Drumplings

4.3
87 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
We are a unique modern dumpling diner that offers a global twist on a traditional classic. Think Cheeseburger, Mac & Cheese, Beef Rendang, Truffle Mushroom and Chili Con Carne, hand wrapped into a traditional dumpling. We are a destination of exciting new adventures and discoveries.

In addition to the global menu, we also offer classic Chinese favourites such as the Xiao Long Bao, Prawn & Ginger dumplings and Gua Baos including Char Sui Pork and Smokey Szechuan Chicken - paying homage and respecting the art and history of dumplings.

Using locally produced and sustainably sourced ingredients of the highest quality, Drumplings delivers something entirely new to the Melbourne food scene – an unforgettable taste sensation never before experienced
What 87 People Are Saying
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KS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved it so much going back Saturday with a different friend so we can try more!

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BL
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is outstanding but the seating is so uncomfortable nd we needed the air-con I guess they want multiple turnovers!!

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O
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

creative and fantastic. good for sharing. start with less and order more if still hungry as service is fast

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NH
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently excellent dumplings.
Tried the sweet dumplings for the first time this visit. The Apple crumble dumplings were divine. Actually mind blowing.

I find the bamboo straws a little unhygienic, and staff can at times be a little busy and distracted.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

CHEESEBURGER DRUMPLING WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD! OVERALL PLACE WAS FAST AND DELICIOUS. STAFF WERE KIND AND PROFESSIONAL. WILL BE BACK

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CB
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best time, the food was wonderful and it is soooo good to be able to have gluten free dumplings! Thank you.

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BB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

This was my second visit it drumplings. The beef randang dumplings and the cheese burger dumplings are by far the best. The classic dumplings such as prawn and chive are chewy and the dumpling mixture seems gooey. I wouldn't return for the classic dumplings, but the fun flavours are worth a visit. The service is inattentive and SLOW! 20 minutes to recieve one drink from the fridge! It's a bit of a joke the lack of attentiveness. Cool interior, friendly staff - maybe more training is the answer to some of these negatives. Two visits is enough for myself, both times were the same, average over hyped dumplings with slow service.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome dinner & drinks experience at Drumplings on the weekend! We had a ground of 8, and we chose to order almost all of the unique dumplings on the menu (and a few of the originals) which were all equally delicious! Topped off with some yummy cocktails, and great house beers - we all thoroughly enjoyed our night out at Drumplings - will definitely be back again soon for some more :)

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JM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant I couldn’t have asked for a better meal it was cheap and beautiful food

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PB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food. Great location.
Pity we couldn’t have the cheeseburger dumplings but hopefully next time.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really hip low key place to enjoy good food at a reasonable price.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Delicious dumplings. Friendly staff. But background music way to loud. Staff couldnt her at me a lot had to keep repeating myself. But highly recommend them

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MC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Something a little different ... worth a try but hard to get waiter’s attention at times.

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N
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with loads of variety and very well priced! This is the 3rd time I've brought a different group of friends here and will be back again soon! The staff are friendly and attentive and I can't fault this place. Thank you :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing. Dumplings great

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JB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quirky is the best word to describe Drumplings. From the setting, to the service and finally to the East meets the West dumplings.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot to enjoy FABULOUS dumplings , attentive and professional service. Thanks to all on the Team....Loved it!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Loved everything expect the staff member that served us (blonde female). She was rude, slow, and acted as though we were annoying her every time we wanted to order more food or drinks. Very off putting.
There was a male that helped us towards the end tho who was lovely and made up for the lack of respect from the first server.

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BR
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was pretty good. They were busy, and we were just pointed to our booked table.

Once the food was dropped, there was no additional service.

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BO
6 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for dumplings. Very creative menu. Funky new dumplings as well as the old traditional. Waitstaff was very helpful, Nice atmosphere.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! We were all very happy and have said drumplings will be our go-to place for catch up!

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t
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fun place for a casual meal with friends. Interesting ideas for dumplings and reasonable prices. Catered well for us over the evening.

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BF
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited Drumlpings on a date and it did not disappoint! Food was yum, drinks were good. We went on a Sunday afternoon and while there were a few people eating as well it wasn’t too busy or loud, perfect for a chill day!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Drumplings! Delicious, quirky offerings, great service and brilliant booking system. Order the Cheeseburger and Xiao Long Bao dumplings - you won’t regret it! Accomodates small or larger groups. Among my top Melbourne restaurant picks.

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HP
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Service was shocking. The waitress was horribly rude. She was blonde with a strange accent and was condescending- I actually asked her what her problem was.

Food was average- all the dumplings stick together?

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ZP
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very disappointing that the cheeseburger dumpling and the pepperoni pizza dumplings were finished by the time we got there for dinner. They were the main 2 I wanted to sample.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Average service, dumplings were ok, not great. Good venue.

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food took a long time to come out. Seemed like it was a hit understaffed. Was hard to get the waiters attention. Food was good.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ll be back again and again and again. Fun and delicious 😋

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C
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting menu, fantastic service! Would recommend if you’re after something different

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AP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great to experiment all the different dumplings! But tables are very small so you can barely fit anything on them

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NH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A really fun place lace to go in Melbourne for something a bit quirky.

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EW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drumplings is such a fantastic restaurant, the staff are so friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere is lively and energetic. My partner and I come here regularly for date night and are never disappointed. Keep up the good work Drumplings 🤤

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

When we called to make a booking they said we couldn’t book because they were fully
Booked to try as a walk in. When we got there the restaurant was empty. Staff weren’t very welcoming

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WC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Signature dumplings are sensational! You'll have a feast for a very good price

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great experience trying all the varieties of dumplings. Would be great for a date or with friends. The cheeseburger dumplings were our favourite

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The first thing I noticed was the excellent, friendly and prompt service! The food was amazing too. We will definitely come back! Thanks for making our dining experience an enjoyable one.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were a group of seven across three generations, visiting from Queensland. The menu had great choices to satisfy even our fussiest eater. The staff were wonderful and the wait was negligible. Totally happy with our choice to dine at DRUMPLINGS.

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GR
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Amazing food! Must try the rending and cheeseburger dumplings!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Interesting dumplings - not the best I’ve had. Service was slow.

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