Flower Drum

Average price $145
694 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 694 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Betsy L.
    • one review

    Good service and decor

  2. A A.
    • 255 reviews

    Five star fantastic evening

  3. Tracy R.
    • 5 reviews

    Amazing food and service, would definitely return. Only reason we didn’t give a 10 is that he decor is starting to look a title tired, but hey, that might be part of the charm in the end!

  4. Maria Regina Angeles S.
    • 3 reviews

    I loved everything about Flower Drum. The ambiance, the service staff, the food - everything! It's a gem in Melbourne. I haven't had Chinese food that I would say I fell in love with. My favorites here were the Chinkiang Pork Chops and Roast Duck in Lotus Leaf Fried Rice! Special mention to the Mud Crab Siu Lung Bao too. My love and I will definitely come back. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

  5. Kevin C.
    • 4 reviews

    The best Chinese restaurant in Australia

  6. Daniel V.
    • one review

    I cannot fault anything at Flower Drum. The service was amazing and the food superb. Regarding the service, most top end restaurants could learn something at Flower Drum! This is still the best Chinese restaurant in Australia.

  7. Liza H.
    • 6 reviews

    A special occasion restaurant with fine service that ensures an enjoyable evening of fine dining. Each dish was presented in an entertaining fashion and didn’t disappoint.

  8. Osmond G.
    • one review

    Food was great. Subtle and delicate flavours, with high quality ingredients. It is quite the departure from the normal fare. Just tasting the condiments, you can tell they care about the little things. The kitchen definitely know what they're doing. The service was great, almost too attentive. And their team dynamic looked pretty good as well (several waitstaff congregate in side tables to coordinate drinks and prep Peking duck). It does seem like the staff are more used to high rollers who order without looking at prices. And while I appreciate the enthusiasm, they could dial it down a bit and actually listen. We were a party of two who ordered the banquet for each. For extra orders, they seemed to run on auto-pilot that we'd want 2 of each. We ended up with an extra serve of something we didn't order. Lastly, the venue was stunning and would definitely leave a lasting impression for guests. Definitely worth coming back to for special occasions.

  9. Trenet C.
    • one review

    The staff were all so lovely and attentive. We could not fault the service and dining experience. An extra special anniversary dessert plate was brought out for us which made us feel so special. Thank you

  10. A A.
    • 283 reviews

    From beginning to end it was awesome.

  11. A A.
    • 269 reviews

    The staff were very professional, attentive and friendly. Food was scrumptious and well presented. Also made the birthday person feel special when found out it was her birthday. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you want to have a great dining experience and excellent food.

  12. A A.
    • 269 reviews

    Good to see Mr Barney again and his service and attention remains absolutely top class! Dou Jei!

  13. Donna B.
    • 9 reviews

    Wonderfully attentive staff - looking forward to returning.

  14. A A.
    • 281 reviews

    Iconic Melbourne Chinese restaurant..a must do! At least once...but I recommend regularly if you looking for amazing Chinese food.

  15. Simon B.
    • 2 reviews

    There are no words. This venue blew me away. I cannot remember the last time I had such amazing customer service in Australia. These guys have totally nailed it. And because of that, I will spread the word and be sure to return again.

  16. A A.
    • 270 reviews

    Superb service, never waiting too long nor never rushed. Even taught my young son how to use chops sticks properly. Food was fantastic and was very enjoyable evening all round.

  17. Heather W.
    • one review

    We celebrated a very special family lunch at the Flower Drum. The service was amazing, the food was amazing, we loved sitting at a round table where our group could have inclusive conversations in an atmosphere that was just lovely. Thank you Flower Drum.

  18. A A.
    • 255 reviews

    The best Chinese in Melbourne

  19. A A.
    • 284 reviews

    Disappointing experience with service. Charged for a drink we didn't have. Realised after, that they had missed serving us a course from the banquet menu. Having said this - the food that we had was superb.

  20. Brian F.
    • one review

    Stunning fresh food and top class service attention to detail.......all staff working as a team..very pleasant dining experience

More information

How to get to the restaurant

17 Market Lane, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

The complete Cantonese package..

In China, 'Flower Drum' is known as a traditional dance famous for its beauty and elegance. In Melbourne, it’s a similar story. ‘Flower Drum’ is a Chinese restaurant that displays the same elements of refinement and delicacy through their concept of fine dining Cantonese cuisine and dedicated service. Put simply, it’s a complete Cantonese package: the service is second to none, the food - well it’s outstanding and the classical dining room is thick with a ripe sense of occasion. Enjoy Cantonese classics such as duck wontons or fall-apart honey-braised pork ribs that come with two essential accompaniments – rice and a finger bowl. Native produce shines in dishes such as stir-fried pearl meat and the luscious, complex wallaby tail soup with wolfberries and yam, while the heavy-hitting wine list drips with prestige. Restaurants come - and some of them go, but none play exactly the same role as this one does.

Best dish: fall-apart honey-braised pork ribs


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