TRUNK RESTURANT AND BAR (CLOSED)
Melbourne, Victoria

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Twinkling fairy lights lead the way to the CBD's Trunk Restaurant and Bar, which makes excellent use of the converted synagogue it is located in, dating back from 1855. The menu borders Italian with thin-base pizza's and antipasto platters that are perfect for sharing with a cocktail jug or two. By night, Trunk becomes livelier as the dining room fills and liquor flows from the well-stocked bar and out into the outdoor courtyard.
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General info

Address:

275 Exhibition Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000

Suburb:

Melbourne CBD

Contact:

Cuisine:

Gluten free available, Italian, Pizzas

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

The building that houses Trunk has a wonderful history that dates back to 1855, starting with its first life as a synagogue. Since its spiritual days, it has been a school, a kindergarten, and now, a restaurant which sports a rustic Italian menu. It's a lovely big space, with an immense marble-topped bar running the length of one wall with the dining area tucked into one big corner on the other side. Outside, there's a huge area for eating that's essentially an extension of the bar perfect for warmer days.

Chef Nicky Riemer is at her best when cooking provincial-style food, often adding her own unique touch to each dish. The penne is a delight, served with a subtle sauce of pureed broccoli while the panzanella (an Italian bread and tomato salad) is dressed up with cucumber and olives. The food at Trunk is always attractively presented and intensely flavoured. In addition to the changing menu, there are daily specials such as the roast of the day on Monday and an immense Florentine bistecca (T-bone steak) to share on Fridays. The bar has its own menu, including excellent pizzas. The drinks list is impressive, with some fine Italian choices but you may need to bring your reading glasses to decipher the small font. The mood here is friendly, and the waiters are pleasant and very efficient.
Rita Erlich

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MAX SEATING
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Features

Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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