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

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 219 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

Y
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

JB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

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
Overall 3Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

NG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food , amazing service !! I would definitely recommend dumplings to anyone that lives or is visiting Melbourne

CC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The server from Canada was an absolute legend. She gave her recommendations but respected our choices. The decor and music were quirky and amazing! Will be back for sure!

J
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

A little noisy, considering the time of the day 9 am. Lots of banging and crashing from kitchens.
Food was nice, however very expensive for dumplings, you need to try to black truffle and also the mac and cheese.

A
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food came out exceptionally quick. Staff were helpful and were willing to be flexible with cocktails. Manager seemed a bit abrupt and sense of humour may be taken as rude, however would return.

AB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Food wasn't very good unfortunately. Dumplings were cold and service was slow. Had to ask 3 different waiters to get us our drink order.

CH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I had really enjoyed our experience at Drumplings!! The food was absolutely delicious and all the staff were super friendly and fun!! Will defs be back again!!

s
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing vibe and service can never be faulted! Always recommend especially with the food on point every single time!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The poor weather and wet ‘undercover area was a poor start - they need better weather protection if they claim it is undercover.

The dumplings were ok, but certainly don’t live up to the hype, though the truffle dumplings are fantastic!!

PL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Ordered 2x dishes. One dish came and said the other would follow. 20 minutes later after being ignored by wait staff they went to check on it. Another 10 minutes later come back and say it will be another 10 minutes. At this stage the other party had already finished their food so cancelled the order and walked out.

BB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, ambience and service! Could not fault anything here! We did the bottomless brunch option & it was definitely value for money!

C
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Ambience was interesting. Neon lights and fake plants. Food was average. Wasn’t expecting a lot from the signature dumplings because they were bound to be weird and just a novelty (cheeseburger dumpling was a trip...) but even the traditional dumplings were not good. The main floor manager kept hurrying us out as well and we did have a large number of our party be very late but we still ordered for our entire party in a timely manner and we would still be out by the allocated time but he kept reminding us of the time and even brought the party that was arriving at 7:30 to our table at 7:20 saying to them that this would be their table when these people leave. It was not a pleasant dining experience but the waitress we had most of our interaction with was lovely and understanding. Would not recommend and I can see this place shutting down within the year after the novelty has worn off.

J
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dumplings, fast service and great price, easy to book for the group - will come back

L
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy dumplings and great variety in the menu. Would highly recommend the chicken boa buns and mushroom dumplings. We also had the lemon meringue dumplings for desert? The citrus curd was delicious however combined with the dumpling pastry wasn’t a success. I would not order the dumplings again from the desert menu

L
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolute favourite place to go in the CBD. Celebrated my birthday here with friends. Staff sang happy birthday and were very friendly! Love it, will keep coming back!

JM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great casual dinner
Love the cheeseburger dumplings
A little bit on the loud side so better for a younger crowd

BC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So good! Really enjoyed the dinner and drinks. Setting us up in the courtyard made iit a little less noisy and really cosy with the heaters on. Would definitely recommended anyone looking for good food, good vibes, outstanding service.

f
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Very crowded and tables were so close together it was hard to have a conversations. The food portions were quite small and over priced.

LC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the most amazing time at drumplings on Saturday night! It was a surprise for my dad as an early fathers day and everyone in our group left wanting to go again! Food was incredible across all the dishes we had and staff were so so lovely!! Thank you so much drumplings! Will definitely recommend!

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

the wait was quite long for both being seated and food coming out, but that was understandable on a busy sunday afternoon. servers were friendly but service was very slow. a lot of order mistakes were being made for tables around us as well, and kitchen was out of menu items and it was only 12pm.

food portions were smaller than expected and did not surprise or delight in terms of quality. I felt it was definitely not worth the price, an hour wait at $85 for 2 people that left still hungry. It was a fun novelty but I wouldn't go back again.

PF
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

This is the first time that I have been to drumplings on a weekend and the customer service was disgraceful.
Our first drinks order didn’t arrive and then our food order was lost in the kitchen
We waited over a hour and a half to receive our first dumplings that were just dumped on the table with no explaining of the contents
Other customers where leaving as no one even came to take their orders
A total shambles on Sunday 25/08/2019
Not sure I will ever return

CW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I’m so sad to be writing a negative review regarding the service we received on Sunday 27th August.
My friend was visiting from interstate and I had excitedly told him I’d take him to try cheeseburger dumplings. We arrived at 12:30 to find that the place was fairly busy but I had a reservation and so we got given a table by the window which was lovely. My friend had to leave the city at 2pm to get a plane but being 1230 we had allowed enough time for some dumplings and Convo before he had to leave.
We ordered a round of drinks and decided on some dumplings to share (3 pax).
We then sat for 20 mins and finally got attention of a waiteress and ordered and then seemed to wait what felt like ages for for any food to come to our table... what struck me as odd was we had ordered Nutella dumplings for “dessert” and yet they got bought out first.We shrugged it off and decided to eat them whilst still hot. They are delicious! We got chatting and then Matt anxious checked his watch to see it had been around 1/2 hour and we hadn’t received anything more that we had ordered (7 more types of dumplings) so we asked a waiter to follow it up for us.
We then received no communication but patiently waited. We received 2 more trays of dumplings about 10 mins later and devoured them (they were tasty but all crumbled). We assumed the rest would be out soon but nothing more came out. We then had a chef or waiter ask us what we had ordered and what we had received to the table already. The lack of communication was so stressful.
We waited thinking that we would received our next dumplings soon after but nothing.
I reasked the waitress how much longer they may be as if they are any longer we must leave and should cancel our order (it’s now 1:45 so a whole hour and 15 mins since arrival) she replied that she was still checking up on it all and would let us know.
Finally it’s 1:55pm and we get told they would be about 20mins. The girl hadn’t been on shift long but was so understanding

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I unfortunately would not recommend Drumplings to a friend solely because of how rude the staff were to each other their guests. We were greeted I assume by the restaurant or service manager with a ‘oh your the late commers’, which is understandable to be a bit annoyed but is it really worth pointing it out? We had to embarrassingly laugh it off and were already put out because we were 7 minutes late to dinner. There was no line up of people waiting to eat but it was busy so I will give them that, it felt like we were instantly not welcome. Like sorry we can leave now and find another restaurant who would be happy to serve a large group, we persevered as we were told the food was very good. Once seated the girl who took our order was lovely and another male staff was great as well but least 80% of the staff were aggressive when dropping food off to our table of 9. We were wanting to clarify what food was being dropped off as a few people on our table do not eat meat however, when we asked these questions we were answered once with ‘I will ask the chef’ and the other times with ‘you will figure it out on your own’ and another time with and aggressive ‘it’s for the table’, and that’s only if they even acknowledged the question. We also experienced one staff member lean inbetween two of our group members to grab some chopsticks without saying anything, while swiping them from
The table dropping multiple chopsticks on their heads. Not a single excuse me, sorry, apologies and even whoops was heard. We were waiting on more food as the kitchen staff were quite backed up however, one staff member without saying anything started aggressively grabbing the plates and utensils from in front of us and when I said ‘sorry we are just waiting on a few more dishes’ he answered with and abrupt ‘why didn’t you say that before’. To anyone going thinking of going there the food reasonably good however the experience and the general vibe is incredibly off putting.

KS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food, but very noisy and not comfortable on big middle table. Appreciate gluten free options.

P
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. We went as a group of five including two teenagers and everyone loved it. Really fun concept and well executed!

LC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such awesome service especially the waiter to greeted us! And the food was amazing!

DO
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great food. We were a little disappointed that we were unable to get the toastie. Seems to be the only small problem with coming here is each time we have come there’s been a menu item that they have been out of that we wanted to try. Besides this those, food and service are great!

BW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been before and this time we came back with friends. We absolutely love it and love that they cater for vegans too!

MA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service as always at Drumplings!
Fun atmosphere to be a part of and enjoy some delicious dumplings and yummy cocktails.
Will be back soon and always recommend to friends and family.

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