A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Published May 31st 2020
Satisfy your yum cha yearnings
Wondering where to go now the social distancing regulations are starting to ease in Melbourne? Looking for a restaurant where you can catch up with friends and family once again? Here's the solution - Oriental Teahouse (South Yarra and CBD) have resumed dine-in service from 1st June, with David's Restaurant to follow soon after, opening on 3rd June.
Celebrate the end of social distancing with friends and family at David's Restaurant and Oriental Teahouse
Oriental Teahouse will return with its regular a la carte service at the Chapel Street venue every day from 11.30am-8.30pm and Little Collins Street Monday to Saturday from 12-3pm and 5-8.30pm. Bookings are essential and can be made here.
David's Restaurant is coming back with more yum cha feasting than ever before. David's will be open for 6pm and 8pm dinner seatings Wednesday to Friday for $45 per person. Weekend service will be $50 per person for lunchtime seatings at 11.30am and 1.30pm as well as dinner service at 6pm and 8pm on Saturday nights. Bookings are essential and can be made here.
Yum! Yum cha is back on the menu at David's.
Selected sessions at David's will carry a special theme like spicy or vegan yum cha (check the website for details). Each Sunday will be reserved for David's classic yum cha. The restaurant will also continue to offer guests BYO at $15 corkage for Wednesday and Thursday dinners and Saturday lunch.
If you're still practising social distancing, David's and Oriental Teahouse can help out there too.
Launched in response to initial restrictions, Oriental Teahouse's has build-your-own dumpling kits which are available for sale online and in-store. Vegetarian options are available. Click here for more information.
David's take home yum cha boxes - available for delivery or pick up
David's is offering $56 take home yum cha boxes, featuring a selection of yum cha favourites and available for pick up or delivery. Click here for more information.
Restaurateur David Zhou is delighted to be reopening the venues. "Reopening is more than having our restaurant back," he says. "It symbolises the spirit of our community and represents a comforting spot for people to enjoy time together… we look forward to seeing the smiling faces of our team and customers."