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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
7:00 PM

Ricky & Pinky

4.3
202 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Chinese
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  • Creative Cuisine
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  • Special Occasions
Introducing Ricky & Pinky, the Chinese restaurant within a landmark Fitzroy pub, run by Australian hospitality veterans. A rollickingly lively and fun place to gather with friends and family for delicious Chinese food, plentiful banquet menus, drinks & bar snacks and everything in between. Favourite aspects of Chinese dining experiences are seen in round tables, fish tanks, and of course the ubiquitous lazy Susan to make meal sharing practical and fun.

For dim sum die hards, experience the lunch time Yum Cha on offer every Friday Saturday & Sunday from midday until 4pm. The ultimate way to polish off the working week with colleagues, feast with family and friends or kick back into gear after a big night. No set menus, just a choose-your-own-adventure style experience with a menu of yum cha staples that sit alongside a rotating selection of more adventurous dishes.

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Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan), Contemporary Asian
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Hours of Operation
Yum Cha Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4.00pm

Dinner Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(03) 9417 7700
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Andrew McConnell
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Catering
A full Chinese a la carte menu is available offering smaller plates alongside medium to large dishes to share. For the best experience, the chef's banquet menu highlights the seasonal favourites of Ricky & Pinky, with dishes served in progression to share.

The Front Bar offers a smaller bar menu with snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to the extensive options available from the beer, cocktail and wine list.

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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
On the corner of Gore Street & Gertrude Street
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Parking Details
Street Parking Only
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Public Transit
Tram 86 from Bourke Street (Stop #15)
or
Tram 11 from Collins Street (Stop #13)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 202 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

We wanted 6 things off the menu and the wait staff offered to provide half servings so we could try all the things we want and not feel too full. Everything was gorgeous but the lamb bao is mandatory!!

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3.0Dined on 8 April 2018

We expected more from the food, which we found was a bit boring for a McConnell restaurant. We were just disappointed, it was a Sunday afternoon and maybe we ordered badly. The wine was amazing and the staff were very generous and spent lots of time looking after us.

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3.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Great food and attentive service but too noisy. Also too many kids off the leash on a Friday night.

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

service was lacking,kept having to find the waiter to order another wine!!!and it wasnt very busy.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great food and staff were very attentive ... quiet night so lacked some ambience

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1.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Na. Over priced.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Food was very tasty. Not a large menu for a picky eater but managed to find something to eat and it was superb! Ill go again when next in Melbourne.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The food was delicious and beautifully presented, but some more advice about dishes which were going to take a long time would have helped our hungry kids.
And $18 for a ‘cocktail’ which looked the same as my child’s fruit juice was a bit rich.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Great food and great service. They were able to accommodate food requirements and everything was delicious. Fantastic night!

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Had such a great night out with friends here! Service and food were amazing! Although the menu is quite meat heavy the staff and kitchen were so good at accommodating with vegetarian and vegan dietary requirements, and made up super delicious food alterations. Would definitely recommend and will be back again soon. Oh and the mood lighting; amazing.

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Lovely Sunday afternoon lazy lunch with great food and wine, well paced and attentive service.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Great from start to finish, great atmosphere, staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the food was fantastic - a great way to do yum cha

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Awesome food, awesome service!
Will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Hmmm! Visually great, acoustically horrible, cannot see or hear the person sitting across the table. Food wise for value, average at best and certainly do not justify the mid-high range price,. Restaurant staff very friendly and great service, not so bar staff...to much hipster cool attitude. Overall very disappointing given rave reviews that got me to book

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

We had a wonderful lunch at Ricky & Pinky. The yum cha lunch had a great range of yum cha favourites - all of super high quality. Flavours were amazing. The cocktail list had us trying as many as we could. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Banquet was very good -service - nice wine - touch noisy

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3.0Dined on 17 February 2018

The food was excellent as was the service but the restaurant was far too noisy to have a good conversation - wouldn’t recommend for a romantic couples night out

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3.0Dined on 17 February 2018

We went out for a chinese new year lunch as a family. Unfortunately, we did not enjoy the meal. Any celebratory or festive atmosphere was missing from the restaurant. The dish we enjoyed most was the fried rice and the complimentary pickles. We did not enjoy most of the dim sum. The siew mai we found to be dry and did not appear appetising, the yellow skin to be dark and mottled. The rice noodle/cheung fun was too firm without the melt in your mouth feel I would have expected at this proposed level of dining. The egg tart was not enjoyable. The filling was sunken and was grey in colour, not the expected bright vibrant yellow. It was also served cold evidently not fresh out of the oven. Particularly at these price points, 5 dollars for a slightly smaller than average tart, one would not unreasonably expect fresher warmer tarts. Perhaps I should have raised this issue directly with the staff when we were there but we didn't find the opportunity too nor did the staff ask us how our meal was going. To improve I would recommend more quality control on the food coming out of the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Ricky & Pinky - great setting, food was creative and excellent and the service outstanding!

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5.0Dined on 5 February 2018

Excellent food the lamb is delicious. Great service

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Yummy food. Dumplings delicious. Good atmosphere. Recommend.

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

My only criticism of the restaurant was the noise. We were at a round table but it was still quite difficult to hear conversation. The staff were excellent however it was difficult to hear their menu and wine suggestions.

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5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

We come here for everyday dining as well as special occasions. The food is authentic and delicious with a modern twist. Servings are not large but are adequate all the same.

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4.0Dined on 24 January 2018

- All dishes were delicious, though slightly small servings.
- Beautiful setting / gorgeous furniture.
- Staff were efficient.
- Would dine here again but possibly save for a special occasion due to VFM.

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4.0Dined on 21 January 2018

Surprisingly quiet for Sunday lunch but good ambiance, friendly staff and delicious food. Yum cha but not as we know it. Favourite dish was the duck with pancakes but we enjoyed everything .

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3.0Dined on 4 January 2018

wonderful food that was reasonably priced but offset by poor acoustics when busy

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4.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Great Asian food, delicious wine (Bao & Dumplings are a must), and friendly Staff

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5.0Dined on 21 December 2017

This restaurant continues to maintain a consistently high standard of food, wine choices and service. An absolute favourite. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 13 December 2017

A lovely evening where the company and food were perfect! The only thing I could have wished for, would have been a slightly quieter dining room.

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5.0Dined on 8 December 2017

The food , wine list and the welcome are top notch at Ricky and Pinky. Put yourself in their capable hands and just sit back and enjoy the meal. Such a great ambiance for a business lunch or a catch up with friends. We had yum cha and I'm still dreaming about the meal. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Great place to eat. At times we were waiting to order whilst servers were standing around talking, however they were very quick to clear our table. Food was amazing, and a great selection of drinks.

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5.0Dined on 26 November 2017

Ricky&Pinky is AMAZING! The food is outstanding and the staff are all lovely and I have never been disappointed with the "glass of wine" wine list. I have been with friends and family and the staff is always very kind to my 7 year old boy which is GREAT because he loves the food and that is an achievement because little boys can be picky... Thank you and looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on 20 November 2017

Excellent menu and glorious food superb service great ambience reasonable prices

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2.0Dined on 19 November 2017

The Cocktails and drinks were great! Service was attentive and prompt and love that you get your own bottle of chilli oil to go with the dishes!

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4.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Ate early as it was a pre theatre meal. Service was fast as we told staff this. Dietary requirements handled discreetly and professionally, no trouble at all. Excellent wine suggestion. Excellent food. Staff were lovely.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

We went for a special birthday, the staff were terrific, the food was great. We had a bit to drink which put the final bill up a bit. I would go back and order a bit less and drink carefully.

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3.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Good dinner but it didn't wow us like McConnell's other restaurants. I don't think we will return. However this is purely based on our taste, as we had friends that also attended and loved everything.

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4.0Dined on 28 October 2017

Evening out with friends, thought we would give this a go.

From the share meals we selected, the lamb was the most outstanding and the raw tuna was excellent and the fried chicken and prawn wontons were also very good. The shredded cabbage, yuzu koshu mayo, Moreton Bay bug would have been perfect if it wasn't so salty (this coming from a salt lover) and I would rate the duck as a don't bother, to rare and thickly cut for my liking and the pancakes served with it were way too tough (to be fair this was mentioned to the staff, purely as feedback and they kindly removed it from our bill).

Ambience was good, service was excellent but the food was rather a little disappointing for an Andrew McConnell dining experience. We would still recommend it as worth a try.

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5.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Having dined at Supernormal frequently, Ricky & Pinky's is local and has now become my new favourite restaurant. For gorgeous food and wine you can't go wrong.
Service is quick and great. We took the kids and they loved it too.

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5.0Dined on 6 October 2017

Excellent food, service and wine list. Consistently great restaurant.

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