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5.0 /6 Excellent 101 Reviews

I Love Dumplings - Richmond

Richmond Chinese $$$ +100
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About I Love Dumplings - Richmond

Some of the most knowledgeable diners in the world call Melbourne home, and they know how to spot an authentic eatery from a rip-off. In the Asian food game, authenticity is paramount, but the diners of Richmond need not worry about such things when they head down to I Love Dumplings on Bridge Road. Their Chinese-style specialities are among the most popular in the city, and it won’t take many trips for newcomers to understand why: so secure your seat at a table now and head on over to I Love Dumplings.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Thursday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Friday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Saturday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Sunday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
I Love Dumplings - Richmond, Bridge Road 298, 3121 Melbourne

Further Information

In the heart of Richmond, on the main Bridge Road drag and right by Richmond Town Hall, there exists one of the most beloved Chinese restaurants in town. I Love Dumplings – opposite the Richmond Town Hall/Bridge Road tram stop – may not be the biggest shopfront in the city, but their lack of size is more than compensated for in their excess of taste: a lot like their dumplings, in fact. The signature offerings of I Love Dumplings come in batches of 6 or 15, and can be teamed with a wide range of other Chinese favourites.

I Love Dumplings is, of course, all about the dumplings, and they come in all kinds of fillings and methods of preparation at their outlet on Bridge Road in Richmond. Whether you like them stuffed with seafood, packed with meat or vegetarian, whether you like them steamed, pan-fried or boiled, or whether you like them paired with spicy Sichuan sauces or as-they-come, you can be sure of finding something to satisfy your needs at this Melbourne favourite: so book a table now.


101 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 101 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
Noise: average
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 13:08

Fabulous place, yummy food, good vibe, quick service, fun to share dumplings with others. Awesome & very busy so need to book, enjoy with friends

1 review so far 6
31.07.2017 09:15

Best dumplings in Melbourne! This place is insanely popular for good reason - cheap and delicious, bookings definitely recommended! The pan fried chicken and prawn dumplings are a highlight!

1 review so far 6
22.07.2017 17:18

delicious as always. The Szechuan dumplings are a must! Great wine for a decent price and excellent for a big group. Service is quick and friendly. We will be back!

2 reviews so far 6
19.07.2017 08:56

Always good! A great cheap meal and never been disappointed with the dumplings. There where 6 of use and we left extremely full and only cost us $15 each. Well worth going in

1 review so far 6
24.08.2016 02:07

Everything was fantastic. Delicious food, staff very accommodating and helpful. Fast service and good value for money. I ask the staff if we can sit down upstairs away from noise but they said it's close for that day. But I noticed people are going upstairs and going down after they eat "notmakesense" Eggplant with pork mince my fave Beef mongolian Duck with soy sauce I order every time I visit but the 23 of august is different what I have before it's thin and all I can eat is bones. Steam prawn dumplings Steam chicken and prawns. All in all it's superb. My favourite dumplings resto.

1 review so far 5
13.08.2016 15:43

We had a great casual family dinner last night. The food was excellent especially the dumplings, duck and beans with pork mince. The service was friendly and fast, it's a busy place. Although it was quite noisy, we were able to be seated in a quieter area towards the back. The food is very reasonably priced at serves are a good size, I really liked being able to BYO wine. Happy to recommend this place.

1 review so far 3
24.05.2016 10:22

After booking 2 weeks in advance I was phoned a few hours before my guests and I were due to arrive to ask me to choose another time and reschedule! With people traveling from all over Victoria to be there, this was not possible, nor was it appropriate for the restaurant to call at the last minute. Also, some menu items were unavailable but we were not advised at the time of ordering, only once most of the food had been delivered to the table. The staff had no clue what they were doing most of the time. The food was great, the service was poor at best.

1 review so far 5
29.09.2016 08:19

The food was really yummy, the service fairly poor and noise level too great for a conversation unless sitting next to each other. Corkage at $3 per person is OK, but the glasses took a long time to come to the table. We'll go back for the food and be much more direct about requesting glasses etc.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 15:58

Great food, good service.. Excellent afternoon dining and cellabrating a 21st birthday, and Father's Day! Had a mixture of dumplings as shared entrees. We all choose a different main course which were presented on lovely sizzling trays. Six people dining and we all enjoyed everything

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 11:14

Best Xiao long bao (shanghai soup dumplings) that I've come around. Consistent quality. Staff haven't been very attentive so I dropped the score. But anyway, I always enjoy going here for lunch or dinner. Wish they opened earlier in the weekday evenings so I could grab some takeaway on the way home from work.

1 review so far 3
22.06.2017 11:38

The service was quite poor, we were placed upstairs and it was freezing, we asked if they could put the heating on and it seemed a big ask. Our waiter was not very attentitive to our table we were always having to call him over. When we got served our initial dishes of dumplings and had to ask several times for little bowls to place our soy sauce in and contstantly call our waiter over for more drinks/food etc.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2017 16:51

Amazing, food, fast service and great atmospher, you can bring your own wine! It is really important to book in advance though, because if you don't you will end up waiting a while. Best dumplings in Melbourne though

2 reviews so far 5
31.01.2016 16:20

Very nice food but they ran out of vegetarian dumplings which was a bit of a shame. Nice waiters, very busy place, we had meat dumplings, chicken and cashew, beef mussaman and veg noodles. Very nice, but would have liked veg dumplings for the vegetarian.

1 review so far 4
10.04.2017 10:57

The food at I Love Dumplings is great and reasonably priced. The booking confirmation was a little tricky and the service is a challenging at times. I return because the food is good and if you expect the service to be a little off and have patience, it's a great night. BYO is a bonus too.

2 reviews so far 6
04.04.2016 09:29

Great food, buzzy atmosphere. Our waitress had lots of tables to look after and despite being busy, she took great care of us making sure we had beverages and took our order in a timely manner.

1 review so far 6
06.04.2016 23:44

Always enjoy dining at I Love Dumplings and this time I took a friend for her first time and she loved the restaurant. Beautiful food, enjoyable atmosphere and very pleasant staff. Also great value for money.

1 review so far 6
26.10.2016 07:37

Cheap and good. We had a booking of 10 and were seated straight away. The food was quick and pretty good. They take eftpos but no split bills unfortunately, so I'd take cash next time.

1 review so far 3
21.05.2017 09:27

We had a booking at 9pm on Saturday night. When we arrived they said they close at 10pm. Would have been better if this was highlighted on booking. Let me assure you when they say 10 they mean staff out the door by 10 latest. Kitchen stopped just after 930pm and credit card payment had to be made by 955pm. Don't take 9pm bookings if this is usual 'service'!!

3 reviews so far 6
12.01.2016 12:30

Always great food, excellent value! A regular here about once a week! Can't go past the pan fried pork dumplings...my favourite. Highly recommended for everyone who wants to try something not on Victoria Street.

1 review so far 6
17.09.2016 10:42

The food is amazing , we had a large selection of DUMPLINGS between 9 people and they all were served hot and delicious, The staff are always friendly and happy to serve you

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 11:07

Excellent food. Very good portions. Reasonable prices. The service was friendly and prompt. Our lunch-time family reunion was a great success. Everyone shared the food and left happy. Thanks. Roman from Cranbourne. 26November,2016.

4 reviews so far 6
05.05.2016 13:08

The food is delicious, well priced, and there is a large variety on the menu. I have been here three times in the past month and I will definitely be coming back again.

1 review so far 5
18.07.2017 10:29

Really good food and nice staff. However was a bit unlucky to be sat right next to two big tables which were part of a function, they were very loud and was hard to hear anything we were saying.

1 review so far 6
25.02.2016 07:39

Exceptional service! Great food, didn't have to wait long for the food. It was well priced and the chairs were awesome! Highly recommended. Definitely book before you come. It does get busy.

1 review so far 5
04.10.2016 13:56

good speedy service and great food although apart from the salt and pepper calamari i would definitely stick to the dumplings. Must book on Fri and sat but not to busy early in the week

2 reviews so far 6
16.02.2017 09:34

It was fantastic. Great for kids! Staff are friendly & accomodating. The kids lived the dumplings & the special icecream dessert! A great place for a child's birthday celebration!

1 review so far 6
24.11.2016 12:45

Perfect dumplings, great for a family dinner! Plenty of options of food and drink. Was a cheap night even after a few bottles of wine! Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 07:47

Amazing, the food was great like always. We were seated on time and service was great. We will be returning for another big group event in the future

5 reviews so far 6
19.04.2017 07:47

Consistantly high quality. Always a pleasure. The good is outstanding and extremly well proced. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. I recommemd the soup dumplinhs and pork ribs with peanuts.

1 review so far 6
04.09.2016 07:24

The Food was amazing service was e x c e l l e n t. Value for money is always gained! Will be back in a heart beat

5 reviews so far 6
24.10.2016 17:25

I love this restaurant so much. Everything is just perfect. The menu is well priced. My favourite are the soup dumplings and beans with mince and chilli.

3 reviews so far 6
04.04.2017 15:45

Love this place, Eggplant with chilli and lemongrass is a must! I have it everytime! Super quick service and cheap! Love the pan fried pork dumplings too.

1 review so far 6
08.02.2017 13:56

Great food. Good service. Would prefer that not all food ordered come out at the same time. Entees first mains later, not enough room on the tables.

3 reviews so far 6
01.03.2017 08:14

Delicious! My favourite dumpling restaurant in Melbourne, Always, fresh, hot and delicious! Their fried eggplant is to die for. Already looking forward to my next visit <3

1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 19:59

Just the best dumplings - and that's not all - there are other items on the menu that will thrill your taste buds. Service is great too.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2016 08:21

Staff extended reservation size on short notice and were lovely throughout the meal. Dumplings were great, as always, and came out quickly. BYO wine is always great!

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 01:24

Excellent. Returning customer from 2024, still the best dumplings I've had, pork and beef were a welcome addition to the menu, and the service was amazing.

1 review so far 6
23.01.2016 11:54

I Love Dumplings have all you could ask for in a dumpling place - a wide range of delicious dumplings, fast service and a great atmosphere!

1 review so far 6
29.06.2016 11:41

One of the best dumplings restaurant and loved the fried ice cream..staff was helpful and friendly and the environment was cozy. Loved it worth visiting again.

6 reviews so far 6
21.04.2016 06:55

Busy but soo yum. We will be back again for sure. Try the duck pancakes, Shanghai dumplings, anything in Sichuan chilli oil and the pork belly

6 reviews so far 5
16.06.2016 06:19

The service was a bit slow this week. Lots of people running around but had to ask 3 times for wine glasses. Once the food came it was amazing as always.

1 review so far 5
12.12.2016 11:05

Great food, great service & good vibes. Will be going back again! Great dumplings and that why we go there. Staff are always pleasant. Great way to spend a Saturday night.

6 reviews so far 4
05.05.2016 07:56

A regular Wednesday night for us, however this time we were sat in the very rear on chairs that were more stools and had to ask every time for a the waiter to serve and take our order.

1 review so far 5
07.12.2016 15:36

The food was served very quickly. They accommodated us from 6.30 pm until closing time 10 pm. We did finally get handed our bill, but other than that, awesome service.

1 review so far 6
26.10.2016 01:32

Fast service, great food and very reasonably priced. We have always had a great experience here and will most definitely be back again very soon.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 15:57

Excellent place to go! Lovely atmosphere and with great service. Would definitely recommend to any one else looking to go for a great night out.

5 reviews so far 6
11.02.2016 06:44

My favourite restaurant in melbourne. The food is always amazing. The service is really great and the menu is well priced. Highly recommended. Bookings essential.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 10:58

This place was great!!! Fast and Fresh dumplings, probably the best I've tasted so far. Also have to mention the great service. Quick and friendly!

5 reviews so far 6
15.05.2016 15:45

One of the best dumpling restaurants in Melbourne. Bookings esstential or you wont get in. A massive menu and everything is exceptional. So many choices.

1 review so far 6
25.08.2016 09:46

It was my 1st time at i love dumplings and loved it service was great.The food was awesome .Not a bad night in Richmond. C