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Flower Drum

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17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 3655
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food, a great wine list and knowledgeable staff who provide great but not intrusive service.

Thank Geofffk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place for delicious food. Waiters are very well trained. All food prepared very professionally. Highly recommended place.

Thank Saulius K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service here is impressive if you like that sort of thing or for a special occasion. I found it over the top to have even the shared plates portioned out for us and before the plates were placed before us, rather than being able...More

1  Thank moretosee2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for celebratory dinner. Outstanding service, food excellent, extensive wine list but Not cheap. Go for special occasion.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d never been here but had always wanted to come to this well known Melbourne icon. It’s an extraordinary experience with the food and service hitting very lofty heights. We had the six course banquet and found every dish absolutely superb. The service hit incredible...More

Thank TwoSheds57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second visit and found our return visit equally fulfilling. Front of house were their usual quality of fuss. The food was again amazing and delivered with the normal pomp and pageantry setting the taste buds buzzing

1  Thank Alfrado10
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A Melbourne institution and an absolute highlight for any food lovers trip to the city. High end delicious Chinese dishes for the connoisseurs. Not the lowest price but here you definitely get the quality you pay for and it’s so worth it. If you love...More

Thank Hinanospider
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been here for almost 10 years but it was like I was here yesterday. Great menu and the food delivered was equal to the task. Very good service from the staff. It’s great to see traditions continue.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We returned to the Flower Drum for another special birthday celebration with our family in the private dining room. The food was exceptional and we enjoyed baked crab shell, quail sang choi bao, Peking duck, sauté seafood with ginger and eye fillet with matched wines....More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Couldn't be better. Amazing food service and wine list. I would love to eat here every week till I did. There is a four course tasting menu that they will adjust for your issues.

Thank Greg S
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Questions & Answers
15 April 2018|
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Response from CrispinN_11 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we didn't choose a set banquet, instead we chose individual dishes which were very good if a little expensive.
20 October 2016|
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Response from MariGT | Reviewed this property |
unsure - I don't think so
Catherine T
16 February 2015|
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Response from dianne c | Reviewed this property |
the flower drum is a wonderful restaurant with fabulous food not a motel or hotel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 3655
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