CMG Australia is immensely proud to supply the Flower Drum Restaurant one of the Worlds Top 50 Restaurants with our unique species. The fine attention to detail, flawless execution of dishes and premium product all combine to create truly inspired Cantonese dishes.

In 1975, Gilbert Lau opened the Flower Drum in Chinatown on Little Bourke Street. What began as a humble desire to serve good cantonese food to the people in Australia soon grew to be a reputable restaurant that sent food critics into an excited flurry. Gilbert’s high standards for both himself and his staff allowed cantonese cuisine to penetrate the tough Australian food market, ultimately establishing a Chinese restaurant that would rival the dominant european cuisines.

A decade later, Flower Drum moved from its initial premises in Little Bourke Street to its current location, at 17 Market Lane to accomodate a growing clientele with a more spacious dining room. It was also during this time that Chef Anthony Lui was appointed Cxecutive Chef, a position he still holds today.

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The working partnership of Gilbert and Anthony provided the restaurant with many accolades. This included the prestigious title of Restaurant of the Year by the Age Good Food Guide from 1999 to 2002 and again in 2004. It was also awarded Restaurant of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Magazine in 2002 and was recognised as one of the World’s Top 50 Restaurants by Restaurant Magazine in England in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

In 2003, Gilbert sold his beloved restaurant to his three employees, Executive Chef Anthony Lui, William Shek and Patricia Fung. Today, they continue the execution of his philosophies in food and service with the aid of Jason Lui, Operational Manager and Son of Executive Chef, Anthony Lui.

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ADDRESS:
17 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

TELEPHONE:
+61 3 9662 3655

LUNCH:
Monday – Saturday, Noon to 3 PM

DINNER:
Monday – Saturday, 6 PM – 11 PM
Sunday til 10:30 PM