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“I can feel summer coming!”
Review of Trunk

Trunk
Ranked #82 of 4,051 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, American, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Welcome to Trunktown, home of Trunk's Bar, American Diner, Honey Garden, private dining Restaurant, Rintel Function Room and Melbourne city's largest Outdoor Beer Garden. The Diner is open every day from 7:30am-11pm weekdays and 8:00am - 11pm weekends. The Restaurant and Bar are open from 12pm - 10pm every day. The Diner, Restaurant and Rintel Room are available for private events.
Melbourne
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13 reviews
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“I can feel summer coming!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Trunk has the biggest outdoor garden in the city! So good with a bunch of friends. Heaps of space for large groups. Sunshine in their homegrown garden. They do beautiful cocktail jugs and have a nice array of imported beers and ciders which I love! The restaurant is absolutely stunning and fits in with the coolness of Melbourne. Entrees are $3-$16 Mains are anywhere from $20-$35. Pizzas are awesome! They've gotten so much better in the past 6 months. New Menu. I'm from the States and have been here for almost a year, and we love it at Trunk. They also have an nawesome American Diner in the Garden aswel that sells Gourmet Hotdogs and awesome shakes like Lamington Shakes, Golden-Gaytime Shakes etc. Their burgers are top-shelf. On Fridays and Saturdays it gets hectic and the atmosphere is different. More of a bar and place to hang out drinking for hours eating bar snacks and antipasti.

I highly reccomend this place. It's almost like a more refined pub, with classy fittings and marble banchtops and heaps of fun always to be had!!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food & great atmosphere”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

I have eaten here on a couple of occasions and the food has always been good. The heaters and fairy lights provide a great atmosphere to catch up with friends and the beer menu is extensive (and expensive). Service is friendly with nothing too much trouble. On the down side, it can get quite noisy and you can find yourself having to yell across the table to be heard.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank justlisa28
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic food & service”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Whilst an average meal with 3 courses and a bottle of wine will set you back about $200 it is worth it. The chefs here take great care with the meals with the accompanying spices/sauces adding to the quality. The service is exceptional with the feeling that you are treated individually yet they are unobtrusive. Our meal lasted over 2.5 hours with the feeling that we did not have to leave in a hurry - highly rated !!!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Tony-Marie-Hill
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Doha, Qatar
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and brilliant staff!”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stopped here for a quick lunch on my last day in Melbourne. We had the chicken wings and sweet potato salad which were both fantastic, and especially with the great sauces on the side.

I managed to leave my camera behind, and the staff were also wonderfully helpful in getting it back to me - Thanks so much!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank tejwright
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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“Wonderful meal and service.”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

I know that service and food in any place can vary from one hour to the next but we lucked it in!
The meal was stunning and the desert (Mousse) was probably the best i've ever had.
Our waitress (NZ girl with cool tats - sorry...I've forgotten your name) was the highlight. She was one of those rare people that could do that job for a living and earn big bucks based on her skill and passion. You were GREAT!

  • Visited May 2012
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