About Us

A short tram ride down Melbourne’s picturesque St Kilda Road will take you to Orient East, a colonial-style eating house where sophisticated old world glamour and British Malaya kitsch combine. Orient East’s vibrant menu is reflective of Malaysia's colourful history and cuisine, offering an exciting medley of old school hawker-inspired favourites combined with Penang-born owner Li Teoh’s creative take on classics.

Orient East is located on the ground floor of the Seasons Botanic Gardens hotel, 348 St Kilda Road in Melbourne. We are open Monday to Friday for lunch as well as breakfast and dinner daily. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on +61 (03) 9685 2900 or at book@orienteast.com.au.


Orient East at Seasons Botanic Gardens opened in 2013, offering Melbourne’s residents and visitors a chance to experience a new style of Malaysian cuisine. When envisioning the brand direction for Orient East, owner Li Teoh draw upon her hometown of Penang, a beautiful historic city with a rich cuisine to match. Drawing influences from the British, Thai, Indonesian and Nyonya population (Chinese settlers from the fifteenth century), it’s easy to see why food lovers from the world over are drawn to Penang’s food. Orient East vibrant menu is reflective of the melting pot that is Penang, offering an exciting medley of old school Malaysian favourites combined with Teoh’s creative take on classics.

In a casual, relaxed atmosphere of brightly painted walls combined with retro posters of Penang pin-up girls and period-style Malaysian memorabilia, we invite you to sit down and enjoy the Orient East dining experience with family and friends.

We hope to see you soon!