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Noods, Wonton and Lobster Roll Alert: Luxe George Street Chinese Restaurant Donna Chang Is Now Doing Takeaway

You can now enjoy the Brisbane CBD eatery's Dan Dan noodles, cumin spiced lamb buns, scallop and prawn wontons, and lobster rolls at home.
By Sarah Ward
January 30, 2024
By Sarah Ward
January 30, 2024

Everyone remembers the great takeaway pivot, when restaurants everywhere adapted to the beginning of the pandemic, stay-at-home orders and hospitality restrictions. Being able to enjoy a meal from your favourite eatery, no matter how luxe, was one of the things that made a difference during lockdowns. Can't fit a sitdown feast at Donna Chang into your schedule now, but still craving the luxe Chinese joint's steamed market fish with ginger and shallots? The George Street venue has just launched takeaways on an ongoing basis.

Seven days a week from midday onwards, ordering Donna Chang's bites to eat at home is now on the menu. The restaurant's Dan Dan noodles, cumin spiced lamb buns, scallop and prawn wontons, and lobster rolls are among the options. So is the smashed cucumber salad, sesame prawn toast with seaweed mayonnaise, chow mein noodles, stir-fried beef with pickled chilli peppers and char siu pork neck with honey glaze as well.

You can also expect to be tucking in speedily, with orders available within 30 minutes or less. That's not long to wait for chicken, prawn and shiitake siu mai for a snack, mapo-style hot fried pork and tofu for dinner, or vegetarian spring rolls just because.

If you're new to Donna Chang, it sits inside the heritage-listed sandstone building on the corner Elizabeth Street, spread across both the ground floor and the mezzanine level — and in the same abode as Boom Boom Room, which is in the basement.

Eating in at Donna Chang means being surrounded by pink, green and neutral-toned furniture while tucking into Chinese dishes with elevated Sichuan and Cantonese flavours and influences that aim for that highly sought-after blend of the old and the new. And while that's still one of Brisbane's best dining experiences — the eatery is one of the city's best restaurants, too — sometimes life gets in the way of dropping by for a full meal.

Donna Chang hails from the Ghanem Group, the folks behind Blackbird, The Valley's high-end rotisserie and grill Bisou Bisou, sky-high bar Iris Rooftop and Byblos Bar & Restaurant.

Find Donna Chang at 3/171 George Street, Brisbane City — with orders available online from 12pm–close seven days a week.

Images: Markus Ravik.

Published on January 30, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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