Approach this good and comfortable Cantonese restaurant over a red footbridge - giving it a feel of destination.
Expect a relaxing atmosphere, with various wood panelled rooms, generally well-spaced tables and subdued lighting.
Their daytime Dim Sum is particularly recommended, being amongst the best in Chinatown - a host of Chinese diners, particularly at weekends, reinforcing this opinion. Indeed various high-ranking Chinese statesmen have been known to eat here.
You would expect all this to come at a price, and indeed if you push the boat out, this is achievable - however, choose carefully and prices are modest.
The extensive menu lists all the expected favourites such as 'Barbecued Spare Ribs'; 'Sesame Prawn Toasts' and 'Satay Beef' among the starters.
'Sweet & Sour Chicken'; 'Barbecued Roast Pork Char Siu' and 'Singapore Noodles' amongst the mains.
But dig deeper and you'll find dishes such as 'Steamed Scallops in their Shells'; 'Deep-Fried Soft Shell Crabwith Spicy Salt & Pepper; 'Steamed Eel with Black Bean Sauce' and much more.
Desserts are of the Lychees/Toffee Apple and Ice Cream variety.
Good efficient service competes the picture.
- Food Style: Chinese
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-23.30, Sun 11.30-22.30; set L from £19 per person (2 people min.); mains about £9 to £23; Dim Sum 12.00-17.00
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 12.00-23.30, Sun 11.30-22.30; mains about £9 to £23
- Wine: a well-chosen list, offers some bins that would be wasted accompanying a spice meal, prices kick off in the mid £20's
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 25th Dec
- Air conditioned