Oriental Tea House - Little Collins

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$40 and under
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Chinese

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At Oriental Teahouse Little Collins St, we serve dumplings and dim sum to satisfy the busy city crowd. Here, yum cha is served every lunchtime, Monday to Friday so you can get your quick dumpling fix. Oriental Teahouse on Little Collins St is perfect for work team lunches, corporate functions, birthdays, and special occasions of any size, thanks to our two private function spaces that can accommodate groups ranging from 10-100+ people. At Oriental Teahouse, our aim is simple: to connect the dots between Chinese tradition and the contemporary Melbourne dining scene. Tea and yum cha are our thing, and nothing gives us more of a buzz than balancing authenticity with creativity. Sure, we offer all the classics, such as Shu Mai Dumplings and our BBQ Pork Buns, but we’re not afraid to serve juicy parcels stuffed with chilli wagyu beef or even white chocolate. Step inside and soak up the authentic Chinese teahouse atmosphere we’ve created in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD!
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D
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Had the feasting menu and enjoyed everything

F
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

If you try to elevate humble dishes then they should be better than the original. Save you money & time and go to Chinatown.

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

Beautiful interior and atmosphere for a group of people to dine in and enjoy the great tasting meals. Would like it if the portions of main dishes were bigger as it is a bit more expensive than most Asian restaurants however the service from waiters and waitresses were very professional.

P
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food, recommends dumplings for dating.

VR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yum Cha for a working lunch is fabulous, you just have to be open to the interruption, but it is worth it.

AM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Dumpling deliciousness! The ginger prawn is next level mouth happiness!

JH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Pleasant lunch but not enough variety offered in yum cha session. Would have preferred less dumplings and more protein and vegetables.

AC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always love this place, not just the typical pork dumplings!

h
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Good sampling of food in the buffet. Bit slow on the a la cart menu orders.

RM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

the attempt by staff to upsell was very annoying .. the food was excellent

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night - excellent food & service, will return.

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was excellent and varied, the establishment gorgeous and the service great. I did feel it was a little overpriced considering most of the dishes weren't leaps and bounds ahead of other establishments. We had a great time, none the less.

JS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful experience of great food & service.

Waiter was most helpful in explaining the different teas & dumplings on offer !!

E
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Food was nice but nothing amazing. Fairly average. However was happy with the price of the food, not too expensive. Drinks were expensive they cost more than our food. Very loud in there and tables were quite close together so was hard to concentrate on your own conversation. The setting of the restaurant was very nice though and good staff.

DS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is great and was served quickly once we were able to get a waiters attention so we could order. The quality and taste of the yum cha items we ordered were first class. An improvement on our initial service would have got 5 stars.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, super friendly.amazing food and sensational cocktails!

TL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Last went on a Monday night so very quiet but service was attentive nonetheless. This place is always such good value with very decent serving sizes and an excellent selection for vegetarians.

LR
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious food, but a bit pricey.
Service was good.

SS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was excellent, service also. Ambience a little ordinary when sitting on a busy day at a 2-person table will all that noise around. Anyway, a very pleasant experience as always.

The only disappointment is the $0.35 surcharge on an EFTPOS payment. Would understand a surcharge on a credit card payment but not on EFTPOS - other outlets do not charge this (e.g. ALDI, Chemist Warehouse). It is a minor amount but annoying, especially when the customer is unaware they will be charged this. In my case, I rounded up my bill upward to provide a gratuity to staff, only to find this additional amount being charged on top.

PN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quality of the food and service was good. The wait staff was attentive.

AH
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

One of my favourite Melbourne restaurant. Fantastic quality dishes

BR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic venue for a team lunch - we spent enjoyable hours together, feasting over a variety of yummy dishes that catered to everyones preferences. Beautiful cocktails, lovely ambience - we will be back again.

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

Great night out at the Oriental Tea House. The food was delicious and did not disappoint. The menu had a great variety with something for everyone. We especially enjoyed the Soft Shell Crab Sliders and the Singapore Chilli Barramundi. The service was impeccable and we were looked after by Apple who was very accomodating and attentive for the duration of our dinner.

MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favourite dumpling place ! Staff are all very friendly and helpful

W
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Chilli Pork Dumplings are the best I have eaten. Yum Cha is abit pricey. But food was amazing.

FM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Yum Cha was offered frequently with a variety of dishes from which to choose. All dishes were very tasty . Ambience was very pleasant and I would certain return and recommend to friends

AO
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I was a little disappointed with the seating. I had booked our table for 3 about 3 days prior. On arrival we were seated in the window, the table was not set and it was almost an afterthought. I complained that it was quite cold and in fact had my coat on my legs for the entire meal. The waiter advised that they had no other tables, however there were quite a number of tables in their back room. Apart from that the food here is great and the service quite good.

PK
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place, it was our second time there & it didn’t disappoint.
We had great service & the staff were very friendly & helpful.
The food was excellent & tasty. We really enjoyed our meal there once again !
Will recommend this place to all our friends & family & hope to visit again soon!

CE
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked in for 7 people for a work team dinner. We had the normal banquet and the vego banquet for 2 people. The food was INCREDIBLE. It came out evenly across the night - the service was incredible. Friendly and helpful. I am so coming back!!

KB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend recommended we visit while in Melbourne and it didn't disappoint! The food was amazing, our family of 4 shared an assortment of dishes and thoroughly enjoyed each. Staff were exceptional and the venue itself lovely. Can't wait to come back again!

D
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful, tasty food in a lovely setting. The prawn and ginger dumplings were superb.

MH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the lunch ... food was delicious, good choices, efficient and friendly service. I'll be back.

DC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great family dinner, the service and food were great.

R
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Websit advise yum cha ( did not say exclude Melbourne restaurant on the week end ) we were expecting yum cha as advertised.
Ran out off tea which was listed on menu.
Shredded meat was over cooked and dried out - hard not tender
Asahi beer on tap was flat.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice setting with exceptional food. We all loved the food, particularly the chilli octopus. I was actually expecting yum Cha, this was more like an upmarket restaurant and it was a lovely place for a Sunday lunch. Booking online was really simple.

D
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Very slow service. Waitress on duty was not alert and slow.

T
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A semi-casual and semi-formal dining establishment.
Wonderful range of dumplings, stir-fries and home brewed ice/ sweet tea.
I would personally suggest the bbq pork buns to anyone and everyone.
Staff are exceptional, friendly and diligent. For a table of 2, the food came out swiftly and mostly all together. We did have to wait a little too long for our steamed rice side dish though.

A
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Half our order was forgotten (twice we had to remind someone), and then when it came it was way too late. Small portion sizes, and also it was not made clear that the lunch is yum cha and we were constantly interrupted despite telling the staff to please leave us be

CQ
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The service was so poor. We ordered drinks when we first arrived and we didnt get them until after we had finished our meal. We complained multiple times and were told that there was only one bartender so we just had to wait. The food was nice but I wouldnt dine here again.

TS
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was great, service was good. I was just disappointed with the wine selection and pricing. On the night I attended, they had run out of Shiraz by the glass and the only bottle was too expensive. Spoil my night

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