I’ve driven past Vivisen Teahouse many times and I’ve always made a mental note to go have dinner there. Unfortunately I always forget about it when it comes to choosing somewhere to go. It’s slightly out of the way and I have a head like a sieve when it comes to remembering these things. Happily on Friday we were looking for somewhere to eat and we drove by and thought: perfect that’ll do nicely. It was hot evening and all the big windows were open which made the place feel nice and airy.
My apologies for the photos they’re not great, I only had a camera phone, but you can get the general idea of how the place looks… green.
The staff sat us immediately without a booking which was great and we went straight for the dim sum and choose five dishes. The dim sum comes in threes so if there are two of you you’ll have to fight over the remaining one. Everything we ordered was good but I though the steamed vegetarian dumplings and peking duck spring rolls were the best. The filling in the former was just delicious and the latter had plenty of duck in it plus super crisp pastry. Most of the beverages are organic and you can get goji berry tea in a cool looking transparent teapot to accompany your dim sum.
You can find Vivisen’s full menu here, there’s a lot more than Dim Sum. It also scores major bonus point because it stays open late… until 10pm.
15 Point Street,
Open: 11am – 10pm Monday to Sunday (except public holidays)
BYO: Charged at $2 per person.
Phone: 08 9336 6699