Oriental Tea House - Little Collins
As for our tea, each signature blend is hand-crafted by Oriental Teahouse founder David Zhou. Since moving from Shanghai to Melbourne David has dedicated his life to understanding the holistic healing properties of different teas, creating blends that are as beneficial for the body as they are on the taste buds.
I was introduced to Oriental Tea House by a friend and have been back every week!
It is delicious, authentic and the staff are fabulous!
The food was delicious as always. Unfortunately I was right under the aircon which made it a bit chilly (they may want to look into the strength of their aircon on a not hot day).
More than expected..excellent..yummy definitely will be back
Food and portions were average in flavour, depth and size. The restaurant had a nice ambience with solid interior, however, the restaurant seemed to focus on the interior design and showcasing of tea rather than the food itself.
Loved loved loved this place! Every dish was delicious!
Poor service unfortunately let’s this place down. Staff were disorganised and inexperienced. Food just average. We had the yum cha but should have had alacarte
It was my first time with family. Staff were friendly but service was slow. The staff forgot our order of a glass of warm water and a tea. Food was reasonably good. Would recommend to friends.
Good food, good service, pleasant staff, reasonably priced
Great venue with delicious food and excellent service!!
it was very nice foods, they are so tasty and delicious.
one of my favourite restaurants now.
Great food , service, drinks , location , best dumplings
My favourite dumplings! Had family from England who said it was outstanding.
We decided to go here for a nice Sunday lunch and came away really happy with our choice. We had a variety of dishes and it was hard to decide which was our favourite they were all so good. Fresh ingredients, vibrant flavours and amazing taste. Sometimes the service was a little slow but the food is well worth the wait. Staff are friendly, and it looks like they have some nice private spaces for large groups if you wanted that. All in all we'll be coming back again.
Great food and wine delivered by friendly staff making the overall experience very pleasant. Will come again and again, never had a bad meal here.
Been twice and both times it’s been tasty food and great service.
This place always delivers on beautiful food, service and atmosphere. Everything is delicious and the staff are happy, efficient and personable. We came with some friends from interstate and they loved it too. Great place for all different occasions. Love it here.
Awesome food, perfect for a relaxed catch up. Service was a little hard to get when we wanted to order more but we had been slow to order at the start as we kept talking.
Was a nice place to be aesthetically speaking, the food and drink itself I can only describe as average, not bad but certainly nothing special. We grabbed a 4 person feast deal and it felt like we paid about $5 - $10 each too much for what we got. The desert especially was disappointing, only 1 scoop of ice cream to share between 4 people. The staff were very friendly and attentive.
A bit pricy but food is delicious! The tea a very lovely.
We couldn't recommend the Oriental Tea House more highly. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, especially Justin, nothing was too much trouble. And the food, it was amazing! We will definitely be returning on our next visit to Melbourne.
Slightly larger serving sizes would be better considering how much you’re paying. Especially the dumplings eg. 3 dumplings for $11 is a little pricy.
We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere!price and quantity was good
Wonderful food full of flavour. Not large meals but certainly filling enough. Nice range of dishes on the menu. The ginger fish was amazing.
Loved it! Yummy food, great decor and fantastic ambience. Will return again soon!
We had dinner one night and Food came too quickly.
Are the dumplings Gluten Free no one knew?
Wine too expensive how about some House White Wines in the $30 range
We had difficulty booking through Open Table. We could not vary our booking once it was made. When we arrived at the restaurant they did not seem to have our booking and put us upstairs.
Excellent food and service as usual. Great place for Vegan options.
This is a regular for myself and my husband. I also bring different business colleagues and clients. The service is friendly, meals are consistently good and served quickly.
I highly recommend Oriental Tea House, Yum Cha was great all round, taste and value, we will be back !...
again and again ! Service was quick and friendly and happy to accomodate all reasonable requests.
Delicious! We dine here every time we visit Melbourne!
The place is packed for obvious reason the food is amazing, my date & I both ordered a glass of wine and the selection on offer were good too.
Very much enjoyed the food.
I have been to Oriental Tea House - Little Collins on many occasions and over a number of years. The yum cha lunch has always been great with lots of food options being presented and enjoyed.
Unfortunately the lunch on 27 August 2018 was let down by poor service. On arrival at 1.00 pm yum cha food was presented regularly to the table but then was switched to selection from a list. That would have been okay as long as the food arrived without promptly and repeat reminders to the waiter staff who seemed to disappear or not make eye contact when we attempted to remind them of missing orders. One order of BBQ Octopus was delayed and then finally arrived (after again prompting) and was tough and not the usual succulent and tasty dish previously enjoyed.
I will go again with the hope that this experience was a one off.
We really enjoyed the food and there was an excellent variety. The only criticism was we thought that chinese broccoli and vegetarian fried rice were on the smaller serving sizes for the price. Other than that was a lovely experience. Thank-you
Fantastic food, awesome atmosphere and great customer service. Definitely be back again :)
I always enjoy my time here. Lovely staff and delicious food.
Food was great! Lots of interesting and unique dishes. Service was inattentive and seemed disorganized. Dishes didn't come out at the same time and we had to follow up on a couple of dishes.
The food was beautiful - Chinese broccoli was so good we ordered it twice! Service unobtrusive, efficient and provided great advice.
I did dumplings for dating and it was by far the best dinner experience I’ve had on a date! I’ve been with my partner a while and it was almost like we were on a first date again it was so nostalgic. The food was outstanding as were the cocktails we had and the service was so genuine and they were very friendly and accommodating.
The only slight inconvenience I had was that the lady who seated us didn’t realise we were doing dumplings for dating despite my calling to confirm it was on our booking and because it was a surprise I had to sneak away and find the lady so I could tell her BUT she was very sweet about it and promptly moved us to the bigger table and brought out the game board etc.
The only suggestion I’d have that would’ve made the experience more seamless was that there was a way to let the waiters know we were ready to order as we progressed through the board as we felt rude waving them down so we ended up having long waits between being seated to getting our drink and then entree etc although we weren’t too bothered as we were very entertained by the game :)
All in all a fabulous experience that can be enjoyed both for first time daters and long time partners! Thank you so much for the memorable dinner experience :D
Fun teapot cocktails. Interesting modern flavors with nice presentation. Good offerings for my vegan friend.
It wasn’t terribly busy but the wait staff were not overly attentive and forgot to put some of our orders through and then seemed irritated with us.
The service on Chapel St is much better. We still managed to have an enjoyable night but I think they need to lift their game a little.
Food was good.