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Flower Drum

Average price $145
9.4/10
776 reviews

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  • Average price $145 Special request
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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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.4/10
based on 776 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Rodney M.
    Rodney M.
    • one review
    9/10

    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.

  2. Vicky P.
    Vicky P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    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!

  3. Denise T.
    Denise T.
    • one review
    10/10

    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.

  4. Lawrie C.
    Lawrie C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    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.

  5. Patricia N.
    Patricia N.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

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

  6. Ferry R.
    Ferry R.
    • one review
    10/10

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

  7. Mark C.
    Mark C.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

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

  8. Ryan K.
    Ryan K.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

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

  9. Barbara C.
    Barbara C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    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.

  10. Dr. Helen R.
    Dr. Helen R.
    • 73 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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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

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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