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Oriental Teahouse, Little Collins Street

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Published September 6th 2013
Dine in the ways of the orient
The Oriental Teahouse sits in Little Collins Street, slightly away from the main hustle and bustle of the main entertaining areas of Melbourne; it sits comfortably by itself. In the evening this section of Little Collins Street is refreshingly uncluttered by passers-by.

Oriental Teahouse Collins st
Outside the Oriental Teahouse Collins st

It is not a cheap restaurant but it has a unique ambiance, light, airy and bright but with a hushed calmness about it. It is a fascinating mix of restaurant, and one stop shop for all things related to oriental tea, including easily accessible tea tastings.

Oriental Teahouse Collins St Tea tasting
A Table set up for tea tasting at the Oriental Teahouse in Collins st

I can't imagine going in to just buy tea, although it probably isn't out of place during the day when the clientele would be popping in during their lunch hour. It's quite a big restaurant but this doesn't spoil the dining experience. The menu consists mainly of dumplings. We had 3 different servings of steamed dumplings each, served in a group of 3 or 4; some were presented in a tiny bowl, others in a bamboo steam basket.

Oriental Teahouse Collins st
Tea & dumplings anyone?

Comments on the menu - there's lots of decisions to be made if you are ordering plates of dumplings and even though they are small, they are very tasty. If I was to go again, which I think I probably will, I think I would order a banquet for 2; the prices range from $16.50 to $50 per person but would probably give a better sampling of what on offer when you don't really know what you want.
Booking - We just walked in from the street but there were also groups there, so if you were going to go with a big group of friends I would book
Getting there - By public transport or car
Parking - There is paid parking next door
Disabled Access friendly - I didn't see any ramp to get in once you to the front steps, so it didn't look very friendly.
Kid friendly - yes, how could dumplings not be kid friendly?
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Why? Dumplings are a great way to share any evening with friends
When: Mon - Thursday: 11am - 9pm, Friday - Sat: 11am - 10pm, Sun: 11am - 3pm
Phone: 9600 4230
Where: 378 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Cost: Varies according to what you order on the menu 1 server of dumplings under $10.00
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