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Reviewed 2 April 2021

We knew what to expect for dinner – bush tucker in an up-market setting with trainee servers - so there were no surprises because that is exactly what we got. The small menu was a bit too adventurous for us so we both ordered the...Barramundi which was excellent but all the bits and pieces of bush tucker added nothing to the dish other than colour and atmosphere. Ordered a bottle of wine which they wouldn’t leave at the table, needed prompting for refills and then seemed to disappear before being empty?More

Date of visit: March 2021
Charcoal L, General Manager at Charcoal Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2021

Hi Michael, I wish to thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the Barramundi, our chef does an excellent job sourcing the highest quality. However, It saddens me to learn that your experience was not up...More

Reviewed 12 March 2021 via mobile

Visit Victoria’s ‘Aboriginal Tourism’ brochure celebrates this restaurant as a ‘social enterprise’ - celebrating its talented staff, outstanding cuisine, ambiance, artwork and beverages deserves the celebration. This restaurant is an iconic gem of the caliber of Mietta’s (1980s Fitzroy diners will identify the magnitude of...this compliment). I feel privileged to experience indigenous Australian produce and modern culinary delights. Wonderful!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 6 May 2020

I thought it was the best place and the service was awesome. It is the only super traditional place in Melbourne. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 24 April 2020

We just had a family dinner from charcoal lane - the food was allround exceptional. Highly recommend the sliders, the chilli prawns and the stir fry wallaby with lemon myrtle. And my vegetarian partner had a couple of delicious salads. Thanks Charcoal Lane for a...terrific friday night dinner. CharlesMore

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 5 April 2020

We were able to get several small pairings of several dishes and just got blown away by the great tastes. A beautiful building with several pieces of amazing artwork by indigenous peoples.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 1 April 2020

Stumbled onto this by chance after being knocked back from another well know restaurant in Gertrude St, due to the Covid 19 scare. Wow such impeccable food skills with native ingredients, do oneself a favour sample the flavours!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

We managed to fit in three visits to this fantastic restaurant in our short stay in Melbourne. The food is absolutely astounding and coming from Scotland I have never tasted anything like this. The use of Australian ingredients with skillful execution makes for a truly...memorable experience. This restaurant has a great ethos of training up young people to give them opportunity of a good career in the hospitality industry which is fantastic. This was the highlight of our visit to to Melbourne. Very highly recommended for stunning food and the excellent worthy ethos of this establishment.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

Had the scallop starter which was tiny and expensive. Mains was emu. It was delicious, but again not that big. If you had a three course meal, it would be very expensive.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 January 2020

Dined with the family. First off they gave us each a drink menu so we ordered cocktails. Cocktails were generally fine. Our server was a bit awkward, we asked him what the fish of the day was and he told us, then we asked him...to describe the fish, as we had never heard of it, he said it was fish....from the sea. I ordered the Wallaby and my son ordered the Kangaroo sirloin - both were good, nothing outstanding but good. The person who brought out our food was very good and described each dish very nicely.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

In a city full of diverse food options, this is one place that feels truly Australian. Not only is the food outstanding, the restaurant operates for a good cause. This is a must visit on any trip to Melbourne.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Given some of the street work that is occurring it is difficult to be specific. There is some street parking available but that will depend on what time you book. We avoided the issue on our recent visit by parking at a... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4