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Lau's Family Kitchen

4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
8598 9880
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boring food, clearly great produce used, but a very ordinary meal. Attentive service but not worth the price overall.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a group of friends while visiting Melbourne. The food was very good but I felt the portions were small for the large priced. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Despite the food being well above average quality I still felt...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little restaurant that my husband and I visited in our wedding anniversary. Service was good. They are able to do some meals gluten and dairy free. The meals were very tasty but were a bit pricey for what they were.

Thank Heather G
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Lau’s is a St Kilda gem! It’s been one of my favourite restaurants for years! I usually celebrate my birthday here every year I love it soo much!

Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

hi everyone last Friday my auntie collapsed during lunch suffering a stroke and heart attack. your wonderful staff resusitated her in the floor of the restaurant and held her close until the ambulance arrived. sadly she passed away the next day but i wanted to...More

Thank petehowden
Reviewed April 21, 2018

The food was exceptional, the service was attentive, friendly and professional the cost of the meal was a little high We ordered chicken and lamb spring rolls - The lamb spring rolls especially were like eating beautifully Moroccan lamb in a crispy wrapper We also...More

Thank Con P
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Lau's continues to deliver the iconic Cantonese fare we all knew and remember from decades ago - with a modern twist. Gilbert Lau and family are the foundations of original Melbourne fine dining long before the array of asian fusion eats arrived and while the...More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Just been to Lau’s Kitchen today for my 70th Birthday. Been here many times and the food is still great quality. Whether it be dumplings, Patagonian Toothfish, great rice, fillet steak and whitebait omelette (yum). AND Gilbert Lau is still there. Undoubtably one of the...More

Thank Graeme_10
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

$5 for a bowl of rice is practically daylight robbery! With boiled stir-fried vegetables costing $26 a plate (they didn't even use salt for seasoning!), nothing on the menu justifies the hefty price for dishes here. Service was slow, would've given this 1 star if...More

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Went with friends for dinner, unfortunately we were very disappointed with this restaurant. Beautifully prepared food, very expensive, and very bland. For the prices charged one would think this place could afford decent air conditioning or at the least some ceiling fans. Wait staff were...More

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Jade M
April 11, 2018|
Response from Neil P | Reviewed this property |
Jade To be truthful I can't recall, but Visa - Yes. Unfortunately Amex still has that 'stigma' and for whatever reason is not widely accepted. And neither can I recall Lau's being listed in the periodic updates sent to... More
Lee T
April 8, 2015|
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Response from Annette C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. However, they are very friendly and professional and I'm sure gluten-free is not an uncommon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: 8598 9880
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