Oriental Tea House

455 Chapel Street South Yarra, Victoria 3141

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Opening hours Mon-Thu 10.30am-10pm, Fri 10.30am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-11pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, Licensed
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 9826 0168

Oriental Teahouse’s schmick South Yarra flagship helped stoke Melburnians’ dumpling love affair. The no-frills menu is a rolling list of choices, including gingery prawn, translucent vegetable balls and football-shaped dim sum stuffed with pork and shiitakes, along with other yum cha bites, value banquets and set-lunch deals. But tea’s the main game, and there’s a tea-matching menu (and helpful staff) to help you find the right drop of cha to suit your food or your mood, whether you’re after something to soothe (the Relaxing blend, with licorice root and peppermint) or stimulate (raspberry and lime). Also in CBD & Chadstone.