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The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar Asian Fusion in Melbourne CBD


The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar is a premium modern Asian fusion restaurant in the Melbourne CBD, boasting one of the most attractive spaces in the city. Located at Level 1, 280 Little Lonsdale Street (entrance via Sutherland Street), walk up the stairs into a secret world with stunning city views and modern chic fit out. 

The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar is in a premium precinct near Hardware Lane and boasts a contemporary wine and cocktail bar and Asian fusion cuisine, adding to the city’s modern and dynamic food scene.Come here for your friends catch up, family dinner, romantic dinner, corporate gathering, for compelling lunch specials and for post work drinks. Check out the Balinese art and timber, red themes, dangling birdcages and modern furniture.


Local professionals love this secret world above the fast paced city below. Head Chef Alex Chin has worked in top kitchens in the United Kingdom (ex Hilton Glasgow) and Australia. He brings to the table Asian cuisine with a modern twist. This is a slice of Asia in the heart of Melbourne.

The Table Lamp is a stunning place to visit for post work drinks with a chic attractive bar space. With 12 original cocktails and premium beer and wine lists, Bar Manager Wayan Geard (ex Gazi) impresses with cocktail making prowess and quality of offerings. Check out the Pig cocktail as a modern twist on gin and tonic, featuring forest elements and botanic nuances. Come here for winning combination of skewers and beer. Other bar snacks include Salt and pepper squid, Peri Peri chips and they pickle their own vegetables.

The chic bar at The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar.

The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar offers one of the most impressive spaces in the precinct, with views of the city. Come here with friends, groups and for after work drinks...

In the evenings, the restaurant will explore the secret tastes of Asia with both a la carte and banquet options. The ambience at night is superb with sophisticated lighting and the beauty of the city evident. Running Monday to Sunday, The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar is open late and is a great place to visit before or after the theatre or other event.

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Alex Chin (pictured above) said The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar is excited to be bringing their brand of modern Asian fusion to Melbourne. “The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar is bringing people together and showcasing fine modern Asian cuisine, an exceptional bar area and uncompromising views,” Alex said. This is not your fast paced Asian restaurant aimed for table turnover, but rather the team has invested in a superb atmosphere to sit, relax, and imbibe.



The World Loves Melbourne enjoyed the original cocktails at The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar.


The timber panelling and the green glow of the bar area add to the ambience. The fit out at The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar offers a contemporary aesthetic while paying homage to traditional Asian elements.

Balinese artwork and timber is an aesthetic standout.



A premium dish is the Sumptuous Thai featuring Thai red curry duckling with a subtle blend of lemongrass, galangal, chillies, basil, onion, spices and finished with coconut milk.  This dish was a highlight for The World Loves Melbourne with excellent amount of heat (not dumbed down for Western tastes) and generous portion of perfectly cooked duck. All curries come with rice. Cracking dish.


Another signature dish is the Cheese baked crab shell stuffed with disced chicken, bacon and spices in carbonara sauce. We loved this fusion dish with its creaminess and interplay of crab and diced chicken.

Another crowd favourite dish is Flaming Racks featuring roast lamb cutlets with black pepper, rosemary, oregano and butter. This dish is peppery hot on the tongue but preserving the nuances of the meat flavours.


We were also taken by this fusion dish of Golden Whiskers Scallops with fresh scallops wrapped in fragrant mango and jack fruit. This was a surprise combination but the fruits set off the scallops beautifully.

The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar excels in its superb presentation of dishes. This is fine dining Asian fusion.

Desserts at The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar are also rewarding, including this Tiramisu, another fusion dish. The layers were perfectly constructed, the coffee hit rewarding, and the cake elements moist.

The presentation was again first class. Desserts here also include a delectable sweet treat of Mango glaze and white chocolate mousse; Chocolate curls cake with custard, and Lemon meringue with gelato and chocolate dressing.

The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar has a romantic atmosphere at night. The World Loves Melbourne checked out the view from the balcony with colours and lights of the city spectacular.


The Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar is a festive bar and restaurant that celebrates the best of Asia in the heart of Melbourne. Bookings can be made online through Dimmi. Highly recommended.

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