Drumplings

4.3
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$40 and under
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Asian
We are a unique modern dumpling diner that offers a global twist on a traditional classic. Think Cheeseburger, Mac & Cheese, Beef Rendang and Truffle Mushroom, 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 Pork Belly and Kung Pao 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.

Specials

Bottomless Brunch - $69pp

"THE LONG LUNCH

Let us spoil you Drumplings style and send you on a weekend journey through our food and bottomless drinks! Choose to sip on our Mimosa, Lychee Sangria, Hills Apple Cider or Drumplings Draught, and you’ll have these dishes to go with your thirst quenchers."

Terms and Conditions: Bottomless Drinks

Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: September 23, 2019

Ends: December 22, 2019

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-11:00AM 1:00PM-1:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-11:00AM 1:00PM-1:00PM

What 234 People Are Saying
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4.3
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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What sensational food, and amazing cocktails to boot!

RZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food lacked depth of flavour and dumplings were overpriced and small

EC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food and outstanding service. We had a bigger group and they made the experience so great.

KJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The dumplings were that soggy we couldn’t pick them up with chopsticks and they were very water logged

LL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was really good, although the customer service was horrible. The staff were not approachable at all.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

If you want to wait 40min when its not even busy for small dumplings that you devour in 5 mins and still leave hungry, go ahead

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the owner was so accommodating and lovely!!! You HAVE to try the Cheeseburger Dumplings as they are to die for!! They literally taste like you're eating a burger. YUM! The only downside is that you can spend $$$ on dinner and still leave hungry. Just something to keep in mind! But I will have to try the cocktails next time as they looked fab!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Worth giving it a try if you want to try something different. The mac and cheese dumplings were actually quite tasty. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The only let down was having to ask for extra cutlery, then sharing plates then sauces.

KN
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared cheeseburger dumplings, Camembert dumplings & prawn dumplings as well as apple crumble dumplings & lemon meringue dumplings & they were fabulous! All the dumplings were so light & flavoursome. Will definitely be back!!

KS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service, Great atmosphere, Great price. 100% will be back & will recommend to others

H
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service + Great Food! What more can i say! Caught up with a friend from out of town and could not of thought of a better restaurant to showcase Melbourne and its food culture!

AC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved this place! Great vibe, amazing food and something “different”. It really had Melbs creative flare. I was proud to bring my family there from Queensland. Absolutely mouth-watering and tasted exactly like the descriptions explained. Even the traditional food was excellent! My only slight slight complaint was the music was a bit too loud (even for me!) thanks Drumplings, I will return!

DP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drumplings is our favorite place by far! Cannot recommend enough!

CW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall excellent. Waitress did spill half of my cocktail on my foot resulting in a cold, sticky walk home. No big deal but next time would appreciate an offer to top up the drink because cocktails are expensive and mine was half gone.

TS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit of a novelty but delicious food and drinks! Great to see someone trying something fun and new!

OR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable environment in a close but not cramped setting. Trendy take on a traditional favourite. Great for sharing with as little or as many people as you want (or if like me, want to eat it all without sharing).
Traditional dumplings are available, but the signature dumplings are really a strangely wonderful experience. You like mac 'n' cheese? Have it in a dumpling! You're a beef rendang kinda person but don't want to bother with meddlesome rice or roti? Drumplings have the perfect signature dumpling for you!
One thing I haven't tried but definitely want to return for is the dessert dumplings! Yes... DESSERT DUMPLINGS!
I will definitely be returning, even with my self-confessed "dumpling snob" friends, whom have been converted!

MN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very cool vibe. Loved the interior design. Amazing food (share plate style) and cocktails. Will definitely be back!!

Y
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is a fave of mine as it's always delicious and a bit quirky. Lots of great options for just a quick snack and drinks or have a full assortment of loads of food. Has not disappointed anyone I have taken there! My fave dumplings are the cheeseburger and macaroni - sooo good!

KA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the diff combinations. The bao are amazing, so were the rendang dumplings

SR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drumplings is always a delight. Please bring the white rice back on the menu though!

JB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The specialty dumplings are great, the usual fare a bit bland & overpriced. The owner hovers over the staff too much, didnt feel as welcoming as previous visits.

OR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Bottomless brunch - food was not great and not enough to fill us up. Had to go else where and buy more food after.

LK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

i went on a Saturday for the bottomless brunch, the drinks and food were good but the service was bad. It was busy i understand but the waitresses never really checked on us we had to kept asking for more drinks. they then forgot the dessert part of the package which three of my friends were unhappy with. after they left they then bought it out which was pointless as they had left. they had reduced the bill which was nice. i would go back on a Sunday or Thursday when it wouldn't be as busy and definitely check out their other food and cocktails.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved the food and the service was fantastic, however the portion sizes left a lot to be desired as they were tiny. The taste can not be faulted however.

PL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our waitress was amazing but we had drinks that didn’t turn up but we’re still charged to our bill. And they wouldn’t be flexible with anything on the menu. They definitely are not a family friendly restaurant. Dumplings were interesting but a bit of a gimmick.

RS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Horrendous service from sarcastic, negative, unhelpful staff. Shame because the food and decor was great, but definitely won't be going back or recommending it to anyone.

EM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nutella dumplings were a surprisingly delicious end to a fantastic meal.

NG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , amazing service !! I would definitely recommend dumplings to anyone that lives or is visiting Melbourne

CC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The server from Canada was an absolute legend. She gave her recommendations but respected our choices. The decor and music were quirky and amazing! Will be back for sure!

J
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A little noisy, considering the time of the day 9 am. Lots of banging and crashing from kitchens.
Food was nice, however very expensive for dumplings, you need to try to black truffle and also the mac and cheese.

A
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food came out exceptionally quick. Staff were helpful and were willing to be flexible with cocktails. Manager seemed a bit abrupt and sense of humour may be taken as rude, however would return.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food wasn't very good unfortunately. Dumplings were cold and service was slow. Had to ask 3 different waiters to get us our drink order.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had really enjoyed our experience at Drumplings!! The food was absolutely delicious and all the staff were super friendly and fun!! Will defs be back again!!

s
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe and service can never be faulted! Always recommend especially with the food on point every single time!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The poor weather and wet ‘undercover area was a poor start - they need better weather protection if they claim it is undercover.

The dumplings were ok, but certainly don’t live up to the hype, though the truffle dumplings are fantastic!!

PL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ordered 2x dishes. One dish came and said the other would follow. 20 minutes later after being ignored by wait staff they went to check on it. Another 10 minutes later come back and say it will be another 10 minutes. At this stage the other party had already finished their food so cancelled the order and walked out.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, ambience and service! Could not fault anything here! We did the bottomless brunch option & it was definitely value for money!

C
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ambience was interesting. Neon lights and fake plants. Food was average. Wasn’t expecting a lot from the signature dumplings because they were bound to be weird and just a novelty (cheeseburger dumpling was a trip...) but even the traditional dumplings were not good. The main floor manager kept hurrying us out as well and we did have a large number of our party be very late but we still ordered for our entire party in a timely manner and we would still be out by the allocated time but he kept reminding us of the time and even brought the party that was arriving at 7:30 to our table at 7:20 saying to them that this would be their table when these people leave. It was not a pleasant dining experience but the waitress we had most of our interaction with was lovely and understanding. Would not recommend and I can see this place shutting down within the year after the novelty has worn off.

J
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dumplings, fast service and great price, easy to book for the group - will come back

L
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Yummy dumplings and great variety in the menu. Would highly recommend the chicken boa buns and mushroom dumplings. We also had the lemon meringue dumplings for desert? The citrus curd was delicious however combined with the dumpling pastry wasn’t a success. I would not order the dumplings again from the desert menu