Well-established Chinese restaurant catering to Western tastes with quality cooking and excellent service.
A city centre stalwart for over 30 years, Ho Wong is a reliable, classy and safe choice for decent western-style Chinese food. The tone is genteel, with smartly dressed couples and groups of visiting business folk packing out the dining room most days of the week and assiduous service anticipating every need. There are several set-menu options depending on the size of the party, as well as an extensive à la carte menu. Appetisers include salt and chilli spare ribs, stuffed crab claw and a pleasantly crunchy Loon Fung roll with ham and prawn. Main courses include a sizeable seafood section, satays and a variety of sizzling dishes. While few of the dishes will surprise, the quality of ingredients and cooking makes up for any lack of novelty. Beef in oyster sauce is exquisitely tender, and sweet and sour chicken keeps its batter crisp under a glossy sauce. Desserts revert to western tastes – a honeycomb cheesecake combines creamy textures with a generous scatter of crunchy honeycomb pieces while a dish of fresh lychees is a lighter choice.
- High point: Succulent sweet and sour chicken
- Low point: Salty soup
- Notable dish: Salt and chilli king prawns
- Private dining: Up to 25 covers
- Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 1986
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £18.50 per bottle