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Melbourne Restaurants

Flower Drum

  • 17 Market La. Map It
  • City Center

Updated 01/15/2014

Fodor's Review

Superb Cantonese cuisine is the hallmark of one of Australia's truly great Chinese restaurants, which is still receiving awards after opening in 1975. The restrained elegance of the decor, deftness of the service, and intelligence of the wine list puts most other restaurants to shame. Those in the know don't order from the menu at all but simply ask the waiter to bring the specials, which often changes between lunch and dinner with the arrival of produce fresh from suppliers;

the Cantonese roast duck is one of the highlights. A delicious finish to the meal is the sweetened double-boiled almond soup.

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Restaurant Information


17 Market La., Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 01/15/2014


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Sep 8, 2008

World Class Resturtant!

I haven't been to another restaurant with such attentive, detailed service. The food is safe, traditional and done well.

By Twei

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Jan 31, 2007

Sadly dissapointing

It was with much anticipation that I entered Flower Drum. The food was good but not great for the price you pay. Unfortunately for Flower Drum fabulous Cantonese cuisine can now be found all around Melbourne at an exceptionally high standard, but without the Flower Drum price tag. The service also was dissapointing, I found it to be stifling borderering on neurotic and not at all elegant. I won't be back.

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