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Flower Drum

17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03-9662-3655
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Ranked #79 of 4,003 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Our first trip to Melbourne and we wanted to eat in the best Chinese restaurant in the city and we weren’t disappointed. The restaurant is a hidden gem, like most great establishments in the city. Behind a huge red door was an oasis of calm. The service and ambiance was excellent and the food delicious. We both had the hot... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here on a week day. Having eaten at a number of highly regarded Melbourne restaurants, was impressed with Flower Drum. Firstly, there were staff everywhere, and they appeared as needed to top up glasses, check on our experience etc. We went with the three course option - about $60 per person - quite reasonable I thought. The food... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Flower Drum is certainly not for the casual diner. It is quite a formal ambience and best for formal or special occasions. In saying that, I found the quality of the staff, the atmosphere & the menu of the highest standard. While the prices are definitely at the high-end of the scale, I think that for that special night... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wanted to try thus iconic restaurant for ever and went with friends for a birthday dinner. It was very expensive, decor was old and tired. Food was old fashioned and boring and not what u wd expect at those prices! We were very disappointed and will not be back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Flower Erum is the restaurant to go to. The food is magnificent, beautifully served by wonderful waiters. The ambience is perfect for any occasion, business, romance, celebration, or just a lovely upmarket lunch. The staff are only too willing to help, and blend into whatever style if dining you want, ie, formal, informal, or just friends.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

20 years on from my first experience nothing has changed other than the ownership. Excellent in all regards. Expensive yes. You get what you pay for.

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Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This was the second time we have eaten at this restaurant and it lived up to expectations. We enjoyed a delicious 4 person banquet. Staff very attentive. Even though this restaurant is expensive you get what you pay for in wonderful food and staff. If you are looking for a delicious chinese meal I would recommend this restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Faultless from go to whoa! Consulted on timing, excelled at delivery. There is a reason it's an institution in Melbourne. Timeless, elegant and a notch higher than everywhere else to make it special.

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

For such a highly rated restaurant we were quite disappointed with the service. Everywhere we have visited in Melbourne has been very friendly, we found the Flower Drum quite formal and stiff. We were very upset that we were offered the wine menu first and after taking quite a while to choose a wine and being served the wine we... More

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Sydney
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Having dined here many times in years past and after reading recent reviews, I was excited to return. On my recommendation I dined with others and told them confidently that this is possibly the best chinese in Australia. On arrival, one thing was sure, nothing had changed since my last visit a decade ago including the decor, linen and cutlery.... More

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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>  > Melbourne CBD
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

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