After taking a hiatus for much of 2020, Oriental Teahouse has reopened its freshly renovated Little Collins Street venue sporting a new post-lockdown look across two levels, and more yum cha and dumplings than ever before.
Yum cha in the city means mouth-watering dumplings that are not only delicious, but convenient for the CBD worker or dumpling-lover on the go. Oriental Teahouse Lt. Collins is back with daily yum cha lunch service from Tuesday to Friday that includes two lunchtime seatings, and à la carte service on offer during all times.
Expect trays of yum cha favourites serving up the likes of pan-fried pork and chive dumplings, chilli wagyu beef dumplings, roast duck dumplings, lemongrass chicken dumplings, BBQ pork buns and more to hungry city dwellers.
Diners can also revel in a variety of feasting options that widely cater to different dietaries and group sizes. The Feasting Menu, which is also available as plant-based, starts at a minimum of two people for $48–$68 per person. Featuring a choose-your-own menu of dumplings, mains and sides across 8–12 different dishes, groups of six or more can also opt for the unlimited Feasting Menu for the ultimate yum cha feast in the city.
For restaurateur David Zhou, he comments: “The decision to finally reopen our venue is one that we hope encourages others to do the same. We’ve missed the energy of our bustling CBD and we are excited to be back with a more focused menu that features customer favourites, so that people, no matter how much time they have, will be able to get their yum cha fix.
“We want to bring back excitement into the CBD, do what we do best in a safe way and continue moving forward as a community.”
The refurbished Teahouse also showcases an impressive new bar downstairs that brightens up the venue as soon as you walk through the doors. The drinks menu features tasty cocktails such as the Miyagarita (tequila, lime, agave, umeboshi) and Yuzu negroni (Roku gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, yuzu), as well as local and imported brews, their signature range of hot teas and more.
Oriental Teahouse is a household name that provides a world-class teahouse experience that is authentically Chinese but with a modern twist. The space encompasses a day-to-night culinary experience that does not sacrifice the essence of a traditional Chinese teahouse.
Oriental Teahouse Lt Collins
378 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tuesday to Saturday: 12–3pm, 5:30 until late. Closed Sunday–Monday.
Bookings essential via https://orientalteahouse.com.au/ or (03) 9600 4230
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