Malayan Orchid

Malayan Orchid is a highly Awarded restaurant in Bendigo that blends traditional Asian cooking with local produce - a marriage of delicious culinary influences from Asia and Australia. It’s a stylish restaurant that offers great foods and service, a choice of over 150 wines, and remarkable value for money. No visit to Bendigo is complete without experiencing the delights of Malayan Orchid.

2016 State Awards

  • FINALIST Most Outstanding Front of House Person (Pamela Yam) sponsored by European Affair
  • FINALIST Best Value for Money sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing

2016 Regional Awards

  • WINNER Best Value for Money sponsored by Bendigo Tourism
  • WINNER Most Outstanding Front of House Person – Pamela Yam Sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Casual Dining sponsored by Comcater P/L.
  • FINALIST Peter Watson Memorial Award for Best Chef (Bob Yam) sponsored by Garuda Indonesia Airlines and Comcater P/L.
  • FINALIST Best Customer Service sponsored by Bendigo Tourism
  • FINALIST Best Cellar of Local Wines, Beers and Ciders Sponsored by Bendigo Tourism

2016 Judges’ Comments

Malayan Orchid in View Street, CBD Bendigo is exceptional, featuring the combined talents of owners Bob and Pamela Yam.  The restaurant is a combination of traditional and modern with white tablecloths, linen napkins and spotlessly clean.  This makes every visit feel like a special occasion but Malayan Orchid is extremely affordable.  Bob Yam is an outstanding chef creating wonderful meals from his extensive knowledge of Malayan, Chinese, and Thai cuisines.  He blends flavours and ingredients superbly and presentation is first class. We highly recommend “Bob’s Menu” of 8 courses, tailored to the customer from the choicest produce available on the day. A fabulous journey of exotic produce, beautiful flavours and spectacular presentation. Pamela Yam guides her front of house team with charm and a sharp eye to detail. Our 8 courses started with duck shank in broth, honey mustard lobster, soft shell crab with noodles and laksa, Moreton Bay Bugs, eye fillet with soy, truffle and mushroom. Malayan Orchid is a highlight of Bendigo’s restaurant scene.   The standards are high and the value for money outstanding.  Highly recommended.


  • 2015 – Best Cellar of Local Wines Beers and Ciders – Regional Winner
  • 2015 – Best Relaxed Dining – Highly Commended
  • 2015 – Outstanding Front of House – Highly Commended – Pamela Yam
  • 2014 – Best Menu of local Wines, Beers and Ciders – Highly Commended
  • 2014 – Best Chef – Highly Commended
  • 2014 – Best Front of House Person – Highly Commended

View Street 155
Bendigo 3550 VIC AU
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Restaurant - contemporary dining Asian cuisine Gluten free available Cards accepted include Visa and Mastercard Mondays to Fridays 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm Saturdays 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm Sundays closed Street parking Take-away available Bookings recommended