David's Est. 1998

4 Cecil Place, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

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Treat your tastebuds to eastern treats down under. 
Feel right at home at this Shanghai restaurant just outside Melbourne, with it's team ensuring the joint is a stylish function space without any of the ego.
The Lowdown
Type
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
No View
Style
Asian
Casual
Country
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

To eat like the locals in Shanghai, you have to be a local. You have to know which crooked alleyway to walk down and which riverside home cooks the best congee. Similarly, in Prahran, the streets are heaving with hustle and bustle. But down quite, one-way Cecil Place, you can forget the noise and city lights while feasting at an established hidden gem, the same way you can lose yourself sitting beside the water in the Chinese countryside, munching on prawns from the morning’s catch.

David’s was born 15 years ago from a small tea store on Chapel Street, founded by Shanghai-born David Zhou. Word of David’s tea talents spread quickly, and he soon opened David’s so he could share Shanghai cuisine with Melbourne. At David’s, we put tradition on the table, offering casual cuisine inspired by countryside Shanghai. Our wholesome fare combines traditional dishes with contemporary tastes. Many of our recipes have been passed down from great grandmothers and are perfect to share with family, friends and colleagues.

At David’s, we want you to feel at home in a casual environment. Our menu isn’t bound by ‘mains’ and ‘starters’; dishes come out of the kitchen as soon as they’re ready. This means you don’t have to wait with grumbling stomachs and your food is as fresh as it can possibly be. We’re here to serve you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help yourself to water or a little more sauce.

David’s brings people together through food in an informal but tranquil atmosphere. We believe there is beauty in simplicity. Our aim is to introduce you to another culture through unfussy food bursting with tastes of the real Shanghai. Whether you have an hour to kill and feel like dropping in or a special occasion worth celebrating, you are always welcome at David’s.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $30 to $70

Additional Charges

MINIMUM CHARGE Sit-down Party: Front/ Back/ Whole Venue
Monday to Friday Lunch  - $500/ $1000/ $1500
Saturday Yum Cha -  $1000* /$2000* /$3000*
Sunday Yum Cha - $1600*/ $2600* /$4200*
Monday to Thursday Dinner-  $1500 /$3000/ $4200
Friday & Saturday Dinner - $2500 /$5000/ $7500
Sunday Dinner - $1600/ $3200/ $4800

There are no room hire fees however exclusive use of part or the entire venue would incur a minimum spend which is inclusive of all food and beverage costs associated with the function. Minimum spend is dependent on the meal period and day chosen by the client as listed above. Minimum spend is not set in stone and thus can be negotiable. All functions have a duration of 3 and a half hours unless previously specified. Each extra hour over the 3 and a half hour maximum will incur a fee of $300. *Yum Cha seating times are either 11:30am or 1:30pm. Maximum duration for functions during Yum Cha is 1 hour and 45 minutes. Only Yum Cha is served for Saturday and Sunday lunches, unless whole venue is booked out. Cocktail Functions Available. Please ask our friendly staff for information. Confirmation and deposit: A deposit of 25% of agreed minimum spend is required to confirm all function bookings is due when confirming the function. Final payment is required at the end of the function. Menu and beverage choices must be confirmed 5 Days in advance, alterations after this date will incur a fee. Final numbers must be confirmed 48 hours prior to the function. The billable amount will be based on the agreed and confirmed numbers at that time.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
87
Buffet
N/A
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1998
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
Design:
Davids was done by award winning interior designers Hecker Guthrie
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