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Lau's Family Kitchen

4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
8598 9880
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Outstanding peerless,service boys; Jason and Michael front of house don't miss a beat,as the original founders of the Flower drum this is a pedigree restaurant. Best catered for Chinese gluten free menu in Australia. Try the morish quail san choy bau, delicate salt & pepper...More

Thank Yvonne L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If this little place is in pursuit of perfection, it surely has achieved it. Fresh, tasty Asian food immaculately presented and served accordingly But, save up for the outing!

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in St Kilda so we were looking for places to eat at night. This restaurant was busy and looked of a reasonable standard compared to others on Fitzroy. We ordered chicken curry, plain boiled rice and a glass of wine each....More

Thank Shona Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My three friends and I came across this restaurant on our way to St Kilda and we were very happy that we did. From the moment we walked in the door, the service was exceptional. Everything was explained to us in detail including the specials...More

Thank dbt1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the food, staff, and atmosphere. We went there quite a a lot in the past and enjoy every moment there. Staffs was really friendly, the food was very good, recommended pork belly

Thank James T
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wonderful food and service... maybe a bit pricey for the style of food considering what it would cost and many places in the city.

Thank Kram R
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lau is a name so famous in Australian restaurant circles that one almost whispers it. For decades and several generations this family has served lovers of wonderful Chinese - predominately Cantonese - food of a quality and with a standard of professionalism that is not...More

Thank Bunburyoz
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Managed & owned by the ex owners of Flower Drum Restaurant, Lau's Family Kitchen lived up to the expectations for ambience, good food & attentive service. Everything was cooked to perfection - the Cha Sui, Eggplant with Minced Pork, Fried White Bait, Sweet & Sour...More

Thank oztravel6
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This family owned restaurant just off Fitzroy serves a range of Cantonese food. It quality and service is second to none accordingly it is a good idea to book. It has been compared to the Flower Drum.

Thank Petgor
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic traditional Cantonese. Food and service first class, Patagonian Tooth fish a standout. Not the cheapest around but well worth the price.

Thank Jason V
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Lee T
Anyone know how extensive or "off-menu" their gluten-free options are?
9 April 2015|
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Response from Annette C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. However, they are very friendly and professional and I'm sure gluten-free is not an uncommon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: 8598 9880
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