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227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8395 4918
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“beef rendang” (6 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (12 reviews)
“truffle” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Fusion, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Outstanding Gluten free Dumplings 🥟....great atmosphere and upbeat service, complementary green tea and take away available!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Departure788674
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

HappyFridays. Oh wow we are so happy to see & hear this about the GF Dumplings - they are rare & hard to find right, so that makes us smile. Have a great day....! Thanks & see you again soon...!

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

After a long stroll trying to find a good spot to eat we decided to pop in and didn’t regret it at all. We got dumpling soups, edamame and complimentary jasmine tea. Our meal turned out to be quite cheap and filling. The staff was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Maria K
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hey Maria. Oh shopping strolling and Drumplings, what a combo. Glad you stalled past and loved us - see you next time you are in Melbourne town....!!!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Mulled wine plus apple crumble dumplings are all you really need in winter. They have other items on the menu too, I guess.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Adam V
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hey Adam. We love winter with Dumplings&Mulled. What a combo right. Sweet and see you again soon...!!!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Really enjoyed the "special chips"pork crackling. The desert spring rolls,pineapple and ginger...delicious.Staff very nice and service quick even though busy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank caroCairns
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hey caroCairns. Happy Days after reading that review. Brilliant and thank you.....!

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I tried Drumplings after reading about it on Facebook. The staff were fantastic, really friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. We tried the pork and chive dumplings, the cheeseburger dumplings and the beef rendang dumplings. So different and unexpectedly yummy. We...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank susanvdelaney
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hey Susan. Happy Days. Oh you are very kind and love that you and your husband came & rocked with us at Drumplings....! See you again soon...!

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday lunch. Was expecting a proper restaurant, but it felt more like an eatery. We were seated at a long communal table - Would have preferred our own table. Service was really great, the waiter was very personable. And the d(r)umplings -...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Stupendous82
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Happy Tuesday Stupendous82...! OMG what a review - wow and thank you - so amaze and love that you have added so much detail. Can't wait to see you again soon...

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here to taste the goods after being drawn in by the cool facade and crazy menu in the window! I tried the fish n chip dumplings and the pork crackle chips. I like the dumplings but didn’t love the texture but I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Stagmouth
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hey Stagmoth. Oh like WOW our 1st 5 stars....!!! You are the best and thats a big thank you for Team Drumplings....!!!! What you need to do is come back in and try the Cheeseburger and the Chilli Con Carne. They will rock your taste...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Novelty dumplings - truffle mushrooms, cheeseburger, beef rendang amidst traditional - xiao Long bao, prawn and scallops. Great twist and really delicious. Bummed we couldn’t make another trip back to try more. Definitely going back again when I return to Melbourne!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank CesseyL
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hey Cessey. HappyTuesday&Smiles. Oh wow, thank you and we love you loved all the Fusion & Traditional dumplings - best of both worlds right. And yes you'd better hurry back to Melbourne so we can roll out the red carpet. hehe. See you next time....!!!

Reviewed 19 May 2018

Are you a coeliac? Do you miss seriously good, tender, delicate dumplings served with a smile at reasonable CBD prices? Drumplings will satisfy your dumpling craving with coeliac-safe GF dumplings. There’s some weird and wacky fillings available but my tip is stick with the classics...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Pauly B
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

HappySundayPauly. Oh what a great review and totally great insight to what we are offering....!!! We have tried hard to build in as much Gluten Free as possible. And there is more to come. Thanks again for the post and see you again soon for...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018

A new and original take on dumplings. Fish & Chip dumplings, Beef Rendang dumplings and my favourite, the Cheeseburger dumplings!!! Friendly service and good pricing. I think that I have found a new favourite dumpling place. Too many of the other dumpling places in the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank johndY6992MY
Deon S, Manager at Drumplings, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Morning John. Happy Monday. WOW thanks for taking the time to review us and what a super one at that. Love you enjoyed our varied dumplings and appreciated the work that has gone into each build...! Thanks again and see you soon again...

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Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 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, Mac & Cheese, 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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