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For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
7:00 PM

The Melbourne Hotel - Grand Orient

2.7
2 reviews
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$40 and under
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Chinese
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With Perth now a thriving hub for food adventurers, The Melbourne Hotel together with renowned resident Chef Kwok Chan brings to you a taste of the Orient. Inspired by the old-world, our menu is based on Cantonese flavours using modern and traditional cooking techniques, plated so the ingredients are always the star. The Grand Orient sits within the original 1897 Melbourne Hotel building providing the perfect old-world setting whether dining for lunch or dinner, taking a private room or simply sipping a cocktail at the Orient bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Chinese (Canton), Asian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch - 11.30am to 3.00pm

Dinner - 6.00pm to 10.00pm
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Phone number
(08) 9320 3333
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What People Are Saying
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2.7based on all time ratings
2.7
Food
3.0
Service
3.7
Ambience
2.7
Value
33% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 7 days ago

We where first to arrive and seated at table closest to the restaurant entrance, where every guest will walks past you to get to their tables. My guest booked on the day and I had booked a table earlier in the week, so we doubled up our reservation. I asked the manager to move us to another table. He said the restaurant was fully booked. Understandably my guest had booked on the day, so would’ve been expected to be given the last available table. Yet, I had booked early in the week, therefore I should’ve been seated at a better table. After some sighing by the manager, we were moved. My initial impression was, I though Perth would finally get a Chinese restaurant of international quality. Portion sizes of Chinese roast pork is so small (see image) for the price. Cod fillet with shallots, lacked Wok Hei, (Essence of hot wok to cook a dish through while maintaining all the freshnes of a dish) shallots was under done, skin of the cod should’ve been removed from the fillet. I suspect there is a distance to walk from kitchen to the dining room as the dishes didn’t seem hot. My beans in XO sauce, lacked any discernible XO sauce flavour except that of chilli. It would’ve be good if the restaurant poured their wine by the glass offering at the table instead of at the bar. I know it’s a new opening, yet I didn’t get a sense of satisfaction with any of the dishes or the service. What grates me is when the manager asked how things where, yet didn’t wait long enough for a response. There didn’t seem to be enough floor staff. It took to long for the bill to arrive. The restaurant needs a receptionist. I want Grand Orient to succeed, yet on first impressions I left unsatisfied. I do hope they can re-deem themselves.

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2.0Dined on 9 April 2018

found it unusual that the waiter kept putting the food bill on the table before we ate.
the food was ok except for the soft shell crab which dished up as just a lump of batter.

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