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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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“peking duck” (153 reviews)
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dinner was an experience. The ambiance was perfect. The service was beyond impeccable. The food was outstanding. Ray made our evening unforgettable.

Thank Sharise N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate dinner on a Wednesday night. From the moment the doorman greeted us it was first class all the way. We had the 4 course tasting menu - the staff were so well versed in what they were serving and we were eating. I...More

Thank Scah60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Flowerdrum is simply amazing. The atmosphere and decor is elegant and exudes Chinese charm. The staff are attentive but not in your face, nothing is a problem. The menu is vast, something for everyone, including the young. Saying this, the Flowerdrum is fine dining...More

Thank Geraldine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It will not be the cheapest restaurant that you have ever sat in but it will easily be one of the best that you have ever enjoyed. Is it the same each time that you visit? Yes. Is the food as good each time you...More

Thank Gumtips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went back tonight just the two of us. This is still one of the best restaurants in Australia & probably the best Chinese restaurant in the Southern Hemisphere. I have been coming here for 30 years or so & each time I come back it’s...More

1  Thank PeterHL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had lunch at Flower Drum during a tour of Australia and is was one of our favorite meals here. It is a bit tricky to find, hidden down a small "lane" (aka alley) off the main street but it is well...More

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early once the door is opened for lunch and ordered BBQ pork but it was sold out apparently reserved by one table of guest. The tour company also claimed that the restaurant has won awards for 7 years in a row, however we...More

Thank tanpy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the door you are greeted with deferential but not pretentious service. The tables are well spaced and the attention to detail is impressive. The waiters have an excellent detailed knowledge of the dishes to guide you through the menu and...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The Flower Drum was the last restaurant we visited after a weekend of gourmet restaurants and it didn’t let us down...it had been 20 years since we last eat here and it’s still fantastic..staff were as we remembered still terrific I reckon most of the...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Finally made it here for lunch, some years after my partner was declined entry for wearing shorts one hot summer day. We chose the Winter set menu special, from which you could make selections from the three courses. We were not disappointed with the food,...More

Thank Aglassortwo
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
Catherine T
16 February 2015|
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 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
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
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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