CHARCOAL LANE
Melbourne, Victoria

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Not only a great restaurant, but also a truly inspiring project, Fitzroy's Charcoal Lane is part of a Mission Australia and Victorian Aboriginal Health Service initiative that provides young Aboriginal apprentices with restaurant experience. A delicious way to do your bit for charity, Charcoal Lane serves both native and modern Australian cuisine elevated to fine dining standards from this converted bank restaurant.
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General info

Address:

136 Gertrude Street,
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Suburb:

Fitzroy

Contact:

Cuisine:

Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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DETAILS

Charcoal Lane enables Aboriginal and disadvantaged young people to gain experience in a supported, real work environment as part of an integrated program which includes personal skills development and accredited education in hospitality. The name ‘Charcoal Lane', documented in an Archie Roach song, (a prominent Aboriginal performer), has significant meaning as a local meeting place in Victorian Aboriginal history. Built in 1865, the impressive bluestone building was originally home to the English, Scottish and Australian Bank Limited and from 1973 – 1992 was the important home of the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. The interior features hand painted ceiling panels and individually constructed ‘eel trap' lampshades and reflects the restaurant philosophy of cultures coming together and facilitating an intertwining of people. The food fuses native Australian produce with modern technique, complimented by a strong Australian wine list, celebrating a range of both iconic and boutique producers.

Specials & Events

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Functions

FUNCTION MENU
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MAX SEATING
80 pax

Features

Breakfast
Cooking school
Function for 50-100
Late Night Dining
Outdoor Dining
Parking
Private Dining Room
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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antoncastro - 1/09/2012
Excellent ingredients, excellent presentation, excellent service. The best restaurant I have visited in 9 days of being in Melbourne (unfortunately I visited it the last day before going back to Europe). Should be ranking among the best restaurants in Melbourne!