Melbourne, Victoria

Occupying one of the beautiful high-ceilinged rooms in the old Port Authority Building in Melbourne, The Trust Restaurant has transformed a potentially cavernous space into a warm and luxurious dining venue. A modern European a la carte menu nicely complements the sense of occasion created by the impressive heritage setting. A peek at the long, opulent bar at the building's entrance might tempt you into a pre-dinner tipple.
Opening Times

405-411 Flinders Lane
Melbourne CBD
Tel: +61 3 9629 9300
European, Italian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
The great success and drawcard of The Trust Restaurant is its beautiful location within the lofty walls of the old Port Authority Building, which has been lovingly restored in its original style. It is now one of Melbourne's premier examples of Beaux Arts and Greek revival architecture. The restaurant's walls are lined with arched fanlight windows under which sit warm, roomy booths teeming with cushions in red and gold. These comfy enclaves frame the dining space so that the superfluity of the room seems refreshingly spacious rather than bare. A classic modern European style menu with shades of Italian cuisine adds to the rich, inviting atmosphere of this stunning heritage venue. At 42 metres, The Trust Bar is Australia's longest stretching, but it seems hardly out of place in such a grand building. Here you can enjoy the restaurant's full range of vintage varietals, as well as a far-reaching selection of beer, champagne and cocktails.

The modern European menu at The Trust puts its focus on spuntini, or small bites to eat with an apertivo. These come in the form of fresh Australian oysters, a selection of cured meats or pieces of slow roasted pork belly seasoned in five-spice and finished with caramelised apple and sesame seeds. The restaurant offers a seasonal a la carte menu along with daily restaurant specials and express lunch options. It is the perfect setting for corporate lunches and dinners. The wine list is as impressive as it is extensive, with a varied selection of Australian and European varietals.
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
As it is such a unique space, the restaurant is often used for large events such as exhibitions, weddings, product launches and fashion shows. The bar and restaurant can cater for events from 10 to 1000 people in various different arrangements including sit down meals and dance functions. Set menus and beverage packages are available.
All day dining
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Function for over 300
Historic Building
Something Different
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
Suitable for Weddings
This restaurant does not have any awards.
405-411 Flinders Lane
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
The Trust is located in the Port Authority Building on Flinders Lane in Melbourne.
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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