24/3/2016
THE EASTER BUNNY

Easter is coming early this year so we wanted to let you know that the CD team will be taking a break over this period. Both Charlie Dumpling (184 High St) and Charlie Dumpling Jr & Bā Charlie (212 High St) will be closed from Friday 25th March to Monday 28th March. We'll be back on Tuesday 29th March with CD Jr Take Away opening for Lunch from 12pm and the restaurant opening for Dinner from 5.30pm. Have a great break everyone and we hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you!

17/3/2016
MELBOURNE’S BEST CHOCOLATE DISHES

Those smart people at The Urban List have done their research and found the best chocolate dishes in Melbourne as part of their #foodgoals. And our Chocolate Dumplings have made the list. Don't worry - we won't tell your Mum!!

Purists will cry anarchy, but Charlie Dumpling’s milk chocolate creation gives crowd-favourite pork dumplings a serious run for their money. Don’t tell my mum, or we won’t be friends anymore. Served with banana jam and blueberry ice-cream, these milk chocolate and peanut butter dumplings are strictly not for sharing....read more

11/3/2016
2016 LABOUR DAY

Just confirming Charlie Dumpling (184 High St) and Charlie Dumpling Jr (212 High St) will be open as per normal on Saturday & Sunday but we'll be closed on Monday 14th March for the Labour Day public holiday. The CD Jr team will be back on deck for Lunch @12pm and the CD team for Dinner @5.30pm on Tuesday 15th March. Have great long weekend!!!

3/3/2016
FLAVOURS OF URBAN MELBOURNE

Ever wanted to try making "The Chimichanga" Ora King Salmon Tartare yourself? Our Executive Chef, Dylan Roberts, shared his receipe in the new Smudge Publishing Flavours of Urban Melbourne book. You can pick up a copy when you next visit Charlie Dumpling! Our special price for our loyal diners is just $69.99.

25/2/2016
CAN YOU TAKE ON THE DUMPLINGS?

For those with a competitive spirit or those that just love their dumplings, we have the perfect Sunday activity for you - Charlie will be hosting a fun filled lunch where you pay $35 per person and get to eat as many dumplings as you want! We'll be serving up our yummy Chicken Dumplings and the person who eats the most will receive a special "Golden Dumpling" trophy along with bragging rights. So put 12pm-2.30pm on Sunday 10th April in your diary and call us on 03 9510 4213 to secure your spot (bookings are essential).

14/2/2016
VALENTINE’S DAY

For all those romantics out there....Charlie Dumpling is here to help. Our Executive Chef is creating a special 6 course menu "made with love" accompanied by a delicious cocktail on arrival to set the mood! All for just $55 per person. We're taking bookings for Dinner on Sunday 14th February so just call us on 03 9510 4213 to reserve your table!

6/2/2016
A PRESSIE FROM CHARLIE

Who said it's the 'terrible twos'? Charlie's turning two - and we think some of the best things come in twos so to celebrate our 2nd Birthday, it's once again about thanking our amazing customers! Anyone who dines at Charlie Dumpling restaurant this weekend will receive a free serve of our special Dessert Duo! Come and enjoy our Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dumplings and our new Yuzu mochi desserts!
T&Cs: This 2nd Birthday Offer is valid at Charlie Dumpling restaurant located at 184 High Street, Prahran only. Customers who dines at the restaurant for Lunch & Dinner on Saturday 6th February & Sunday 7th February 2016 are eligible. One serve of our special Dessert Duo will be provided per table.

25/1/2016
AUSTRALIA DAY EVE!

Happy Australia Day Eve! Just a reminder that Charlie Dumpling & Charlie Dumpling Jr Take Away will be open today. Plus news on the street is that those heading to the restaurant tonight will be the first to be able to check out the new Summer menu (check out our Facebook & Instagram for sneak peek photos)! We'll be closed on Tuesday 26th January to celebrate all things Australian and back on deck on Wednesday! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.....you know the rest!

15/1/2016
FORAGE

Our Executive Chef, Dylan Roberts, was happy to share one of his amazing recipes for a great new cookbook with an equally impressive philosophy. Isn't it good when you feel healthy just looking at a dish (and eating it doesn't ruin that feeling!)

“Forage Cookbook brings together recipes, stories and beautiful imagery from chefs, producers and food folks from across Victoria.”....Click here to view the Forage website and purchase a copy of the book for yourself!

11/1/2016
WELCOME TO 2016!

Hands up who's missed their ‪#‎dumplingswithatwist‬ over the Christmas holidays? Time to clean up after NYE celebrations and start 2016 off in the right way with a visit to Charlie Dumpling! The CD team are back on deck for dinner from 5.30pm on Tuesday 12th January.

8/1/2016
HNY FROM BA CHARLIE

Hope everyone has recovered after their NYE celebrations cause guess who's back and opening their doors at 5.30pm tonight! The Bā Charlie team has missed you over the Christmas break so come and say hi over a cheeky wine (or two) !! We're back on deck from Thursdays to Saturdays from 5.30pm.

7/1/2016
CHARLIE’S DUMPLINGS

Looks like we have another Chocolate Dumplings convert in Amie Hu!

Somehow along the way, Charlie’s Dumplings fell into my radar. More specifically, I was gunning for this exotic dessert creation – milk chocolate dumplings with raspberry chilli sorbet. If you ever drop by Prahran, don’t forget to drop a visit and check out my favourite dessert that I found in Melbourne. I have no idea what to expect – I only scribbled ‘chocolate dumplings from Charlie’s’ on my list, but was quite taken aback to hear that I was about to try ‘raspberry chilli sorbet’....read more

10/12/2015
CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS

The silly season is upon us so we wanted to let you know the trading hours for our venues over the Christmas & New Year period.

Charlie Dumpling (184 High St) & Charlie Dumpling Jr (212 High St) will be closed from Thursday 24th December to Monday 11th January. We'll be open for Dinner on Wednesday 23rd December for your final dumpling fix before Christmas and then we'll be back for Take Away Lunch & Dinner and for Dinner at the restaurant on Tuesday 12th January.

Bā Charlie (212 High St) will be closed from Sunday 20th December to Thursday 7th January. Bā Charlie will be open as usual on Saturday 19th December and then we'll be back from 5.30pm for Happy Hour on Friday 8th January.

Have a fantastic festive season and look forward to seeing you in 2016!

8/12/2015
L’EXPERT GOURMAND

Very excited to share that Charlie Dumpling has been awarded 2 hats and published in the Gault&Millau Australia 2016 Melbourne and Sydney Restaurant Guide! This international food guide has been providing dining recommendations for over 40 years and with over 3,000 dishes tasted in this year's edition, we're thrilled to receive this recognition. Click here to read more about Gault&Millau's judging guide.

12/11/2015
2015 NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS

It's Good Food Month Night Noodle Markets once again and we're happy to report that our chefs have been hard at work creating some delicious dishes to share with you at the Charlie Dumpling stall. Here's a sneak peek of a few of our dishes - Charlie's Fried Chicken Ribs, Pork Belly Buns and Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dumplings. Come and see us in the Upper Terrace area at Birrarung Marr tomorrow from 5pm onwards! ‪#‎nightnoodlemarkets‬

3/11/2015
MELBOURNE CUP DAY!

We hope you have your fascinators ready to go for tomorrow! Spring Racing Fever has hit Melbourne once again and it's only fair that our CD team get to enjoy along with everyone else! Charlie Dumpling & Charlie Dumpling Jr will be closed on Tuesday 3rd November. We'll be back on deck for Lunch & Dinner at Charlie Dumpling Jr (212 High St) and for Dinner at Charlie Dumpling (184 High St) on Wednesday 4th November. We hope you back a winner!

27/10/2015
ARE YOU GOING TO “DINESMART” THIS YEAR?

Charlie Dumpling is proud to advise that we'll be participating in DineSmart this year! DineSmart unites restaurants and their diners to help people in their local community. For the six weeks in the lead-up to Christmas and New Year, participating DineSmart restaurants ask each table to add a small $2 donation to their bill. 100% of all donations collected are distributed locally to help people who are homeless or at risk. DineSmart runs from 9th November to 31st December so we'd ask our amazing customers to get behind this great cause!

16/10/2015
FAMILY PACKS ALL ROUND!

Can't decide what to order for Charlie Dumpling Jr Take Away? Our Chef has done all the hard work for you and put together Family Packs to pick up and go. Small Family Packs ($48) are perfect for 2-3 people; Large Family Packs ($98) offer plenty of variety to satisfy 4-5 people; and if you have a crowd, our Party Packs ($128) can easily feed 6-8 people! Click here to see full details and order online 7 days a week for Lunch or Dinner!

7/10/2015
NEW SPRING MENU!

Can you feel the change as we've left Winter behind and stepped into Spring? Our Exec Chef, Dylan, can and he's launched our new Spring menu at the restaurant to bring it to life. New additions like our Sweet pea, chilli, mint, ricotta and lemon dumplings; Korma lamb Gyoza with a saltana purée, almonds and raita; or our Duck Dumplings, now with yellow curry, lychee, and crispy taro are sure to please. Not to mention the amazing looking Cherry and coconut mochi with sour cherry and chocolate fudge. Definitely a match made in heaven!

3/10/2015
INSIDER’S GUIDE TO NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS

Check out The Huffington Post's Insider's Guide to Navigating Sydney and Melbourne's Night Noodle Markets. Cody's insider tips on sound good to us! And an insider tip of our own - this year our famous Milk Chocolate Dumplings will have a little twist of their own!

"This year at the Melbourne Night Noodle Markets from November 12-29 we'll have 56 vendors, 52 stalls and four food trucks...." said Gemima Cody, Melbourne Good Food Month Creative Director....On the other sweet front, Charlie Dumpling are bringing their chocolate dumplings - picture a battered Lindt ball!....read more

5/10/2015
NIBBLES FOR GIGGLES

Thanks for the great write up Nibbles for Giggles! Exotic, surprising, satisfying....all words we love!

Throwback to Melbourne: Charlie’s Dumplings, located just off Melbourne’s thriving Chapel Street, is a must try – if anything, for the chocolate dumplings!...read more

1/10/2015
CRISTAL CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION

For all those Champagne lovers out there, this competition is for you! Ba Charlie is giving you the chance to win a bottle of Cristal and here's how:
1.Like the bacharlie page on Facebook & follow @bacharlie212 on Instagram
2.Take a photo (selfie or regular) of yourself at Ba Charlie and tag us in the post with the hastag #cristalatbacharlie
At the end of October, we will select a winner at random to come and collect their prize!

28/9/2015
LUNCHBOX SPECIALS

Want to sample of few of Charlie Dumpling Jr’s Take Away dishes? Our Lunchbox Special is available from Monday to Friday and is just $15 - the inclusions change daily based on our Chef’s selection of 3 dishes. More than enough to satisfy you for your weekday lunch!
Note: Please call us on 03 9510 6107 if you want to find out what’s in the daily special and let us know of any special dietary requirements or allergies so we can advise if the dishes are suitable.

11/9/2015
MELBOURNE’S BEST SALADS

Woohoo! It's Friday and the sun is out (finally). Doesn't it just make you feel like being healthy and having a salad for lunch?? Thanks The Urban List | Melbourne - Kuromitsu Salmon Soba Noodle Salads for everyone!

If it’s green, it has got to be good for you – and Charlie Dumpling's soba noodles are a mellow lime thanks to the addition of green tea. Kuromitsu salmon, green tea soba noodles, radish, miso and wasabi peas are tossed together to create one delicious bowl of Japanese happiness. Known as one of Melbourne’s best dumpling houses, if you’re in Windsor and looking for something light on the belly Charlie Dumpling is an excellent choice...read more

2/9/2015
NEW BA CHARLIE MENU

Is there anyone out there that hasn't tried our Cheeseburger Dumplings at Ba Charlie yet? If so, make sure you plan your visit to align with an empty stomach as we think it might be hard to stop at just one dish when you see the new Ba Charlie Menu! Fried Chicken Satay Lollipops and Wagyu Beef Sliders sound pretty tempting, not to mention the Dark Chocolate Dumplings with cherry sorbet and brandy cream....view menu

27/8/2015
DRY JULY DONATION!

Who doesn't love a big cheque? Very excited to advise that our Dry July efforts raised $300 for Prahran Mission! These funds are going towards their Winter Appeal which provides emergency relief and hot meals to those in need. Thanks to everyone who purchased one of our special mocktails (or cocktails) during July at Charlie Dumpling and Ba Charlie - so appreciated!

25/8/2015
HO HO HO!

Who's got their Christmas Party sorted yet? Don't worry, we're here to help....Did you know that Charlie Dumpling has two unique venues that you can book whether it be for a small intimate gathering or a larger space if your group needs a bit more space to "network". And now Charlie is getting into the Christmas spirit and we're offering 2 complimentary bottles of Piper Heidsieck Champagne to all new bookings of 12 or more guests at either CD184 or CD212. You just need to book your Christmas function by 30 September (for a date between mid-November to 23 December 2015) and we'll have the Piper on ice for you, ready to pop the cork and kick your function off with a bang! Check out details regarding our Private Functions on our website or email: events@charliedumpling.com.au

5/8/2015
MODERNISED DUMPLINGS

Thanks for the amazing write up Hungrycookie! We like the sound of Charlie Dumpling being the "go-to destination"!!

It's hard to reinvent the beloved dumpling. Chinese traditionalists will swear by the paper thin skins of the Xiao Long Bao and simple fillings (generally prawn, pork, veggies). Similar to Italians that are overly sensitive about pineapple on pizza, dumpling traditionalists will scream 'bloody murder' at the prospect of Westerners messing with their beloved dish. Charlie's dumplings are far from traditional.....read more

1/8/2015
DELICIOUS MAGAZINE: HIT LIST

Thanks for the shout out Carolyn Creswell! Charlie Dumpling made it on her favourite things Hit List in the Delicious Magazine this month. We're pretty partial to a Carmen's Museli Bar too!

Best spot for small bites is CHARLIE DUMPLING in Prahran. It has the most amazing food and is great for the kids, too.

8/7/2015
WINTER MENU

Charlie always likes to change it up so it's time for some new additions to the menu! And yes - we can confirm, our Chicken and goji berry, coconut laksa, fresh rice noodles and herbs (pictured) tastes as good as it looks. Click here to view our new Restaurant Menu launching tonight! We hope you enjoy!!

1/7/2015
WINE OF THE MONTH: JULY 2015

Ba Charlie's WINE OF THE MONTH time! With winter well and truly here, we've gone for a nice bottle of red to entice you - Alpha Box & Dice's Enigma. A Barbera Cabernet Sauvignon blend from McLaren Vale South Australia. This month our DRINK IN OFFER - Buy a bottle and receive a complimentary serve for 2 of our notorious Cheeseburger Dumplings! The perfect combination to enjoy while sitting in front of the fireplace...come on in, you know you want to!

1/7/2015
CHARITABLE CHARLIE

If you are thinking of taking up the challenge of doing “Dry July”, Charlie Dumpling and Bā Charlie have created special mocktails for the occasion. More importantly, Charlie will be donating a $1 from all sales of these creations to Prahran Mission's Winter Appeal to help those in need of a hot meal, or simply a place to feel secure and warm during the cold months. Please help us support our local charity. Here's our Mocktail which is available at the restaurant this week CrouchingTiger - Lychee Juice, Lime Juice, Apple Juice, Lemonade & Mint. And just so we don't exclude anyone, if you want to turn it into a Cocktail, the CD team will happily add Rum or Vodka!

8/6/2015
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY

Whether you're a royalist or a republican, the fact is that we have a public holiday on Monday 8th June. And who are we to argue with such a fact? So while we're open as per usual on Saturday and Sunday, the CD team is taking a break on Monday along with the rest of the country! Charlie Dumpling (184 High Street) will be closed on Monday and will be back open for Dinner from 5.30pm on Tuesday 9th June. Charlie Dumpling Jr (212 High Street) will also be closed on Monday and will return for Lunch 12pm-3pm and Dinner 5.30pm-9pm on Tuesday 9th June. Have a great long weekend everyone!

1/6/2015
WINE OF THE MONTH: JUNE 2015

The 1st of June. WINTER !!! How did this come around so quickly? Luckily Bā Charlie's WINE OF THE MONTH will warm you up - introducing 2013 Tongue in Groove Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand. This wine has a beautiful vibrant red colour in the glass with flavors of red cherries, earthy forest, and lots of spices! It’s a slightly heavier Pinot Noir, but very well balanced with a nice grippy tannin finish on the palate. It’s a well-structured wine with beautiful forest berry notes that jump out of the glass. DRINK IN OFFER - Buy a bottle and receive a complimentary serve for 2 of our famous Charlie's Fried Chicken Ribs!

26/5/2015
NEXT LEVEL DUMPLINGS AT CHARLIE

We love that our "little food" delivered that big flavours that Little Food Blog was looking for!

People who know me (and probably a few who don’t) know I love nothing more than a good dumpling. And I’d been wanting to check Charlie out ever since I sampled their crazy good offerings at the Night Noodle Markets last November. My dad was in town, so Tony and I decided to take him there for dinner on Saturday night. He’s been dragged along to countless family dump-fests (not the most flattering expression, but it seems to have stuck), and I don’t think he’s ever quite understood what all the fuss was about until now.....read more

11/5/2015
BA CHARLIE

We love that Bā Charlie has made it on Melbourne's To Do list!

After entering Ba Charlie (which has a kick ass secret ‘hover your hands over yellow dot’ door) you automatically feel like you’ve stumbled upon a secret location that only the ‘cool kids’ know about and guess what? You’re one of those kids (finally!) The bar is awesome and the layout is just perfect. It has a charming, sultry, seductive and at the same time modern asian twist that makes you feel like your night is only going to be full of the luxuries that we all deserve, such as good alcohol & great food (am I right, or am I right?)....read more

8/5/2015
BA CHARLIE MONEY

Show me the money! Bā Charlie Money that is! Charlie is shouting you eight dollars towards a drink at Bā Charlie at 212 High Street Prahran, where beer, wine & cocktails await behind the secret door. How do you get your hands on this illegal tender??? Bā, meaning 8 in Chinese, symbolises wealth, prosperity and good fortune. We hope that you will be fortunate enough to receive some Bā Charlie Money in the very near future...
‪#‎theunitedbankofcharliedumpling‬
‪#‎indumplingswetrust‬

07/05/2015
NEW CD JR MENU!

Charlie's little brother - Charlie Dumpling Jr - is getting a new take away menu today! We can hear the cheers as favourites like the Peking Duck Dumplings and Cheeseburger Dumplings have been added. Not to mention new creations like Chicken and Leek Wonton Soup and a choice of stir fried Chicken, Beef or Tofu with noodles, vegetables, coconut and peanuts! But maybe the winner will be the fact that you can now order 10 pieces of the famous Charlie's Fried Chicken Ribs to go (we're not serving it in a bucket though!!). Come and see us at 212 High Street, Prahran and try for yourself.

01/5/2015
WINE OF THE MONTH: MAY 2015

Abellio Albarino - a wine that is well balanced with integrated acidity and perfect for year round drinking, a good change to your typical Sauvignon Blanc or Rose. It is crisp, refreshing and zesty with a clean finish. You had me at hello....so onto what's in it for you! DRINK IN OFFER - Buy a bottle and receive a complimentary serve for 2 of our new Fried school prawns with chilli salt and yuzu cream. TAKE AWAY OFFER - Enjoy a 15% discount and take home a bottle of Abellio Albarino to enjoy for just $28! ‪#‎wine‬ ‪#‎drinkin‬ ‪#‎takeaway

01/05/2015
WINE OF THE MONTH

Well said Charlie! We love our wine which is why we opened Bā Charlie (our own little hidden bar in Prahran). But with so many choices it can be hard to know which way to go...Red, White, Cab Sauv, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling...not to mention the more adventurous Gewürztraminer or Soave just to name a few! Don't stress, we're here to help. Introducing Bā Charlie's WINE OF THE MONTH! This is where we get to tell you about a great wine we've come across, and you get to take advantage of some cool offers and try it for yourselves = WIN/WIN! Watch this space.....more to come.

16/4/2015
FOOD & WINE MATCHING MASTERCLASS

In Charlie Dumpling’s Private Dining venue behind Bā Charlie, settle in for a fantastic food and wine matching masterclass featuring the best of Charlie’s Asian Fusion menu matched to a delightful series of local & international wines. Clare from the Humble Tumbler is your host – she’ll teach you how to taste wine, judge quality and describe what you like. You’ll get to try ten wines, poured in five pairs – with each pair matched to a dish. So get a few friends together and book your spot for a great night of delicious dumplings, great booze and some fascinating insights into food and drink matching.
Time: 6.30pm start
Date: Tuesday 12th May
Venue: 212 High St, Prahran
Cost: $95 per person
Bookings: Email events@charliedumpling.com.au (only 14 spots available!)

13/04/2015
BA CHARLIE KEEPS US HAPPY WHILE WE WAIT

Food and drinks while you wait - we're with Daily Addict, there should be more of it!

We like to be fed and given drinks while we wait to be fed and given more drinks. It’s a common theme here in Melbourne for restaurants that have large wait lists to open up smaller holding venues that offer cocktails and a taste of the food menu. We’re not complaining, it’s very clever really. We get to sip our drinks and have a nibble of our cheeseburger dumplings, and restaurants don’t lose customers. It’s a very good business decision. Anyway, enough about business. Who is doing this you ask? Ba Charlie and the team at Charlie Dumplings in Prahran.....read more

3/4/2015
EASTER HOLIDAYS

So be honest - how many hot cross buns have you had already this year? Easter is well and truly upon us so we wanted to let you know that the CD team will be taking a break over this period. Both Charlie Dumpling (184 High St) and Charlie Dumpling Jr & Bā Charlie (212 High St) will be closed from Friday 3rd April to Monday 6th April. We'll be back on Tuesday 7th April with CD Jr Take Away opening for Lunch from 12pm and the restaurant opening for Dinner from 5.30pm. Have a great break everyone and we hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you!

30/3/2015
AUTUMN MENU

Our new menu has launched tonight at Charlie Dumpling! Delicious new dishes for you to try and to warm you up as good old Melbourne turns on the colder weather for us. Our Coconut braised Flinders Island Lamb gyoza with massaman and peanut curry (pictured) are sure to hit the spot. Click here to view our new Restaurant Menu. We hope you enjoy!!

24/3/2015
STREET FEUD RETURNS

Street Feud is back on Sunday 19th April! Charlie Dumpling is all set to defend our 2014 Trophy so get in quick to get your tickets.

For the second year in a row, six popular Melbourne street-food restaurants will serve signature dishes from marquees and a popular vote will determine the best of the day. The competition will feature five contenders for the title (Fonda, Acland St Cantina, Newmarket Hotel, 10 Greek Plates and Candied Bakery), and last year’s victor, Charlie Dumpling, will be sharpening its chopsticks to defend its title....read more

9/3/2015
LABOUR DAY

OK so it's the wrong flag and spelling but it's the right colours! Just confirming Charlie Dumpling (184 High St) and Charlie Dumpling Jr (212 High St) will be open as per normal on Saturday & Sunday but we'll be closed on Monday 9th March for the Labour Day public holiday. The CD Jr team will be back on deck for Lunch @12pm and the CD team for Dinner @5.30pm on Tuesday 10th March.

14/2/2015
VALENTINES DAY DINNER

So it turns out that Charlie is just an old romantic at heart!

He's breaking his own rules and taking bookings for Dinner on Saturday 14th February for Valentines Day. There will be two sittings; from 6pm to 8pm and from 8pm to 10pm. Just call us on 03 9510 4213 or email eat@charliedumpling.com.au. But be quick, first in, best fed !!

6/2/2015
FREE CHOCOLATE DUMPLINGS AT CHARLIE DUMPLING

Here's to our friends at Broadsheet Melbourne - it's been a big year!

Enjoy a serve of these bad boys to celebrate one year of Charlie Dumpling. By the time most of us turned one year old, we hadn’t achieved too much. For Charlie Dumpling, its first 12 months has been a bit of a whirlwind – with its small Windsor restaurant proving so successful it managed to open a second takeaway-dedicated version (with a secret bar) a few doors down. ...read more

5/2/2015
FREE CHOCOLATE DUMPLINGS THIS WEEKEND AT CHARLIE DUMPLING

A big thanks to The Urban List Melbourne for all your support this year!

Can you believe it’s already been a year since Prahran restaurant Charlie Dumpling opened its doors on High Street? That’s 12 whole months of delicious savoury dumplings (you went mad for the Peking Duck), moreish small bites (the Classic BBQ Pork Buns took out top spot), scrumptious salads (Smoked Chicken Salad for the win!) and devilishly good cocktails (the bar staff serve up one of Melbourne’s best espresso martinis), dished up in Charlie Dumpling’s eclectic, vibrant surrounds and enjoyed by over 33,000 customers. (Oh, and they also squeezed in openings two new venues – Charlie Dumpling Jr and Bā Charlie – phew!)...read more

3/2/2015
CHOCOLATE DUMPLINGS ARE ON CHARLIE!

Charlie's turning one - how time flies when you're having fun! As everyone knows, 1st Birthday parties are never really about the one year old, they tend to be for the parents and their friends! So we're following the same philosophy and our 1st Birthday celebrations are all about our customers! Anyone who dines at Charlie Dumpling restaurant this weekend will receive a free serve of our Milk Chocolate Dumplings!
T&Cs: This 1st Birthday Offer is valid at Charlie Dumpling restaurant located at 184 High Street, Prahran only. Customers who dines at the restaurant for Lunch & Dinner on Saturday 7th February & Sunday 8th February 2015 are eligible. One serve of Milk Chocolate Dumplings will be provided per table.

26/1/2015
AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS!

Charlie Dumpling at 184 High Street & Charlie Dumpling Jr Take Away at 212 High Street will be open as per normal on Saturday & Sunday but we'll be closed on Monday 26th January to celebrate Australia Day (we're very patriotic)! Take Away will reopen for Lunch @ 12pm and the restaurant team will be back on deck for Dinner @ 5.30pm on Tuesday 27th. Have a great long weekend!

19/1/2015
NEW SUMMER MENU

Not sure how many of us are on board with the whole TGIM thing....but it is Monday and we do have a reason to celebrate - we have a new Menu! With dishes like these Blue Swimmer Crab Dumplings, surely that has to be a reason enough to come out for dinner tonight!

6/1/2015
THE 16 ESSENTIAL SUMMER FOOD EXPERIENCES OF MELBOURNE

Check out Number 10 on this great list from Good Food!!

January presents you with two choices: wallowing in the misery of being stuck in town and learning the finer points of juice cleanses, or celebrating the late hit of hot weather and embracing the opportunities that brings. Here's how to take advantage of the warm nights and hot weekends ahead.... What do Kong, Charlie Dumpling Junior, Belle's Hot Chicken, Gazi and the new northside B'Stilla have in common? Apart from being stupidly busy most of the time, they all offer takeaway, which means you can skip the queues and take your party to a nearby park....read more

19/12/2014
Bā CHARLIE

Nothing wrong with playing hard to get.....especially if the rewards are worth it when you persevere!

It may be hard to find, but there’s nothing shy and retiring about the drinks and snacks on offer at Prahran newcomer Ba Charlie. Melbourne bars like to play hard to get. We’re constantly being sent on hide-and-seek missions down dingy alleyways, or through a fridge at the back of a sandwich shop. And now the Charlie Dumpling team is making us work for our reward with Ba Charlie in Prahran....read more

19/12/2014
CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS

Santa is about to put his running shoes on so to clear the way, the CD team will be taking a break over the Christmas & New Year period.

Charlie Dumpling (184 High St) will be closed from Wednesday 24th December to Monday 12th January. We'll be open for Dinner on Tuesday 23rd December for your final dumpling fix before Christmas and then we'll be back from 5.30pm on Tuesday 13th January.

Charlie Dumpling Jr & Bā Charlie (212 High St) will be closed from Wednesday 24th December to Thursday 8th January. Take Away and Bā Charlie will be open as usual on Tuesday 23rd December and then we'll be back from 5pm for Charlie Dumpling Jr and 5.30pm for Bā Charlie on Friday 9th January.

Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2015!

12/12/2014
SERIOUSLY INDULGENT DESSERTS GUIDE

Love the hashtag #BecauseNoReason - you're right, who needs a reason to eat our signature Milk Chocolate Dumplings? Just do it !!! Thanks Daily Addict for the inclusion in this great (and very tempting) list!

Ever heard the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none”? Yeah, Charlie doesn’t have that problem. Neither does Chef Dylan Roberts, who fills these dough globes with melted milk chocolate, impales them on skewers, sprinkles them with chilli sugar and serves them up with a raspberry sorbet Why? #BecauseNoReason....read more

26/11/2014
9 MUST TRY DISHES AT NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS

The Urban List give their run down on the dishes you just have to have at NNM this year!

Errmagerd. Do I even need to explain this dish? IT’S A CHOCOLATE DUMPLING—HELLO (it’s called a lance, hello!)! Yup, it’s dessert time. You’ve had your coffee pick me up, and now it’s time to get your sweet-tooth on, because these milk chocolate dumplings with raspberry and chilli sauce from one of our fave Prahran restaurants, Charlie Dumpling, will totally hit the spot....read more

15/11/2014
NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS BEGIN

As Good Food have pointed out, the Night Noodle Markets are back, bigger and better than ever! Come and see us at Stall 41 on the Middle Terrace 14-30 November!

Clouds didn't stop crowds pouring into Birrarung Marr soon after 5pm on Friday when the Night Noodle Markets opened for business...Charlie Dumpling: Makes its debut with a specially-made pork and ginger dumpling with black bean, chilli and lime, and fried chicken ribs....read more

14/11/2014
CHARLIE DUMPLING JR AND Bā CHARLIE OPEN ON HIGH STREET!

Our friends at The Urban List definitely get what we're about!

Dumpling fiends, the moment you've been waiting for is finally here – Charlie Dumpling Jr, the baby bro of Prahran favourite Charlie Dumpling, has finally opened! A mere 100m from the original restaurant....Oh but wait, Urban Listers, there's more! (You didn't think the Charlie Dumpling Jr fun would stop there, did you?!)...tucked inside of Charlie Dumpling Jr is the secret door to Ba Charlie, a cheeky little bar and cellar inspired by the good ol' speakeasy.....read more

14/11/2014
Bā CHARLIE’S SWEET SPOT

We love the speakeasies in London and New York but Melbourne is not to be outdone! Bā Charlie is a hidden bar behind our new take away venue, Charlie Dumpling Jr at 212 High Street in Prahran, so all you need to do is wave your hand in front of the ‘Bā’ sign on the menu wall and a secret door will automatically open for you! Who can find Bā Charlie's sweet spot?

12/11/2014
CHARLIE DUMPLING JR AND Bā CHARLIE OPEN

I think we have Broadsheet Melbourne intrigued with our new Cheeseburger Dumplings which are on the menu at Bā Charlie!

A takeaway spinoff and a hidden bar are expanding the Charlie Dumpling presence on High Street in Windsor. With Melbournians lamenting the queues and waiting lists that are the norm at restaurants these days, the insight to expand in a clever, patron-friendly manner is to be applauded. Windsor favourite Charlie Dumpling has taken the initiative and done just that....read more

10/11/2014
JUST OPEN

Good Food have highlighted the trend of sprouting an extra limb when business proves so good that demand outweighs supply. Must say, we're pretty happy to be part of this sort of trend!

"Opening a few doors down from the luminous High Street eatery this week will be Charlie Dumpling Jr, serving the more travel-friendly of chef Dylan Roberts' menu – that means a yes to the snapper dumplings and fried chicken ribs, but a no to the deep-fried milk chocolate dumplings – as well as takeaway beers and wines"....read more

3/11/2014
MELBOURNE CUP WEEKEND

With the Spring Racing Carnival in full swing, we've given our hard working staff a couple of days off. Charlie Dumpling will be closed on Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th November. We'll be back on deck for Lunch from midday to 3pm and Dinner from 5.30pm on Wednesday 5th November. Hope you back a winner!

31/10/2014
NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS

Guess who has decided to join the party at the Night Noodle Markets this year! Make sure you put it in your diaries for the 14th to the 30th November at Birrarung Marr (behind Federation Square). It's all part of The Age Good Food Month so get involved!

"After a massive debut last year it was only right that we move the Noodle Markets to a bigger site,” says Savill. “We have 50 stalls and a convoy of food trucks dishing up cuisine from every corner of Asia, including favourites such as Izakaya Den, Longrain, Charlie Dumpling and Mr Miyagi"....read more

24/10/2014
A NEW FACE IN TOWN!

Here's a new face that you'll be seeing at 212 High Street, Prahran very soon! Charlie Dumpling Jr (our dedicated Take Away service) is on his way!

With the high demand on the flagship restaurant, Charlie Dumpling has taken over premises a few doors away at 212 High Street which previously housed Vin Cellar. This new locale will mean that we can give our customers a full lunch and dinner take away option. A online ordering process will be available in the coming weeks as well.

11/9/2014
A SWEET PACKAGE

Broadsheet Melbourne has named our Milk Chocolate Dumplings as one of the best that Melbourne has to offer! When you read the description of "doughnut like globes filled with molten chocolate..." - it's hard to argue, right?

5/9/2014
2014 BARISTA, WAITER, COCKTAIL MAKER AWARDS

The Urban List has launched the 2014 Barista, Waiter, Cocktail Maker Awards and of course, we love a bit of healthy competition! Our philosophy is "Attitude is Everything" and the phenomenal Charlie Dumpling Front of House team put this into action every day. Please get behind them and nominate - you can nominate as many times as you like!

These are the hard-working men and women who put smiles on faces, who make eating and drinking out a pleasure, not a chore, and customers like you happy little chappies. And we think they deserve their name up in sparkling lights, but we need your help to find them!....read more

3/9/2014
GASTROLOGY

We think our friends at Gastrology have hit the nail on the head when they say that Melbourne has confirmed their love for dumplings with a twist. Long live the dumpling! Check out their blog post below.

Charlie Dumpling has had a full house for lunch and dinner ever since its inception at the end of January and it is easy to understand why. The menu is, quite simply put, sensational. Led by Executive Chef, Dylan Roberts (formerly Claremont Tonic, Ezard, Cutler & Co), Charlie Dumpling delivers a modern twist on dumplings and a new standard in fast casual dining....read more

26/8/2014
TOURISM VICTORIA

Charlie is one proud Victorian! Check out our new profile on Tourism Victoria's website.

Charlie gives traditional dumplings a modern makeover and delivers delicious Asian-fusion morsels. Drawing inspiration from styles from around the globe, Charlie's dumplings include a remarkable range of flavours, from Peking duck, pearly chicken and braised oxtail to chocolate and even peanut butter. But it's not all dumplings and dipping sauce. The menu here extends to salads and noodles, and all kinds of tasty small bites...read more

1/8/2014
NEW MENU!

Change can be a good thing and just to prove it, our Exec Chef Dylan Roberts has made a couple of changes to our Menu to kick off the month of August! Of course, we've been very careful to keep your favourites on there like the Salmon Tartare and Charlie's Fried Chicken Ribs, but we have some delicious new Small Bites and Savoury Dumplings...and we have to say that we're pretty pleased to hear that the Peanut Butter Mochi with banana cream, honeycomb and salted chocolate Dessert Dumplings are here to stay! Click here to view the new Dine In Menu.

25/7/2014
THE BEST ESPRESSO MARTINIS IN MELBOURNE

I think someone famous once said - "Cocktails make the world go round" - and if they didn't then we think they should! Espresso Martinis are a perfect example as The Urban List's article explains.

Charlie Dumpling’s barman Paul Kopec believes “the biggest mistake people make is the addition of sugar” when mixing an espresso martini. Instead the award-winning dumpling house’s “After Midday Espresso” gets its hint of sweetness from white chocolate cream liqueur to balance Sensory Lab’s coffee. Despite the name, I recommend drinking it anytime of day (perhaps not just right before bedtime)....read more

23/7/2014
JUST LIKE THAT, CHARLIE DUMPLING JR

We love Emma Guthrie's reference to a new little brother for Charlie Dumpling! Check out her great article for Broadsheet about our expansion plans.

Charlie Dumpling in Windsor is still only in its infancy, and yet its overwhelming success in just over five months has spawned a little brother. Aptly named Charlie Dumpling Jr, it is due to open mid-October or September. The new venue will be perfect for those on the run, offering takeaway lunch and dinner from a slightly altered menu of all your Charlie favourites....read more

10/7/2014
MORE CHARLIE ON HIGH!

After just over five months and an incredible welcome in its first restaurant location at 184 High Street Prahran, Charlie Dumpling is set to expand. Charlie Dumpling Executive Chef Dylan Roberts said “It’s been a baptism of fire for us. We’ve pretty much had a full house for lunch and dinner ever since we opened at the end of January which has been fantastic.” With the high demand on the flagship restaurant, Charlie Dumpling has taken over premises a few doors away at 212 High Street, Prahran, which previously housed Vin Cellar. The immediate upshot will be the launch of Charlie Dumpling Jr, a dedicated Take Away service, ensuring that Charlie’s range of dishes can be enjoyed any time....read more

14/7/2014
JARFED: CHARLIE DUMPLING

Love the concept of 'Discovering Melbourne foodie delights one random Jar pick at a time' and love our review and results even more. Thanks Jarfed!

Charlie dumpling opened up on high street, Prahran late 2013/early 2014 and we’ve been excited to give it a try, nearly went a few times pre Jarfed but held off! So when it was pulled out of the jar for this edition we were both super excited! Its not your traditional dumpling house!....read more

14/7/2014
I’M SO HUNGREE

Loving the food descriptions from I'm so hungree....it's making us hungry too!

I was stunned by the gorgeous presentation of the kingfish sashimi, fennel, ponzu and horseradish dish. Looking more like a bouquet of flowers than a dish of raw fish. More than looks though, it was utterly delicious as well....read more

12/7/2014
THE BILL: CHARLIE DUMPLING

Not many people know food & dining in Melbourne better than John Lethlean so we're thrilled with his review in The Australian this weekend.

THE culinary sophistication of Charlie Dumpling - a small, funky Asian place in Prahran - shames most of its new-wave Asian neighbours. Prahran and Windsor have become the go-to Melbourne suburbs for new food operators over the past two years, so Charlie Dumpling, a small, funky place with an Asian culinary spine, steps into the fire. In fact, it’s right next door to a place ostensibly chasing exactly the same audience. The real reason we’re here, however, is because chef Dylan Roberts, who must be from the Southeast Asian part of Wales, never lets us down.....read more

11/7/2014
WINE VS SAKE SHOWDOWN

Lots of interest in our upcoming Wine vs Sake Masterclasses on the 15th July and 19th August with Clare Burder of The Humble Tumbler. What better way to spend a Tuesday evening? Photo courtesy of Bonnie Savage.

Charlie Dumpling is teaming up with the Humble Tumbler founder Clare Burder for a battle of the beverages. Wine educator Burder studied sake-matching in Japan earlier this year and will guide guests through the dumpling and drink pairings....read more

25/6/2014
GRAZING PANDA BLOG

We're extremely happy with our 4.5 Pandas rating !! If you're not hungry by the time that you finish reading this blog then there you're not human!

We had to organise a catch-up dinner in an area that was inner city with food that catered for vegetarians on a Monday night and ended up deciding on Charlie Dumpling. I had heard a lot of good things about this newly opened place located in High St, Windsor....read more

24/6/2014
MELBOURNE’S BEST DUMPLINGS

Our dumplings with a twist have won a spot on the Urban List's Best Dumplings list for Melbourne. We hope we've become your favourite!

Good things come in small packages – and so do great things, such as xiao long bao. We've scoffed down millions of these magnificent mouthfuls in our quest to bring you Melbourne's best dumplings and the restaurants that house them. Bao down to the mighty dumpling at these top places – and let us know which ones are your favourite!....read more

14/6/2014
WEEKENDER: EAT

Great write up from Annabel Ross in the Weekender! Well done to the Charlie Dumpling team. We see Annabel's mentioned our new Citrus Cheesecake Dumpling with passionfruit and coffee. Maybe our signature Milk Chocolate Dumplings have some competition? Who's tried this delicious new dessert for themselves? Mmmmm....makes us hungry just reading this!

10/6/2014
THE URBAN LIST COMPETITION – WIN THE 50 BEST MEALS IN MELBOURNE

Very happy to contribute a serve of our signature Milk Chocolate Dumplings with raspberry-chilli sorbet to this amazing Urban List competition!

When we came up with a list of the 50 meals you categorically should have eaten by now if you live in Melbourne, you went absolutely bonkers. So, being the generous folks we are, we thought what greater kindness than to give one lucky Urban Lister EVERY. SINGLE. MEAL! Could this be the greatest prize ever winnable by mankind? Could this be the answer to all your prayers? The life-purpose you've spent all these years searching for?!....read more

5/6/2014
‘WINE vs SAKE’ MASTERCLASS

Charlie Dumpling has teamed up with Clare Burder from The Humble Tumbler for a wine versus sake showdown. Five of Charlie's dumplings will be lined up with one sake and one wine which have been carefully selected to match the dish...but which one will be the better match? That's for you to decide! Clare will take you through the fundamentals of food and drink matching, wine and sake appreciation and guide you through the fascinating world of these two wonderful drinks. Includes a booklet of take-home notes as well.
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Date: Tuesday 15th July or Tuesday 19th August
Venue: Charlie's Private Dining Room, 184 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181
Cost: $95 per person
Bookings: Email eat@charliedumpling.com.au (only 14 spots available per class - get in quick!)

4/6/2014
EAST: CHARLIE DUMPLING

The gorgeous Nikki visited us for an 'East' addition to her States of Style blog!

Like sitting down to a dumpling dinner, it’s the combination of many small things that makes Charlie Dumpling work.....read more

3/6/2014
CHARLIE TO GO!

Charlie is now available to go! Our Lunch-time Take Away service is available from midday to 2.30pm on Tuesdays through to Sundays. At the moment, you can order in person or call ahead on (03) 9510 4213. Pick up from 184 High Street, Prahran only, no deliveries. Our Take Away App for online orders will be available soon!
Click here to view our Take Away Menu.

3/6/2014
MY DESTINATION

My Destination, a global travel resource website, have added Charlie Dumpling to their Melbourne restaurant list!

Charlie Dumpling is the ultimate restaurant in Melbourne that serves, you guessed it, dumplings made using both traditional and modern recipes. If you love dumplings in any form and taste then simply head over to Charlie Dumpling, a dumpling lover paradise....read more

26/5/2015
LUNCH BOOKINGS

Charlie is now accepting lunch bookings!
Just call us on (03) 9510 4213 to book your table for our lunch service from midday to 3pm on Tuesdays through to Sundays.
What better excuse do you need for a nice long lunch?

14/5/2014
50 MEALS YOU SHOULD HAVE EATEN IF YOU LIVE IN MELBOURNE

@TheUrbanListMELB know how much Melbournians love their food so they came up with a list of the 50 meals you categorically should absolutely have eaten by now if you call this city home.

As Homer Simpson would say - WOOHOO !!! Charlie Dumpling came in at Number 10 for our Milk Chocolate Dumplings with Raspberry-Chilli Sorbet....read more

12/5/2014
NEW MENU!

The wait is over! Our new Menu hits Charlie Dumpling tonight @5.30pm with new additions such as Pork Wonton Soup, Panfried Beef Gyoza, Spicy Dandan Noodles and Hot Apple & Sesame Mochi with gingernut ice cream....yep - you had me at gingernut ice cream! We think these new Autumn/Winter dishes are sure to become firm favourites so come in and try for yourself! Click here to view the full menu.

6/5/2014
SNEAK PEEK: NEW DISHES!

Winter is almost here (or did it come early??) - so what better time for Chef Dylan to dream up some delicious new dishes to get your mouths watering? Here's a sneak peek of what's to come at Charlie Dumpling very soon! #KingfishSashimi #CitrusCheesecakeDumplings

1/5/2014
#NAMETHATCOCKTAIL

NEWSFLASH 8TH MAY: CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNING ENTRY - LYCHEE LONG TIME

$80 Charlie Dumpling Gift Voucher up for grabs!
We need your help - our talented bar staff have created this delicious cocktail for our upcoming new menu with Vodka, lychee liqueur, apple and pineapple (yep - I could have one right about now too!) BUT we can't decide on a name. This is where you come in....
1. LIKE the Charlie Dumpling Facebook Page
2. Add a COMMENT to the Facebook post with your suggested name for the cocktail
Entries close 5pm on Wednesday 07th May and full Terms and Conditions are available here.

27/4/2014
STREET FEUD

Winners are Grinners! The CD team are still on a high after our win at Street Feud on The Deck at Circa! Thanks to everyone for your votes. And for anyone who wasn't there and wants to try our "award winning" Milk Chocolate Dumplings with Chilli Sugar & Raspberry Sorbet - these delicious morsels are ready and waiting for you at 184 High Street, Prahran!

25/4/2014
ANZAC DAY

We love the ANZAC legend and all that it stands for - and it's only right that we have a day dedicated to remembering these amazing soldiers. Charlie Dumpling will be closed on Friday 25th April to do just that. We'll then be back ready and waiting to serve you for Lunch from midday-3pm and Dinner from 5.30pm-late on Saturday 26th April.

23/4/2014
ALPHA CHARLIE

Short but sweet - we think this article in the Gourmet Traveller is a pretty good summary of what we're about! An edgy menu of Savoury Dumplings, signature Small Bites and an exclusive range of Dessert Dumplings. What more could you ask for? Yes, we hear you....a nice little beverage to go with it (lucky, we've got that covered too!)

22/4/2014
ANID

ANID stands for Alexa Nice Interior Design and they are a boutique creative studio and online retailer. We're very excited to feature in their gorgeous blog!

After opening its doors in January, Charlie Dumpling has really made a name for itself. Located on High St Prahran (near the corner of Chapel St), Charlie Dumpling is the new venture from executive chef Dylan Roberts. Charlie has a modern take on the old the dumpling....read more

18/4/2014
EASTER HOLIDAYS

Easter and Dumplings just go hand in hand, don't they? We tried to convince Chef Dylan that we should make our version of these cute little Easter Pocket Pork Dumplings but alas, no luck! So Charlie Dumpling will be closed for the Easter break on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st. We'll be back on deck for Dinner from 5.30pm on Tuesday 22nd April. Hope the Easter bunny is kind to you all!

27/4/2014
STREET FEUD

The team at Charlie are set to rumble! We're taking part in a street food stand-off between Melbourne’s sticky finger specialists on The Deck at Circa on Sunday 27th April. Make sure you book your tickets to come and sample a dish from each 'contender' and you'll get to vote on who is 'champion' for the day. We're up against Acland St Cantina, Hanoi Hannah, Saigon Sally, Newmarket Hotel and Fonda.....book here

19/3/2014
EPICUREAN – FOOD

Leanne Tolra gives Charlie Dumpling a 'Put on your list' verdict !!

Our night at Charlie Dumpling was a roller-coaster dining adventure. The menu, commandeered by my two 12-year-old male guests, was in for a smashing. Chicken ribs, steamed pork dumplings, Peking duck dumplings and chicken dumplings, please. Their choices commended by charismatic floor manager Jamie Munro-Lynch, the boys began on a high.....read more

13/3/2014
HOT PLATES

Michael Harden picks Charlie Dumpling as his latest and best eat for Melbourne!

There are plenty of good non-dumpling options at Charlie Dumpling - sticky barramundi skewers, good sashimi, fried chicken, textural salads with ingredients such as puffed rice and soba noodles - but to come here and not eat the dumplings would be silly....read more

10/3/2014
MONDAY 10 MARCH

Who doesn't like a LLOOONNNNGGGG weekend?
Just confirming Charlie Dumpling will be open as per normal on Saturday & Sunday but we'll be closed on Monday 10th March. The team will be back on deck for Dinner 5.30pm-late on Tuesday 11MAR.

4/3/2014
11 OF THE BEST SALADS IN MELBOURNE

The Urban List has done the research and the verdict is in....our Smoked Chicken Salad has made the cut!

The smoked chicken salad is the perfect accompaniment to the mouthwatering dumplings on offer, but is large enough (and delicious enough) to be consumed on its lonesome....One of the best Asian-influenced salads in all of Melbourne town!...read more

28/2/2014
NOUVEAU POTATO

Great to hear that our vegetarian dishes also hit the mark.

Neat as a button and as fashionable as peplums, Charlie Dumpling has taken our favourite hungry, drunken snack, to a sociable share everything concept of fine food and beverages....read more

20/2/2014
HOT: CHARLIE DUMPLING

Soooo happy we made the HOT list !!!

In a former life I used to live around High Street Prahran and there was not much going on there – a dry cleaner, a stationery store, some furniture shops. Well, the corner around High Street and Chapel Street has been revamped to become a cool eating and drinking precinct. The latest addition to the casual and funky restaurant strip is Charlie Dumpling.....read more

19/2/2014
LAUNCH EVENT

Thanks Sarah Cooks for the fantastic review of our Launch Function! Hope to see you often!

Last night I attended the launch event of Charlie Dumpling, a slick-looking new bar-slash-dumpling restaurant from Chef Dylan Roberts. A night of cocktails, and dumplings made by one of Ezard's ex-chefs? I was totally in....read more

18/2/2014
TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY ONLY

We need to let you know that we’re closed Tuesday 18th February for a private function/media launch but don’t worry, we’ll be back on deck and ready to serve you again for lunch on Wednesday 19th February. What’s that saying? – Absence makes the heart grow fonder…..or was it - Good things come to those who wait…..either way, we look forward to seeing (and feeding) you very soon!

17/2/2014
CHARLIE DUMPLING WINDSOR

Loving being a part of the Chapel Street Precinct!

“Who doesn’t love a dumpling? You say ‘dumpling’ and people smile” says Dylan Roberts, the Executive Chef behind High Street’s newest hot-spot, Charlie Dumpling Windsor....read more

16/2/2014
JARGON. BY JULIA

Julia believes that there is no cure for your Charlie habit.....and to tell you the truth, we're OK with that!

I have an addiction. A Charlie Dumpling addiction. Charlie Dumpling is the newest hot spot to hit Prahran; nicely rivalling its neighbours, including Hanoi Hannah, with its edgy and delicious food, epic décor and buzzing Melbourne vibe......read more

10/2/2014
SWEET AND SAVOURY AT CHARLIE DUMPLING

The great debate - do you go for the Sweet or the Savoury? We don't think you can go wrong either way!

This newly opened gem of a place is all about dumplings. Oh yeah, the name is a total give away. We headed on over here with a few friends to sample the food....read more

7/2/2014
JUST OPEN: CHARLIE DUMPLING

The people at Good Food know good food when they see (eat) it!

Deep fried and flavoured with rosewater, the "doughnut dumplings" at Prahran's newest eatery are no eye-rolling novelty.....read more

6/2/2014
CHARLIES DUMPLINGS

We think Daily Addict is spot on about Melbourne having an intimate relationship with dumplings!

Melbourne has an intimate relationship with dumplings. Well, we know we do. And now there’s a new kid on the dumpling block to cosy up to. Meet Charlie’s Dumplings....read more

29/1/2014
CHARLIE DUMPLING: CHILLING OUT

Check out Time Out Melbourne's review!

The restaurant-cum-bar has just opened in Prahran and is promising fruity, flirty cocktails and the likes of Peking duck and even dessert dumplings....read more

29/1/2014
CHARLIE DUMPLING – THE VERDICT

We love this review from The Urban List - we agree with Iro that the proof is in the, errrr, dumpling!

The latest venue to open on the Prahran strip is Charlie Dumpling – a hip and happening space focusing on Asian Fusion and serving some of the best dumplings in Melbourne....read more

28/1/2014
CHECK IN AT CHARLIE DUMPLING

Check out what the acclaimed Melbourne Foodies, Broadsheet, had to to say about their visit this week!

The new kid on the block is Charlie Dumpling, the sophisticated, modern-Asian hangout that’s a step up from street eats, a step down from fine dining, and a welcome addition to the neighbourhood....read more

23/1/2014
THE CD TEAM

Executive Chef Dylan Roberts (formerly Claremont Tonic, Ezard, Cutler & Co) and Restaurant Manager Jamie Munro-Lynch (previously Anada, Cutler & Co, Circa) lead the phenomenal Charlie Dumpling team. “Our kitchen and front of house crew are absolutely obsessed with ensuring every guest has an amazing experience”.

23/1/2014
CHARLIE HITS MELBOURNE!

Dumplings are sure to capture the imagination of all Melbournians this week, as Charlie Dumpling opens its doors in Prahran this Australia Day weekend. “Everyone loves dumplings” says Executive Chef, Dylan Roberts. “Charlie Dumpling will offer guests dumpling favourites such as Steamed Pork Dumplings and Prawn Har Gow as well as edgy additions such as Snapper, chilli, lime and blackbean dumplings and my personal favourite Charlie’s Peking Duck dumpling”.