Drumplings

4.3
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247 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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

Special Offers

Bottomless Brunch - $69pp

"THE LONG LUNCH

Let us spoil you Drumplings style and send you on a weekend journey through our food and bottomless drinks! Choose to sip on our Mimosa, Lychee Sangria, Hills Apple Cider or Drumplings Draught, and you’ll have these dishes to go with your thirst quenchers."

Terms and Conditions: Bottomless Drinks

Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 23 September 2019

Ends: 22 December 2019

Availability: Sun 11:00-11:00 13:00-13:00
Sat 11:00-11:00 13:00-13:00

What 247 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Manager was very friendly and welcoming, all other staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back

OV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails are amazing!!!!!!! Food is amazing!!! A little on the pricier side but still great value for money in my opinion. Would DEFINITELY come here again.

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic vibe.

We really enjoyed our experience here and would highly recommend.

CM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Love the new flavours and great that you've kept my old favorites too. Would love there to be better wines (doesn't have to be a bigger selection just better quality) it's the only downside of eating here.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time. The food was fantastic and the staff so friendly. Very quirky cool decor, loved it 👍

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great night overall. Food was great, as always. And wait staff really friendly.

Was told we had the table for 2 hours, no dramas. However, felt pressure from front of house staff when had finished dinner and were finishing drinks, front of house staff member told on of our party that they needed the table eventhough we still had 40min before the 2 hours was up.. bit rude tbh.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great place to check out if you have never been before. Reservations are for 90 mins - we had no problem with that however the waiter kept saying to us "tick tock" only 5 minutes after sitting down to get us to hurry up and order. This was a big turn off. Didn't feel very welcome and felt like they couldn't wait for us to leave. Maybe visit during their quieter times if you want to enjoy the food and ambiance.

LS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Drumplings is by far my favourite restaurant in Melbourne, and frequent this place regularly. I always bring my friends and family there when they’re visiting melbourne. My cousin from nz was visiting and we ordered a lot of food. We believe that the waiter and served some of our food to another table, and when we questioned the staff about the food that we were missing, it seemed as if the kitchen staff didn’t believe that we were missing food as we had 3 different waiters come out and question us. Each time we told them what we were missing and each time we were told that the kitchen staff sent the food out. Eventually they sent our missing food out, to find that we were a couple of dumplings short. The waiters were nice and had it fixed but it felt awkward having to do so because it felt like the kitchen staff didn’t want to replace our food, so tried to short change us. The only other issue was that we ordered the new cherry ripe dessert dumplings and it’s advertised as 5 dumplings but we only got 4. We were told it was typo. Saying all of this, the waiter was really nice and gave us a bit of a discount. Drumplings is still my favourite restaurant but this experience made me feel off, especially when I’m showing a family member this place for the first time. Side note: food was amazing, as always.

BF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is awesome- the selection of dumplings is great with unusual ones to try- like mac n cheese & pepperoni pizza, as well as good vegan & gluten free options. Yummy cocktails! The staff were super lovely & we had a lot of fun with them! They were attentive & friendly & enthusiastic about the food & their work!

h
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Its a novelty, but far off the dumpling/food quality available for the same price within walking distance

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Lots of share plates. Lovely for Sunday lunch.

MA
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The signature dumplings were awesome. Really tasted like described. Especially the mac&cheese, cheesburger and meat pie.

C
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favourite place to bring a friend. Interesting/unique menu but still super delicious. I loved the xiao long bao. Decor is amazing with the plants and graffiti, and service is wonderful. Waitress was always smiling and seemed eager to assist, she even opened the door as I was standing outside the restaurant.
A little bit pricey for the small portions but I would say worth it for a delicious special meal with someone. Love it!!

J
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What sensational food, and amazing cocktails to boot!

RZ
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Food lacked depth of flavour and dumplings were overpriced and small

EC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food and outstanding service. We had a bigger group and they made the experience so great.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The dumplings were that soggy we couldn’t pick them up with chopsticks and they were very water logged

LL
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was really good, although the customer service was horrible. The staff were not approachable at all.

AS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

If you want to wait 40min when its not even busy for small dumplings that you devour in 5 mins and still leave hungry, go ahead

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and the owner was so accommodating and lovely!!! You HAVE to try the Cheeseburger Dumplings as they are to die for!! They literally taste like you're eating a burger. YUM! The only downside is that you can spend $$$ on dinner and still leave hungry. Just something to keep in mind! But I will have to try the cocktails next time as they looked fab!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Worth giving it a try if you want to try something different. The mac and cheese dumplings were actually quite tasty. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The only let down was having to ask for extra cutlery, then sharing plates then sauces.

KN
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared cheeseburger dumplings, Camembert dumplings & prawn dumplings as well as apple crumble dumplings & lemon meringue dumplings & they were fabulous! All the dumplings were so light & flavoursome. Will definitely be back!!

KS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, Great service, Great atmosphere, Great price. 100% will be back & will recommend to others

H
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service + Great Food! What more can i say! Caught up with a friend from out of town and could not of thought of a better restaurant to showcase Melbourne and its food culture!

AC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved this place! Great vibe, amazing food and something “different”. It really had Melbs creative flare. I was proud to bring my family there from Queensland. Absolutely mouth-watering and tasted exactly like the descriptions explained. Even the traditional food was excellent! My only slight slight complaint was the music was a bit too loud (even for me!) thanks Drumplings, I will return!

DP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drumplings is our favorite place by far! Cannot recommend enough!

CW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall excellent. Waitress did spill half of my cocktail on my foot resulting in a cold, sticky walk home. No big deal but next time would appreciate an offer to top up the drink because cocktails are expensive and mine was half gone.

TS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bit of a novelty but delicious food and drinks! Great to see someone trying something fun and new!

OR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Comfortable environment in a close but not cramped setting. Trendy take on a traditional favourite. Great for sharing with as little or as many people as you want (or if like me, want to eat it all without sharing).
Traditional dumplings are available, but the signature dumplings are really a strangely wonderful experience. You like mac 'n' cheese? Have it in a dumpling! You're a beef rendang kinda person but don't want to bother with meddlesome rice or roti? Drumplings have the perfect signature dumpling for you!
One thing I haven't tried but definitely want to return for is the dessert dumplings! Yes... DESSERT DUMPLINGS!
I will definitely be returning, even with my self-confessed "dumpling snob" friends, whom have been converted!

MN
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very cool vibe. Loved the interior design. Amazing food (share plate style) and cocktails. Will definitely be back!!

Y
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a fave of mine as it's always delicious and a bit quirky. Lots of great options for just a quick snack and drinks or have a full assortment of loads of food. Has not disappointed anyone I have taken there! My fave dumplings are the cheeseburger and macaroni - sooo good!

KA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the diff combinations. The bao are amazing, so were the rendang dumplings

SR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drumplings is always a delight. Please bring the white rice back on the menu though!

JB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

The specialty dumplings are great, the usual fare a bit bland & overpriced. The owner hovers over the staff too much, didnt feel as welcoming as previous visits.

OR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience5

Bottomless brunch - food was not great and not enough to fill us up. Had to go else where and buy more food after.

LK
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

i went on a Saturday for the bottomless brunch, the drinks and food were good but the service was bad. It was busy i understand but the waitresses never really checked on us we had to kept asking for more drinks. they then forgot the dessert part of the package which three of my friends were unhappy with. after they left they then bought it out which was pointless as they had left. they had reduced the bill which was nice. i would go back on a Sunday or Thursday when it wouldn't be as busy and definitely check out their other food and cocktails.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We loved the food and the service was fantastic, however the portion sizes left a lot to be desired as they were tiny. The taste can not be faulted however.

PL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Our waitress was amazing but we had drinks that didn’t turn up but we’re still charged to our bill. And they wouldn’t be flexible with anything on the menu. They definitely are not a family friendly restaurant. Dumplings were interesting but a bit of a gimmick.

RS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Horrendous service from sarcastic, negative, unhelpful staff. Shame because the food and decor was great, but definitely won't be going back or recommending it to anyone.

EM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The nutella dumplings were a surprisingly delicious end to a fantastic meal.