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Flower Drum

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17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03-9662-3655
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined at Flower Drum in both June and July 2016. We have dined there before. It continues to provide consistent, high quality and delicious food. Its ambience is one of a classic & imperial Chinese restaurant. The service is simply outstanding both in attentiveness and suggestions as to what to order. Although the ownership changed from Mr Lau to... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks to the team at Flower Drum yet again! I visit once a year for my birthday, and it's always spectacular! Best Dim Sum ever -Not to mention the Peking Duck! Not only is the food brilliant, but so are the staff - best experience. We take our kids and even they notice how attentive the service is. Great range... More 

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been several times over the past 5 years & it never disappoints. Consistently amazing every visit. Takes dining & service to another level. I can't wait for another visit to Melbourne & the Flower Drum Restaurant.

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Thank Louise K
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the high standing dishes served at The Flower Drum. To absolutely try the steam Abalones, wontons, etc - all this just right for the connoisseurs' palates.

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Thank Khamsay97
Gippsland, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely attentive staff. I am unable to have prawns and had noted that when we booked. As soon as our waiter brought over the menus he discussed options that I could have and what could be changed to suit. Nothing was to much trouble. All the staff we found we extremely attentive with out being intrusive. Quite extensive wine and... More 

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Thank nolygirl
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating at the flower drum for over 15 years and have never had a bad meal.. For anyone looking for a great Chinese Meal the Flower drum is the place..

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Thank Karl T
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love The Flower Drum for a special occasion, fantastic menu and an amazing wine list...the service is impecuble 💜💜💜

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been here in 13 years as I don't live nearby but my mum and I popped in before we went to see singin in the rain. We had a beautiful lunch experience. We ordered the Peking duck which never disappoints as well as an assortment of dumplings. It was all delicious. We were greeted and looked after by... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of the food and service matched to make it a dining treat and fabulous experience. We were so well looked after...just can't fault it. Highly recommend.

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Thank Sally G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have ticked a long over due box by having the pleasure of dining at the Flower Drum in Melbourne. I have read numerous reviews all stating the excellence and quality of the food its presentation and the service. I have to say your experience starts, by being welcomed inside the entrance door and being ushered to the lift and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 03-9662-3655

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.