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Charcoal Lane

136 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9418 3400
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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136 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been visiting Melbourne for a couple of weeks, and a friend took me for a great lunch at Charcoal Lane. I was so impressed by the welcome we got and the wonderful food that I booked a 3-course dinner for 9 colleagues last...More

Thank ThePhilosopher27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting experience. The tasting platter was almost enough for a full meal for two and included crocodile, wallaby salami, camel sausage, wild boar, macadamia nut dip, native herb salad and marinated olives. Our main courses (emu and wallaby) were not very tender, but...More

Thank Kiwijock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the kangaroo steak, the home-made bread and a glass of Shiraz. The restaurant is thoughtfully decorated with Aboriginal paintings on the walls. The personnel consists of trainees of Aboriginal origin who have accomplished training programs in the hospitality industry and work either in...More

Thank Krassimira
Reviewed 30 July 2018

After attending a conference in Melbourne, I stopped here for lunch (OK, I'll admit that I went out of my way to eat lunch here). I chose the Roasted Emu Fillet (as a starter) and a Chargrilled Kangaroo (it was one of the 20$ specials)...More

Thank Sandeep M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It was an amazing experience! My diet doesn't allow me to eat a lot of different things, so chief came to us and proposed to replace some ingredients - very customer oriented approach, I love it!

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We happened to come across this gem on Trip Advisor. What a find!! Every dish was loaded with layers of intricate flavor. I have never before been tempted to lick the plate...I really wanted to lick the plate when I’d finished my dulce de leche!...More

Thank JulsBos
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I don’t think I’ve ever felt the need to lick my plate before! This place is incredible!! The flavours and textures are unsurpassed. The service was fantastic and the ambience is perfect. Do yourself a favour and just go!!

Thank Melschip
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Wow!! What an incredible place! The staff are wonderful, the food is sensational, the flavours are out of this world! I have eaten a lot of different kitchens in my life but I think I have just discovered a new one. Earthy but fresh, lemony...More

Thank LotH11
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Joined a friend who had long wanted to eat here and what a lovely lunch it was. Staff were attentive, enthusiastic and knew their stuff. 4 diners in our party, 2 started with the chef's share plate (emu kabana, small medallions of seared kangaroo, house...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We had lunch at Charcoal Lane on Friday and it was a real treat! We had the tasting plate for starter and a lamb dish and wallaby for mains. All of the unique flavours from the traditional ingredients such as finger limes and midgen berries...More

Thank Karen C
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9418 3400
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