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Trunk

4.4
167 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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  • Outdoor Eating
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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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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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 167 People Are Saying
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4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on 4 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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~

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2017

Exceptional food and service a must before a theatre show

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2017

Excellent! Cannot fault

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2017

Pleasantly surprised - beautiful mood and great food

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4.0Dined 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..

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on 3 June 2017

Great- excellent service and good was wonderful.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on 30 May 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2017

Really good food and service.

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5.0Dined 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!

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