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4.6 /6 Excellent 94 Reviews

I Love Dumplings - Flemington 297

Flemington Chinese $$$ +100
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About I Love Dumplings - Flemington 297

Melbourne diners know what they like when they go out for a feed, and they can tell the difference between authentic fare and an imitation from a mile away. We’re talking Chinese food here, and Melburnians appreciate that the real deal is hard to come by – when they find it, they stick by it – we can assure you that at I Love Dumplings, they’ve found it. The food served up at this Racecourse Road joint in Kensington, close to Flemington Racecourse, is all that one could want from a dumpling shop and more: so book a table now and trot on down.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
I Love Dumplings - Flemington 297, Racecourse Road 297, 3031 Flemington

Further Information

Right in the centre of Kensington, just a few furlongs from the Flemington Racecourse, and a short gallop from Newmarket and Flemington Bridge train stations, there is a Chinese restaurant that can offer a nosebag fit for a champion. I Love Dumplings may not be the biggest stallion in the field, but what they lack in size they make up for in flavour: a lot like their titular specialities, actually. The dumplings are dished up in fields of 6 or 15, and you can fill a sweepstake with the breadth of fillings and cooking styles on offer

The runners and riders on the menu at this Melbourne Cup favourite are a diverse bunch. Fried and steamed, filled with meat, seafood or simply vegetables, I love Dumplings are lengths ahead of the rest of the Chinese restaurant field, and if you jump down to Racecourse Road in Kensington, you’re sure for a great feed. We’d bet the house on it. Stake your claim for a table now.


94 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 94 Reviews
Service: friendly
Noise: average
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
18.09.2017 14:38

helpful, attentive & welcoming staff, great variety of fare available, all came promptly & were all tasty, the only negative was the order the food came to our table with some mains hitting us before all the entree's had been served but that was a minor whinge - all in all, great!

23 reviews so far 6
04.09.2017 23:27

I had one of the most wonderful meals on fathers day. My dad was so please and happy. Thank you quandoo for your support on making my booking over the phone on the weekend and showcasing fantastic venues like this!

1 review so far 6
02.09.2017 08:41

Awesome dumplings!!! A quick dinner and excellent service. Lots of options to choose from. Food bought to the table quickly steaming hot! We will be back.

2 reviews so far 6
31.08.2017 20:23

Food was excellent, we shared pork dumplings, chicken and sweet corn dumplings, and Chinese broccoli, everything was delicious, tasted fresh and came out quickly even though it was a busy Saturday night. The staff were all attentive and quick with their service and always with a big smile!

3 reviews so far 4
09.06.2016 08:59

I dined here with my family a few weeks ago and my experience was different this time. The same fried eggplant dish tasted different -not as good - from the 1st visit. This time it was not as crunchy and tasty as I had it the first time. The waitresses were also not as friendly and helpful as they were on the first visit, despite the fact that it wasn't as busy this time as compared to the last time we went. We wondered about consistency of food quality?

1 review so far 4
10.02.2016 08:08

It took half an hour for our drinks order to arrive (unfortunately that is not an exaggeration). The food was very quick to arrive so I cant complain about that but we asked 3 different waiters for our drinks and only when I went up to the bar to get the drinks myself did they then bring it over to the table so that was unacceptable. Been there before and the service is usually good so maybe this was just a one off.

1 review so far 5
02.01.2016 10:24

Great food, and great sized portions for a very reasonable price - great value for money. Generally fast service, but a bit of a wait during busy times for anything you decide to order after the initial order, but not waiting ages. Tip: It's generally safer to book in advance as, even though they've moved to larger premises, it still gets busy.

1 review so far 6
05.09.2016 09:37

Fantastic food and great service. Loved the dumplings, spring rolls, salt and pepper calamari but the chicken schnitzel cut into strips with mayo drizzled over the top was the biggest winner with our littlest food critics... ages 1, 3, 3 and 7. Everyone enjoyed the meal on Father's Day.

1 review so far 5
28.08.2017 18:24

Went to check out this place before the show. If you're craving for good-value dumplings, this is the place to be. Interior is quite impressive if you compare it to the usual Chinese restaurant and they serve a large varieties of dumplings! Although the staff are less attentive and forgot our drinks but still a good experience overall!

1 review so far 6
04.09.2016 16:23

Took a group of 15 family friends, most of whom had never eaten dumplings before last night and we weren't left disappointed by either the service or the cost. Efficient turnaround of food ensured we waddled out full to the brim at only $20 a head!

1 review so far 5
15.08.2016 09:04

Very attentive and helpful staff. Food was delicious and the bill at the end also made us happy. There had been a delay with half of our order which was annoying at the time but the rest of the experience was so good that it didn't matter in the end. :-)

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 09:34

Terrific food, good service, prices good, cheap @ $3 per person corkage. An enjoyable meal. We went as a group of happy Essendon supporters after beating North Melbourne. It is handy that the restaurant opens at 5pm.

1 review so far 3
08.09.2017 23:33

this is the second time I have been here and other than the dumplings, the other dishes we ordered were very ordinary, the over priced special fried rice was tasteless and like boiled rice with a little bit of carrot & tiny prawns, no chicken or pork , the honey king prawns were doughy and again tasteless. I have had much better asain food at half the price. The dumplings are nice though.

1 review so far 5
19.07.2016 07:48

Fantastic food and speedy service made up for the initial confusion when they were unable to find our online booking! Not a late night place - we were the last to leave as the restaurant was closing at 10pm on a Friday!

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 10:19

I have seen many reviews over the last year or so and finally checked it out. Delicious, fresh food and great value. Definitely going back for more. Just a note to the staff.... Please smile!

1 review so far 5
08.10.2016 18:14

Love the food here. It's amazing. Very good quality food and the best Dumplings in Melbourne. Only downfall is we ordered the chilli chicken and it had bones. This should be and the menu. But the toilets are horrible and smelly.

1 review so far 6
12.05.2016 10:28

As always it was lightning quick service and once again I ate myself into another dumpling coma. Even when this place is bursting at the seams the food comes out fast as a shark!

1 review so far 6
24.07.2016 20:30

We have been here many times until now and the quality of food is still excellent. Good work guys, keep it up. I love Dumplings is always my "go to" restaurant for quality dumplings.

1 review so far 4
02.05.2016 03:33

Good overall enjoyable experience. One negative was that we sat down for an early dinner and felt a little rushed to get in and out. Food was fairly good. Service was generally good as we had a pleasant smiley waitress... But did notice a grumpy wait staff or two though.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2016 09:18

Great service, great food, our party of 12 were well taken care of. Lots of choices , awesome value. Can't wait to go back.would be better if there was more parking around.