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Flower Drum

9.6/10
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17 Market Lane, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $145

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In China, a flower drum is known as a traditional dance famous for its beauty and elegance. In Melbourne, it is a Chinese restaurant that displays the same elements of refinement and delicacy through our concept of fine dining Cantonese cuisine and dedicated service. Flower drum, the restaurant, is a place that believes in combining great food, fine wine and impeccable service for a unique dining experience each and every time.

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.

Meet the Chef

Executive Chef Anthony Lui is a firm believer in quality. Thus, fresh ingredients are purchased daily from the market and featured as seasonal or daily specials in the restaurant. Anthony and his team are constantly creating new dishes that have impressed critics and customers alike. Staff at the Flower Drum believe in intimacy so if you are willing, it would be but their greatest pleasure to create a unique and special menu just for you.

Restaurant menu

Chef Anthony Lui
  • Average price $145
Seafood soup dumpling
$22
Large dumpling of handpicked mud crab, scallop, prawns, woodear mushroom and bamboo shoots in superior chicken broth
Mud crab siu lung bao
$10
Scallop siu mai (each)
$5.5

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Peking duck
King Prawns
Peking duck
Truffle fried rice
Banana Fritters

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Reviews

9.6/10
Excellent908 reviews
9.7/10

Food

9.8/10

Service

9.3/10

Ambience

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  • Simone D.

    19 April 20221 review

    10/10

    Experience is amazing Staff exceptional, food was fabulous

  • Jessica W.

    13 March 20221 review

    10/10
  • Helen L.

    9 March 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Fresh and delicious Chinese food, friendly staff, will be back soon.

  • Federica i.

    26 February 202218 reviews

    10/10

    Great food. Great value. Great hospitality. Serving us was Barney, who was amazing and attentive.

  • Kelsey T.

    14 February 20221 review

    10/10

    I had such a great first time at Flower Drum. I loved everything from service to food. Thank you for such a great day! My partner had a fantastic birthday. Lychee martini is a must try!

  • Linda Y.

    8 February 20221 review

    10/10
  • John C.
    John C.

    7 February 202274 reviews

    10/10

    Great service and really friendly staff:-) The food was so delicious????. One of the best Cantonese cuisine in Melbourne!!!

  • Michael C.

    26 January 20225 reviews

    8.5/10
  • Yoong C.
    Yoong C.

    24 January 202297 reviews

    10/10
  • Sylvie M.

    11 January 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Food and service is always second to none. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Sally Wu

    24 December 20218 reviews

    10/10

    Brand new renovation with a front bar. Looks amazing! Service and food are always first class. Staff are all excellent and Barry is always exceptional. Will keep coming here forever!

  • Thai L.

    23 December 20211 review

    9/10
  • Gavin S.
    Gavin S.

    21 December 20211 review

    8.5/10

    It is many years since I went to the Flower Drum. The decor is old and tired and it needs a complete makeover.

  • CK L.
    CK L.

    12 December 202122 reviews

    10/10

    Flower Drum is always superb with the food. The Peking Duck and beef were cooked to perfection. The service is impeccable and there is a fantastic ambiance.

  • Mark C.

    11 December 20214 reviews

    10/10

    If you are looking for the best Chinese food in Melbourne with the wine list and service to match then the Flower Drum is the place simply outstanding.

  • Jamie P.

    9 December 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Richard S.

    8 December 20215 reviews

    9/10

    Great service - very well staffed with helpful and attentive people. Generous portion sizes. Good quality food and drinks. Appropriate timing for courses. Highly recommended!

  • Greg W.

    7 December 20211 review

    10/10

    This place is always as good as you can get. It is quite unique, delicious food and outstanding service. Never miss a visit when we are in Melboune.

  • Lyn G.

    6 December 20211 review

    10/10

    Wonderful service by Kenneth. The food was delicious. Will definitely be coming back.

  • Sophie A.

    6 December 20212 reviews

    10/10

    The food and service were exceptional . Have been here for lunch numerous times and it never disappoints. The food and wine selection is extensive and caters for everyone's needs.

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How to get to the restaurant

17 Market Lane, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

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.

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