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Flower Drum

17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 3655
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our second visit and found our return visit equally fulfilling. Front of house were their usual quality of fuss. The food was again amazing and delivered with the normal pomp and pageantry setting the taste buds buzzing

Thank Alfrado10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A Melbourne institution and an absolute highlight for any food lovers trip to the city. High end delicious Chinese dishes for the connoisseurs. Not the lowest price but here you definitely get the quality you pay for and it’s so worth it. If you love...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven’t been here for almost 10 years but it was like I was here yesterday. Great menu and the food delivered was equal to the task. Very good service from the staff. It’s great to see traditions continue.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to the Flower Drum for another special birthday celebration with our family in the private dining room. The food was exceptional and we enjoyed baked crab shell, quail sang choi bao, Peking duck, sauté seafood with ginger and eye fillet with matched wines....More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't be better. Amazing food service and wine list. I would love to eat here every week till I did. There is a four course tasting menu that they will adjust for your issues.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome without a booking. Seated within 5 minutes in the busy but pleasant setting. With some vegetarian options and traditional Chinese choices, the description of the dumplings stood out on the menu. The dumplings were tasty, cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth.

Thank relaxhols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flower Drum has long been known as a first class chinese restaurant. This was my first time visiting there. The staff were very over the top with their service. If you want to be waited on hand and foot this the place for you. They...More

Thank Vladvonbounce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We caught a cancellation on Friday and are very glad we did. The welcome was very friendly and genuine as though we had been old customers for years. The service we received from waiters and management (almost indistinguishable) was courteous and attentive, always ready to...More

Thank CrispinN_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to Flower Drum from the Park Hyatt hotel and had trouble finding it due to it being in a lane way and not on the Main Street heading into Chinatown. We asked people on the street and no one could direct us, which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Flower Drum to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. This place is nothing short of superb. It's very pricey but worth it for the experience. The final bill was $600 which included a bottle of wine. It's probably what you would pay at...More

Thank jeannieduggan
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Response from MariGT | Reviewed this property |
unsure - I don't think so
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Response from dianne c | Reviewed this property |
the flower drum is a wonderful restaurant with fabulous food not a motel or hotel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 3655
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