Have you ever felt a wave of panic when a colleague or client expects you to choose the spot for a work lunch? Never fear, Trunk Town is here.
If you have existed in Melbourne for longer than 6 months, you’ll be sure to recognise Trunk’s iconic red and white umbrellas to protect from all the elements. Trunk is located at 275 Exhibition street and has plenty of room to fit you and your crew. No awkwardly waiting in line for lunch which is something we can all get behind.
I’ve been to trunk 3 times with colleagues for after work beverages and they’ve always been able to fit the rowdy bunch of us, but I wanted to check out the lunch vibes. Jackson and I went and scoped Trunk out to test my theory that it’ll forever the perfect spot for a CBD lunch.
We arrived at 12.30pm on a Friday (guys, PRIME CBD lunch time) and there were lots of large groups eating and lots of spots to sit. We chose a seat outside and chose from the Trunk Restaurant menu. Lasagne and a Calamari salad pour moi.
My calamari salad was very lightly battered and shallow fried tender calamari bites and a fennel, pea and greens salad with toasted pine nuts . The salad was so refreshing and herbaceous (yes, I did!) and paired perfectly with the calamari. Of course it was Friday, so I ordered something deep fried too. The pumpkin and parmesan arancini was oozy and melty inside and deep fried to perfection with an audible ‘crunch’ as I cracked it open. This was the way arancini should be.
The lasagne was fresh and full of rich tomato flavour, with the perfect amounts of oozy cheese (says Jackson). Trunk is inside the old Synagogue built in 1989 and has the restaurant inside the large brick synagogue and Trunk Diner next door. Seats are a plenty and it’s god lots of tasty food just waiting for your next work lunch.