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Lau's Family Kitchen

4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
8598 9880
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as two couples, trying to avoid the "I'm having the duck, what are you having?" situation, we asked that the mains and entrees be served as shared meals. The waiter, a lovely friendly person was not just willing, but enthusiastic about helping. So...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have been diners at Lau's for years and I am here to tell you they never miss a beat with their service or (and more importantly) the food. Michael and Jason (front of house) create a warm 'family' type atmosphere that...More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch here with some work colleagues. The staff were very friendly and the menu looked great, not just your normal Chinese fare. The prices were more expensive than your average Chinese restaurant, however, every dish we ordered was delicious. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank Yvettesaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of friends. Food was good but far too pricey given what it is; and there are other restaurants with similar fare in Melbourne. Fried rice was disappointing but as I said the rest of the dishes were excellent and the service...More

Thank Octaganol
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 13 May 2017 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 7 May 2017

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 26 April 2017

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 19 April 2017

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 17 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
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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