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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, Gluten Free Options
17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, I LIVE in Hong Kong now. AND I am ethnically of Southern Chinese. (But a proud Sydneysider for 23 years of my life.) So I think I know my Cantonese food- OK? This is GOOOD. The waiters are the most polite, gentlemanly cantonese guys...More

Thank LoChin73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite proper classic Chinese restaurant with very good services. Food are so so with its outdated style...cooked/fried in very oily way. Material quality is relatively high...the oyster, the fish and the crab. Recommend for those who aimed for very old styled Chinese food otherwise..

Thank Nat_Thirapong
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Flower drum has the heritage, reputation nd the best Chinese in Melbourne. Never fails to satisfy. Always a treat, and I look forward to going back there when I am ever in Melbourne. If you haven't tried it you are missing Out!

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The prices are too expensive. The quality of a normal dish like noodles or dumplings is worse than a normal chinese restaurant for 5 times more its price. The service is very good and that is the only thing that explains the prices of the...More

Thank Sunsi F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The flower drum has the most beautiful chinese food, the service is wonderful and has a wonderful space for people to walk around and highly recommend this place if want nice food.

Thank R8118MZmaryp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Family birthday dinner and the food was in the main good, with the Peking duck being outstanding. Service is very attentive indeed and difficult to fault. But, the restaurant lacks a bit of atmosphere and whilst the food is very good, it's not $200 a...More

Thank DuncanGK
Reviewed 1 week ago

When ever in Melbourne it would be a crime for us not to visit this institution. Always the very best of service, superb fresh and tasty food and more than just your traditional Chinese. They have managed to keep up with the. Times with innovative...More

1  Thank hungry c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had excellent Chinese cuisine with attentive service this evening. We liked being well spaced from other diners and the restaurant is most attractive in an understated way. The approach though is deceptive being in a lane which at night is poorly lit. We highly...More

Thank julie_higgins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's another restaurant that will persistently gives you good service and quality Chinese food, though there will never any surprise ( good or bad), but at least you know what to expect and you will have an enjoyable and predictable night, which is extremely important...More

Thank NYLMelbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place where people mark special occasions. Great service and food and wine to match. The wine list is like no other in Chinese restaurants. Had the banquet as could not decide but the wait staff are happy to advice.

Thank TomToowoomba
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
Catherine T
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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
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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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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