Review: Chinatown Restaurant
42 New City Road, Glasgow G4 9JT
I love dim sum (or yum cha as we call it in Australia, not sure why!) and I was excited to check out the offerings of Chinatown, which I'd never been to before. There's a few Yelpers who've reviewed it and had good things to say so I knew I could trust their judgement!
The restaurant entrance is around the side of the building - the grand entrance is for the supermarket. Inside the restaurant is set up like most Chinese restaurants - large round tables with lazy susans and a few smaller ones around the side. The decor is kind of 80s, a big chandelier and a big fish tank. No complaints though!
We ordered a selection of the dishes from the dim sum menu and shared - Shanghai mini bun, beef cheung fung, scallop and vegetable dumplings, spring rolls, char sui buns, squid. I really liked everything, to be totally honest - a great mix of food, all served quickly and really hot, and it was really tasty. I think the car sui buns and the Shanghai mini buns were two of my favourites but it was good to try something totally different like the beef cheung fung which was really silky and tasty.
Staff were really friendly, helpful and fast but also having a bit of a laugh with us. The bill was around £20 each including tip and a lot of soft drinks - and I had a couple of tsingtao beers. This was a really nice place to try for something different at Brunch Club, and I'd definitely go back for dinner or another dim sum session soon.