Oriental Tea House - Little Collins

4.7
355 Reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
At Oriental Teahouse Little Collins St, we serve dumplings and dim sum to satisfy the busy city crowd. Here, yum cha is served every lunchtime, Monday to Friday so you can get your quick dumpling fix. Oriental Teahouse on Little Collins St is perfect for work team lunches, corporate functions, birthdays, and special occasions of any size, thanks to our two private function spaces that can accommodate groups ranging from 10-100+ people. At Oriental Teahouse, our aim is simple: to connect the dots between Chinese tradition and the contemporary Melbourne dining scene. Tea and yum cha are our thing, and nothing gives us more of a buzz than balancing authenticity with creativity. Sure, we offer all the classics, such as Shu Mai Dumplings and our BBQ Pork Buns, but we’re not afraid to serve juicy parcels stuffed with chilli wagyu beef or even white chocolate. Step inside and soak up the authentic Chinese teahouse atmosphere we’ve created in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD!

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  • Staff is vaccinated
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What 355 people are saying
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4.5
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AliceB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything tasted great, the fried rice was a little burnt but I think it was only because they rushed it a little but we didn’t mind. We loved every bit of it

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MarinaC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Would recommend 100%

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time experience. We will be back.

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maggie
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staffs were very nice, 1.5 hour was prefect. Only the cockpot, we couldn't taste much alcohol in there, would suggest to order glass.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fast service!

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The decor and ambience was nice. It had a modern funky vibe rather than a classic “Chinese restaurant” vibe. They service staff were very polite and helpful and the food came out quite quickly. The one complaint I have about the service of there was not chilli oil on the table. It took them about 20 minutes to bring us some and we had to ask two different wait staff. They were busy though. The food was good stock, standard dumplings. Fresh but nothing extraordinary about it. To a reasonable standard but not above. The process was what tainted the entire experience. We ordered 5 dim sum dishes and two Chinese teas and paid over $100. There are many many Chinese restaurants serving dim sum just down the road which would have come out at less than half the price. Chinese tea was $6 per person while it’s advertised as pot of tea for two - $6. For 3 standard dumplings. Three Peking duck pancakes were $18 and the amount of duck you received was less than one leg piece worth. In conclusion nice ambience and service, standard quality food, very small portions and very overpriced.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Delicious huge selection of food. And amazing cocktails. Would definitely recommend this place.

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dumplings would highly recommend. Service was very quick and staff were polite.

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Marsh
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The food is fantastic but disappointed by the back area we were sat in, extremely tight and squeezy to the point where my shoulders were touching the person at the next tables. Not very covid safe. Also the rate at which each persons dishes came out was poorly timed - one person was without food while the others had finished.

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ZoeG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loveliest restaurant to have dinner at with friends, the food was amazing (not cheap but not ridiculously expensive), staff were very efficient and the restaurant itself was so pretty. Overall 9/10!!! Will come again

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Robbie
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The alovera teah pot recommendation was absolutely amazing. Great drink. Grdat food and atmosphere

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, set menu was full of variety, service was great. Definitely would dine again.

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LesleyH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a family birthday celebration. We have not dined here before. We often have an ‘Asian’ ‘dumpling’ inspired celebration. This was the very best. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, amazing atmosphere and beautiful staff!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so attentive to our needs and not to mention the absolutely delicious food! Absolutely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so spectacular!! the food, incredible!! the service, so polite!! the venue itself was so warming and classy which I loved. Couldn’t fault one thing!! The staff members were also so so nice and genuine. I’ll definitely be back

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Eloise
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! The steak strips were incredible. We did the $48 dollar banquet, was plenty of food. They forgot one of the items that was on there, however when we asked about it they quickly rectified the situation and served the missing plate. Thank you!

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Jazz
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing atmosphere! Something for everyone to enjoy! Would highly reccomend!!

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MohaM
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love coming here with our friends and family! The food here has never disappointed us. The service is absolutely amazing!

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vipLukeR
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and delicious food.

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food
Music poor ( to much "doof doof" and too loud )

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was amazing, will definitely be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Staff were lovely and attentive and they were considerate of our allergies and dietaries (we had nut allergies and vegetarians on table). We got a mixture of the normal and vegetarian feasting menus and they were delicious. Could not recommend more highly if you're looking for somewhere a little bit special!

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SallyG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice food and service. You need to ask for food to be bought when it suits you. They bought all our 6 dishes at once so our main was cold when we got to eat it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing but the staff seemed like they were overworked as they forgot items which were asked and the food came out at very different times even though ordered together

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KaylaH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time us being here, and we loved it! All the food we ordered was amazing would highly recommend

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WayneT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine. The smoked chicken skin and salted egg bun was amazing. Service was impeccable, the staff was very efficient on a busy night. Highly recommend!!!

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VanessaInes
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pretty food, and very tasty. Beautiful venue. Loved the cocktail tea!

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vipClaireC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Chinese food - loved it.
Silken tofu was a highlight, great wine list too

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love oriental tea house. My go to restaurant for amazing and fresh food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly, always checking up on us! One of the desserts my friend and I had peanuts on them which she is allergic to and they were kind enough to give us another one for free.

Food was great! Highly recommend and would come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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LucasD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

good but food a bit average for the price. white chocolate dumplings were a bit weird. Drinks were amazing would go back just for cocktails

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Carolina
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was fine. Although they run out of a basic side (steamed rice) and they didn't let us know until the mains were served, which was a bit inconvenient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team there are always so good to us!

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vipMelbeats
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great for work lunches, spacious tables, not too loud, professional service.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So glad to be back! And to be back at The Teahouse, as before

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality Yum Cha.
Service excellent.
Portions could be a bit bigger but quality superb.
Lovely relaxed ambience.

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Anonomous
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a lovely venue for yum cha and the dumplings here are different from the run of the mill. I cannot understand why restaurants play unrelated music and up load so that the customers need to speak louder to hear one another, during COVID the seating was a bit tight.

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YvonneF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. All very fresh and tasty. Good service. The cocktails are great.

FAQs

Oriental Tea House - Little Collins does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Oriental Tea House - Little Collins also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9600 4230.

Oriental Tea House - Little Collins is rated 4.7 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.