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Charcoal Lane

136 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9418 3400
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
136 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The food served here is unusual enough to be interesting and not alienating. Different from what you can get elsewhere. Beautifully presented and outstanding flavour. This restaurant offers people of Aboriginal descent the opportunity to learn new skills in the hospitality sector to assist with...More

Thank JacM9999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charcoal Lane is an initiative of Mission Australia which supports young indigenous people. The restaurant uses a lot of native Australian ingredients. We visited Charcoal Lane on a cold Saturday evening for dinner. Very nice comfortable fit out with a banquette running around the walls...More

Thank Magnolia_Valley
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

15 Chinese colleagues and 5 Locals decided on CharcoalLane for some Aus style cuisine. Great location, nice interior, attentive table service and cracking food. I had the duck and they did it so well. All other colleagues, international and local were super happy also. Highly...More

Thank Ross A
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I enjoy a bit of food off the beaten path and this restaurant came highly recommended for traditional Australian meals. I went early to escape the crowds and got excellent service and an exceptional meal. I opted for the wallaby as it was the one...More

Thank Sammy P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Using fresh Australian local ingredients, seasoning with indigenous herbs & spices, serving with generosity , cooking with care and refinement, plus a relaxed atmosphere & friendly service....Charcoal Lane ,at trendy Gertrude Street Melbourne, delivered a pleasant genuine Aussie fine dining experience for myself and my...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Having read about this restaurant serving indigenous food, we booked online from the UK. Nice setting, good ambience. For starters we had a sharing plate of indigenous food, including smoked emu, kangaroo, a kind of tzatziki, rocket in a spicy dressing and crispy bread. For...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Fantastic menu featuring indigenous ingredients [ emu kangaroo, wallaby, karkalla, quandong, riberry, rainforest herbs]. All delicious. Staff more than happy to explain the menu. Good service - water replenished frequently and unobtrusively. Good local wine selection This restaurant is supported my Mission Australia and William...More

Thank ellekep
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went there as a party of 4 as something to try that is different. We ordered to start with two mixed platters as entrees and they excellent examples of unique Australian foods and herbs / plants.

Thank Russell W
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

What an interesting different and unusual menu. We like Sauvignon Blanc and the lovely waiter suggested (and let us taste) a Riesling. It was very nice! The waiter then suggested the tasting plate which we ordered and then had two more entrees instead of mains....More

Thank Susiesharpie2015
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant I came across on Trip Advisor and purely sought to try it because of the very uniquely Australia menu, however, whilst this is a reason why you should come here, there is another reason (of which I didn't know about until...More

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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
US$19 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
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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