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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“minced pork” (5 reviews)
“siu mai” (4 reviews)
“poussin” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful evening enjoying fantastic food & service. Book early as this place is very popular.

Thank M K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This largely Cantonese restaurant, run by the family that once owned the famous upmarket Flower Drum, provides a perfect meal. Our waitress knew every dish and guided our not unknowledgeable selves - we lived in Hong Kong for some years - through their menu: a...More

1  Thank ennuu
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Lau's Family Kitchen is much more than your typical suburban Chinese restaurant. It is refined and sophisticated with excellent service. The mood lighting makes the environment romantic and was the perfect place to celebrate my friends birthday. She is fussy and was pleased with the...More

Thank Garry632015
Reviewed 7 September 2017

from start to finish this restaurant is always Fantastic , the food is always perfect and the ambiance and service is personable but not over whelming , I can not wait to go again soon

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The food and the service were excellent but the wine was very pricey. I recommend a booking as the place is very busy and you may not get a table if you do not book.

Thank Gay B
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Always very fresh ingredients, great service and friendly faces. Never been disappointed. Dont wait, just try it for yourself.

Thank Clinton M
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The food and service are excellent, but prices are very high - 6 prawns were $56. The only dish which was disappointing was the crab omelette - it was scrambled eggs with not much flavour and cost $34.50. There are not many options for vegetarians....More

Thank Shaitarna S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Thank you Mr.Lau and Family for allowing us to come into you family home. The food was cooked to perfection,the vegetarian dumplings were fresh and melted in your mouth, the prawns were to die for. We recommend this family kitchen to everyone - give it...More

Thank Suzanna K
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great Chinese food, highly recommend this place. Service was spot on. We shared an eye fillet steak which was sliced and done in a sauce...soooo tender!

Thank Sharrelle100
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We went as two couples, trying to avoid the "I'm having the duck, what are you having?" situation, we asked that the mains and entrees be served as shared meals. The waiter, a lovely friendly person was not just willing, but enthusiastic about helping. So...More

Thank John C
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Lee T
9 April 2015|
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Response from Annette C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. However, they are very friendly and professional and I'm sure gluten-free is not an uncommon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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