A classic Chinese dining experience in the heart of the city – no fusion, no fuss, no frills, just great Asian food.
With a heritage dating back in the city to 1971, Loon Fung (Cantonese for Dragon Phoenix) has a case for it’s claims to be the first traditional restaurant to open in Scotland. Not to rest on their ancient laurels, this Cantonese restaurant manages to still pack in the diners into its lavishly done-out interior – lots of reds, golds and lanterns – hungry for some quality Chinese food. Afternoons are busy with the Chinese community in Glasgow and beyond enjoying the range of dim sum on offer, while evenings bring in groups and Sauchiehall Street revellers enjoying set menu banquets. As well as the focus on dim sum, the menu ranges across familiar deep-fried appetisers, roast dishes, satays, hotpots, lots of seafood, as well as plenty of rice, noodle and ho fan (flat rice noodle) and chon fan (rice wrap) options. There’s a wealth of set menus from business lunches midweek to pre-theatres and set banquet menus as well as ones designed for groups of Chinese tourists on tour.
- High point: Dependable city centre Chinese feasts
- Low point: Prices can start notching up
- Private dining: Up to 40 covers
- Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 100
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 1971 (reopened January 2013 after two years closed)
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
- House wine: £14 per bottle