Gold Leaf is relatively new to the Boy and I… we’ve heard many good things about the main branch in Sunshine, but have only recently discovered and decided to give the outlet at Docklands a try.
NOTE: SEE!! I’VE already broken the train of the 1 week home cook and 1 week food review decision.. *sigh*
If you’ve never been to Harbour Town before, it’s really very easy to locate… just head towards the Metal stand of the now defunct Melbourne Southern Wheel/Eye/Thing… look up, and Gold Leaf is there =)
With a Vietnamese influence, you’ll find quite interesting dishes here which you may not find elsewhere in Melbourne.
This is a trio of prawn, fish and sea cucumber on soft silken Japanese Tofu
This was steamed prawns (if they’re not steamed, their fried, alright?!), fish roe and silken tofu (very very tasty)
Rice Noodles with Barbecue pork (I like this, but the Boy didn’t… only because it had coriander… I thought it added an extra dimension, but the Boy does not like any form of coriander) (Char Siew Cheong Fun)
It was very creamy (hadn’t fully set yet, I reckon).. but still was good…
On both visits, we didn’t bother making a booking and we showed up at 11am… we were given a table almost immediately.
However, it is recommended to book, as the crowd waiting usually gets quite long.
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality
Food/ Cuisine: Chinese
Overall Food Rating: 7.5-8/10 (the Boy and I have a deadlock… I like it more than he does!)
Restaurant ambiance: 7.5/10
Service/ Attitude: 7/10 (Their service here is actually better than usual Chinese Restaurants… which had us pretty amazed!)
Value for money: 7/10 (We did order a lot of dishes with seafood, and paid around $25 each for both sessions)
Shop 10-11, Level 1
Docklands VIC 3008
Tel:(03) 9670 1128
I usually don’t comment on numbers, but this is so typically CHINESE! If you are Chinese, you’ll know what these numbers translate to… *gasp*
Fax: (03) 9642 3868
Gold Leaf is open
7 days a week for
yum cha, lunch and dinner
How to get there: