Our first visit since this business changed ( used to be called Red China). We were expecting a rather dull atmosphere as it is a large impersonal place however from stepping in to leaving everything was perfect. The decor reminded us of similar places in Penang or Thailand with large round tables equipped with lazy susans for larger parties , Chinese wooden screens and our party of three sat in the raised booths you often see on the side of these eateries. The extensive menu is Chinese and Thai so you are spoilt for choice however we seem to have made the right decisions. Starters were mixed Cantonese, spring rolls and baked green lipped mussels,not only delicious but the dishes were served with the fruit and veg cut decorations that are so plentiful in Asian cuisine. My husband even had an orchid on his starter! There is a good bar choice,my wine was perfectly chilled. Our mains were roast duck and pork in a soy sauce ( much nicer than it sounds), chicken with ginger and pineapple and my Thai Penang king prawns was extremely authentic, in fact I'd say it was a very classy version and far superior as it wasn't over chillied. The rice is served in small bowls. None of the dishes were greasy, each had it's own appeal and all extremely tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We were all impressed.
Just one suggestion- the room is large and so the level of noise is heightened with everyone talking, it felt like we had to raise our voices to be able to have a conversation. The staff played Chinese music only towards the end of the evening, I wonder if a low key music background might be a bit more cheery?
Oh I almost forgot to mention that the banana fritter pudding (yes despite being pogged we just had to taste a pud)was delightful. Our portions were more than adequate, we felt we'd eaten more than we should!. Very pleasant staff, clean surroundings, delicious food, what's there not to like? I'd definitely return for more.
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