Open 7 days
B.Y.O Fully Licensed
Lunch (Yum Cha):
Monday to Friday:
11am — 2:30pm
Saturday to Sunday:
10:30am — 2:30pm
Monday to Sunday:
5pm — 10pm
25 Tory St
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Dragons Chinese Restaurant is an iconic Cantonese style restaurant in the heart of Wellington. Established in 2007 the restaurant boasts a service of 200 people at one time, serving up a selection of up to 130 dishes, it's a big affair. Dragons represents a contemporary approach to authentic Asian dining, specialises in dumplings, along with a selection of Cantonese inspired vegan, seafood & meat dishes. Showcasing a taste of Asia using the finest New Zealand produce.
A 10% surcharge applies for public holidays.
Dragons is fully licensed and we do offer BYO.
A Private Function?
We also provide catering service.
We want to make your next event special. From decorating the tables to preparing the menu we offer a wide range of services for your special occasion, banquet or corporate annual meeting. Please call us for details or click here to email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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If there is a private function we might be closed to the public. Check our facebook page for updates to see if we are closed that day or evening.
Yum Cha literally means "drink tea" in Cantonese. The traditional Cantonese brunch involves Chinese tea and Dim Sim. Each item of Dim sim is meticulously hand made with love by our chefs at Dragons. Yum cha items generally involves small portions of steamed, pan-fried, and deep-fried dim sum dishes served in bamboo steamers, which are designed to be eaten communally and washed down with tea. Yum Cha is not only a Chinese Cuisine but an enjoyment of food culture.
Going back in History yum Cha can be traced back to the period of the Xianfeng Emperor (1850–1861), who first referred to establishments serving tea as yi li guan (一厘馆, '1-cent house'). As time progressed this concept of 1-cent houses evolved into tea parlours where the combination of entertainment and Cantonese Cuisine have been merged.
In the current future Yum Cha culture has become a place to congregate and gather over food. From a traditional perspective yum Cha varies from each parlour but at Dragons we strive to keep the tradition alive with a 'old school' yum Cha experience.
The phrase "let's go yum Cha" has been a common saying through out households and us used to invite colleagues, family and friends to bond and keep up with the latest news.
So next time you say "let's go yum Cha" don't forget to come into Dragons as we hope to see you in the near future.