Australia’s biggest and best festival of food and drink is back from 15 to 24 March – and you’re invited.

Dumplings, Tea, Chinoiserie at The Johnston Collection

Presented by Square

19 March

Enjoy delicious dumplings and heavenly tea surrounded by Georgian and Regency fine and decorative arts in the exquisite setting of The Johnston Collection.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)



The Johnston Collection

PO Box 79
East Melbourne, 3002

The Johnston Collection is a house-museum located in leafy East Melbourne, home to an exquisite collection of English Georgian, Regency, and Louis XV fine and decorative arts. On arrival, you’ll enjoy hand-crafted tea provided by Oriental Tea House as you’re introduced The Johnston Collection.

You’ll be given a tour of Fairhall exhibition-house by one of the museum’s volunteer guides, learning about the history of tea and porcelain. At the conclusion of the tour you’ll be served a six-piece canapé menu and a selection of hand-crafted teas in the elegant interiors of the house.


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More information

  • Gift voucher redeemable
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Level 1 of Fairhall exhibition-house, where the main event will take place, is accessible by wheelchair and has accessible bathrooms. Level 2 is not accessible by wheelchair; however the event is primarily held on level one.
  • Shared plates: Yes
  • Transport provided: The Johnston Collection is in a residential area. Due to our operating permit, visitors must arrive via our courtesy bus. Guests will be picked up at the Pullman on The Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, 10 minutes before the event starts.
  • Venue Directions: Pick up is opposite Jolimont Railway Station and close to the route 75 and 48 tram line.
  • Accommodation recommendations: Conveniently located is the Pullman Melbourne on The Park located at 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne. For bookings, please call +61 3 9419 2000.
  • Dairy Free
  • Low Gluten
  • Nut Allergy
  • Pescatarian
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • For all event enquiries, please call (03) 9416 2515 or email