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Trunk Diner Dude Food Heaven

Trunk Diner is dude food heaven and a compelling destination to enjoy cocktails and American style cuisine. It is my kind of place - unashamedly. Grab a first class cocktail and lean over a dripping juicy gourmet burger in a chic ambience. The World Loves Melbourne was recently at Trunk Diner to check out latest menu and renovation changes. The invitation was alluring - "escape the concrete jungle and celebrate the start of Spring and Trunks new designer cocktail list in their freshly redesigned urban courtyard". I've been to Trunk Diner before and have always enjoyed the experience.



In preparation for summer, Trunk has completely revamped its coveted city courtyard with a
facelift from the ground up. Refreshing one of Melbourne’s largest courtyards was no easy task,
with two stunning Ficus Hillii trees so large they had to be craned in. Surrounding these trees are
new circular communal tables making it easy to share a cocktail or beer in the shade with


As always, Trunk doesn’t fault on tasty fare with the Diner continuing to serve its classic
American-styled menu including their legendary Wagyu Beef Burger (which can be ‘doubled up’
on everything) or their signature Diner Dogs (Hillbilly, Breaking Bad or Chili Cheese). And for
those counting the calories, there’s Trunk’s Chop Chop Salad to top off a summer day, guilt free.
The Tuna ceviche above is impressively delicate for a dude food establishment... 


Trunk have an attractive menu featuring Diner Dogs, Mains, Salads, Quesadillas, Sandwiches and Salads... 



These Ribs were a killer - sticky, messy and tender with some kick - the way ribs are meant to be. 


The Fish of the Day main with corn and BBQ rice is also popular in case you were thinking its just a meat fest!


Seems some sharp and engaging young staff are here to fire up the Diner. Customer service was first class all night.

Every self respecting dude food haven needs a killer burger, and Trunk delivers. This is a standout from the pack - using premium ingredients. I found it to be one of the best in Melbourne. The foundation is -

175gram Fresh Ground Wagyu beef, grilled brioche, baby cos lettuce, thick cut tomato & house-made pickles... and I added extras such as Gruyere cheese...

The joy was in the Supersizing of doubling everything! Yeah baby! Rock and roll.

The cheese melts down on the juicy Wagyu...


And every dude food lover knows chips have to be top notch - these are golden and crispy. Always a good sign when your first movement is to grab some hot chips - but then you can't stop picking at them... 


The Quesadilla option is also attractive...


Desserts keep up the high standard at Trunktown Diner...

Highly recommended.