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Flower Drum

17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03-9662-3655
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Ranked #59 of 4,010 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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Den Haag (NL)
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW 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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The best meal ever in a restaurant for food, although the service began slightly slowly but got better and better. We had the banquet menu, the quantity wasn't overwhelming (in a good way), just enough per course and everything tasted amazing. The steak was melt in your mouth perfectly cooked (don't bother paying extra for wagu, we didn't) and the... More

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United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a wonderful meal with fabulous service at this restaurant. It is easy to see why it is widely regarded as Australia's best Chinese restaurant.

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Sydney
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was an interesting experience. I had wanted to go here for awhile, the service is excellent with the staff very helpful and friendly. The food is very interesting with a fusion between East and west. Each dish is a bit of a performance, but very tasty. Worth a visit if you want a special Chinese meal.

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had lunch at the flower drum and it was great. The food was so delicious I didn't want it to end. Succulent crispy chicken, fantastic Peking duck pancakes and the best service I have had in a very long time. Thank you Andy you were delightful, I loved the theatre you bought endnotes preparing to serve our food.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Excellent service ... and atmosphere ... they make you feel really special ! Food is great ... but not as good as you would expect for the prices ....

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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Flower drum has a reputation as being excellent food. I was disappointed with the food. Really no better that any of the other Chinese restaurants we have eaten at in the area and in South Yarra, and a lot more expensive. 4 of us went to dinner, had a main course and 2 deserts and 2 bottles of their cheapest... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Finally realised an ambition to revisit after more years than I care to remember, and was not disappointed. We left the decisions up to the restaurant while accommodating an allergy to shellfish and the selections were wonderful. Yes, the food is expensive for those used to mainstream Chinese cuisine, but the return is in the careful preparation, presentation and beautifully... More

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