Oriental Tea House - Little Collins

4.6
321 reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
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!
What 321 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.4
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Carolina
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was fine. Although they run out of a basic side (steamed rice) and they didn't let us know until the mains were served, which was a bit inconvenient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team there are always so good to us!

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vipMelbeats
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great for work lunches, spacious tables, not too loud, professional service.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

So glad to be back! And to be back at The Teahouse, as before

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding quality Yum Cha.
Service excellent.
Portions could be a bit bigger but quality superb.
Lovely relaxed ambience.

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Anonomous
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a lovely venue for yum cha and the dumplings here are different from the run of the mill. I cannot understand why restaurants play unrelated music and up load so that the customers need to speak louder to hear one another, during COVID the seating was a bit tight.

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YvonneF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food. All very fresh and tasty. Good service. The cocktails are great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. All the food was brought out promptly, and tasted great. We were celebrating my grandparents 59th anniversary and they gave us a complimentary tea box as a gift. Will definitely be back!

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ASHLEY
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting this place and we weren’t disappointed! Food was delish! Unique and filled with lots of flavor, as well as being very quick to serve. The service was outstanding, with our waiter going above and beyond to cater for all our dietary needs, and built a great rapport with us in the short time we had. We couldn’t have asked for a better night out!

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Party of 6 ate good food with great service. Recommended.

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TrudyM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly and great service by My. Veggies dumplings were brilliant

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kid friendly. Yummy food. Good service. We’ll be back.

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vipKyleM
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

It’s a cool venue, fees very ‘New York’ inside and lots of nice vibes inside. We did the $58 set menu, everything was delicious, but I’m not sure it was necessarily amazing value. Probably could have ordered the same amount for the same cost or less, but it was nice to not have to choose. Service was satisfactory, far from the worst service I’ve ever had but also far from the best. Just friendly people delivering food to our table.

The food here is varied and really reliable and wouldn’t think twice about booking a table, will be back over and again. Trouble is, in Melbourne there are much cheaper dumpling places with quality food. This is a nice junction of style, food quality and experience.

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Lana
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

There was 5 of us and we chose the $48 feasting menu. We received 3 steamed dishes which gave us one dumpling each, and then two other plates where we got 2 dumplings each. That made it 7 dumplings each. After that we received a beef dish and plain rice. Followed by the white choc dumplings (2 each). The food was delicious, but we would have liked a bit more. It was scraping in at 'just enough'. The waiters kept coming up repeatedly asking us if we need more drinks, and dropping the food of really quickly. It was a bit much. They only needed to drop by a couple of times but it was probably about 5! It was a bit noisier than I remember from going there a few years ago, but overall it was a nice night.

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JESSICAB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food that was clearly prepared with love and care.
Exceptional service by Amy and the team.
Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

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StephG
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have found our new favourite restaurant! A huge range of food and a large selection of delicious plant based meals. Ambience was perfect, it was busy, but not too loud and the service was impeccable. Our waiter was amazing and very friendly. It was the perfect dining experience. The only thing I would criticise is that the raspberry mojito could've had more mint to give it a more refreshing taste - but it really wasn't a big deal. We had a great time.

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NatashaE
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious and good value for money.
Nice range of cocktails

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DeanL
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails to impress! Always great food and good service. Highly recommended

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AmberK
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic service & food. Lovely staffs were almost too attentive! Dietary requirements were managed extremely well. Will be back soon.

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CarolynN
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food. Excellent service.

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QuentinL
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Waited a while to get our food, which was disappointing when we finally tasted it.

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Laurenw
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, good value for money, beautiful environment

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NGfood
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Shazon provided us with incredible service. He provided us with suggestions, and attended to all our needs

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely place to dine.
Food was as usual excellent.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the Oriental Teahouse. My only gripe is that the courses come a little too fast. They are beautiful but I’d just like a few minutes between each.
But the overall experience is excellent and the food is a credit to the chef

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time here, very impressed. Best dumplings we have ever had! Will return.

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YumYum
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Vegan friendly. Great tea and cocktails. Great music. Great service. Will visit again

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant when we come to Melbourne

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SandraW
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, ambience and location. Try the banquet!

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Phillip
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Haven't been for a long time and was very happy to return. Great food, service, drinks etc. Loved the change of seating format too.

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LewisW
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My Wife and I booked a table for 2:45pm through the app and arrived at the restaurant to be told that there must be a "glitch" in the system as the kitchen closed at 3pm They did however offer us a table at 6pm but I was not prepared to wait over 3 hours for a table...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location for Mother’s Day celebration.

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IsabelleZ
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had my birthday lunch and it was a very enjoyable experience

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Lena
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just as delicious as I remember! The food was exquisite, the cocktails were unbelievably good and the service was excellent. Will definitely be making another trip soon!

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our dinner there it was amazing and our server was awesome, I think her name was Mai.

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MarkJ
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food on this visit was as good as I have eaten at this venue.

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Michaela
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, and value for it all was fabulous!

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vipworldwanderlust
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambience was all exceptional! Thanks for a great night out

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RenaeS
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The family wanted something special and my children’s only condition was dumplings and rice. It did not disappoint!
Adults extremely happy with food and cocktails and my children even said it was a 10star visit. This is now our favourite restaurant.

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Ayesha
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive. The food was beautifully presented, with fresh ingredients and seasoned perfectly. The venue itself was lovely - the lighting was great and the space was clean and spacious. I will definitely come back and recommend the restaurant to my family and friends.

We were served throughout the night by Mai, and she is an asset to the team. So bubbly and attentive - she was just a delight and made the whole experience that little more special.

FAQs

Oriental Tea House - Little Collins does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Oriental Tea House - Little Collins also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9600 4230.

Oriental Tea House - Little Collins is rated 4.6 stars by 321 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.