The Melbourne Hotel - Grand Orient

4.0
62 reviews
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$40 and under
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Chinese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
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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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Executive Chef
Kwok Chan
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DM
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We try to go there on an early in the week day for lunch at least once a month: driving from Cottesloe to do so.

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PO
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4.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic decor, delicious food. Great for a celebration. Love the round tables. Wonderful atmosphere.

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V
1 review
5.0Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have dined twice at this gem and absolutely loved the food, ambience and service. The music was a little annoying but the hotel plays the same music in the restaurant as at the bar which is not compatible with such a gracious restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant and felt I was back in Hong Kong enjoying the Cantonese food with its authenticity.

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CG
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4.0Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Everything was very good except the service was poor

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MH
1 review
3.0Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Hi, the food is fantastic - but I am sorry to say that the service is just too slow.

Clients are pushed for time at lunch, and that has to be respected.

I would love to come back soon, but only when I know I can get my guests back to their work in good time.

Over 2 hours is too long for a business lunch - hope to be back soon once you are back in form.

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GF
1 review
4.0Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was excellent and will definitely go back. It was a bit quiet, guess as it was a Tuesday evening. Service was very good

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VV
1 review
4.0Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

next time we will order more of the great food- the meals were flavoursome, well cooked and beautifully presented.

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s
1 review
5.0Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

excellent and very tasty chinese food
peking duck best ever tried
all dishes superb
best chinese in perth

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RT
1 review
3.0Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Was good...maybe the lights a bit dimmer and some music would have been nice...

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PH
1 review
3.0Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Restaurant was fairly quiet, being Tuesday lunch, so we got made to feel quite special by the staff. Food came quickly and was very good (lunch package $25pp). The 'new' Melbourne looks great.

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SM
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Grand Orient most certainly is the best Chinese restaurant in Perth. All their dishes are excellent in terms of flavour & being perfectly cooked. You can tell the chefs have years of experience behind them. Service is polite & friendly & the surroundings are attractive.

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JW
1 review
5.0Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect for our birthday celebrations. Excellent food and prompt service ideal just before our Celine Dion concert at Perth Arena. Thanks

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DH
1 review
4.0Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was fabulous. We had the set menu , highly recommend but for the dessert. Would have liked a better dessert. Jelly layered little square , not much flavour, not great.
Staff pouring wine need to be a little more experienced ,no offer to taste the wine after opening and white wine was poured into a half filled glass of a different white wine ie mixed !!
No up sell for coffee/tea or after dinner drink. Once set meal over that was the end of any attention.

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C
1 review
3.0Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service was very average. We had to request several times for tea and sliced chilli. Food took a while to be served. Overpriced in general.

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D
2 reviews
3.0Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The food and service were both fabulous it was just such a shame that this beautiful dining room is ssoo terribly noisy. We, 4 of us, were sat at a large table and could only speak with and hear the person we were sitting directly next to.

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FM
1 review
4.0Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great dim sum, with great ambiance and attentive service

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SE
1 review
5.0Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Elegrant dining room with great food and great staff - thanks to Kevin and Grace.

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SO
1 review
3.0Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Friday Night maybe not the best night, as it was a bit loud. Saturday or other nights might be more enjoyable. Food was quite nice but not enough for the numbers we had at our table (8 adults + 2young grandies) To cater for that the cost would have been too expensive. Entrees were very good.

We thought it could be good for couples on quieter nights. Service was very good.

Maybe have another look after 6 months as this was our family favourite eating spot prior to renovations.

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LG
1 review
1.0Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Terrible service. Just came and handed us the bill when we were not ready to leave

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SL
7 reviews
5.0Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, prices higher than the usual Chinesse but overall good experience.

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GW
1 review
3.0Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The Peking duck was lovely, however not exceptional as expected post the Rob Broadfield review. We have had better for cheaper at some fantastic "everyday" Chinese restaurants. Service was appalling, they took 5 goes to bring one of our party a whisky and when they eventually did it was still the wrong one, then attempted to charge us for it even though it had been sent back. We were a 7pm seating, and they had already run out of duck broth for the soup and the alternative abalone soup. It was loud, and we had to constantly ask for water in our glasses. Simple things done rather badly.

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M
1 review
1.0Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

Very disapointing indeed, Food was great, however, the noise was mindblowing!! We could not wait to get out. The service was very basic. The staff did not speak english very well. Many times staff asked asked if we wanted our plates removed while they reached out with their hands on the plate while were still eating and there was food on the plates. The place was so crowded, there was no room for the trolly to pass the tables. hence the waiter pushed my coat that was on the back of my chair with his greasy hands, and marked my leather fur coat. It took 3 calls to get the manager to come to our table to discuss the coat issues, and then her claimed there was no proof this happened here. He then requested that I leave my coat there for them to send it to the drycleaners. I told him, I need my coat to get home as it is freezing outside. he then said I need to return it back to them. I said I will send it to the drycleaner, he said, no, I need to bring it back. At that point, I said, I will get back to you, as I did not want to spend the rest of my evening discussing that issues while our meal was getting colder.
If I had the choice to leave at that time, we would have, but my daughter was watching Carmen at the MAJ, and we needed to wait until 10.30 to collect her. Disapointing indeed !!

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MS
1 review
2.0Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Generally speaking, very disappointing. Hot food was served on stone cold plates. Peeking Duck pancakes were more like Vietnamese rice flour wraps rather than the traditional peeking duck pancakes. Second course of the Peeking Duck was served San Choy Bow style, luke warm and the duck meat was totally tasteless. Black Pepper Tenderloin of Beef also served on a cold plate and was uninspiring to say the least. Presentation of all dishes was very average. Dessert menu very mediocre. After the hype surrounding the establishment I was expecting something special, but once again a big let down as is so often the case in Perth.

MichaelS

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AK
1 review
4.0Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I had booked for 6 people, but one of our friends was unable to attend. We were seated in a large table for 8, which was too large for 5 people. I asked waiter several times if we could be seated in a smaller table next to us, but was told it had already been booked and that as they were completely booked for the evening, we were unable to change our table. Then, I saw a similar, smaller table on the other side of us where the diners were leaving. I asked another waiter if we could have that table and was told, "Yes". We were very happy with that and thanked the staff. The table which we first requested which we were told was already booked remained empty for the entire evening. We were happy to see that our large table for 8-10 as occupied by 10 diners shortly after we vacated it. Perhaps the management should train their staff as to what table is available and what is not. Having said all that, the food was magnificent!! The Peking Duck was to die for, the waiter recommended we have the duck hoi sin sauce with the sang choy bow and some extra chilli and that was amazing!! The fried tooth fish, scallops with asparagus ion XO sauce, String beans with XO sauce, and Black pepper beef tenderlion were all devine!! Would definitely go back. I would suggest management sorts out just what tables are available and which are not!1

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l
1 review
5.0Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

i went there because i follow rob broad field's restaurant review. he never disappoint, honest and fair review. we like the ambience, the food and the service. i've told few friends already about the restaurant.

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SM
2 reviews
4.0Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An authentic Chinese/Cantonese restaurant. Dining here is a real pleasure as the food is so tasty & the ingredients are really fresh. The service is friendly but also professional. The Peking Roast Duck is a must!

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D
1 review
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to the Grand Orient with a view to having a wedding Reception here. We were very impressed with the food , service and decor at the Grand Orient . Unfortunately we were disappointed in the Rooftop bar as a suitable venue for a wedding service

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MC
1 review
4.0Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Ordered the most expensive soup on the menu....abalone soup but was disappointed to find it was less than 3/4 full considering the bowl was so small. We have ordered this soup before and found the amount given varies dramatically. This was the only disappointment in otherwise a good lunch

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OT
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service - well timed, attentive and informed ' big thanks Daniel' To the kitchen, nicely balanced dishes, a couple of stand outs. See you next Sunday 😊

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just a great experience

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KF
1 review
3.0Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was nice but it took a while to come out. We were waiting for around 45 mins.

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TF
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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

..thanks to very friendly helpful staff. Enjoyed Peking Duck so much we returned that weekend! Tempura oysters are hard to find in WA - these were good too!
Beautiful food, very well presented. Decor excellent.

Saturday night was packed & tables (for two) too close together. This restaurant setting is not suitable for young children.
Tends to be expensive in places!! The whole renovation throughout is a real asset to the CBD.

We will be back.

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SJ
1 review
5.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, good wine range, great high quality Chinese cuisine.

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KD
1 review
5.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed the newly refurbished Melbourne Hotel, and loved it. So we decided to have dinner at the Grand Orient. Wow, the food choice was amazing and plenty of it. My husbands words afterwards were " that was the best oysters I've ever tasted. The crispy duck was also delicious, and a bottle of Red Wine total bill was $150, very well priced and tasty. We will definitely be back.

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AC
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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was fantastic. My whole family (wife, and children ages 15 and 12) enjoyed the meal very much. We had prawn dumplings (dim sum), Peking Duck, wok fried scallops with XO sauce, pepper beef, fried rice and mango pudding. The service was prompt and attentive. Perhaps more wines could be available by the glass to make food and wine matching easier?

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SL
1 review
2.0Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointing and very noisy. Food was okay but certainly nothing outstanding. For example, Peking Duck was ordered and it was "prepared" at the table. Very little of the duck meat was used in the rice flour wraps and the remainder of the duck was whisked away, never to be seen again. The soup ordered was also very bland and lacked flavor or anything unique or striking. Overall, the menu was also rather limited. For the prices charged, it could not be considered good value.
Not at all recommended. Service was however friendly and pleasant.

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MT
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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

After my last visit to the Grand Orient I gave it a 4-star review because it was very new and just starting to find its feet. Rob Broadfield says it usually takes at least 6-months for that to happen. Now I am happy to give it a 5-star rating. The food was still excellent; the service efficient and attentive (the manager is very professional, helpful and welcoming). It was a full house on Friday lunchtime, so it was a little noisy (the acoustics need fixing), but a great atmosphere. After lunch we drifted up to the rooftop bar, which is a great place to be before and/or after dining.

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S
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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A really fantastic meal. Can’t wait to go back! Must try everything!!

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LL
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2.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Such a disappointment. Arrived for our 1:30 booking and ordered drinks and starters. At 2:15pm we asked to order our main course. We were told the kitchen had closed! 45 mins after our arrival.

The starters we ordered were greasy and uninspiring. Avoid

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SB
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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Food was exceptional, service needs to be more personal, its very loud especially if you are a group of 4 on the round table like we were,made it very hard to here.

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