Restaurant Guide

Lee Ho Fook

Surprises and contrasts underpin this urbane modern Chinese restaurant from Victor Liong.
Lee Ho Fook in Melbourne, Victoria chilli chicken Chinese dish
11-15 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne


“I don’t think we ordered this,” says some ignoramus as a bowl of glossy, porridge-like gruel – “Fujian fried rice”, allegedly – appears tableside. Then, as a ladle breaks up its eggy surface, the hidden grains and seafood emerge, forming a lush, smoky mass that’s part fried rice, part congee, all Victor Liong. It’s one of many surprises and contrasts that underpin this urbane modern Chinese restaurant, where a grungy laneway address gives way to an elegant two-floor safe house of soigné service, laser-sharp technique, legendary Aussie wines and Chinese tea pairings. Duck-skin crackers with caviar and ethereal mud crab and trout roe tartlets speak to a strong snack game, although the kitchen is equally adept with the classics. Black fungus sharpened with black vinegar? Crunchy! Pan-fried pork and chive dumplings? Terrific! Precision-roasted duck breast with pear hoisin and quivering, jasmine-scented crème caramel? Essential! Just like Lee Ho Fook itself.


Lee Ho Fook


11-15 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne

(03) 9654 8239

Open Lunch Fri-Sun; Dinner Wed-Sat

Chef Victor Liong

Price guide $$

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair access No

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Lee Ho Fook
11-15 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne
Victor Liong
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Fri-Sun; Dinner Wed-Sat

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