Originally opened in 2004, one of Chapel Street's most-loved eating dens re-opens its doors today, following a brief closure for a refurb. Celebrated tea master and restaurateur David Zhou has reimagined authentic Chinese teahouses for modern times.

Start with the chilli wagyu beef dumplings while sipping on an apple Sencha tea-inflused martini poured from a teapot. Then, sample new dishes such as flame thrower pulled pork dumplings & slices of pork belly; house-made tofu or the oolong tea smoked chicken fillet with raspberry tea mayonnaise (all dishes on the menu are under $18 so it won't break your budget). Finish with Chinese Wonka chocolate dumplings before heading upstairs for a nightcap of Japanese whiskey at Zhou Zhou Bar.

Melbourne’s Oriental Teahouse reopens after facelift with a fresh new menu

"Growing up on Nanjing Road, one of the busiest streets in Shanghai, the word 'teahouse' means much more than tea to me," explained Zhou. "We have created an entirely unique day-to-night experience on Chapel Street that will give people a real teahouse experience, which is a centre of interaction and relationship, a place for business, dating, family and friends."

Opening hours:
Oriental Teahouse
Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 10:00pm
Friday 10:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 11:00pm

Zhou Zhou
Monday - closed
Tuesday & Thursday 5pm - 12am
Friday & Saturday 5pm - 1am
Sunday 5pm - 11pm

For reservations enquiries:
To make a reservation at The Oriental Teahouse on Chapel Street, email chapel@orientalteahouse.com.au or call on (03) 9826 0168 to make a booking directly.

Melbourne’s Oriental Teahouse reopens after facelift with a fresh new menu