This tour will take you in search of inner-city Melbourne's most delectable dumplings. Visit four diverse dumpling houses and learn some of the history of the city's Asian community.

AUD $85pp

Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
Runs: Wednesdays
Departs at: 6pm
Departs from: Corner of Flinders Lane and Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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5 stars

Featured guest review:

‘We had a great time with our small group of ten. We visited four different restaurants and each had a great ‘value add’ and a different type of dumpling to try. Our guide was fantastic and extremely friendly. I couldn’t fault her. This tour exceeded expectations and I would definitely recommend it to any dumpling lover!’ Jamie H

Tour highlights

  • 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.

What's included

  • 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.

Pricing

Adults/children: AUD $85pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of six.

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. [More]

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!

Read our full review of this tour

Guest reviews

  • Jamie H (28/4/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    We had a great time with our small group of ten. We visited four different restaurants and each had a great 'value add' and a different type of dumpling to try. Our guide was fantastic and extremely friendly. I couldn't fault her. This tour exceeded expectations and I would definitely recommend it to any dumpling lover!

  • Vanessa R (13/4/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    We were really happy with the experience. We got to know new dumpling places in the city and it was nice walking around, getting to know a bit of Melbourne's history, having dinner with friendly people and enjoying delicious dumplings. Our tour guide was amazing. 100% recommended.

  • normb370 (26/1/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    Fantastic tour! Not only great tasting dumplings but loads of interesting insider information about the venues and streets we wandered through. Highly recommended.

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

This tour operates in all weather conditions.