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Flower Drum

17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03-9662-3655
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Ranked #56 of 3,887 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Wow, wow, wow! Really an incredibly delicious meal. Amazing food and very good service. I loved this place and would have eaten here every evening I was in Melbourne if possible. Pricey, but worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

"Flower Drum" has a huge reputation and it deserves it...the food is spectacular, the wine list is brilliant, the service is extraordinary and the atmosphere is just wonderful...this is one of the great restaurants of the world...a classic dining experience!!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Absolutely wonderful dining experience! Superb food, stupendous service, absolutely flawless! I quietly mentioned to the waiter that I was gluten intolerant and I was served the same meal as everyone else but gluten free--no drama! I was amazed. The head waited suggested three courses to have (our family group was 10 strong) and everyone loved the food--Peking Duck, Barramundi, Fillet... More

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Regional Victoria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We looked forward to our Flower Drum Experience and had a wonderful evening. The service was certainly first class and we were looked after very well. The food was lovely (we had a mixture of the 6 course or 4 course select menus at our table), though I wouldn't say it was spectacular. Everything was fresh, flavours were clean; some... More

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Hobart, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We decided to splash out on our way to Fiji recently and go to the Flower Drum. I called to reserve a table prior to reservations being open for March, due to the Grand Prix being the weekend of our intended visit. The place was fully booked however they "fitted" us in. I advised we would be having the Chefs... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Chinese food like you've never seen or tasted it! An amazing menu and outstanding customer service. I would go so far as to say the service was the best we've ever had (and we've eaten in some very special restaurants). An excellent special occasion restaurant. Highly recommended. We will return!

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Oregon
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111 reviews 111 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Flower Drum is generally accepted as being the best restaurant in Melbourne. We have eaten there twice, a few years apart. Both experiences were excellent. The service level is unsurpassed, although arrival of a large table of guests can tax the supply of waiters. Many dishes are prepared at one's table, so it is necessary to have many waiters available.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We celebrated my husbands 50th birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was outstanding with a good variety on the menu and the service was professional and attentive. Catering for my Seafood allergy was not a problem.

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Cairns, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was our fourth visit to Flower Drum and if possible it has improved since previous visits. The service was impeccable, done with a good dash of humour. The food was of the highest quality and presented beautifully. This restaurant is expensive but the quality of the meals and service makes it great value for a special night. I must... More

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband and i went to flower drum for lunch and we just loved it! we enjoyed 5 appetisers and the peking duck pancake between us, the food was amazing, and we got to sample a bit of everything. the waiter was just wonderful with helping us make our choices as not to order to much or to little food.... More

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