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Flower Drum

Average price $145
9.2/10
762 reviews

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Average price $145 Special request

The chef recommends...

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

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.2/10
based on 762 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Dr. Helen R.
    Dr. Helen R.
    • 71 reviews
    10/10

    Absolute perfection! We had our sons 21st Birthday dinner at this restaurant and everything exceptional! Food was so incredibly amazing, service of superior standard, staff so welcoming, attentive and experienced! Thank you to the chefs and staff particularly to Barney and Ray for making our family celebration a memorable one.

  2. Catherine B.
    Catherine B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Flower drum is a Melbourne icon for a reason. The food is incredible and the service is second to none. Thank you for a wonderful evening, we loved it and it was a perfect way to spend a Monday night.

  3. Richard B.
    Richard B.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Still the best chinese food in Melbourne and Australia. Excellent service from Barney and the team. we celebrated a special event with the six course chef's selection - food to die for!

  4. Mark A.
    Mark A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Just fantastic but that was what I was expecting as family and friends in the industry rate this restaurant as in the top shelf of this type of food and ambiance

  5. Mike S.
    Mike S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Recommended by people who lived in Melbourne as their favorite restaurant...did not disappoint in any way! Will go down as one of our top ten places we have ever been. The service is top notch and the food was incredibly delicious. We went on Valentine's night and had a 6:30 reservation we left at 10, never felt rushed. All 4 had the special menu and it was the best way to experience the menu...highly recommend!

  6. Ally B.
    Ally B.
    • one review
    10/10

    From the moment you are greeted till you are bid farewell, the staff , the atmosphere, the sevice and above all ,the food combine to make for a very enjoyable and memorable experience, for us once more. Definitely worth a first and return visit 10 years later, The Flower Drum, a Melbourne icon.

  7. Gail W.
    Gail W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Have been to Flowerdrum very occasionally over the last 20 years. Service & food has always been excellent. Continues to be. My thanks to the Staff.

  8. Veronica C.
    Veronica C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Dinner at Flower Drum was amazing From the excellent service to the superb food. Everything was cooked to perfection- everything whst fibe dining should be. Just a lovely dining experience with beautiful friends.

  9. Mel L.
    Mel L.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    delicious food. the servings are very small but the quality of the food is excellent and we were well looked after by then staff, who provided exceptional hospitality

  10. Kerem D.
    Kerem D.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    I like that the staff is very attentive and helpful. The ambience was also a plus for me. The summer tasting menu was ok but the taste of the cuisine was not outstanding, just alright. It is not cheap considering.

  11. Sohail B.
    Sohail B.
    • one review
    9/10

    A restaurant we’ve been meaning to try for some time. The food was very good.. tasty and well portioned. The service was excellent, and the restaurant itself is very nice. A great experience overall.

  12. David M.
    David M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful food and service, pretty expensive, especially when you know the cost of the wines I was hoping for meal that was more conducive for sharing

  13. Mimmo Domenic  P.
    Mimmo Domenic P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    What can I say. Flower Drum you never disappoint. Well done.

  14. Lee-anne R.
    Lee-anne R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was spectacular and could not fault anything about our experience. The short ribs and lamb spring rolls everyone should try they are amazing.

  15. Kim l.
    Kim l.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    great food and service like always

  16. Betsy L.
    Betsy L.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Good service and decor

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    10/10

    Five star fantastic evening

  18. David p.
    David p.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Simply the best Chinese restaurant in Australia

  19. Tracy R.
    Tracy R.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    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!

  20. Maria Regina Angeles S.
    Maria Regina Angeles S.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    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.

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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