Best Spots for Drinks and Dumplings | Melbourne

Drinks and dumplings… a combination that fixes just about everything! We’ve noticed you’re all pretty obsessed with boozy dumpling sessions. We get it, there’s a lot to love about this…

Drinks and dumplings… a combination that fixes just about everything!

We’ve noticed you’re all pretty obsessed with boozy dumpling sessions. We get it, there’s a lot to love about this pairing! So, we thought we’d tell you where to get the best deals on this duo. Call it a boozy dumpling sesh, drinks and dumplings or just ‘drumplings’.

From places known for open-topped siu mai to soupy parcels to crescent-shaped wontons, here are the venues in Melbourne to get your drunk dumpling fix:

Tim Ho Wan

206 Bourke Street, CBD

A Michelin-starred yum cha brand, Tim Ho Wan serves up things like gold-dusted buns, pan-fried turnip cakes and vermicelli rolls with sesame sauce. You’ll start with the pork buns though – that’s a must!Dumplings Melbourne |

Red Door Yum Cha

1 Mcilwrick Street, Windsor

Enticed by a place that encourages you to bring your own wine, chill out with friends and over order? Check out Red Door Yum Cha, a cosy restaurant that hand-makes all of their yum cha classics.Dumplings Melbourne |

Empress of China

120 Little Bourke Street, CBD

Empress of China never fails to bring crowd favourites to the table. Whether you fancy your dumplings sticky-fried, steamed or swimming in broth, you’ll find them at this cheerful Chinese venue.Dumplings Melbourne |

Nong Tang Noodle House

16/200 Bourke Street, CBD

Run by a mother-and-son duo, this Shanghainese restaurant is full of family recipes and methods passed down five generations. Standouts include Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings and the Nong Tang Cold Dumplings (trust us – they’re made with salted peanut butter).Dumplings Melbourne |Tao Dumplings

37 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Good things come in small packages at Tao Dumplings. South Yarra has a hard-to-miss Chinese restaurant which serves up sumptuous dumplings of lamb, beef, pork, chicken or a divine vegetarian filling. It’s also BYO.Dumplings Melbourne |

Dim Sum Depot

448 Bridge Road, Richmond

Richmond, like the CBD, is seldom short of dumplings, but this dumpling depot is a must-try! Shao Mai and Scallop Dumplings are our favourite of their parcels of goodness, best enjoyed with a couple of cold beers.Dumplings Melbourne |

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