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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, Gluten Free Options
17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip. It’s like China but only closer. Food trolleys galore, unrecognisable foods. Put your Harrison Ford Hat on and jump in.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited Melbourne to watch Brazil v Argentina at the MCG. My teenage grandson said if I had to chose one special Melbourne restaurant where would we go? The choice was Flower Drum. He wore his new (first) suit and tie and we all dressed...More

Thank abimax8
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Top Class Restaurant. Beautiful food, beautifully presented and Friendly staff. Will be back to try more stuff !!!

Thank iluvfreedoom
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Flower Drum for years, and went there with our family on Friday night 11 of us in total. From the moment we arrived we were treated as part of the FD family, Anthony and his staff are exceptional and the...More

Thank mariamdc2016
Reviewed June 5, 2017

We have been going to the Flowwer Drum for years especially since they started having their weekday lunchtime specials. The quality of the food and service was, as it usually is, excellent. It costs a little more, but not that much, but its lovely even...More

Thank Lucien Z
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Managed to get a table without a booking! Staff were very helpful on what to order with regard to quantity. Tried the pearl meat which was a little disappointing but at least have tasted it. The duck and beef were both superb. It is a...More

Thank Macandree
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here since 1999 and it has never disappointed. The food is exquisite and the service flawless. The extensive menu has many surprises and every dish is made to perfection. Definitely a place to add to your favorites list.

Thank landrtoorak
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

I had heard so many positive reviews about this place and our first visit recently certainly my did not disappoint! Service was impeccable and the food was spectacular. My taste buds were dancing with delight after dining here. We had the 6 course banquet with...More

Thank Lovelifexox
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We have been going to Flower Drum intermittently since 1978. The food was superb then and it still is now. We went to Flower Drum last week and noticed a few changes. The menu is now huge as there have been many more dishes added...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

We had the degustation and the wait staff kindly let us change our dishes so we didn't get exactly the same thing, on top of that they split our dishes in half so we could try some each so what was a 6 course degustation...More

1  Thank bernieobrien1
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 MariGT | Reviewed this property |
unsure - I don't think so
Catherine T
February 15, 2015|
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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, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +61 3 9662 3655
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