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$41 to $100
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Chinese (Shanghai)

David's Restaurant, in Prahran, crafts delectable contemporary Shanghai-style Chinese cuisine with knowhow and passion in its friendly and charming eatery. The Shanghai pan-fried spring onion pancakes and the tender prawn and chopped chive dumplings make for superb starters. Some of David's Restaurant's specialty larger dishes include the spicy white cut chicken with peanuts and sesame in a chili sauce, the chunky barramundi fillets in spicy black bean paste with fried potatoes and the crispy fried iron Buddha beef served atop fragrant tea leaves, all of which are delicately seasoned. Noodle and rice dishes, such as the fat Shanghai noodles with pork and vinegar and Auntie's fried rice with sausage and egg, are other diner favorites. The white chocolate dumplings with praline is a perfect dessert.

David's Restaurant also has a full gluten-free menu, as well as being one of the best Yum Cha destinations in Melbourne.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Chinese (Shanghai), Chinese, Yum Cha
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH Wed - Fri 12pm-3pm Sat 11:30am & 1:30 pm (Yum Cha Sittings) Sun 11:30 am & 1:30 pm (Yum Cha Sittings) DINNER Sun - Thu 6pm-10pm Fri - Sat 6pm-11pm
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Phone number
(03) 9529 5199
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jeffery Xiao
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Private Party Facilities
If you’re after a stylish function space without the snobbery, David’s knows the perfect place. Call us biased, but it’s right here in our restaurant. We offer a range of function and private dining options for groups ranging from 30-120 people, giving you the option to hire out the front, back, or entire venue to suit your requirements. Whether you’re after a cocktail event with a Shanghai sparkle or a sit-down celebration that’s the whole shebang, David’s has you covered. Choose from a Shanghai-inspired sharing menu, or tell us what you’re after and we’ll tailor the menu to your needs. Either way, we highly recommend including our delicious cocktails or drinks package. For more information please check out our functions kit at: http://davidsrestaurant.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Davidsfunctionkit2017.pdf.
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Private Party Contact
Adam Chen: (03) 9529 5199
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Take away and delivering through Deliveroo, visit https://deliveroo.com.au/menu/melbourne/prahran/davids for more information. Catering: Enjoy the flavours and delights of David’s catering at your next private function. Let our chefs bring our famed dumplings and cocktails straight to your door, so you can mingle and enjoy the party. Our chefs can cater to groups ranging from 40-120 people, at your home or a venue of your choice. Please contact restaurant for details: manager@davidsrestaurant.com.au 0395295199
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Cross street
Chapel Street
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Parking Details
Street parking available. Please check signs for duration. Free under cover public car park with 2 hour duration directly opposite venue. Paid parking available at 8-14 King Street Prahran (adjacent to venue). For more information on parking around our venue please visit www.chapelstreetparking.com.au for more information.
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Public Transit
Within 10 minute walk to Prahran Station. Trams 6, 72, 78,and 79 within close proximity.
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Special Events & Promotions
Join David's this Good Food Month for a special eight-course suckling pig banquet. On Tuesday 11th June from 7 pm onwards, join us for a feast of flavours with matched wines. Guests will be nestled around a long family table, feasting on delicious suckling pork – a style of cooking that is traditionally enjoyed by many Shanghai locals. To book: 9529 5199 or for more info click (here).
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine