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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
Open 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
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 362
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Good food but nothing special

Second time dining here, although they have tried to "modernise" the food by attempting to draw in a younger crowd, it is still not worth the hype. The food was average and nothing spectacular. Fortunately it was a work lunch so didn't have to pay for it. Still, there are much better choices out... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
elleseas
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Second time dining here, although they have tried to "modernise" the food by attempting to draw in a younger crowd, it is still not worth the hype. The food was average and nothing spectacular. Fortunately it was a work lunch so didn't have to pay for it. Still, there are much better choices out there nowadays - keep up Flower... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best Beijing ducks I have tasted in my life! Fantastic dumplings, great crab plates and friendly service. An excellent restaurant!

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South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Arrived and was warmly welcomed and seated. Food incredible and service great. Highly recommended for business meetings or a crowd. You won't be sorry visiting this restaurant. Lunch appears to be ok to walk in but dinner is a must reservation. Enjoy

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Couldn't fault the food or service, the best I've experienced in an oriental restaurant but was missing something. The decor was average and atmosphere let the place down. Over all a nice dinner but I expected more

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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Went there for my second visit recently and was ultra-impressed. Food, service and ambiance are all superb. The food is Chinese done to perfection. Standouts for me were the lobster noodles and the fillet beef which was melt in the mouth and the best I've ever had. Wine list is good and not too expensive given the surroundings. No negatives... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great food and services. Nice and private place to have dinner, walking distance from nice hotels and city parks to have a long walk after dinner. The elevator is a bit strange, would take the stairs instead on the next visit. Enjoyed the overall services

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Was hoping for an amazing meal with my family, had a lovely time but the food was pretty standard... Only compliant would be the price for that standard food.

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

certainly not your usual chinese fare, with this restaurant a clear way ahead of other chinese meals i have had over the years. Def somewhere suited for a special occasion for couples or groups, and also a business meal. Spaciously set out with attentive and efficient waiting staff making it a true white linen experience. 100% recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been to the Flower Drum quite a few times over the past 20 years. It never fails to serve great food and offer great service. We have not been for a couple of years and had heard that it was not as good as it used to be. NOT TRUE. It is as good as it always has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a leisurely lunch at flower drum recently and, as always, it was faultless. The service is fantastic and the food excellent. We had a few of our favorites; King George Whiting, Peking Duck and the crab. All were fantastic. I have been a number of times for lunch and dinner and never has the standard been below fantastic.... More 

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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

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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