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Diamond in the rough

Bar is situated down an old dingy alleyway with just a small golden sign to signify where to turn... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand
Hidden Gem

This is a real cosy intimate bar perfect for couples or small groups. Very friendly staff and a... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Graeme S
Morwell, Australia
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Apr 9, 2018
“Diamond in the rough”
Feb 27, 2018
“Hidden Gem”
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Bar is situated down an old dingy alleyway with just a small golden sign to signify where to turn. The front door handles have two tigers on them and set the tone for the aesthetic bar inside. The cocktails are all tantalising and the zombie...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This is a real cosy intimate bar perfect for couples or small groups. Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Well worth a visit if you want a relaxing end for a good night out.

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Took my 18 yr old daughter here the other night as it came up on my review as being located just around the corner from our hotel. My daughter’s discomfort increased as we approached the entrance ... down a fairly quiet Melbourne lane (although it...More

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Lovely bar, hidden down a laneway in the city, only those in the know would know where it is. Perfect for a date night, before or after a show or just to go and enjoy a fantastic list of bespoke cocktails. Also has a very...More

2  Thank marlute2102
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The Manchuria Cocktail Bar is up stairs behind padded doors opening into a great atmosphere with music not too loud. Wonderful cocktails & good staff- need to book on the weekend but worth the effort.

Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I didn't know this bar existed until asked to a launch held there. Glad I attended as I discovered an interesting place. Signage at lane level is almost non-existent, but as the businesses on either side are clearly numbered you can work out whether you've...More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink before dinner because it was recommended, I am glad we did! It was hard to find but it is a "secret" bar in china town. The bar tender recommended drinks and both were delicious. Inside was dark and a...More

Thank Travelingthisworld
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Great place, very dark and private. Heaps of seating if you get a place. Gets quite busy on weekends which can be a downside but great staff, great drinks and reasonably priced. Located just off Chinatown so great for after dinner or after work drinks.

Thank Keziah G
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Man-chu-ria in my opinion is one of the best hidden bars in Melbourne. Like so many other places in the Melbourne CBD, you could easily walk right past this place and never know it was ever there! But for those who have found it they...More

Thank gonetravellin21
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Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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