Trunk, Melbourne, Australia

Trunk is a restaurant bar on Exhibition Street that was the site of an 1850s synagogue – I’ve even heard of it as being the first synagogue in Melbourne. It’s now been restored into today’s venue.

Center map

Out the front on Exhibition Street is the beer garden where, on a nice Melbourne afternoon, you will want to sit under the trees and have a drink. Despite being in the centre of the city it’s a quite tranquil setting.

The beer selection is reasonable but not extensive.

For food there’s either the proper restaurant in the old synagogue building or there’s a more relaxed diner next to the beer garden.

On a nice sunny afternoon you will want to arrive early to claim your seat as it can get very busy.