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About Ricky & Pinky
Introducing Ricky & Pinky, the Chinese restaurant within a landmark Fitzroy pub, run by Australian hospitality veterans. A rollickingly lively and fun place to gather with friends and family for delicious Chinese food, plentiful banquet menus, drinks & bar snacks and everything in between. Favourite aspects of Chinese dining experiences are seen in round tables, fish tanks, and of course the ubiquitous lazy Susan to make meal sharing practical and fun.
For dim sum die hards, experience the lunch time Yum Cha on offer every Friday Saturday & Sunday from midday until 4pm. The ultimate way to polish off the working week with colleagues, feast with family and friends or kick back into gear after a big night. No set menus, just a choose-your-own-adventure style experience with a menu of yum cha staples that sit alongside a rotating selection of more adventurous dishes.
Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065
Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan), Contemporary Asian
Hours of Operation:
Yum Cha Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4.00pm
Dinner Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
On the corner of Gore Street & Gertrude Street
$41 to $100
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(03) 9417 7700
A full Chinese a la carte menu is available offering smaller plates alongside medium to large dishes to share. For the best experience, the chef's banquet menu highlights the seasonal favourites of Ricky & Pinky, with dishes served in progression to share.
The Front Bar offers a smaller bar menu with snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to the extensive options available from the beer, cocktail and wine list.
Street Parking Only
Tram 86 from Bourke Street (Stop #15)
Tram 11 from Collins Street (Stop #13)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ricky & Pinky Ratings and Reviews
We went out for a chinese new year lunch as a family. Unfortunately, we did not enjoy the meal. Any celebratory or festive atmosphere was missing from the restaurant. The dish we enjoyed most was the fried rice and the complimentary pickles. We did not enjoy most of the dim sum. The siew mai we found to be dry and did not appear appetising, the yellow skin to be dark and mottled. The rice noodle/cheung fun was too firm without the melt in your mouth feel I would have expected at this proposed level of dining. The egg tart was not enjoyable. The filling was sunken and was grey in colour, not the expected bright vibrant yellow. It was also served cold evidently not fresh out of the oven. Particularly at these price points, 5 dollars for a slightly smaller than average tart, one would not unreasonably expect fresher warmer tarts. Perhaps I should have raised this issue directly with the staff when we were there but we didn't find the opportunity too nor did the staff ask us how our meal was going. To improve I would recommend more quality control on the food coming out of the kitchen.
The food , wine list and the welcome are top notch at Ricky and Pinky. Put yourself in their capable hands and just sit back and enjoy the meal. Such a great ambiance for a business lunch or a catch up with friends. We had yum cha and I'm still dreaming about the meal. Can't wait to go back.
Ricky&Pinky is AMAZING! The food is outstanding and the staff are all lovely and I have never been disappointed with the "glass of wine" wine list. I have been with friends and family and the staff is always very kind to my 7 year old boy which is GREAT because he loves the food and that is an achievement because little boys can be picky... Thank you and looking forward to our next visit.
Evening out with friends, thought we would give this a go.
From the share meals we selected, the lamb was the most outstanding and the raw tuna was excellent and the fried chicken and prawn wontons were also very good. The shredded cabbage, yuzu koshu mayo, Moreton Bay bug would have been perfect if it wasn't so salty (this coming from a salt lover) and I would rate the duck as a don't bother, to rare and thickly cut for my liking and the pancakes served with it were way too tough (to be fair this was mentioned to the staff, purely as feedback and they kindly removed it from our bill).
Ambience was good, service was excellent but the food was rather a little disappointing for an Andrew McConnell dining experience. We would still recommend it as worth a try.
This place is absolutely wonderful! Came in for yum cha on a Saturday with my parents who were visiting from the us. We had an AMAZING meal complimented by incredible service. Loved it so much we came back for dinner during the week. Must haves: pork Sichuan dumplings, cumin lam, pork sticky rice. So good!!
The food was served one dish at the time and in between the dishes, the wait was so long. Through out the night, we were constantly staring at the empty plate and wonder when the next dish will arrive, and part of our order was forgotten. All four of us didn't enjoy ourselves.
Worse Chinese food experience.
Great food and wine list. We started with drinks in the bar and then moved into the dining room for the banquet option. This made for a delightful relaxed start. and was blown away by the first couple of courses. The flounder was excellent as well. Desert was possibly the only miss (by merely being good).
A really enjoyable evening!
We had a selection of small and large plates. We really loved the pickled peanuts that started off the evening. So moorish, we could have eaten a large bowl! The dumplings were beautiful, especially the szchezuan dumplings. We had the duck as well, this was lovely but difficult to eat with all the bones. The highlight dish of the night was the lamb bao. It was so delicious, we all fought over the last bits. There would only be one thing that would improve this dish which is, we wished there was more then three bao buns. There was a good amount of lamb for a main dish, but only three buns didn't cut it. We also had sides of black fungus and Chinese greens which were both enjoyable. The XL fortune cookie was fun and tasty and the parfait was indulgent. overall a great night with beautiful, delicious food. Will be back for bao and dumplings!
Our meal was just fantastic as was the service and the vibe of the restaurant. Food offerings were extensive , tasty and so well priced. However I was blown away with the price of my glass of champagne that I was offered at the start of the meal.... and yes I didn't look at the drinks list! $24 for a very small glass of very fine champagne was unnecessary. Can I suggest an alternative offering of Australian bubbles at a more modest charge?
A great night and well worth going! Excellent customer service - very friendly and attentive and remembered that one person was allergic to nuts and seeds and constantly checked if some dishes were suitable. Also, ordered a cocktail (on their recommendation) but it was not to one persons liking and they happy took it back without charging and they ordered another cocktail which was to their liking.
Overall, great tasting food, service and ambience.
We had the banquet, cocktails and some wine; it was all good value for money. The banquet was well balanced and excellent quality. The kitchen was easily vable to vary our timing and add extra things to our order. Professional wait-staff and front of house. Would definitely recommend this place for any occasion. (it was a little bit noisy but luckily we just upped our volumes and no problems!)
Overall food is good and worth the value, but would not be looking to come back as there are many other fusion restaurant options to try in Melbourne in the similar price range (So it is not the restaurant's fault, but the fact that they are many competitors!) Loved the semifreddo dessert.
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