Flower Drum


Average price $145

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $145
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  • American express Welcome
Seafood soup dumpling
Mud crab siu lung bao
Scallop siu mai (each)
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 792 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Tony Z.
    Tony Z.
    • one review


  2. Meredith W.
    Meredith W.
    • one review

    As always, the Flower Drum didn’t disappoint. The food was exceptional and the waiters were polite, attentive and thorough without being intrusive. Dessert options have improved a lot. Love it every time we go.

  3. gary m.
    gary m.
    • one review

    One of the great restaurants of the world. Always a very special experience. Fabulous food and service that is so good it sometimes seems invisble. A model for all others.

  4. Adela D.
    Adela D.
    • 2 reviews

    We haven’t been for a while but there was no disappointment. The food was good, the staff friendly. Now if only they would open up another restaurant in Sydney.....

  5. Jessica Z.
    Jessica Z.
    • one review

    This restaurant was a brilliant welcome back to post covid lock down. We had the set menu which was delightful, peaking duck is a must. And the service and overall experience was superb

  6. Rodney M.
    Rodney M.
    • one review

    Amazing food including the best Peking duck I've had anywhere and the Wagyu beef was devine. Staff were all very friendly and attentive. Lived up to all expectations.

  7. Vicky P.
    Vicky P.
    • 2 reviews

    This was our first visit to the Flower Drum. We were welcomed at the door and taken to our table. The waiters were very helpful. The food was amazing especially the stuffed garfish which is something I would have never ordered. Our only criticism works be that the wines are very pricey but otherwise we rate it 10 out of 10. We will definitely be coming back next time we are visiting Melbourne!

  8. Denise T.
    Denise T.
    • one review

    The good and service was excellent. We had a wonderful time. Shout out to the attentive staff who made sure that we were ok and recommended dishes when we were a bit stuck.

  9. Lawrie C.
    Lawrie C.
    • 2 reviews

    It’s no wonder these people have such great ratings and have been at the top of their game for so many years. It was faultless all the way. I would recommend the banquet.

  10. Patricia N.
    Patricia N.
    • 6 reviews

    The seafood dishes are fantastic as they don't overcook the food and not use msg.

  11. Ferry R.
    Ferry R.
    • one review

    Excellent service. Good menu selections. Fresh ingredients. Black Angus steak and roast squab are the standout dishes. King George Whiting very good too.

  12. Mark C.
    Mark C.
    • 3 reviews

    Fantastic restaurant with sophisticated food a great wine list and highly attentive staff, highly recommended if you love Chinese cuisine..

  13. Ryan K.
    Ryan K.
    • 7 reviews

    Service was friendly and attentive. Food presentation and quality is good. Authentic and tasty Cantonese food

  14. Barbara C.
    Barbara C.
    • 2 reviews

    We have enjoyed eating at the Flower Drum for 30 years and never tire of the food, the service and the wonderful staff. We look forwrda to our next visit.

  15. Helen R.
    Helen R.
    • 73 reviews

    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.

  16. Catherine B.
    Catherine B.
    • one review

    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.

  17. Richard B.
    Richard B.
    • 10 reviews

    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!

  18. Mark A.
    Mark A.
    • one review

    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

  19. Mike S.
    Mike S.
    • one review

    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!

  20. Ally B.
    Ally B.
    • one review

    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.

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Opening time


Monday to Saturday: 12noon to 3:00pm


Monday to Sunday: 6:00pm to 11:00pm

* Temporarily, while capacity restrictions are in place, dinner service will be two seatings:

6:00pm until 7:30pm

8:00pm until closing

How to get to the restaurant

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

Directions to get there


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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