The Lychee Oriental (Photo: James Gourlay/SKAPA)
The Lychee Oriental (Photo: James Gourlay/SKAPA)

Award-winning Lychee Oriental reveals new look

Award winning Cantonese restaurant the Lychee Oriental in Glasgow has revealed its new look following a refurbishment project.

Featuring interiors inspired by the restaurants and coffee houses of Chongqing in southwestern China, the new-look restaurant brings the oriental glamour and decadence of China’s Hot Pot region to Mitchell Street in Glasgow.

The cosmopolitan space located in the heart of Glasgow’s shopping district features a sumptuous dining room with monochromatic taupe and creme furnishings, low ceilings, plush dining chairs and modern lighting fixtures. These have been matched with a new colour scheme and soft furnishings breathing fresh life into one of Scotland’s most celebrated Chinese restaurants.

The Lychee Oriental (Photo: James Gourlay/SKAPA)

Jimmy Lee, head chef at Lychee Oriental, said: ‘We didn’t want to radically change the fabric of the restaurant or the spirit of Lychee’s dining experience. Instead, we wanted to enhance the lively atmosphere and energy that our space has become known for. Lychee Oriental has an amazing support network around us and we hope that all of our guests, both regulars and first-timers love our transformation.’

Blending traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, the 70-cover restaurant has also introduced some new dishes to a menu that combines traditional flavours with modern cooking techniques.

Favourites on the A La Carte menu include Chargrilled Chicken Satay Skewers and Steamed Dim Sum for starters and Hong Kong Sweet and Sour Prawn and Traditional Chinese Chicken Curry for main. Specialities featured include Monkfish Hotpot with Spicy XO sauce, Pulled Aromatic Duck and Japanese Katsu Curry.

Diners can book a table now. Open from midday, Monday through to Sunday at 59 Mitchell Street, Glasgow serving lunch and dinner.

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