Drumplings

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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
What 296 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.3
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3.8
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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was below our expectation and felt the food was frozen and only heated up. Chicken bao was a big let down and the Happy Chappy cocktail tasted like a plan...
Big expectations sadly let down

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NellaC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Drumplings and the food & service was great. Drumplings were divine. Great decor & ambience. Very friendly waiter.

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KimberleyG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Amazing food, service and ambience!

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EzzaLouM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was a relaxed night with a great casual atmosphere, food was good and drinks especially the cocktails was a great experience.

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GeorginaB
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious and interesting flavour combos in a fun and vibrant setting. Were super accomodating to vegans too. Only downside was the cocktails weren’t all available and the dessert dumplings had run out.

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AdeleK
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love eating at Drumplings as everything tastes so damn good!!!

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OliverB
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing always, the service was great. The whole experience was 5 star!
The only thing that was let down was my main meal didn’t come with the rest of my families and when it arrived it was slightly cold but the waiter had acknowledged this and removed it from the bill.

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Carlof
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Overpriced for portions
Quality not the best
Not all dessert options available

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BrodieG
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We were super excited to return, however the menu has been altered and not until our food arrived were we made aware that they didn’t have Satay sauce for the chick satay dumplings and No satay sauce for the roti we had ordered. They also only had one dessert available, again non of this was mentioned at arrival and the altered menu didn’t reflect this. We were pretty disappointed and won’t be returning any time soon.

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monique
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious food and amazing cocktails! Service was quite slow, especially considering there were so few people in the restaurant, but staff were super friendly.

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AllisonL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Bao buns were good and that was it. The dumplings were cold and during the current crisis the restaurant wasn’t busy so was disappointing to get cold food.

We booked however got the worst table outside and the only one that wasn’t set? Took ages to be served and for food to come out

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BrookeP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing all you can eat menu! Definitely will be back soon!

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BethanyE
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I used to dine at Drumplings quite alot but haven't been for a while until the other night where I was dissapointed to learn that there aren't as many vegan options anymore. The truffle dumplings were amazing as always but sadly that was the only part of the meal I enjoyed. It was alarming to know as well that the tofu sliders which are advertised as vegan, have kimchi with fish sauce in. Fish sauce isn't even vego nevermind vegan so I'm not sure why it's in that dish.
Customer service was great though, the staff are always lovely.

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JeremyP
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service. Great recommendation on food by waiter staff.

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SimoneC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The food and cocktails were lovely however we were told several times that we had stayed too long and felt like we were being pushed out, this was not a nice experience. I understand that some venues have time limits however we were not told that. Had we known we would have gone somewhere else. I was taking colleagues as I was introduced to it for the first time a couple of weeks ago & was not harassed to leave. I was quite embarrassed to be told, “well you’ve been sitting here for two hours (where had ordered a total of 5 cocktails in that time). I think that Drumplings should advise people of there is a time limit on their table so they can make the choice to go somewhere else. I also think that if you do need people to move on there is a better way to communicate that, this experience was a little humiliating.
Unfortunately won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience

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Lisar
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Service was fine but food was overpriced and tasted fine but was overrated

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Notafan
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Wait service from the 3 different waitresses that served our table was appalling. Bringing incorrect dishes multiple times to the point where they checked the order in front of us and saw what they brought wasn’t on it. Ordered a glass of Pinot noir. It didn’t come the first time so ordered again and waited 20mins only to get served a glass of Pinot Gris.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

New dinner menu has limited vegan and vegetarian options but they let us order off lunch menu to give more selections

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EricL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

4th or 5th time I have been to Drumplings, and every time I come I bring a guest or two. The new menu is awesome.... Red braised Pork belly was nuts, sticky Beef ribs with Hoisin and Pickles was off the hook. The Crispy Chicken Bao and the Firecracker Chicken Lettuce cups were a bit disappointing... but I didn't care because the dumpling sampler had the pepperoni pizza dumplings on it! Good job guys! Great place to eat.

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Jrose
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

This is a very overpriced bottomless drinks.

We received very little food (one course being 8 dumplings between 5 people) and 20 minutes before our end time we were accused of drinking more than we should be (note the bottomless drinks). Respectively we understand the laws with drinking however the attitude and approach from the manager was horrible. She took it upon herself to call us skinny females with bags under our eyes.

Not a great experience.

I do appreciate that the owner has taken the time to discuss the situation and fingers crossed for some change!

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ChanelleB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutley, this was exactly everything i thought i would be plus more. The food was mind blowing, wasnt expecting the flavour hit that you get with the signature dumplings. Love love love.

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BriannaE
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was good but the service was severely lacking. The waiter did not check on us and how we were travelling. Waited over 25 minutes to get dessert where we had to wave at a waiter to come serve us. We didn’t get asked for drink top ups, nor did we get asked how the food was. Nutella dumplings were not cooked enough. After complaining, nothing was done except ‘we will advise management’. All the other food was delicious but the service was a let down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First time dining at Drumplings; and would totally come back. Beef Rendang dumplings were awesome; with a sharing plate of spiced calamari. 10/10 would recommend!

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DaraM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was brilliant. 10/10 would recommend.

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AWii
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Nice food, but terrible service, had to wait a while to be seated, even though we booked. There were 3 of us but we were squished on to a table for 2. We had to ask 3 times for menus and a 3rd table setting & twice for table water. One of the girls working (with very blonde hair) was great though!

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EmilyD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. Great service. We will be back!

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EliseB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

What a great little place. Small space but great food and friendly service. The cheeseburger and randang dumplings were a crowd favourite!

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Boxj
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Majority of the food was great, the traditional Prawn dumplings were a bit disappointing.
Was excessively overcrowded in the small restaurant, several times we were asked to move our chairs due to servers being unbaled to get through which really dulled our experience. Kind of disappointed as this was our first time coming to drumplings and probably will be our last.
Would highly recommend expanding to accommodate the restaurant's popularity.

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ConnorK
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Waiter was too focused on my girlfriend and being rude towards me while he was supposed to take my order. I’m flattered but also amazed he would do this.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Preferred the old layout of tables. It seemed noisier than last time. Still serves amazing food.

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vipGeordy
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delightful spot in ! the middle of CBD!
Great back garden, friendly service and
Traditional And trendy food. Lunar NY so went with green papaya salad with prawns and prawn, chive. Dumplings!
Excellent!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Fantastic dumplings - well worth the visit ... good for vegan eaters

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LaurenM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I enjoy their food however after they got my order wrong and didn’t bring the food out. They then overcharged me due to this incident so I am unsure if I would go back. The place is nice and trendy but on the pricey side.

Service on the day was great however I have been struggling to talk to them about getting the money back (it’s been 2 days so far and I haven’t received my money).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible dumplings, super fast service. The restaurant is very trendy but I felt the music was a bit loud to be able to have a conversation without having a to shout a little. It’s a little pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food great service

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Bottomless brunch
Very expensive for what u received not enough food
Dumplings cold and very bland

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Leticia
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was great, however very overpriced. Each plate was quite expensive considering you only got 5-6 dumplings. Not great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the service was really friendly 😊

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Rach
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, friendly staff and great service. Highly recommend

FAQs

Drumplings offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8395 4918.

Drumplings is rated 4.1 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

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