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Flower Drum

17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #79 of 4,030 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Service that makes you smile and prices that make you cry. Flower Drum had it all. A very strange, but somehow enjoyable, experience that we won't repeat.

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The service was incredible, all staff were very friendly and ready to help with any aspect of our menu choices. We had the 4 course banquet. While each course wasn't huge, it didn't need to be. The quality was amazing. Some of the best Chinese food I have ever had in Melbourne. This not a place to come for quantity,... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My first impressions were of a conservative, old fashioned, stuffy room, much in need of a refurbishment. Secondly, the staff appeared to have little interest in their patrons. At no stage were we made to feel welcome, we were given no assistance with the menu, our wine glasses were continually refilled unnecessarily and mistakes were made with our order. When... More

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went here fir a birthday dinner. At $135 for a four course meal we thought wow not cheap but will be worth it. Well each course was 2 mouthfuls maybe 3 if you were lucky. Duck pancake was one of our courses and am still wondering what happened to the rest of the duck. The food I have to say... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband took me to the Flower Drum for my birthday and I loved it. The experience of getting in the little clunky lift is something of a Melbourne legend. The dining room has no windows! This was something that I wasn't expecting but the decor is lovely so I didn't really notice after a while. We had a lot... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visiting Melbourne from NZ for my 50th Birthday. This Restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip. Food was of a very high standard and matched with excellent service. We had the four course menu and the service was not rushed. The restaurant also catered for my gluten free requirements. Will definitely go back when I next visit Melbourne.... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When we visit Melbourne, we always have an evening meal at the Flower Drum. It is our go to 'special occasion' restaurant. Always a warm welcome from attentive staff. The ambience is amazing, the food fabulous and the service sensational.

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Den Haag (NL)
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a nice moment to have a dinner at the Flower Drum...... We are fond of their delicious Chinese kitchen. We had a wonderful Pekin Duck there, one to come back for as soon as possible. As we live in Europe, it is no sopractical though. To recommend.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We went her one evening as a spur of the moment situation and we were very glad. The food was melt in the mouth, the service was prompt and there were more than enough staff on hand at all times. They brought our dinner gradually rather than all at once as we shared many plates. Would love to return here.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After searched through Tripadvisor, I thought I need to go to this restaurant while I had been in Melbourne for 5 weeks. Definitely a quality service there from the beginning and unfortunately the price is a bit higher.

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