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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 2 weeks ago

Recently had dinner in the Flower Drum’s private room. It was a meal to remember but then again... the Flower Drum always delivers on that score. Food was perfect and every mouthful reminded us why we love this place so much. Its just so reliably...More

Thank draeliza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Flower Drum is justifiably a Melbourne icon. High end Cantonese dining in the Melbourne CBD, the restaurant has been serving impressive Asian cuisine for decades now. Tonight my wife and I attended for her birthday dinner. I had booked some weeks ahead. We arrived...More

Thank junde01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still one of the best!!! My top 5 DEFINITELY!!! Food, service, banter! Always a memorable experience! Thank you!!

Thank Leo Miguel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was world-class. I have a shellfish allergy and the head server confirmed this allergy, created a personalized tasting menu for me and then confirmed each dish was shellfish-free upon arrival. The foot was also world-class. The peking duck was PERFECT. The beef was...More

Thank Derrick D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My third time dining at Flower Drum and unfortunately not as enjoyable as previous visits. The food just didn't seem as good as it was last year when I dined here. The service is still exceptional and incredibly attentive however, for the price, I'm not...More

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The final frontier in fine Cantonese dining and service. Came for lunch as couldnt be bothered with saturday night crowds. No wonder it’s the celebrities favourite. Parking no issue just use Wilson 100m away in Bourke street Then a 2 minute walk to market Lane....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flower Drum has lead the field consistently in Melbourne as just the finest Chinese Silver Service Restaurant. Our favourite Asian restaurant in Australia!

Thank Don_Judie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service exceptional with Brian keeping the tea cup full. Always delicious food but service is outstanding. Great way to celebrate 8 decades!!

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit after thinking about it for many years. Opted for the 6 course banquet with matching wines, as we figured we wouldn't be back in a hurry. The service was great. Our waiters, Were fantastic. Up for a chat & a joke &...More

Thank LeaRiv
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is a genuine five star restaurant and is NOT a cheap eat. Some have told us the restaurant is “over the top” but I would suggest it is a wonderful experience. You MUST book too. The second you open the big red door, a...More

Thank Franklyn_23
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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15 April 2018|
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Response from Alfrado10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we got them all, simply sat down and was dish the most amazing food! enjoy
20 October 2016|
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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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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