107 Verified Diner Reviews

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John Bayley

dined on Mon, 28 Nov 2011

(9)
Worth a visit!
Damian  Donohue

dined on Mon, 21 Nov 2011

(10)
LingLing was our waitress lovely softly spoken waitress, who provided excellent service through out the evening, who was most helpful. The experience of both food and service was excellent, good price, and that little bit different, with a wonderful atmosphere to the resturant, highly recommend.

dined on Sun, 20 Nov 2011

(3)
Dined at Davids on a Sunday night with a group of 10 plus a baby and a 2 y.o. Staff were pleasant and cooperative in dealing with late arrivals and extra seating. However those were about the only pluses. The level of actual table service was poor, drinks ordered were forgotten on 2 occasions, very difficult to get just tap water (overpriced mineral water arrived speedily!), wine prices are marked up about 20% more than this standard of restaurant can justify, white wine served at higher temperature than optimal, the vintage of one wine offered to the table (without comment) was several years younger than what was listed on the menu, the deluxe banquet served was okay but did not live up to expectations based on The Age's recommendation. For over $900 the experience was a disappointment.

dined on Sun, 20 Nov 2011

(8)
David's is an absolute must for a modern take on yum cha. The food is delicious and the service great. We go there for all our birthdays (and then some!).
Kevin Halpin

dined on Sat, 19 Nov 2011

(8)
Again a very good experience. Food and service good and the atmosphere with many families dining was also very good. Always a pleasure to dine at David's.
Reg

dined on Fri, 18 Nov 2011

(10)
As usual, David's was excellent. Not as much atmosphere as it was a little quieter than usual but the food was its usual outstanding standard...love it
Magda

dined on Sun, 13 Nov 2011

(10)
All the staff were really charming and very efficient. A joy to dine at David's!
Philip

dined on Sun, 6 Nov 2011

(8)
Wedre there for Yum Cha lunch. Food was great but. a) So many things came out all at once. b) The waitresses seemed to talk to the food and not to us. Should also speak clearly as the place can be quite noisy at times.
peter

dined on Wed, 2 Nov 2011

(9)
look at the entire menu. we focused on the dumplings and missed the opportunity to have many other selections.
Clare Rocke

dined on Sat, 29 Oct 2011

(10)
Davids never disappoints. The food is fabulous, the service is always friendly and attentive without being obtrusive, and the bill never shocks you. This could well be the best place to enjoy a relaxed evening in Melbourne.
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About David's

Casual and wholesome Chinese, straight from the countryside Travel down the quiet one-way Cecil Place in Prahran to David’s and you’ll instantly forget the noise and city lights of Chapel Street. This neighbourhood gem puts tradition on the table, offering casual cuisine inspired by countryside Shanghai. The wholesome fare combines traditional dishes with contemporary tastes, with many recipes passed down from great grandmothers. The food isn’t bound by ‘mains’ and ‘starters’, instead dishes are brought out fluidly as they’re ready. Whether you have an hour to kill and you’re looking for a quick bite, or you have a special occasion worth celebrating, David’s ticks the box for all dining occasions. Get ready to be introduced to another culture through unfussy food that's bursting with the real tastes of Shanghai. Best dish: spiced oolong tea quail eggs with bean curd and wolfberries

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