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Welcome to Lotus

Lotus Dumpling Bar has become the choice for the pre or post-theatre crowd in the creative hub that is Walsh Bay.

The Lotus Dumpling Bar began life as a warehouse built in the early 1900s for the Sydney Port Authority. There are still hints of that history in the rustic space with its polished copper tones, beautifully exposed brickwork, pastel bentwood chairs and lush potted greenery.

As well as referencing its gritty past, the handsome eatery presents a contemporary Chinese dining experience in the heart of the picturesque precinct, which has become a magnet for corporate crowds as well as creative types.

While those famed dumplings are at the heart of the menu, the bill of fare is also broader than that, presenting an altogether modern take on authentic Chinese flavours, while respecting the traditions that underpin the cuisine. Lotus’ exquisite hand-made dumplings sit alongside a produce-driven collection of rice and noodle dishes, wok-fried seafood and juicy spiced meats, all showcasing the finest of fresh seasonal ingredients.

Just a few chopstick lengths from both the Sydney Theatre Company and the water’s edge, Lotus is ideally placed for get-togethers with friends, lunches, dedicated theatregoers and intimate date-night dinners.



Lotus is Chinese comfort food at its finest

 The chefs at Lotus use premium ingredients to create authentic delicacies, which now play a starring role in Sydney’s culinary scene. Enjoy dumplings alongside solid share dishes, celebrating ingredients from the land and sea that also trumpet the use of best-quality local seasonal ingredients.


Appetizers & Dumplings


Peking duck pancakes
Vegetarian spring rolls
Lotus duck salad GF

Steamed & Blanched Dumplings

Xiao long bao (soup dumplings)
Lotus Xiao long bao flavoured with fruit & vegetable juices
Mud crab xiao long bao
Pork and chive dumplings
Violet argyle beef dumplings
Jade prawn dumpling GF
Prawn dumplings GF
Scallop and vegetable shumai GF
Mixed mushroom dumplings GF
Vegetable and tofu dumpling

Pan Fried or Baked Dumplings

A mouth full – pastry ball filled with Chinese prosciutto
Pan fried pork and chive dumplings
Pan fried pork and baby bok choy pot stickers
Pan fried prawn, pork and zucchini pot stickers
Lotus chicken san choi bao with baked puff pastry
Pan fried shallot pancakes


Prawn and pork wontons in spicy sauce
Prawn and pork wontons in chicken soup



Barbecue duck
Sweet and sour chicken
Kung Pao chicken in spicy sauce
Crispy chicken in Shangdong style sauce
Braised pork fillet in Shanghai style sauce
Black pepper beef with chilli and vegetables
Fresh mint spiced lamb fillet


Wok fried prawns in Singapore style sauce
Steamed Ocean Perch with ginger and shallots
Wok fried scallops in XO sauce


Crispy eggplant with honey and chilli
Wok fried green beans with minced pork
Wok fried seasonal vegetables

Rice & Noodles

Lotus fried rice with duck and asparagus
Stir-fried rice noodles with beef, bean sprouts and garlic chives
Stir-fried egg noodles with prawn and vegetables in XO sauce



Minimum of 4 people $59 per person
Best for groups of 8 or more

Peking duck pancakes
Lotus mixed dumpling – Xiao Long Bao, prawn dumpling,
Scallop shumai, & pan fried prawn, pork & zucchini pot stickers
Black pepper beef with chilli & vegetables
Steamed Ocean Perch with ginger & shallots
Crispy eggplant with honey & chilli
Lotus fried rice with duck and asparagus


Where handmade dumplings and the modern wine bar meet

This is the place to be for those pining for a place that serves cocktails with a pan-Asian twist. Ingredients such as lime, mint and more make cameos in cocktails that will delight folk who like their firewater to be feng shui.

Tea will soon be a house speciality with Lotus launching its own private label “Lo Tea” in July 2015. Look forward to some beautiful organic green and black teas.



Jade Forest

Absolut Citron shaken with fresh mint leaves
and lemon juice, topped with soda.
Served in a Martini Glass.

Suzy Wong

Fresh lime wedges muddled with mint, rolled with Licor 43,
Domaine de Canton and Sailor Jerry topped with soda.
Garnished with a mint sprig.

Dragon’s Passion

Absolut Vanilla shaken with passion-fruit juice,
agave syrup, lychee syrup and lime juice.
Served in a Martini glass with Lychee garnish.

Red Lotus Sour

Disaronno shaken with lychee liqueur,
lime juice and egg white.
Served in a coupe with grenadine float.

My Tai

Havana Club 3 year old rum shaken with Cointreau,
lime and pineapple juice, topped with Angostura bitters
and Havana Club dark rum. Served in an Old Fashioned.

Espresso Martini

Absolut Vodka shaken with Kahlua coffee liqueur,
Café Pátron, double espresso and agave.
Served in a martini glass with coffee beans garnish.

Champagne, Sparkling & Wine

Champagne & Sparkling

NV Riva dei Frati Prosecco, Valdobiedene, Italy
NV Croser NV
NV Gosset Brut, Champagne, France
2004 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque, Champagne, France


2014 Cooter and Cooter, Watervale, SA
2012 Hill Smith Estate, Chardonnay, Eden Valley, SA
2013 Petaluma Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, SA
2014 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ
2013 Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Margaret River, WA
2012 Mader Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France
2013 Ocean 8 Pinot Gris, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
2012 Kientzler Pinot Gris, Alsace, France
2013 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy


2013 Cover d’Or Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
2013 Battle of the Bosworth Pinot Noir, Mclaren Vale, SA
2010 Chateau Grand Jean, Cabernet, Merlot, Bordeaux, France
2013 La Flor Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
2012 Chaffey Bros “Synonyms” Shiraz, Barossa Valley, SA
2011 Yalumba “The Cigar” Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, SA
2012 Wirra Wirra “Church Block” Shiraz, Cab/Sav, Merlot, SA
2012 Bowen Estate, Shiraz Coonawarra, SA


2013 Petit Rimauresq, Provence, France
2014 Rosa by KT, Watervale SA

Beers and Other Beverages


Coopers (light)
Hills Cider (apple or pear)

Other Beverages

Santa Vittorio (sparkling or still)
Various Soft Drinks
Jasmine Tea
Green Tea


Set your next event alongside raw brick, high ceilings and copper hanging lights

Whether it’s a corporate function, or a special occasion, our experienced staff will work with you to tailor
an event that meets all of your needs and leaves a lasting impression on your guests.




Get In Touch


Shop 3/16 Hickson Rd
Dawes Point NSW 2000


(02) 9251 8328

For all Enquiries & Employment Opportunites

For all Function Enquires

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday

Lunch 12pm – 3pm
Dinner 5.30pm – 11pm


Lunch 12pm – 3pm
Dinner 5:30pm – 10pm

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