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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 407
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  • 154
    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
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
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The Flower Drum in Melbourne has long held the reputation of the best Chinese restaurant in town. It has been around for a long, long time and is starting to show some signs of it's age, but the service and attention to detail delivered by the staff remains faultless. The food is "very good" rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Rod L
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St. Ives, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Flower Drum came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Wonderful meal, wonderful service and great ambience. All and all a near perfect evening. Would definitely recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It was our 4th anniversary -flowers, so this fit the bill. We had lunch here and had the lunch 2 course menu. I'm vegetarian and I left it to our lovely waiter to marry up vegetarian dishes to match my husband's lunch. The meal was delicious and the service charming and attentive.

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St. Ives, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Flower Drum in Melbourne has long held the reputation of the best Chinese restaurant in town. It has been around for a long, long time and is starting to show some signs of it's age, but the service and attention to detail delivered by the staff remains faultless. The food is "very good" rather than spectacular and the seating... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Flower Drum has been on my wish list of restaurants for ages. My husband booked it as part of an anniversary surprise. I love the fact that despite its reputation the decor is classic Chinese, not trendy and industrial chic. My only disappointment was that the coral trout was really too much for two. Everything else was exquisite and very... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is definitely an amazing restaurant. Great atmosphere, impeccable service and top quality food. From the time we walked in the door the service was amazing but also discrete. We had the 6 course banquet which was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will return next time we are in Melbourne. Highly recommended

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a brilliant night here last Sat. Night. Birthday dinner for 13, the staff and Manager Tommy were very helpful and accommodating, as some had allergies, some no fish other no meat yet, each guest was catered for individually with a hand chosen menu. Peking Duck is a must, as is the live lobster and the steak was superb. Highly... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent service. Unforgettable dishes. The menu is very innovative with traditional meat options.The style of cuisine embraces sharing and enjoying the entire dining experience. Each course was amazing with incredible flavours and textures. Fried rice was terrific, juicy chicken and pork tender.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Recently visited table of eight 50th wedding anniversary (parents in law) what a night. Visited on a Friday night and not as busy as i would of expected but it is a large restaurant well laid to provide privacy. We were seated and look after very well by Vincent my father in law decided we should all have the banquet,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We ate in the private dining room(needs a facelift) which loses the ambience of the restaurant. But this didn't take away from our seven course degustation menu and the fire roasted suckling pig with beautiful wines. Every dish came out hot fresh delicious and good size portions. The service from the waiters was impeccable. Pricy as you would expect from... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We have been to the flower drum a number of times. Each time the service and food have been faultless. The flower drum happily cater to all dietary requirements and cater their menu to suit any guest. Would recommend time and time again for any special occasion.

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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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