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The best food and service in Melbourne love love love
Great service and beautiful food. We definitely Will be back
First class food and service. Interesting wine selection. "Well worth the price of admission"
Very attentive staff and the best Peking duck we have had since our visit to China and Hong Kong
Nice ambience, tables nicely spaced from each other. Reception and staff service very friendly, attentive without being over bearing. Good first impressions. Menu was extensive enough, and what made me go to try this restaurant me was the Sichuan Tea Smoked duck which is one of my top favourite dish that I have enjoyed every time I had it while working & living in China for almost 30 years. This dish at Bamboo House was exactly spot on, in taste and texture, accompanied by generous number of freshly steamed buns to go with it. The other dish that was also a standout was the entree of Shanghai style smoked fish. Again spot on as one would find in Shanghai. Our (2 of us) third course was braised mushroom w crab meat. While this was also delicately done, I had expected a variety of mushrooms but instead only button mushrooms, and not enough of crab meat (I think it was canned crab meat). It was tasty enough but paled in comparison to the first two abovementioned dishes. Prices were a bit steep but for the overall experience and quality & taste of dishes that are not normally offered in most places, it’s worth to go for that special occasion. For the 3 course meal with tea and rice, the bill came to $99.
Bamboo House has to be one of the best Chinese Restaurants in Melbourne. The food is excellent. We started with Assorted Dim Sum which were delicious, Pekin Duck was excellent, meaty pieces of duck, crispy skin and minimal fat. Sliced beef with shallots was tasty and our friends ordered a combination noodle dish which was okay but not something we would usually order, a little bland for us, but they loved it. My husband tells me the wine was reasonably priced. Service was friendly, quick and waitress helpful. We are looking forward to our next visit to Bamboo House.
I found this restaurant by a google search of 'best dumplings in Melbourne'. When I arrived with my family, the outside of the restaurant didnt blow me away. But when you get inside, its a really lovely restaurant. The BEST PART is the food and the service - I would say its one of the best chinese restaurants in Melbourne, just on food and service! It may not have the flashiness of Silks at Crown, but if you want an amazing chinese meal and world class service - I would highly recommend Bamboo House. We will be back!
This was my second visit to the Bamboo House Restaurant, I found it to be most welcoming, the service was excellent, even though they were extremely busy. The food was amazing with many many choices, and served with adequate time to enjoy each course. I absolutely love the way the waiters memorise your order and bring it to you exactly how you asked. Wine was beautiful and they made sure glass was never empty. The staff were very friendly and explained the various dishes well. Pricing was very good, Will definately be going back.
We chose Bamboo House based on the majority 5 star reviews to celebrate our Mother's birthday. What we thought would be a lovely evening was overshadowed by the deplorable service and attitude of Anne, the MANAGER of the restaurant towards our table. Strike 1 was subtle but noticeable when our order was initially taken by the Manager. Whilst appeared to be friendly and helpful on the surface, had an underlying impatient manner when we were discussing our choice selections. Looking back at her mannerisms and her attitude towards the other patrons on the evening, we felt she was pretentious towards our table. However, we gave her the benefit of the doubt then. Strike 2 - one of the seats was apparently in the path of foot traffic. The occupant of this seat (A) was instructed very rudely and was forcibly removed from her seat to move to the next seat, as if the person seated was a child behaving in an unruly manner. We initially politely refused to move, based on the delivery of the "request". Strike 3 was the ultimate 101 act of what nobody in the service industry should do - throw a tantrum, literally huff puff, walk away, swear at your customers (calling A a c**t in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect - note we happen to be the only table and persons in the restaurants of Chinese ethnicity that evening. There is a presumption that the other patrons would not comprehend her swearing), ignored our table the entire evening with no apology whatsoever. Note, she walked away without completing our order and sent a colleague of hers in her stead. We decided not to walk out on this restaurant as we did want to experience the food here. No issue on the menu and taste but no restaurant is worth their salt if the service is abysmal and unpardonable. We find that this restaurant tends to favour a particular set of customers and if you fall into that category, hurrah to you. There are other chinese restaurants in Melbourne with a better pricing point, taste, ambience and most importantly, service than Bamboo House.
We had a wonderful meal at Bamboo House. The staff were very attentive and enjoyed some banter. Unfortunately we found it a little noisy and having older parents with us it was a little difficult to communicate. But that said we had a great time out at Bamboo House and would go there again.