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Flower Drum

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Chinese, Asian, Cantonese
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17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03-9662-3655
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 97
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  • 37
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brilliant service excellent food

took friend for birthday diner and we both loved it first class service a great food although the prices are a bit over the top

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
jack w
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Main Beach, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The service is second to none. The dishes are well presented with lots of flavour. The cantonese style menu has a wide variety to choose from, and the wine menu is extensive. Forty years of high achievement says it all. We always dine here whilst in Melbourne.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

took friend for birthday diner and we both loved it first class service a great food although the prices are a bit over the top

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful night out with another couple mid-week - The service was faultless and we were delighted with the quality of the food and the fabulous familiar flavours - Overall, a bit on the pricey side, at least it is for quality experience. Good option for a special occasion...

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Shanghai Region, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been opened a long time and won numerous award in australia for fine dining. The food is good and they have a comprehensive wine list of you are entertaining business associates . The set lunch menu is also good

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here on Friday with our teenagers. Service was impeccable. We had the winter tasting course 3 courses). It was more than enough food. My son had prawn wonton soup and the flavours were fantastic. Not too salty and just the right amount go wontons. We all said it was the best Peking duck we had ever had.... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Flower Drum is a Melbourne institution. Dining here is an experience to relish; the service is attentive but not obtrusive. In today's era of casual dining it is a breath of fresh air to be reminded of the luxury of silver service. This is a Cantonese restaurant which uses the best, ultra fresh Australian ingredients. There is an excellent... More 

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NSW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's epic. The Flower Drum combines Chinese cooking techniques with beautiful Australian produce and makes it the best place to dine in Australia. No pretentiousness, just really delicate, enjoyable, tasty good food. We pretty much left the order with the head waiter. We had the chicken broth dumpling, blue cod, lamb pocket, and the beef! OMG. You must try the... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Come here for lunch with family and children. Food are cantonese style. We ordered many dishes to try and all are delicious. Nice traditional chinese interior. Must try when you come to Melbourne city. There is parking building just across the street.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When we arrived at the restaurant, the man from the front desk didnt find our reservation (which our hotel made or rather probably didnt...) but we nevertheless got a table! Really nice of them and happy it worked out. The menu was typically chinese, we ordered all the dimsum without meat as starters and some others absolutely succulent dishes. It... More 

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Everything was perfect from when we arrived silver service, excellent food and a dining experience we will remember.

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Additional Information about Flower Drum

Address: 17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9662-3655
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Cantonese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03-9662-3655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Cantonese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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