Trunk

4.3
210 reviews
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Italian
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.
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JT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sehr nettes Restaurant in Melbourne mit guter Küche und freundlichen Service. Musik war etwas laut

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New York Area
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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply awesome !

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Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Thank you!

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Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff were extremely friendly and helpful . The food/cocktails were delicious and didn’t take long to come out from the kitchen.

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Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet goo friends and share a meal

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Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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LO
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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M
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

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Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, will definitely be back and definitely recommend

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WW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Prompt and effective service - with a warm and very genuine smile.

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Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

a bit noisy, Difficult to have a quiet conversation.

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Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was delicious, the service outstanding, however the noise was intolerable. We couldn't speak and be heard to the people next to us and had to shout. This reduced how I could rate the place and I would choose somewhere else next time because of this alone. Recommend some sound/acoustic work.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed dining here for lunch with a group of work colleagues. All round lovely experience including service, food, atmosphere and delightful interiors.

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Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was even better!

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Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Trunk prior to the theatre. The service we received was exceptional and the wait staff guided us on the best meals to come out in the time frame we had which was spot on.

The meals (including vegetarian) were all fantastic with everyone of the 5 dining really impressed with their meals.

I have dined at Trunk on several occasions and always find the food and service to be excellent and can cater for either a pre-theatre dining (as in this case) or a long dinner experience. Simply fa

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PT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

thanks for another great meal and lunchtime service

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KD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was a great find! The food was delicious, the service was superb and the wine list was extensive. I can’t wait till I’m next in Melbourne to visit again.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a question one of the most underrated restaurants in Melbourne. The Diner has the best salads and comfort food going araound and the restaurant deserves a michelin star.

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PT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Trunk is very well prepared and served in a restaurant that clean with a rustic vibe - great for any occasion - we were there for a business meal and got through our discussion and meal without fuss.

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FF
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was quite bad but food tasty if not especially refined.

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Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family was in town so I decided to show them one of my favourite spots and was yet again, not disappointed! Amazing food, everyone loved it and not overpriced at all. Sam, our waiter was great as well!
Will be back again!!!

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Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

There's nothing I don't like about this place. One of my favourite "go to" places when in Melbourne. The food is amazing, the atmosphere always great, the building is really interesting and I just love everything about TRUNK.

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Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great location, great staff

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DS
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Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good dining experience with friends. However the waitress serving my table looked very sullen. She never did smile once! Service was courteous and polite but a smile goes a long way in my opinion.

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Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

In a group of six, I was concerned about the noise level as far as being able to talk. We were led into the “back room” which was cozy on a cold night. We all enjoyed the food and talked freely, perhaps the only drawback was lack of ambience with a bland colour scheme. I have dined at Trunk many times and will again, but much prefer the noisy, vibrant main restaurant. So, there you are, there is a quieter option if that is what you are looking for. The wait staff awesome, attentive and friendly.

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was great, the service was brilliant. Melita has an eye for detail, was aware of all of our needs and we never had to wait to get her attention. Nice to be served by someone with enthusiasm and an appreciation for the menu and our needs. Top notch.

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Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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PT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fish or the day was done nicely. The service was efficient. Thanks for a great lunch.

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ES
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Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had dinner in the restaurant for a special family event. If you’re looking for fine dining with very attentive service, this is for you. Special mention for the Sofia pizza (vegetarian) and Polenta fries (vegetarian), they were absolutely delicious!

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Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first time at Trunk and the food was amazing - everyone I dined with thoroughly enjoyed their meal and couldn't complain about a thing. Would highly recommend going here.

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Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly service

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Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved dining at Trunk will definitely be back.

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Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time at Trunk. We loved the food and ambience and service was very good.

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Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was lovely as well as the atmosphere. The drinks were served promptly too.
Our table was extremely disappointed with the service. We didn’t receive menus until 45 mins after our arrival & we had to ask for them.
The waiters took our plates before we were finished eating and we very pushy for us to leave with an eye roll given when we declined giving a tip on payment.

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