Find this good neighbourhood Chinese restaurant in what was until recently a 'Pie and Eel' shop.
Because the building is 'listed', the original shop-front is largely intact, as is the front half of the restaurant which still has its original oak booths, tiled walls and Victorian mirrors. A dining extension to the rear makes you realise that you're in a Chinese restaurant.
They specialise in dim sum and seafood - the former only being offered during the day. Both are of high quality and some of the seafood, using luxury items such as crab and lobster (both offered in a choice of ways) offer excellent value.
Starters such as 'Steamed Prawn Dumplings'; 'Satay Chicken'; 'Salt and Pepper Asparagus' and 'Sichuan Hot and Sour Soup' set the style for starters.
Maybe to be followed by 'Sweet and Sour Monkfish Slices'; 'Singapore Vermicelli'; 'Chicken with Straw Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce' or 'Sliced Duck with Ginger'.
They hold regular special evenings for lovers of karaoke - so enquire if this appeals to you.
- Food Style: Chinese
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-23.00; set meals from £7.50 (2 people min.); dim sum items from £2 (offered all day); mains between about £10 to £35
- Dinner: all week, 12.00-23.00; set meals from £16.80 (2 people min.); mains from about £10 to £35
- Wine: a concise list kicks off at a reasonable £11
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Dalston Kingsland Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays