Located on the MTC Wharf, smack bang on the banks of the Yarra, you’ll find this Asian-fusion, fine-dining destination, Man Mo.
You won’t miss it – its temple-inspired stylings, set against the background of Melbourne’s iconic river, is a vision you won’t find every day in Melbourne.
Inside you will find the restaurant and bar while, outside, the floor to ceiling windows open up to create space for al fresco dining. The restaurant looks every bit the modern Chinese eatery, with white-clothed tables dotting the floor under a canopy of traditional red lanterns. Beyond this, you will find the bar, fully stocked with top-shelf spirits, and an enormous glass wine cage to peer into and pick your poison by the bottle.
Lunch is a laid-back affair with a handful of fusion favourites from Chinese, Malaysian and Indian cuisines. Kick things off with something to nibble on, like Shanghai Pork Dumplings or Wontons. Larger dishes include Curry Laksa, Nasi Goreng and Cantonese Roast Duck served with steamed rice. If you’re on the go, the lunch special pairs an entrée, main and a glass of wine for just $23.50 per head.
By night, the menu expands tenfold, so come with a hefty appetite. Peking Duck Pancakes and Tasmanian Pacific Oysters appear as starters, followed by traditional soups, seafood to the tune of ginger and soy steamed Barramundi and Sizzling Prawns, meat like Mongolian Lamb or Crispy Shredded Mandarin Beef and poultry in the form of Kung Pao Chilli Chicken and Sang Dong Fried Duck. Noodle, rice and vegetarian dishes are also in hot demand.
The beauty of Man Mo’s menu is that it is inspired by Asian culinary favourites far beyond the traditional Chinese fare. Whether you’re in the mood for a curry and a beer, dumplings and wine, or a taste of this and a little bit of that, it’s a safe bet that you will find it at Man Mo.