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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Wildly popular Chinese family restaurant run by honoured sisters

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The Tse sisters, who run what has become one of the most popular Chinese restaurants for miles around, were awarded MBEs for their services to food in the 2014 New Year Honours list - quite a journey from when it first opened in 1950. It's a relaxed and comfortable glass-fronted venue, where, against a backdrop of red screens and lanterns, a mix of traditional and less familiar Chinese dishes is offered. Expect wonton soup, salt and chilli squid, and well-rendered main dishes like Emperor red chicken curry, or chillified Hunanese volcano beef. Veggie options include Mabel's claypot of tofu and Chinese mushrooms.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 11


  • Chef(s): Lisa Tse

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Chinese
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 13
  • Wines over £30: 1
  • Wines by the glass: 7

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 85
  • Off-site parking available: Shudehill car park

Getting here

Top end of High Street opposite Old Smithfield Fish Market façade in Northern Quarter.

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Nearest train station

Victoria Station, Shudehill Metro
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