We took an out of town guest back to the restaurant where our loved one got married so Trunk will always hold a special place in our hearts. Staff were lovely and food was great, there was a mix up with an incorrect dish coming out but a lot of apologies and some free bread were provided to make up for it. We didn't feel that our experience was AMAZING but it was certainly enjoyable and we would go back!
Some confusion about restaurant or diner, but we ate well, standard pastas, risottos and so on but our 5 party group was all happy with the result.
I have visited Trunk on many occasions with family and friends. Always greeted in a friendly manner and the service is spot on. Trunks food is ideal to share. The baba ganoush with flat bread is so tasty and the shoulder of lamb just melts in your mouth with exquisite flavours. Everyone I dine with is always very impressed with the food and eager to return.
Espresso Martini’s were on point!
Salmon gravlax and zucchini fritters were delicious!
Great place for a romantic dinner
Reception service was great. We asked our wait staff for wifi password. She did not know and said she would find out. We are still waiting. We ordered a bottle of wine, initially we were brought a part bottle. Actually $60 was expensive.
I was so disappointed in my experience at Trunk. It was a special night so I booked online a few days in advance. We were not greeted at the door by a hostess so stood around not knowing where to go. We stood around and a few staff members saw us and gestured to move along the bar to the back. Along the way we were passed along by 3 different staff members before we were seated. The booking I made was not there so we had to wait for a table to be set. The meal was taken away before we were finished, we were not asked if we had finished eating and some of the plates were still only half eaten. After the table was cleared we saw two mice running around under a nearby table which made me feel really ill. If there were mice in the dining area, what condition was the kitchen in? We advised the staff about the mice and they blamed building works close by. I assume these matters should be addressed with pest control measures so mice are not running around the restaurant regardless of the cause. I was so disappointed in the whole experience as I had been before a couple of years ago and enjoyed the experience last time. I sent an email outlining my concerns but as four days on I have not recieved a response.
Great atmosphere. Great food! Lovely staff - they were willing to reduce the volume of the music to accommodate a member of our party who had hearing issues. Highly recommend!
Shocking customer service and far too long between entree and mains
The food was fantastic, we ordered pizzas they where yummy and dry light not like a normal pizza where you feel bloated after. We also order entrees which where very yummy. The waiters where all very friendly. We where a group of 6 and considering the venue the only downfall was that it was quite loud. We did however visit on a Friday evening. We however found when 3 of us 1st arrived it was much more ideal to mingle considering the noise level. Overall a great experience and would go back :)
Service was great, equal balance of attentive and time to talk without interruptions.
The food was fantastic! Great choices as well, including the wine list.
The only downside was the noise, however the building is historic so I get that soundproofing may be a problem.
Great time at Trunk. Good food and wine. Quiet vibes but I didn't mind.
Trunk has proven to be an ideal venue for pre theatre dining for us. The food is always appealing and extremely tasty. The staff are friendly and attentive. Will keep coming back.
great place to visit although it can get very noisy on a busy night.
I would have recommended this place from past experiences, unfortunately not after our recent experience. The lamb was dry, the venue music level was bearable even for able hearing adults. There is a difference between ambience and night club. I am sure the music helps the staff enjoy their shift but what about the paying customers trying to have a good catch up.
I had a couple of cancellations in my party and there was no hesitation to move us to a smaller table, the service was very professionally and they were very happy to adjust to my needs.
Very good food excellent service
Beautiful food and service. It was extremely hot weather so there werent many customers (the city was very quiet in general).
We had an enjoyable pre-theatre meal at Trunk. The waitress was very friendly and efficient. She did ask if we were going out and made sure the kitchen was aware we had a deadline.
The food was beautiful. My lamb was fell off the bone, my husband chicken was perfectly cooked.
Our friends’ pizza and risotto was quite enjoyable. Nothing was left.
Would definitely head there again.
We had a fantastic time, the staff were help, the food was lovely and the overall experience was perfect.
We were just meetin friends before going to a show. We were short on time but our pizzas came out in no time at all. They were all delicious and the chef even treated us to some fries as we were waiting for a few minutes extra! Too nice! The service and the ambience was lovely.
Finally!! a normal restaurant with good service. Normal portions, good flavour. You pay what you get. Will come back for sure.
Sehr nettes Restaurant in Melbourne mit guter Küche und freundlichen Service. Musik war etwas laut
Simply awesome !
For a pre theatre meal, Trunk was a great place to eat, with fast and friendly service. The waitress we had was friendly and accommodating and the ambience was good as well. I can highly recommend this place to eat
Everything was perfect! Thank you!
Food was sooo good, cannot fault it. Especially the labne and lamb dip...couldn't get enough. Service was great too. A little loud but I guess it's a bar too so you deal with it.
The food was good and the service was fine, but it was a 39 Degree day and we were put inside where they seemed to have no air-conditioning and no notification or discussion about there being no aircon. the only comment that was made was an apology at the end of the meal by the very nice girl who was our waiter. It would have actually been better to have sat outside where there was some wind. they could have just said 'sorry we are having trouble with the aircon" or something to let us know why it was an oven inside.
The wait staff were extremely friendly and helpful . The food/cocktails were delicious and didn’t take long to come out from the kitchen.
Delightful. Good range of options for all good types. Pleasant staff attentive but not instrusive. The Persian pavlova was beautiful and delicious you must try it.
Great place to meet goo friends and share a meal
We dined in the restaurant (as opposed to the nearby burger area) and the food and service was excellent. It can be a little noisy but there were two large groups nearby which didn't help. You can also sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail or a beer or wine. A really nice venue. Reasonably priced and good value for the quality of the experience.
Great restaurant with beautiful food, the service was great but the staff hovered over us a little to much, needed more time between courses. Overall a great place for dinner. We will definitely come back.
I was quite disappointed with my recent dining experience at Trunk earlier this week. The lady shared the lunch specials verbally with no prices. I orders the fish and salad special and it was delicious. When we got the bill I was quite surprised when it was $36 (that is not a special) and should have been quoted to me at the time of ordering. There was salmon etc for high 20’s price so I figured it would be around the same if not on the cheaper side. Will think twice about going back there for lunch.
Went there twice for business dinner. Both times we had to wait for a long time before food arrive. Nice dessert and sides. Main was a little let down.
We came for dinner and the food and service to our table was very good. Unfortunately a waiter for a different table continually knocked into the back of one of our chairs (8 times!) after the first few times we requested he please take more care as there was over a metre between us and the nearest table so no need for it to happen, he brushed it off and continued to knock into the chair. Needless to say this was a big negative for our dining experience.
Excellent food and service, will definitely be back and definitely recommend
Prompt and effective service - with a warm and very genuine smile.