Splendid Restaurants to open Hong Kong-inspired restaurant

07/07/2016 - 09:52
Splendid Restaurants, sister company of Splendid Hospitality Group, is opening Cha Chaan Teng, a 170-cover premium casual Chinese restaurant on Kingsway in Holborn later this summer.

The 4,000 sq ft restaurant, which will occupy the former site of Rocket, is based on the popular cha chaan teng cafés found in Hong Kong – 1950s/60s all-day café/diners that fuse the influences of the West with traditional Cantonese cooking to offer affordable, comfort food dishes.

Jeremy Pang, TV chef and creator of School of Wok, takes on the role of executive development chef to curate a menu of popular Chinese cha chaan teng-style dishes that includes macaroni soups, crusty rolls with a variety of fillings and signature sharing dishes such as chilli tiger prawns with lobster claws and whole crispy seabreem.

Mark Hall, group operations director for Splendid Restaurants, said: “We’re delighted to introduce Cha Chaan Teng and the Hong Kong café concept to London. We have always admired Jeremy’s refreshing and authentic cooking style and together we’ve created somehing unique. We look forward to introducing it to Londoners.”

Jeremy Pang added: “I’ve always wanted to do something along the lines of a Chinese Café and this was too good an opportunity to turn down. We’ve had some fun with the concept and will be showcasing an exciting new take on Chinese food.”

Mixologists Soul Shakers have been enlisted to create a series of cocktails inspired by the elements of the Chinese tea culture, available alongside Chinese beer on draught and teas by The Real Tea Co.

Open from lunch through to dinner seven days a week, the restaurant, with an average spend of £30 per person, will take bookings whilst also reserving a number of tables for walk-ins.

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