The Winner of the Gourmet Britain Best Ethnic Restaurant Award 2011. If you are after Cantonese food, and are happy not to be tempted by unusual or 'fringe' meat & fish cuts - this comfortable restaurant is as good as any we have found within these isles.
You'll find all the familiar favourites - some such as chow Mein, with their supposed roots to the West of the Atlantic (rather than Pacific) - but dishes such as 'Salt & Pepper Prawns'; 'Quick-Fried Dover Sole Fillet with Seasonal Green'; 'Sliced Lamb with Ginger & Spring Onion in Clay Pot'; 'Shanghai Hot Chicken Chili Sliced Chicken'; 'Clay Pot Stewed Beef Brisket' and 'Pak Far Roasted with Prawn Meat Stuffing' set the style - and don't disappoint.
Their selection of excellent dim sum is also offered for dinner - which might appeal to those who'd like to graze.
We have heard of complaints of rude service, but in our experience, service is excellent, and provided by white-gloved staff, in a friendly and helpful manner. As ex-restaurateurs ourselves, it's possible that late arrivals and scruffy dressing might not meet with approval, particularly if you're trying to run a tight ship.
No shorts, trainers or casual sportswear.
- Food Style: Chinese
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-23.30, Sun 13.00-23.00; mains from about £9 to £50; set meals from £26 (2 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 12.00-23.30, Sat 16.00-23.00, Sun 13.00-22.30, Bank Holidays 17.00-22.30; mains £9 to £50; set meals from £26 (2 courses)
- Seats: 85
- Wine: an impressive list might be overkill when combined with Chinese spicing - but their selection of house wines are to be recommended.
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: St Peter Square Tram; Manchester Piccadilly Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating