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About Trunk

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.

275 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Modern Australian

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:

Phone number:
(03) 9663 7994

Website:
http://www.trunktown.com.au/

Parking Details:
On-street and secure parking are available adjacent and nearby.

Public Transport:
Located one block east of La Trobe Street Stop #8 and nestled between Parliament and Melbourne Central train stations.

Special Events & Promotions:
Please direct all funktion enquiries to events@trunktown.com.au

Trunk Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.4

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.2

Noise

Energetic

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 3 September 2017

Our young family enjoyed a lovely lunch (in the restaurant) to celebrate Fathers Day. Trunk has an extensive drinks menu, portion sizes were perfect (not oversized) and I was pleased to see gluten free pasta & pizza options (even though I ended up chosing the Italian Seafood Bisque - Yum!) Great choice for when you are in the Melb CBD; cool outdoor eating area and a casual Diner that can be booked for functions (with optional open roof-top)... my 40th Celebration may be on the cards...! ~Enjoy~

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Trunk is a great location for dinner, particularly if you're going to see a show at Her Majesty's down the road. The food was delicious and the wait staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant is also quite a popular spot for post work drinks as there is a nice bar inside. This might not be the best spot if you're looking for a quiet dinner, however if you don't mind a bit of noise, this is definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 9 August 2017

Exceptional food and service a must before a theatre show

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

Excellent! Cannot fault

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 27 July 2017

Pleasantly surprised - beautiful mood and great food

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 27 July 2017

I have been to Trunk a few times but this time I was extremely disappointed with the food. I had the gnocchi truffles mushroom ragu, marscapone, chives and it was nothing like I expected. I did not expect a ragu to be so creamy and liquidy. I could not taste the truffle flavour, or the chives but I could taste an overpowering flavour of salt! We did enjoy the arancini balls and the duck terrine. The pizzas were fine but the gnocchi!!! Great service though! Loved our waitress and the free bread..

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 June 2017

One of our favourite city places - perfect for any time of day. Brilliant and knowledgeable service from a team who genuinely care.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 17 June 2017

We absolutely loved Trunk! We have been twice in the past month and we enjoyed it so much every time! Can't wait to come back! The service was fantastic and the food was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 June 2017

Special occasion dinner for my wife's birthday, our waitress was on the ball from the. Grinning. Took our drinks order asap, explained all the specials and asked if we had any dietary requirements. Food was great, we started with antipasto & fries ( odd but nice) to start with. Ordered our mains and we had a vegetarian, a carnivore and two regular diners all of us enjoyed our meals. We had desert and cocktails to finish are really lovely evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 June 2017

Great- excellent service and good was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 2 June 2017

Request table in front. Sat in the back area and some of the vibe was lost. Was very loud in back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 June 2017

Great food service terrible waited for 20 mins to get a menu and over an hour for food I think they had staff issues but otherwise good vibe and food was good

Tags: Seasonal
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 May 2017

Great well-priced food and a nice feel to the restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 May 2017

Fab food, great vibe! Staff were amazing :) def go back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Really good food and service.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 14 May 2017

Service is always superb, whether we eat inside or outside. Julien and his team in the restaurant always goes above and beyond welcoming and looking after us. Outside on the Diner side, Lily and team also do the same - what we love is the familiarity w/o overfamiliarity, service, people who love their jobs and consistency is key! Well done!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 May 2017

A consistently great restaurant, great waitstaff and create menus

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 May 2017

Nice place to go before theatre.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 May 2017

The restaurant and its staff were very friendly and accommodating. I went with my mothers group, ten of us with little babies, on a Thursday and the staff had reserved an area for our prams as well as a long table for us. It was really lovely to go out with the girls. We all had a really great time, the food and the atmosphere was excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 3 May 2017

had a fantastic dinner here last night with two friends - lamb shoulder was outstanding - glad to see them still going strong!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 26 April 2017

The best thing about this experience was the service.Our waitress made us feel comfortable, always asked us if everything was up to standard which the food was. She always also went the extra mile by squatting down to eye level to answer any questions and explain the specials. Also very very well mannered. Thank you, will be returning in the near future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Great ambience and great service - we had a show to attend after dinner so they were sure to ask if we had a certain time we needed to be out. The food was delish! Thank you for a lovely meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 April 2017

Excellent service, food and ambience. A truly delightful dinner experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 April 2017

Really great dinner for a Tuesday night!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 April 2017

The staff were very accommodating when we had to add an extra person to our booking at the very last minute. They brought crayons and paper out for my three year-old, and didn't make us feel bad for bringing a toddler to dinner (as some places do). The kids menu was good, but my son was happy to eat from the adults' plates. The food was great, very tasty and decent-sized portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 April 2017

Very good food and wine, nice environment for work function

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 April 2017

We had a great time. Guy was a great host and looked after our every need. The wine list is great, but could use some back vintage wines. My only negative was in regards to noise and lighting. It was a little tough to read the menu due to the dim lighting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 1 April 2017

Good atmosphere, good food.
Extensive cocktail list though we didn't try it

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 March 2017

Fabulous atmosphere! The service in the restaurant was exceptional. My friend is a coeliac and the waiter was so attentive, helpful and amazing in helping her make her meal choices.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 18 March 2017

Amazing food, cocktails and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on 16 March 2017

We dined at Trunk because of proximity to our hotel. The food and service were fine but nothing exceptional.

Tags: Casual
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 26 February 2017

This was a nice find with amazing food and exceptional service. The little touch of giving a homemade marshmallow with the bill tipped it all off - fantastic, attentive service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 24 February 2017

The food and wine was very good. The waiting staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The noise levels were "vibrant" but didnt detract from our family dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 18 February 2017

Great and attentive staff and the food was absolutely deliscious. Also enjoyed some of the best cocktails I have ever tasted!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 18 February 2017

Great little place to enjoy a catch-up with anyone you would want. Price of meals was reasonable, drinks were in abundance and it was quite a popular place

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
Ambience1
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 20 January 2017

Was disappointed this time around. Unlike other nights of the week, Friday nights at Trunk are more of a watering hole rather than an upmarket trendy restaurant.

The ambience just didn't suit a nice dining experience. As a matter of fact i can't even remember anything about the food just how difficult it was to hear our collegues talk.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 January 2017

We went here for my daughter's Birthday lunch. We were warmly welcomed and service was efficient and friendly. We were thrilled with our food choices with the char grilled prawns on couscous being a stand out dish. The salad served with the meals were interesting and delicious. A very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 January 2017

Great service, very accommodating of additional guests and of us bringing a birthday cake to be served.
Also conscious of time frames regatding tickets to show at the neatby Her Majestus theatre.
Everyone enjoyed their meals, portions were good size and presentation great.
The only thing that detracted from the meal was it was a 36 degree day and there appeared to not be any air conditioning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 6 January 2017

Really good restaurant with great service and very beautiful buildning! They have a great beer garden you can go to after your finish your food.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fun
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

We had our team lunch in the restaurant. Even with half of the team 40 minutes late, they were very accommodating and patient.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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