Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

This small group Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour will take you in search of the inner-city’s most delectable dumplings. You’ll visit four dumpling houses on this quest (including two located in Melbourne’s historic Chinatown precinct), all of which offer something very different. You’ll finish the tour full, happy, and knowing a good deal more about the Melbourne Asian community’s fascinating heritage.


☆ Visit four innovative Melbourne dumpling bars

☆ Taste a variety of regional dumpling styles

☆ Dip your dumplings in Melbourne’s hottest chilli sauce

☆ Learn the correct way to consume Xiao Long Bao

☆ Explore Chinatown and the famous inner-city laneways

☆ Maximum group size: 12.


☆ Guided small group walking tour

☆ Friendly and expert local foodie as your guide

☆ Commentary on the history of Melbourne’s Asian community

☆ Generous servings of four different styles of dumpling

☆ Tips from your guide for other eateries to try during your stay in Melbourne.

What you can expect

This fun and relaxed Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour is an absolute must for lovers of Asian cuisine. With so many inner-city dumpling houses to choose from, the tour takes away all the guesswork by leading you to the most delicious and diverse options.

You’ll meet your guide for this Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour – local Melbourne foodie Monique Bayer, in the city and head off on foot. Have your appetite ready, because Monique will take you to four of her carefully selected dumpling bars – all of which offer a unique take on these little parcels of gourmet goodness.

At your first tasting you’ll be given a lesson in mixing up your own dipping sauces and the opportunity to taste what’s renowned as the hottest chilli sauce in Melbourne (you have been warned!). While it’s tempting at this point to gorge yourself on the sensational dumplings provided, just remember there are three more stops on the itinerary. Pace yourself!

Next this Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour heads to a CBD laneway eatery to try a regional Chinese style of dumpling, then on to Chinatown for the final two tastings. Stop number four will put your dumpling consumption skills to the ultimate test, as you come up against the famous soup-filled xiao long bao!

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Pricing, dates and bookings


Runs: Wednesdays
Departs at: 6pm
Departs from: Corner of Flinders Lane and Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD

Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address.

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AUD $[field70*85] incl. GST

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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Important information

This tour has one central CBD meeting point, which is easily accessible by public transport. Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

Vegetarians are well catered for on this tour, but please advise us of any other dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited.

Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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