An All You Can Eat Yum Cha style buffet has come to The Astor (Melbourne)

Head to The Roving Marrow in Carlton’s iconic The Astor on a Sunday over the next few weeks and you’ll have access one of the most blessed things known to foodies around the world – All-You-Can-Eat Yum Cha. This isn’t a drill nor is it some sick tease; the 50-seat dining room really is hosting Unlimited Yum Cha every Sunday up until 13th of December, which means there are only a few more sessions left.

The Roving Marrow is a recent opening in The Astor, already a popular and valued addition to the Melbourne dining scene. This Yum Cha offering seeks to showcase the restaurant’s fusion approach to the traditional tea-and-dim-sums session, which has the kitchen bringing in a contemporary European style.

Those heading along will still be selecting dishes as they pass by on the venue’s signature trolleys and trays, all of which are imbued with the same passion that has seen the restaurant quickly gain one of the coveted Chefs Hats in the Good Food Guide 2016.

Spring-time delicacies will be a focus, with a moveable raw bar featuring oysters, tartare and ceviche, in addition to dishes like braised short rib dumplings, savoury pancakes, crispy pork, and grilled Flinders Island lamb. Down all this with some Mumm champagne or a range of Bloody Mary’s and Gin & Teas (the restaurant’s take on a traditional Gin & Tonic). The drinks are also available as an add-on All-You-Can-Drink package.

The sessions are $55pp ($35 extra for all-you-can-drink) and include a huge array of desserts from a selection of cheeses to the restaurant’s signature trifle, created by Head Chef Hayden McMillian.

The Roving Marrow

Address: 418 Lygon Street, Carlton
Contact: 03 9347 7419


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Chris Singh

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