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Oriental Tea House

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378 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9600 4230
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Fresh Asian food in a delightful setting - classy but funky cafe/restaurant. Lunchtime has Yum Cha with many classic and varied dishes or order a la carte. Beer, wine and teas etc all available, service is cheerful and quick. Ideal for business lunches as well as busy shoppers! Very reasonably priced, appears very clean (unlike some in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, very helpful staff, they gave great advise on what to eat, great service, excellent menu

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Barwon Heads, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great spot tucked away in little Collins St. You can just order off the menu of your favourite Yum Cha. And don't forget to order the tea!!

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Thank JJJ1964
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed a very delicious lunch here with a friend. The dumplings were outstanding. If dumplings are your weakness, be sure to come here.

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Hobart
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We did not have a reservation but they were able to seat us. The waiting staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. Would visit again the next time we are in Melbourne.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

How can a waiter forget one persons drink, give two people water and not the other, forget to bring the bill after it was requested. Answer when they are too busy socialising. Good food lessen by Lowe than average service

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Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Warm and inviting, the Oriental Tea House on Little Collins Street offers a great setting for a meal and catch up with friends. The beautiful selection of food is served promptly and will have something for all tastes. The salt and pepper calamari is particularly noteworthy. Make sure you complete the experience with one of the delicious teas avaliable- there... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant looked so inviting from the street..... nice decor, busy, and a lovely table of different teas to try while you waited for a seat. The food came quickly and delighted us with its vibrant colours and freshness! The mixed Asian greens were delicious as were the chilli waygu beef dumplings. For a sweet tooth like me, the egg... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food was delicious and fresh, the waiters were constantly offering plates from their trays. The decor was modern, warm and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The lunch service was quick to cater for the office workers. Great variety of teas to choose from. I would definitely come again.

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Thank louise m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious, great ambience, excellent range of teas and other beverages including alcoholic. Can highly recommend the chilli steamed fish. Let down by average service by waiting staff and hence the 4 star rating instead of 5. Difficult to get attention to order more drinks and food, though staff are very pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 378 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9600 4230

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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