Punch Lane

43 Lt Bourke St
Melbourne CBD, 3000
(03) 9639 4944

One from the archives; pre-dating my blog. Not many words, but lots of juicy photos!

Small cosy place, with a really warm and ambient atmosphere. As a wine bank, they have quite an extensive wine selection.


Tapas / entrees:

Rabbit & caramalised onion – tender, lean mean with sweet onions (though lacked a little seasoning + flavour infusion into rabbit)

Pan seared saganaki – golden brown crispy crust with a chewy middle, beautifully pan seared cheese!

Baked artichoke & gruyere souffle – wonderfully soft & fluffy, yum!


Duck confit – meat falling off the bone, with slight crispyness of the skin, complemented by a sharper tart’ness from the soft red cabbage.

Ocean trout – tangy sauce, nicely cooked trout. Skin was probably just a tad underwhelming – more CRISP please!

Spinach & beetroot risotto – perfectly al dente, not too creamy, delicious blend of beetroot flavour.


Chocolate fondant – the “wait” was very worthwhile – it came out hot and oozed chocolate lava when broken. Not too sweet, but decadent enough for one to feel that warm satisfaction. This was definitely the highlight of the night.

Rating: Yummy+1. Terrific execution of flavours. Too bad I was driving, and didn’t order any accompanying wine – that would’ve been even better!


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3 Responses to “Punch Lane”
  1. jenny says:

    im salivating over the choc fondant …
    please learn how to bake that!!

  2. Michelle Ng says:

    Oh dear, the duck confit looks good!

  3. jenny – well my idea of learning to bake something is to just bake it and hope it works… hopefully my luck will keep rolling… =)
    michelle – yupz, it was delightful

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  • Food RATING scale

    Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat

    Average: palatable but many shortcomings

    Yummy: a pleasant experience

    Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain

    Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes

    Divine: sheer culinary perfection!

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