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“Attitude on Lt Burke”

Tea House at Chinatown
Ranked #248 of 4,053 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Perth, Australia
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Attitude on Lt Burke”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Spending a substantial amount of money you would expect better service. I had to ask three times for the menu. The head waiter was full of attitude, never quite felt he was there for us. Did not feel like we were getting value either, food ordinary.
Green vegetables - a few snow peas and a whisper of spinach
Calamari - too salty, small serve too
Rice - not steamy & hot, more like leftover from lunch
Crispy duck was good
Dumplings good also
But overall no interest in going back, there are better places

Visited August 2013
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“Unreal food! Highly recommend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was hoping for a traditional yum cha with the trolleys but my disappointment was completely over ruled by amazement!
The food was incredible and fresh! The flavours were mind blowing and I wish I could fit more in my belly :-) service was great and atmosphere was very welcoming.
Thank tea house for a great experience! Love melbourne!

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service, Exceptional food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

It's more expensive than the average Chinese restaurant but both the food & atmosphere make it well worth while. Baked crab shell is absolutely divine, I've never found anything at another restaurant that even comes close to this one. Eye fillet steak with Szechuan sauce, and Peking Duck are both fantastic. The best thing about the duck is you can order however many pieces you feel like, rather than be forced into ordering half or even a whole duck. Steamed barramundi in spring onion & ginger and crystal prawns are other winning dishes.

  • Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great food experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

My partner and I visited Tea House on Saturday last and WOW!! I'd not ventured into Chinatown for many years and I'm so glad we did. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Whilst the cost was higher than a suburban restaurant, which was expected, I could not find any fault whatsoever. The honey pepper beef was a stand out from a banquet which had many highlights. I cannot wait to return to this restaurant in the near future.

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just love the fluffy lobster omelet.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a great restaurant, although it lacks a wee bit of ambience. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Price is more than reasonable.

Visited July 2012
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