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.
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
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
$40 and under
(03) 9663 7994
On-street and secure parking are available adjacent and nearby.
Located one block east of La Trobe Street Stop #8 and nestled between Parliament and Melbourne Central train stations.
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Trunk Ratings and Reviews
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.
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~
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.
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..
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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