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Lau's Family Kitchen

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4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
8598 9880
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Red Hill, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perhaps not as good as previous visits although as the second sitting things might have run out in the kitchen .We asked to be fed by our waiter as previously this has worked extra well. The food is wonderfully simple, fresh and really clean but the spread and generosity of this visit was not quite as good as in the... More 

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Thank Bogwog68
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and top quality produce and dishes It costs but you get to experience a better level of Chinese food

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Thank SALJU52
crowland, lincolnshire, uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is what a good Chinese food restaurant should be like. Staff with a smile and a great sense of humour, treating the one member of our group who is gluten free like a welcome guest, not an inconvenience as is so often the case. We ordered as a group and for each dish either it was clear that no... More 

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Thank mozart21
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do yourself s favour, go somewhere else. Over zealous waiting staff and extremely high prices and a sense of desperation kill this, possibly good cafe. Not in the restaurant league. The food, what there is of it is ok but, it's food court, not worth $60 for an entree.

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Thank Hungry123456789
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Have visited a few times now and highly recommend it. The food and service are fantastic. Not a place you would just walk by so look it up and go there! Family was or are part of the Flowerdrum and it's easy to tell when you dine here

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Thank tony g
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem in acland st st kilda if ur familiar with Gilbert lau ex flower drum. Well the young laus have excelled with mouth watering dishes in relaxed modern surroundings its only a small place but what it lacks in space it adds in flavours😋 a must are the lamb spring rolls and the whitting fillets . Good food... More 

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Thank Phillip Z
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We haven't been here for quite a while as we are starved for choice in Melbourne. But our visit this time reinforced why this restaurant is such a stand out. The Lau family really know their stuff. The food the excellent service make coming here a joy. I can highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank JonNewport
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I liked the food but it seemed expensive for what it was. We ate vegetarian food which is not the speciality. Staff were very helpful in what to order. Don't bother with desert.

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Thank Fallowtraveller
Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Good food (although not considered cheap). Staff pretty helpful and were pretty friendly. Worth eating here and we would come back.

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Thank Brett O
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Having been a customer of Gilbert's in Little Bourke St before he opened the Flower Drum I am delighted that his family have maintained his commitment to fine Chinese fine food at Lau's Family Kitchen. The understated restaurant is situated in a convenient location in St Kilda, the decor is understated and the service is excellent. The menu is adequate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?