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Flower Drum

17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03-9662-3655
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Ranked #60 of 3,978 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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Brussels
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What a surprise. This place has outstanding service and food but also a wine list which is worth the visit. I love Pinot so I was very pleased to see very good Burgundy on the list but also some great Pinot from New Zealand. There is enough staff and food to make this restaurant a real jewel, way above what... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

All I can say about this lovely restaurant is, you get what you pay for. It is expensive, but the food is delicious, the service is excellent and the restaurant is spotless and the toilets are clean. It's not your average restaurant to take the family/children though - just a lovely restaurant to celebrate something special, like a wedding anniversary,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Even through the food here is so small, but it taste really good. Better come here with friend and that you can try different food together.

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Mildura, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Our first time at the Flower Drum and we found it lived up to all of the hype we had read about. The service is second to none with a high ratio of staff to customers. We had the six course menu and found each course to be fantastic. No msg here, just great ombinations of produce and subtle flavours.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's clear that this place doesn't really compromise. Can't say that I've had better service than this anywhere - not the type that's too clingy, but you know that if you moved your hand towards something that a waiter would do you will find their hand there first. The menu is extensive and expensive, but pure excellence. We didn't have... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It had been some time since my last visit and it was good to see nothing has changed. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Cantonese cooking with fresh Australian ingredients is hard to beat. The wine list is as expensive as it is extensive. We (and others) were disturbed by a table of drunken women but,... More

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melbourne victoria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This evening was great; food was first rate and couldnt complain. The place had character and the overall experience was very commendable.

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Melbourne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have eaten in Flower Drum more than once and still in love with this place. Market Lane wouldn't be complete without Flower Drum. The settings, service and food are mind blowing. If you have a bit of money and love Chinese cuisine go there and you will love this place. Happy Eating, all:)

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years and it remains a very special experience in Melbourne, I took my daughter and her friend for a "casual " meal and the whole experience was great. It is certainly not a cheap evening and I would recommend taking care with some of the "chef recommendations" as they are... More

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Margaret River, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was not our first visit to Flower Drum. As a special birthday evening while in Melbourne, and of all the restaurants the birthday girl chose Flower Drum! She was certainly not disappointed :)) From the welcome to the table, to the impeccable professional friendly service throughout the night - it was perfect! The food was the best Chinese in... More

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