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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

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Energetic

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
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·Dined 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. 🤗

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 22 December 2017

Service was great. Food was good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience3
Service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 13 December 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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Food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 11 December 2017

Great staff and food

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Food5
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·Dined on 29 November 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 24 November 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 17 November 2017

Great spot for client lunches with vibe, quality food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Very busy place serving Mediterranean and Italian food. Long wait for food that was just ok. Service was friendly and attentive I think kitchen might have been slow. Nice atmosphere but there are better places for pasta in Melbourne.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 November 2017

The food was exquisite - a longe wait than anticipated, however we should have expected that from a place so popular.

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Food5
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Excellent- definitely a place we will return to. We had a group booking for 16 which we thought would be difficult to cater for but it was no problem for the staff at Trunk. Meals were excellent and brought out promptly.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

It was a lovely night out, not too much intervention by staff, bit noisy , small tasting plates were great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·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
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·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
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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
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Service5
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·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
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·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
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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
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·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
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·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
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·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
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·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
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Really good food and service.

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Food5
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·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
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Service4
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 (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
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·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
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·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
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·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
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·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
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·Dined on 11 April 2017

Really great dinner for a Tuesday night!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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Food4
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·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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