Starting from humble beginnings with a vision of bringing quality Cantonese food to the people of Melbourne, Flower Drum in the central business district has now blossomed into a prestigious restaurant, becoming something of a local institution. Winning several awards, this place is a favourite of even the most discerning of Melbourne’s food critics. You’ll find Flower Drum located on busy Market Lane – booking a table at this iconic city centre fine dining restaurant in advance is absolutely essential.
Often hailed as Australia's best Chinese restaurant, since opening its doors forty years ago Flower Drum in Melbourne’s CBD has accumulated itself a loyal fanbase, picking up a whole host of awards along the way. The decor here is simple yet grand, with red carpets and ornate flower arrangements creating a sense of understated glamour, but it’s the food on offer at Flower Drum that really steals the spotlight. Led by esteemed chef Anthony Lui in the kitchen, the kitchen at this internationally acclaimed Melbourne restaurant serves Cantonese classics with a gourmet touch.
You could begin your meal at Flower Drum in the CBD with some dim sum, like the famous seafood soup dumpling, or an appetizer like the jade tiger abalone crispy noodles before moving on to the main affair like Flower Drum’s signature dish, the Peking duck (roast duck wrapped in a pancake with cucumber, spring onion and plum sauce). Widely regarded as one of the country’s top restaurants, a trip to Flower Drum in the city centre is a must for Chinese-cuisine loving foodies. To snag a table at this beloved Melbourne institution on Market Lane, making a reservation beforehand is necessary.