Lotus Dumpling Bar
At Dumpling Bar the service is professional and familiar, being a local favourite. We look forward to welcoming you to experience our original restaurant.
Pre Theatre BanquetA$49.00 per person
Multiple dates availableTake the fuss out of ordering and enjoy our 8 course banquet, consisting of our signature dishes perfect for our pre-theatre guests. 45 minutes is the minimum time required to enjoy this banquet and still have time to get to the show! Pacific oysters | Pork xiao long bao | Jade prawn dumplings | Mushroom bao | Spring rolls | Steamed barramundi | Kungpao chicken | Fresh egg noodles with wok Fried Prawns
Mothers Day BanquetA$79.00 per person
May 9, 2021 onlyServed with a glass of Prosecco Pacific oyster with finger lime and spicy dressing # Pork xiao long bao Pork & prawn siu mai Crystal prawn & chives dumpling* Torched lamb ribs with sweet chilli glaze & cumin spice Wagyu steak (MB5+) with Japanese dressing, bread crumbs, fried leek & truffle oil# Steamed barramundi fillet with kale, ginger & shallot# Steamed rice Crispy coconut custard with lemon balm & pineapple coulis
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
with honey and chilli
Jade Prawn Dumplings
Peking Duck Pancakes
Nice food & wine, good location close to theatre. Friendly efficient service.
Always love Lotus as our go to pre theatre dinner destination. Great service, divine dumplings and fun atmosphere
Food was fantastic but just don’t understand the overall sullen service we received.
Amazing food and usually good service however this time we booked in for 7 and arrived on time. We told to wait outside even though there was 2 tables for 2 set up. I was advised they were both promised to other people. 20 minutes later 2 people arrived and were seated immediately we then waited another 10 minutes until the girl decided to let us sit at the table as the people who they promised the table too had not arrived?
Hi Shirley, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had amazing food. We appreciate your honest feedback about the usually good service and we will pass this along to the team for review. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!
Great food, great service. An ideal location for Walsh Bay theatre goers.
Hi Peter, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the great food and service, especially the location. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!
We enjoyed the food but were very disappointed in the choice of wine as neither the
Riesling nor the Pinot Grigio were available.
Hi Anna, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food. We appreciate your honest feedback about the availability of our wine choices, we will be sure to pass this along to the team. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back!
Young girl operating bar was quite rude - tried calling four times to say we were running late due to weather with no answer and when we arrived she was not understanding at all, dismissive and told me we had the table for 30 mins which was incorrect as corrected by her boss. A smile and politeness isn’t difficult lady in hospitality.
Delicious and great ambiance! Great option before the theatre
Hi MSDinner, Thank you for your lovely words and kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food and great ambience, especially that you consider us to be a great option before the theatre. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Amazing food, lovely staff! Would recommend 100% great central location and range of food is fabulous!
Hi Lauren, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and the friendly service which we pride ourselves in at Lotus Dumpling Bar. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
Great banquet menu, fast service and super tasty food.
Hi Lee. Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the fast service and the tasty banquet menu. We are looking forward to hopefully welcoming you back to Lotus Dumpling Bar soon!
Such wonderful & taste-packed food - and great consideration for the pre- theatre crowd by the friendly staff
Hi Andrew, Thank you for your great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed such wonderful and taste-packed food. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!
Tasty food with authentic flavours. Staff helpful and delightful manner
Small but quality wine list that worked with the food
Particularly enjoyed the jade prawn dumpling Peking duck pancake and crispy eggplant
Reasonably priced for quality
Hi Margaret, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the authentic flavours of the food, especially the jade prawn dumplings, peking duck pancake and the crispy eggplant. We really look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon!
We Have been to Lotus many many times. Always loved it, however not this time. The crispy chicken was stone cold in the middle. The waiter was very good and took it off the bill and appologised.
Every other course was beautiful, but when I got home I realised that I had been charged $72.00 for a Pinot Grigio that was $65.00 on the menu.
Hi Michael, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Our go to pre-theatre. Consistently great. Love the sesame chilli sauce.
Great food, tasty and fresh.
Hi Alex, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and we look greatly forward to your next visit at Lotus Dumpling Bar!
Great food and great service! Would definitely go again
Hi Lisa, Thank you for your great review of Lotus Dumpling Bar! We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to your next visit!
The service was somewhat disappointing. After waiting for about 5minutes we weren’t asked about our reservation and told we could be “fit in”. We waited almost 10minutes after being seated before actually being served. Surprising when there was only 10 people in the restaurant.
Nice food. Especially Kong Pao Chicken and Xiao Long Bao
Hi Lily, Thanks for the five-star review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time with us and that you enjoyed some of our favourite dishes! We hope to welcome you again soon!
Food was delicious , well priced - highly recommended
Hi Angelin, Thank you for your great review and for recommending Lotus Dumpling Bar! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time dining with us and we really look forward to welcoming you through our doors again!
Beautiful food and amazing service with a smile - my second visit and there will definitely be more! Highly recommend.
Hi Leonie, Thank you for your kind words and for recommending Lotus Dumpling Bar! It is wonderful to hear that you are becoming somewhat of a regular with us and we can't wait for when you next return!
As always, the food was just great as was the friendly efficient service. The aircon over the door was noisy but obviously essential but maybe a deflecting wing could send the sound up or south?
Hi Michelle. Thank you for your lovely review and for your kind and thoughtful feedback. We will be sure to pass this along to the team for review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Excellent food and service with the best atmosphere! Will definitely be back!!
Hi Matthew, Thank you for your excellent review of Lotus Dumpling Bar! We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable experience and we look forward to your next visit!
The manager was super the rest of the staff a bit ordinary .
The venue could do with a good clean but the food is exceptional.
Well above normal pricing but tasty food. Wine prices high for this type of restaurant.
Hi John, Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal! We do feel that our prices reflect the quality of the ingredients used, however that being said we will be sure to pass along your feedback to the team for review. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Best dumplings in Sydney! Great service and value!
Hi Lesley, Thank you for your great review of Lotus Dumpling Bar! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed such a lovely meal with us. We look forward to having you join us again soon for more of the best dumpling's in Sydney!
The food is still good here, but the service seems to have declined since our last visit pre-COVID. Our waiter seemed more concerned with packing up takeaway orders than ensuring our dishes arrived promptly, causing a very stressed but helpful maître de to step in. Let’s hope Lotus Dumpling Bar gets its mojo back - this place used to rock!
Of all the Lotus Group restaurants that I have been to this remains my favourite, it is small and intimate, which means you get great attention from the staff and the food is amazingly fresh. Not a huge menu, but the things they offer they do very well.
Always a treat to take new friends to dinner here, they all enjoy it as well.
Hi Tom, Thank you for your great review and for being such a regular of ours! We are so happy to hear that you receive such fabulous food and quality service at Lotus Dumpling Bar and we greatly look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon!
Love the original Lotus Dumpling Bar, the best food and service always! The new Lotus in Double Bay is a close second with outstanding service, just wish the menu had more similar items to Hickson Road location.
Hi Amanda, Thank you for your fantastic review of Lotus Dumpling Bar! It is lovely to hear that you have had such a wonderful experience with us and we greatly look forward to your next visit!
Very good - enjoyable to eat out in the empty streets!
Excellent, highly recommended.
Hi there, Thank you for your great review and for recommending Lotus Dumpling Bar! We do hope to welcome you back again soon!
One of my favourite restaurants in Walsh Bay although on this occasion it was a little disappointing that their full menu was not available (their first day of opening for 2021). Of course everything thing we wanted was off the menu, including all pork dishes and the eggplant which is generally a must-have dish. No real complaints though as our 'second pick' dishes were all delicious. Great little restaurant!
Hi Genevieve, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We are running a limited menu at the moment but hope to return to our full offering in the coming months. Looking forward to your next visit to Lotus Dumpling Bar.
Food was lovely but the restaurant staff were not helpful and more interested in getting out the door on time. Ruined the experience unfortunately. We will not be back.
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback that helps us to improve and grow as a business. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us and have reached out to you privately to discuss further. Kind Regards, Lotus Dumpling Bar
It’s a MUST to try this place!!!
The food was delicious. The dumplings were outstanding and their signature rice is very good with a lovely unusual flavour. Highly recommend the duck pancakes that are quite big with tasty sauce and beautiful duck.
Hi there, We greatly appreciate your wonderful review of Lotus Dumpling Bar! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed such a wonderful dining experience with us and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon!
We had the theatre set menu. It was lovely. Would be better if we could exchange the fish to something else tho.
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of Lotus Dumpling Bar! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate your valuable and honest feedback! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon!
Not as good as it used to be .... service very in insistent
Hi Virginia, Thank you for taking the time to provide your honest thoughts on Lotus Dumpling Bar we greatly appreciate it. It is feedback such as this that allows us to grow as a business and we will be sure to take this into consideration moving forward. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Not the first time here, love the easy location and amazing food. Thanks again for a fabulous night.
We will be back 😊
Hi there, Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased that you regularly enjoy such top quality food and service and we look forward to when you next choose to dine with us at Lotus Dumpling Bar!
We decided to book a last minute meal and the quality, service was excellent
The service had a personal level to it and it helped make for a great night
Give it a go you'll not be dissapointed
Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to provide such excellent feedback of your experience at Lotus Dumpling Bar. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a lovely time and we hope to welcome you back again very soon!
Lotus Bar is an amazing find. The food is always of a high standard and the service is excellent.
Hi Laura, Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear that you so regularly enjoy a fantastic dining experience with us and we look forward to your next visit!
Lotus Dumpling Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9251 8328.
Lotus Dumpling Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.