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Ants Bistro

Melbourne CBDChinese$$$$
Excellent
5.3/6
61 Reviews

About Ants Bistro

Serving authentic Chinese cuisine in a sophisticated environment, Ants Bistro invites you stop by for dim sum, seafood, stir-fried delights or whatever it is you’ve got a hankering for. Found on Corrs Lane in Melbourne’s CBD, Ants Bistro is conveniently located just moments from Melbourne Central station, numerous tram stations and the State Library of Victoria. This Chinatown restaurant features exotic dishes ranging from jellyfish to panfried pork dumplings and salty egg prawns. The vegetarian dishes are fantastic at Ants Bistro – try the fisherman eggplant, the creamy chinese cabbage, the abalone mushroom and veggies or the Shanghai spinach and young bamboo. For dessert, go for the apple spring roll, the pumpkin pastries or the delicious banana fritters. Reserve ahead to secure a table!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Address

Ants Bistro
7 Corrs Lane, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne 3000

Menu Highlights

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Entrées

San Choi Bao (2pcs)

A$8.80

Roast Lamb Mongolian

A$8.80

Deep Fried Shallot Shrimps

A$8.80
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Meat

Fried Spares Ribs

A$17.80

Lamb Fillet Mongolian Sauce

A$19.80

Tender of Beef

A$22.80
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Seafood

Fisherman Scallops

A$22.80

Kung Po Prawns

A$22.80

Seafood Combination

A$26.80
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Desserts

Banana or Pineapple Fritters

A$5.80

Red Bean Pancake

A$6.80

Fried Almond Jelly (5pcs)

A$6.80
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More about Ants Bistro, Melbourne CBD

The culture of Melbourne’s gastronomy scene is up there with the best in the world, and there’s a very good reason why this eclectic city is the food and culture capital of Australia. Within the iconic Melbourne CBD are a plethora of exciting and vibrant laneways complete with secret bars and hidden eateries that only locals in the know are even aware of. One such eatery, Ants Bistro serves up mouthwatering Chinese cuisine, and is tucked away in one the best laneways in the city, Corrs Lane. You’ll find all your favourite classics, like honey chicken and crispy fried egg noodles, and it’s the ideal spot for popping in for dim sums and beers with friends before a night on the town.

Ants Bistro is brimming with authentic Chinese dishes ranging from salt and pepper barramundi, black bean chilli beef, coriander shredded pork and truly delicious sweet vinegar spare ribs, that will truly leave your tastebuds floating. But Ants Bistro in Melbourne’s CBD doesn’t just cater to the carnivorously inclined, and their vegetarian dishes are also fantastic – try the fisherman eggplant, the creamy chinese cabbage, the abalone mushroom and veggies or the Shanghai spinach and young bamboo. For dessert, go for the apple spring roll, the pumpkin pastries or the delicious banana fritters. You’ll find Ants Bistro in the heart of Melbourne, so book ahead and reserve a table!

61 Ants Bistro Reviews

Excellent
5.3/6
61 Reviews
Service:Great
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Good value
"Excellent"6/6
Kate D.25 days ago · 0 reviews

We booked a table for 12 for an early, pre-show meal. The food was excellent with prompt, but not crowded service to table. Will return.

"Excellent"6/6
Murray F.a month ago · 0 reviews

Very friendly, delicious food. The owners are lovely, the food is very affordable and you can bring your own wine. Thanks for a great night!

"Excellent"6/6
Bee S.a month ago · 0 reviews

This is my first time using Quandoo service. Booking is quick and easy, no troubles at all, love it so much! The staff at the restaurant was well informed of the booking and he service was friendly :)

"Excellent"6/6
Samantha M.2 months ago · 0 reviews

Was here for friend’s bday dinner..Food was great and service was superb. All the food were delicious and yum. We Will definitely be back again!

"Great"5/6
Peter M.8 months ago · 0 reviews

The food at Ants Bistro was very good. We had the Roast Duck,BBQ Pork,Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce, and Special Fried Rice. The only thing we found was the rice and BBQ Pork came out barely warm. The skin on the duck was so crispy and the meat very tender. It was delicious with the Hoi Sin sauce. The service from the staff was excellent. We were there for Fathers Day lunch and were the first people in,so it was nice and quiet. The décor is nothing special and is looking tired. New tables and chairs wouldn't go astray. Overall,we thought it was very good and we would go back again.

"Excellent"6/6
Peter S.2 years ago · 0 reviews

I live in Spring St, and often go with friends to Ants. This is the first time I made the booking via Quandoo, as my friends usually do the booking. I am always amazed at the wide range of food available, at very reasonable prices. As it is ByO it enables us to spend more on food! And of course the service and friendliness of the staff is better than any other restaurant in China Town. And that includes the high price ones we sometimes visit. Rest assured that we will be back! Peter

"Excellent"6/6
Caroline M.2 years ago · 0 reviews

Great restaurant they were very patient as one of our guests was caught in footy traffic so was an hour late. The food comes really quickly and I cannot speak highly enough of the Minister Chicken and the salt and pepper tofu easily my fave dishes. Easily the best restaurant in China Town and very reasonably priced. The only downside is the toilets but they are clean and functional but do need bit of an upgrade....

"Excellent"6/6
Alex P.2 years ago · 0 reviews

Ants always delivers. The food is exceptional and the service is fantastic. We have tried many other Asian restaurants and we always compare it back to Ants and they just don't stack up. We are now regulars at Ants and recommend it to anyone. Minister chicken is unbelievable! Spicy, sweet, sour, fiery, it so unique that I have not been able to find anything similar anywhere! It keeps us coming back for more!

"Excellent"6/6
George D.3 months ago · 0 reviews

Ants Bostro was everything we could have wanted. The people were friendly, the service was fantastic with attention to any of our requests. The food was everything we could hoped for, it was clean, fresh and very tasty. We were a party of 5. We had Prawn Dumplings, Scallop Dumplings, and Pork Dumplings. We then had mains - Steamed Fish with Chilli, Tea Leaf Smoked Duck and Fish in Hot Pot. Heavenly!

"Excellent"6/6
Linton S.10 months ago · 0 reviews

Ants Bistro is always good - casual, great food and staff are always attentive and friendly - plus we can enjoy our own fabulous wine.

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