Restaurant Reviews

Lee Ho Fook: Restaurant review

Lee Ho Fook

Address

11-15 Duckboard Pl
Melbourne, VIC

Hours

Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm
Dinner daily 6pm-11pm

Prices

E $18-$26
M $22-$42
D $6-$16

REVIEW

Now that the talented Victor Liong has given his downstairs bar serious attention there's a real upstairs/downstairs conundrum at his modern Chinese diner. Come lunchtime there's no choice but the bar with its good-time menu of pitch-perfect mapo tofu or chilli-happy Chongqing fried chicken and pork dan dan noodles. But at dinner there's also the full modern Liong upstairs, where steamed tofu is tossed with a powerfully good vegan XO, a congee-like Fujian-style fried rice is full of scallops and swimmer crab and desserts include a gorgeous combination of buttermilk-soaked sponge, coconut sorbet and mango jelly. There's now a definite skew to the vegetarian (the black fungi with garlic cucumbers is a must) with vegans offered their own dégustations. Wine is a high point, a well-priced list of classic and modern labels from smaller Old and New World makers.

Phone:
(03) 9077 6261

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Victor Liong

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.