China Blue

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China Blue
96 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NH
  • Telephone 0141 333 1881
  • Food served Sun-Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Lunch 12–4pm, Pre–theatre 4–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.50
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Authentic Chinese restaurant in the city centre, with impeccable service and a varied menu.

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While its location, hidden up a tiled close off bustling Renfield Street, might not suggest impressive dining, this unassuming spot offers some of the most interesting Cantonese food in the city. Commitment to providing exceptional hospitality is clear – manager Cindy personally greets guests while presiding over the excellent service that the staff provide. Diners are treated to detailed and informed advice on the menu, which includes well known dishes in addition to the more exciting and authentic. Food is served at the table, bringing a little elegance as bamboo steamers laden with delicious offerings are carefully unwrapped by the waiting staff. Highlights on the menu include an excellent kung po – tender and tasty beef in a rich, spicy sauce, the crunch of the cashew a welcome interruption from the heat. From the more authentic pages of the menu, sanbei chicken, which comes with careful warnings not to eat the purple chillies, is full of colour and fiery flavour, a great combination of garlic warmth and chilli spice. China Blue might not look much from the outside, but it’s definitely worth exploring.

The List's rating






Rowan Anderson visited China Blue on 6 February 2019
  • High point: Superb Cantonese cooking
  • Low point: Not accessible for wheelchairs
  • Notable dish: Sanbei chicken
  • Average price: £8.50 for two courses (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 80 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Contemporary music, turned right down
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle

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