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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 3 days ago

I first went to The Flower Drum decades ago and it was a big occasion thing to do for special birthdays with the family. The service and food were great and the restaurant had a vibe. This time, the service was still first class, the...More

Thank Tania d
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great service but as other reviews have advised it's not enough to justify the absorbatent prices. I was horrified to see the dim sum looked just like the frozen stuff you get at the supermarket for $8 a pack. The chefs should work to make...More

Thank Sir-Tom H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been to Flower Drum many times and it nevers dissappoints. The standand of service is excellent and always professional. Food is pricey and really depends on what you order. They excell at seafood dishes so don't order things like roast duck.

Thank Davanh P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family night at Flower Drum last week. Hadn’t been there for 4 years and was pleased to see that the food & service are still fantastic! I first went to Flower Drum about 35 years ago and and have been there probably...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been wanting to eat at the iconic Flower Drum for years and finally made a booking for a special anniversary and birthday dinner. The ambience was tired and the food underwhelming. I think the best thing we had was the glass of 2005...More

Thank Minbrt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant whilst in Melbourne with my friend. Food was very delicious and the service was five star.

Thank Positano15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic dining experience. I'm told it's a Melbourne 'must' and we were not disappointed. Countless courses exquisitely presented with attentive service, incredible wine list, and quiet enough for table of 8 to have a conversation. Rare. Incredible bill to match so come prepared.

Thank Angus S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flower Drum is an iconic institution in Melbourne that you have to visit at least once. It is iconic for a very good reason. On this occasion, we had lunch at Flower Drum (you do have to book ahead if you want to go there...More

1  Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must start by saying the service was extraordinarily accommodating. Our group of 6 varied their set menus in a number of ways (e.g. 4 for truffles, 2 without) and they got everything right. The food is certainly a cut above on average so you can...More

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very traditional feeling Chinese restaurant that my dining companion noted had a similar vibe to those he had frequented in Shanghai. This is a discretely elegant establishment that could be betrayed by the groundfloor lift entrance but one you are in the...More

Thank Jamie3940
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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