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Flower Drum

17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 3655
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First, if you’re going to talk about the price of the wine or the bill, this isn’t a place for you. If you want incredible Chinese food with white glove service and great personal touch, welcome to your new spot. We had an epic 6...More

Thank Seaurchineceviche
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for lunch here a couple of days ago (had only ever been for dinner before). The restaurant was fairly full but a lot quieter and more relaxed than on a busy night - it was lovely. The food was fantastic as always, they...More

Thank jenni-graps
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don’t dine much around Melbourne but when you got the chance to be invited to a dinner date, it is indeed a chance to try. As a food lover, i could say that they really have the best Chinese cuisine. The peking duck is...More

Thank jeckli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had dinner in the Flower Drum’s private room. It was a meal to remember but then again... the Flower Drum always delivers on that score. Food was perfect and every mouthful reminded us why we love this place so much. Its just so reliably...More

Thank draeliza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Flower Drum is justifiably a Melbourne icon. High end Cantonese dining in the Melbourne CBD, the restaurant has been serving impressive Asian cuisine for decades now. Tonight my wife and I attended for her birthday dinner. I had booked some weeks ahead. We arrived...More

Thank junde01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still one of the best!!! My top 5 DEFINITELY!!! Food, service, banter! Always a memorable experience! Thank you!!

Thank Leo Miguel E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was world-class. I have a shellfish allergy and the head server confirmed this allergy, created a personalized tasting menu for me and then confirmed each dish was shellfish-free upon arrival. The foot was also world-class. The peking duck was PERFECT. The beef was...More

Thank Derrick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My third time dining at Flower Drum and unfortunately not as enjoyable as previous visits. The food just didn't seem as good as it was last year when I dined here. The service is still exceptional and incredibly attentive however, for the price, I'm not...More

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The final frontier in fine Cantonese dining and service. Came for lunch as couldnt be bothered with saturday night crowds. No wonder it’s the celebrities favourite. Parking no issue just use Wilson 100m away in Bourke street Then a 2 minute walk to market Lane....More

1  Thank WAYNE T
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Flower Drum has lead the field consistently in Melbourne as just the finest Chinese Silver Service Restaurant. Our favourite Asian restaurant in Australia!

Thank Don_Judie
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
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Response from Alfrado10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we got them all, simply sat down and was dish the most amazing food! enjoy
October 19, 2016|
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Response from MariGT | Reviewed this property |
unsure - I don't think so
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Response from dianne c | Reviewed this property |
the flower drum is a wonderful restaurant with fabulous food not a motel or hotel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 3655
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