East China Trading Company is a cocktail, dumpling and rum bar. Named for the trading companies of old Shanghai, it acts as the ‘front’ for its more libertine sister establishment below, the Golden Monkey.
Both modern and vintage, it has a charming warehouse vibe. The back bar, inspired by Asian architecture, houses over 150 rare and unique rums. Stripped-back walls, soft table lamp lighting, ceiling fans and rustic wooden booths lined in emerald green cushions complete the look.
Drinks include cocktails based on some of the world’s most highly traded consumable commodities: coffee, tea, spices and sugar. The martinis, sours and old-fashioneds are also available alcohol free. The rum menu is categorised by production method, and features over 50 of history’s finest rum cocktails. Think daiquiris, swizzles, Palmettos, and Mai Tai’s, made with your choice of rum.
The bar also offers great wines, craft beers, cold-pressed fresh juices and a selection of fine China tea.
Steamed dumplings and traditional Chinese bao are served all day, every day. So whether for a quick dim sum lunch, some steaming hot salt & pepper soybeans during an afternoon break, or full dumpling feast dinner with complimenting cocktails, East China Trading Company has got you covered.
Shop D, 389 Lonsdale Street (enter via Hardware Lane)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 9642 3866
Tue: 5pm – 11pm
Wed: 5pm – 11pm
Thu: 5pm – 11pm
Fri: 5pm – 11pm
Sat: 5pm – 11pm
* Closed Sunday and Monday
Caters for: Gluten-free, Vegetarians, Vegan
Mains below $20
Payment method accepted
All major cards
How to get there
Public Transport Victoria