with very good service.

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5.0Dined on 11 December 2017

Great staff and food

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5.0Dined on 29 November 2017

Great food, something for everyone and different and interesting choices. Staff are polite, friendly and helpful.

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3.0Dined on 24 November 2017

Nice relaxed place where you can get food quickly. A good menu with a nice range of choices

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

Great staff able to accommodate my Vegan and gf request kindly and efficiently.

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3.0Dined on 23 November 2017

All good except service. Ordered desert telling waitress we needed to go to the theater. After a period I asked the waitress to find out how long our desert would be. She nodded, walked away and served another table! Her attitude was moody and resentful. A short time later I asked her to cancel the order. She grumpily walked away. I still don't know if she cancelled the order. We went to the counter and paid for out meals, minus the desert.

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Great spot for client lunches with vibe, quality food.

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