New Places

A friend and her daughter, who is a friend of my daughter, and us went out today for Yum Cha in the city.  We love Yum Cha and she had purchased some vouchers for a place we had never been to before.   It was called Dynasty and is just off Bourke Street in the city.  Check out this place.

Dynasty ReceptionThis is what we first saw when we walked in.  It was so amazing to see a Chinese Restaurant with a reception area.  We did wonder what we had walked into.  The level of detail was so nice.

The Hallway This is the hallway from the main restaurant back to the reception area.  I just loved how much detail was in it.  I don’t normally do the whole tourist thing, but I had to take some photos and show you.  They didn’t have any problems with me doing so.

The Yum Cha was amazing.  It was great food.  The variety wasn’t as great as what we normally get from the place we usually go to, but it was really good.  The vouchers turned out to be really good value.  They included drinks as well.  I thought after one glass we would have to pay for a second, but it was included in the voucher.  Very good value, did I say that already?

The city was absolutely packed with people.  So many going to the after Christmas sales.  We went for a quick walk through Myer, and were astonished that all their decorations were gone.  There wasn’t any sign of Christmas in the store anywhere.

I did take my new Tamrac camera bag with me.  It was great.  It is also comfortable to wear and getting my camera in and out wasn’t a problem at all.  It was easy.  Other bags I have used I have found difficult, but this one is brilliant.  Plenty of room for my other stuff as well.

For details about the bag, check out my post from yesterday.


    • Some of it is amazing, I think it has to do with our multiculturalism, we have bits from everywhere. Thank you htheblog

  1. Stunning place, hope the food was so good as the interior. Reminds me about UMA in Berlin, but it doesn’t have the same grande space.

    • It might, I didn’t know this was here until my friend took me there, it is hidden away. Sometimes you just have to go somewhere different. Thanks Val.

  2. Looks more like a palace than a restaurant. I can’t believe that Myers took down their Christmas decorations so quickly. Are the decorations still up on other buildings?

    • I know what you mean Gallivanta, it also looked very expensive. As far as I can tell other places still had their decorations up. Thanks

  3. What a stunning restaurant…I would love to be a tourist in your city! Such wonderful architecture there…

  4. I thought it was a casino or a renaissance themed hotel until you mentioned yum-cha :D The I remember that Shanghai and Hong-Kong were heavily influenced with European lifestyle post world-war-2. Maybe this place was influenced by that era.

  5. Such beauty in opulence! I might be distracted from eating, so I’m glad the food was good. Thank you for posting these photos!

  6. Leanne, thank you – you have giving me so many lovely ideas for the visit to Melbourne with my niece 😄

    • That is wonderful bluebee I look forward to hearing how you go, of course if you would like company, let me know, if I am free I would be happy to tag along. :)

      • Hi Leanne,

        Happy Birthday to you. :-D

        Thanks very much. We are in Melbourne at the moment but only have one more day here and we are meeting up with a friend of my niece’s.

        I would like to maybe come down later in the year and participate in one of your field trips once I have bought my DSLR.


  7. Oh, such a gorgeous place, Leanne…and wonderful they allowed you to photograph! Beautifully done!

    I’d love to ask the Myer people, “Erm, have you never heard of the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’?”…so silly to take things down so quickly, and of course, it was done in the middle of the night! Bah!

    • I could have done the images better, but it is hard to do so when you feel rushed. I had to be quick, I didn’t want to get in the way.
      I don’t know what the thinking behind Myer taking down their decorations so early, it was very strange. It was probably done on Christmas day when the store was closed and they were getting ready for the Boxing day sales. So weird.

      • Very…here they are left up until New year’s. I’ve had to go into many places on New year’s Day night and remove decor…not pleasant, but so easy with no customers!

  8. ladyjemini says

    wow! I haven’t been to this place, looks like it’s def worth checking out.

    • Definitely ladyjemini, if you go for a meal, please let me know how it was. I suspect it would be divine. Thanks

  9. This is a beautiful place! I can’t believe this is a restaurant! Your pictures capture the beauty well, too. :)

  10. saymber says

    What a beautiful and opulant place! WOW! Happy New Year Leanne!

  11. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I visited your site. I had to go way back to here. You are right, doing a blog a day is difficult. I took my post a day off for this year. I didn’t post at all yesterday, just cleaned up my site some. I love this hall. The furniture looks like it came from Florence, Italy. Just gorgeous You really are a marvelous photographer, Leanne, and getting better all the time.:)

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