Burma Lane Melbourne CBD is the brainchild of the team behind Melbourne’s popular Asian fusion spot, Red Spice Road. Having spread their wings from Southeast Asia, this skilled bunch of food enthusiasts set their sights on Burmese cuisine. Having started as a pop-up, Burma Lane now has a permanent home on Little Collins Street and boy are Melbourne foodies extremely lucky! The diverse dishes from Burma have influences from Buddhist culture as well as pan-Asian trade, so you can expect lots of different spices and intriguing ingredients in the mix. This experimental and creative restaurant takes inspiration from the world around it in order to give Melbourne diners a completely inventive, modern Australian dining experience. Advance booking is recommended for this hotspot, so nab a table now to avoid disappointment.
The kitchen at Burma Lane is an exciting place, and thanks to the open kitchen you can take in the sights, sounds and the delicious smells as you sip on some wine or an ice cold beer. Have a gander as the chefs shake huge pans piled high with fresh ingredients and fiery flames, staying safe in the knowledge that the meals they are whipping up for you are going to be absolutely delicious. Situated on Little Collins Street right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, the Asian and Burmese food offering is unlike anything else you’re likely to taste in Melbourne.
Upon entering Burma Lane you’ll be instantly bowled over by the incredible mural by street artist, Mike Eleven, that flanks the wall. There’s a street food atmosphere that’s absolutely infectious at Burma Lane Melbourne CBD, and it makes for one very fun place to enjoy some drinks with some inventive Asian small plates as an accompaniment. A few standout dishes for us include the Wagyu cheeseburger bacon dumplings with Vietnamese tomato sauce and pickles; the duck, shiitake and water chestnut doughnuts with chilli rock sugar salt and sour cherry and the five-spice pork belly with black pepper caramel, ginger and red vinegar. As you can see, a reservation at Melbourne’s Burma Lane is more than essential so what are you waiting for?
Food and service was excellent thank you. Prawn dish was particularly good. Will definitely be back. House rose delicious. Cold night but warm and comfortable.
It would pay for the staff to take a little bit of time to explain how their menu works and provide suggestions on serving portions.