Grand Orient

4.7
230 reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
Inspired by the old-world, our menu is based on Cantonese flavours using modern and traditional cooking techniques, plated so the ingredients are always the star. The Grand Orient sits within the original 1897 Melbourne Hotel building providing the perfect old-world setting whether dining for lunch or dinner, taking a private room or simply sipping a wine at the Orient bar.

Experiences

  • Taste of the Orient (min. 4 guests)

    A$50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Five dishes $50pp / Six dishes $58pp / Seven dishes $62pp Duck sang choy bao | Australian sea scallops with supreme XO sauce | Hong Kong bay tiger prawns | Coral trout fillet with spring onion and ginger | Black pepper angus beef fillet | Kung pao cuttlefish | Szechuan lamb fillet | Sweet and sour pork | Stir fried chicken with macadamia nuts | Pork ribs in peking sauce | Stir fried seasonal vegetables | Chef’s signature fried rice (VO)
  • Grand Orient Signature Set Menu (min. 6 guests)

    A$88.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Steamed half shell local scallops with XO sauce and vermicelli, Golden salt & pepper lobster, Double boiled chicken and abalone soup, Honey and black pepper beef tenderloin cubes, Steamed barramundi fillet with ginger and shallots, Wok-fried assorted vegetables and water chestnut, Summer truffle fried rice with pine nuts, Azuki bean crispy pancake with vanilla bean ice cream
  • Seafood Feast for 2

    A$84.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Live whole lobster yee fu noodles, Steamed half shell local scallops (4), Honey and black pepper beef tenderloin
  • Peking Duck Feast (min. 4 guests)

    A$68.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Signature Peking duck pancake, Duck sang choy bao, Hong Kong style steamed barramundi fillet, Himalayan sea salt and black pepper wagyu beef, Wok-fried assorted vegetables and water chestnut, Sweet and sour pork, Vegetarian fried rice with pine nuts

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 230 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Peking duck 2-courses was delicious. Rest of a la carte menu was great too. Wait time for service was long which meant we were starving by the time the food arrived. Overall service was good.

MW
MarieW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food
Good service
Good atmosphere
Comfortable chairs

JM
JustinM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service good food , shame the music is on a continual loop within the restaurant and hotel.

JC
JasonC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with appropriate price. Will definitely go back in the near future

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice dining experience.loved the place and friendly staff.

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Vogon
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Asian cuisine and very attentive staff. Delightful setting only spoilt by the low attendance and eerie quietness that ensues. Drinks choice could be improved by offering customers the choice of beer on tap as well as bottled beer.
However ,an overall good experience and a venue that I would revisit.

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georges
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, outstanding fare. One of the world's great cuisines done justice in Perth at last.

LM
LilyM
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious peking duck pancakes 🥞
Would definetly go there again for a feast

SC
ShaneC
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, particularly Nancy?
Òòoooooopppppppppos

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, delicious food. Nice decor in relaxed surroundings.

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Rayz
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was nice, great service will return again soon.

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Ting
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Peking duck banquet for 2. Absolutely great Peking duck - the best I've had in Australia in years. Sweet and sour pork was fantastic too (loved the lychees in it). Only thing was the toothfish did not pair well with the other dishes, the flavour was too delicate and not as tasty. In hindsight I would get another main packed with flavour to complement the rest of the meal!
Service was also superb. We went at lunchtime and the atmosphere was nice, not too noisy.
Happily would return for a special Chinese meal.

JK
JulieK
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning dining experience for lunch dim sum; I can't wait to return!

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We went to Grand Orient principally for their Peking Duck. There were 4 of us and we ordered the "Peking Duck Feast for 4" set menu. The Peking Duck turned out to be rather ordinary, only to be kind. The chef prepared the duck in front of us which was a half duck but looked over "cooked" as the duck skin was rather "charcoal black" instead of dark golden brown. The taste of the duck skin was crispy but it was the kind of "deep fried" crispiness which is entirely not the kind of "roasted" crispiness that it should be. The other 3 dishes that came with the set were again unremarkable. Overall, we would not go back to the restaurant if our only reason was for the Peking Duck. Though, the service and ambience was acceptable for a business meal.

There is another thing perhaps I should mention. One of our incentives for going to Grand Orient was that they are listed in the Entertainment Book for an offer of 25% discount off the total bill as described in the Book's Terms and Conditions. However, they declined to offer us the discount when we were paying on the reason that the Set Menu was already discounted even though it was not specified in the T&C. Albeit we understand the management has the right to set their rules but that should be clearly specified in the T&C. Without so doing, it is simply not fair to their customers as we could have ordered a la carte to enjoy the discount. I would suggest any one who wishes to use the Entertainment Book should first check with the management to be sure.

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EricT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dining room décor. Suitably retro background music that complemented the decor perfectly. We ordered the Peking Duck feast. The food was tasty, of good quality and well prepared. The wine list wasn't extensive but was adequate and well thought out, containing sufficient choice for diners. The restaurant was very busy on Saturday evening, and as the noise level increased, the ambiance changed from romantic to energetic. The wait staff remained attentive, were professional and did their best. Overall, it was an enjoyable dining experience.

CW
ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friendly atmosphere, with excellent service, and good food.I certainly will be back.

JM
JimmieM
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first visit to your restaurant and it did not disappoint. In fact we were very happy with the service, the staff were all very attentive, friendly and knowledgable.

We had the CNY banquet, where picked 5 dishes plus a Yii Sheng, all were good portion and delicious. The ambience of the restaurant was lovely and exudes a bit of class with their table settings, furnishing and decorations. Prices were reasonable.

Would like hesitate to recommend my friends and relatives to come for a good feed.
Thanks very much.

NK
NK12345
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The lack of vegetarian options and the manger's insistence they could not do anything outside of the set menu was a disaster for my chief guest. That meant spring rolls, san choy bow, seasonal vege's and vegetarian friend rice.

I and another guest asked if they could concoct a vegetarian dish with chinese mushrooms / broccoli or similar. We were flatly told No! No other restaurant has done that to me.

Vegetarian's are more and more common and the restaurants attitude was not pleasant.

HL
HeatherL
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very good service and the best Peking Duck ever!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a very high standard

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Baldwin
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice place, friendly staff, most of the dishes are great. Staff sometimes forgot what we asked for (such as chili oil, tissue paper, etc.) and need to keep asking for them repeatedly.

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TraceyS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peking duck was fantastic!
Service amazing, loved the ambiance
Will definitely go back

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georges
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently excellent, thank you. every dish was outstanding yet again.
I will be back for lunch on Thursday as I continue to work my way through the menu.

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RoseT
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly & efficient service & food was very good also.

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ChristopherL
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Peking Duck and fresh lobster I have had. Very attentive service without being intrusive and overall just a superb evening.

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georges
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best asian food that I have had in Perth. Every dish outstanding.

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LeonieA
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time venturing into the city for a while to experience a nostalgic anniversary at the Old Melbourne., but definitely won’t be the last. We chose the Peking Duck for two people and it didn’t disappoint. The set meal also came with two extra mains of our choosing and everything was delicious. Way too much food so we took some home for the next night. The service was exemplary and the decor cosy and extravagant. Good value for money, and you can top off your evening with a nightcap in the sky bar upstairs in the totally revamped Old Melbourne - definitely not as you remember it ! Would highly recommend for a special night out of authentic Chinese dining reminiscent of a Raffles experience in years gone by.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, nice decor in the renovated hotel, recommend

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FadilJ
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing and the waiters were awesome. Will definitely come again. 😀

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RossG
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Janice is a star and her team were great. Peeking duck was superb. The deal for 2 was good value

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Lovely decor, ok food, but expensive for what you get. Very noisy for a fine dining establishment. The waiters aren't well managed or seem not to know how to work the hotel system. I wouldn't go there again

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really great, very authentic and nice touch that the chef brings it out to your table. The restaurant is a lovely decor and good atmosphere. The staff are friendly and very attentive.

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PeterC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The guests at a large table close to us was VERY VERY LOUD!!! affecting the enjoyment of our meal considerably.
It would have helped if your manager could asked them to lower their exuberance, for the benefit of your other guests.
You will come back, as your food is really quite excellent, but hopefully to a much better ambience next time

SO
SusanO
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I wanted to like it as I hv been there twice before and enjoyed the ambience and food. Unfortunately this time it was noisy and the dishes were very much in the bland side. The service was above average . I may try the dim sum but not the dinner again!

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ValerieL
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peking duck was so delicious. Good value for money. I will definitely go back again

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AnnaH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. The Peking Duck, pancakes and San chow boa is worth eating if a bit different to what I have eaten before.

DB
DawnB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and our absolute favourite place to eat in Perth city
Staff are attentive, friendly, welcoming and make every visit a pleasure and the food is always delicious

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Doris
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Foods are value for money with the special discount, foods taste delicious and good. Service staffs are friendly and pleasant; when dinner talks noise level are bad unable to communicate with friends needs something to soften it.

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PennyM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly service, value for money .. went there for our Christmas lunch and the staff were very accommodating with our requests and didn't rush us out the door.

Grand Orient
Responded on 11 December 2020

Hi Penny, thank you very much for your review and we are very glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We wish you a happy holiday season ahead and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! :)

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AnthonetteG
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole family had wonderful time celebrating my 51st birthday! Great food ( especially the angus beef) place & excellent service❤️ The price is very reasonable & worth up to the last cent. Definitely we will comeback!

Grand Orient
Responded on 11 December 2020

Thank you Anthonette for such an amazing review, we are very glad you enjoyed your special day with us :) It was our pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Grand Orient is rated 4.7 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.