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“Amazing”
Review of Flower Drum

Flower Drum
Ranked #32 of 4,065 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Amazing epicurean experience.The total package incredible , service quality ingredients, sublime service, a very special night. If you want an inexpensive night bypass the wine -list.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Elegant with gracious service”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Went to Flower Drum last week with a girlfriend, had heard so much about it. It lived up to its reputation of being a very elegant restaurant, with gracious and attentive but not obtrusive service. Yes you pay for this, and the portions are small, but really they are very adequate considering the rich flavour of the dishes. One gentlement pointed out that the food was like being transferred 20 years, but you have to appreciate it is and doesn't pretend to be anything but a very traditional cantonese restaurant.

We had 2 course lunch special, $40 per person, plus we added on an additional dish, and I have to agree the wine is very xxxxx. They brought the dishes out one at a time, and ensured you had enough time to savour the dishes and talk. The tables were also very very well spaced, so you couldn't even hear a whisper from other tables.

  • Visited April 2013
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south australia
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144 restaurant reviews
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“Marvellous Theatre and not to be missed.”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

The whole Flower Drum experience is sensational. Every time we are in Melbourne we have a night here. It may appear expensive, but the food, service etc is amazing. We had a waiter called Tommy who was exceptional and very funny. WQine is quite expensive, but the whole experience is worth every penny.

Visited April 2013
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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“Living in the past”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

After hearing so much about the flower drum I was excited to have made a booking and to experience cantanese cuisine at its best .... well I was disappointed to say the least service was excellent but they were well rehearsed robot no feeling and no personality. The food was like being transferred back 20 years no presentation at all ...nil univiting and obviously the management dont adhere to the basic rules of dining look , smell and taste.There are many up and coming restaurants that have got the balance right for a 1/3 of the price .Nice but would never return or recommend 1970s style chinese .

  • Visited May 2012
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sorrento
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“Over rated. Over priced.”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

The service is great. The food is good, but doesn't live up to the hype.
4 diners with (all expensive) wine = $650.
Over rated & over priced.

  • Visited April 2013
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