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“Dinner for two”

Westlake Restaurant
Ranked #928 of 4,616 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived just after 6 pm and asked to go upstairs which we like. Had the fried rice and prawn and veggies. Prawns are large and it was a tasty dish rice was 16.60 that’s large but not much there the prawn dish $33.80 then we had black rice roasted duck and lovely duck with plenty of meat and crispy skin and good portion $29.80 and corkage is $7 per bottle of wine total $87.40 it’s on the more expensive side in Chinatown but nice.

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Avoid the lines at ShanDong Mama and Shanghai Village and go here. Aussies call dim sum “yum cha”. My guide on the free local walking tour gave me this tip in re Westlake. Great tip!! If there are no seats available on the first floor, ask if you can go upstairs. There’s no need to wait for the carts to come around. Simply tell a waiter/waitress what you want to eat and they’ll bring your yum cha to you. If you do sit upstairs please be aware that the carts make the rounds first downstairs. So if you really want the freshest yum cha possible then go ahead and wait for a seat downstairs.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I didn’t particularly like the TV series Fawlty Towers, it seemed too far fetched and over done. That was until we visited Westlake for Yum Cha in a Sunday afternoon.
While the poster in the window claimed to serve Yum Cha until 5pm, and we arrived at around 3.30, we thought we were in for some great food. Not so. Yum Cha had actually finished some hours earlier and what they were dishing up were the re-heated leftovers.
We were asked to fill in what we wanted from the Yum Cha list only to be informed that they had run out of almost everything. Still, we checked off a few items and waited. The waiter then came along with a plate of something and asked if we had ordered that. I explained they they had taken our selected list away and that we really couldn’t remember what we had hastily checked off. We were assured that our selections were on the way. Soon, the same waiter appeared asking everyone if they had ordered a particular item. No one knew what they were doing, random food arrived and people were putting their hand up if the dish sounded like something they might have ordered. What a shambles!
We left - never to return. I am now going to watch the reruns of Fawlty Towers with Westlake firmly in mind. Give this place a wide berth.

Thank Bj101
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We eat here for a yum cha lunch quite often, and always enjoy the experience. There are usually mostly Asian diners, and some of the waiters speak limited English, but you know you are getting the authentic experience. The food is served from trolleys in the traditional way, but if there is something you want that does not go past on the trolley, they will make it to order for you. We usually get seven or eight choices, plus good quality tea, and the price is less than $45 for two people. Of course, if you have special dishes like roast duck, it costs more. Its a big restaurant on two levels and good for big groups to dine. It can get very busy at lunch time, so try to go at 11am to 11.30am for a better experience.

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Thank yvwords
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

As a frequent customer I tolerated the cold customer service only because the Peking duck pancakes were awesome.... but not anymore. Obviously cooked well in advance to be baked in oven, not carve fresh no longer. Fried rice is so bland... my Chinese friends agreed, not again. was our favourite city spot for Peking... looking for suggestions now. Goodbye Westlake, not coming back, but your attitude, you wouldn't care

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