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227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8395 4918
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“cheeseburger” (5 reviews)
“beef rendang” (4 reviews)
“fish n chips” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Fusion, Diner, Soups
$$ - $$$
227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came across Drumplings by chance and we were delighted by the interesting menu, fresh food and lovely staff. The meals were reasonably priced- and the menu offered traditional dumplings and some variety of different treats. We had the traditional dumplings - Prawn with Ginger and...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went into request a table and although the restaurant was empty we were told that they could not help! Confused, we asked about the empty tables and she just said no, no explanation it was clear that she was disinterested in her job and...More

Thank Okeydokeyo
Reviewed 6 days ago

The signwiting on the window caught my attention and I'm glad it did. If you'd said I'd order the signature Cheeseburger dumplings I would have been unconvinced, but a bit of banter with the waitstaff saw me say "why not" and I was pleasantly surprised....More

Thank Deidre F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place literally by walking past it and very happy we stopped. The service & attention was impressive and the food unique and outstanding. The infusion of flavours was brilliant. A slight hiccup with one of our orders did not sir the experience but...More

Thank gmunro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a late lunch/snack and really enjoyed our visit. We had the firecracker chicken (chicken spare ribs really), the pork belly bao & beef rendang dumplings & 2 cokes. All of this cost us $38 so I thought for Melbourne standards, this...More

Thank Billym33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tuesday evening friends and i were on our way to the Pink concert and randomly selected Drumplings for a bite beforehand. They weren't busy as it was early and everything was lovely, we were made welcome with friendly service great food, quick and fresh. We...More

Thank Nomad489057
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey and a Happy 5 Star Friday. Oh wow and love every part of your review - thank you and your attention to detail - sweet....! See you again soon...

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Ate here on second attempt - first attempt, booked online for later same day. Turned up to be told they’d had trouble with the new booking system so couldn’t actually fit me in. However, was keen to try it, so booked again for a few...More

Thank Travel807304
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Mr&MrsWilko. Thanks for being so patient and yes we had some issues integrating OpenTable so thanks for coming back in. And so happy you enjoyed the food & dumplings. We are also building the team in terms of professionalism moving forward. Thanks again and...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I was really excited to taste the dumplings and there were only two of us . So we walk in got shown to a table . Got our menus and then we waited waited and waited . Caught the eye of a waiter but as...More

Thank Betty M
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Betty. Hope you are well. Thanks for the feedback and really appreciate the overview. Apologies and totally unacceptable not getting your order. Yes there are good dumplings in Melbourne but nothing like our Drumplings - so next time i hope we can woo you...!...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Came here on a recommendation and the menu looked good. Might have been if they had items available. Nearly all the specialty dumplings were not available at lunch time! And we were not told when we arrived but rather after i tried to order them....More

Thank Melanie S
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi Melanie, Happy Friday. Apologies for the lack of variety. As our signature dumplings are made specifically, we had some supply issues with our high quality ingredients that make them so amaze. We are now back in stock and again, apologies for being out of...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is my second review and despite giving Drumplings almost 5 stars based on a recent lunchtime visit this time I was coming for dinner. We arrived at 6pm and with only a handful of other folks in the restaurant we had to ask for...More

Thank Pauly B
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi Pauly, Happy Friday. Thank you for the detailed review - much appreciated. As you are most likely aware, we are not a fine dining restaurant and simply a Dumpling Diner. We like an easy cool environment. In saying that, the above and as you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8395 4918
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We are a unique modern dumpling diner that offers a global twist on a traditional classic. Think Cheeseburger, Fish&Chips, Beef Rendang, Truffle Mushroom and Chili Con Carne, hand wrapped into a traditional dumpling. We are a destination of exciting new adventures and discoveries. In addition to the global menu, we also offer classic Chinese favourites such as the Xiao Long Bao, Prawn & Ginger dumplings and Gua Baos including Char Sui Pork and Smokey Szechuan Chicken - paying homage and respecting the art and history of dumplings. Using locally produced and sustainably sourced ingredients of the highest quality, Drumplings delivers something entirely new to the Melbourne food scene – an unforgettable taste sensation never before experienced.
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