Editor's choice Guangzhou

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 April, 2005, 12:00am
 

The city sets an impressive table, catering for an array of dining occasions ranging from business lunches to romantic rendezvous


Business


Amanokawa


Classy sampler of the best of Japanese cuisine.


1/F, Shop 111, Citic Plaza, 233 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe, (86 20) 8755 4411


Jade River


Impress your clients with the magnificent stained glass windows and fine Cantonese food.


White Swan Hotel, 1 Nan Jie, Shamian,


(8620) 8188 6968


Cow and Bridge (Tianhe)


Treat your clientele to classic Thai fare.


2/F, Xianglong Huayuan, 175-181 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe, (86 20) 8525 0821


Dining alone


Sportsman?s American Restaurant


Dependable American fare and sports coverage make for a popular businessman?s retreat.


28 Taojin Jie, Dongshan, (86 20) 8359 1509


Champagne and Cigar Lounge


A great place to unwind with pub grub, fine wine and whisky, and a fat stogy.


China Hotel, Liu Hua Lu, Dongshan (86 20) 8666 6888


Large gatherings


Banxi Restaurant


One of Guangzhou?s oldest dim sum tea houses.


151 Longjin Xi Lu, Liwan, 8181 5718


Bostan Xinjiang Restaurant


Music, dance and spicy meat dishes from the faraway deserts of Xinjiang.


2/F, Xinjiang Building, 76 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe, 3878 2778


Bei yuan Restaurant


Looks like a temple from the outside, with classic decor dating from the late 1920s; a Guangzhou institution.


See and be seen


Four Seasons


Local political heavyweights stop in here regularly for dishes by award-winning head chef, Hardy Lin, is one of the country?s best.


China Hotel, Liu Hua Lu, Dongshan, (86 20) 8666 6888


Sleeping Wood Cafe


For the creative crowd who loves its earthy decor, art exhibits and southern Chinese food.


Romantic


Roof Bar and Restaurant


Caviar-topped pizza and violinists may help your marriage proposal.


China Hotel, Liu Hua Lu, Dongshan (8620) 8666 6888


Le Seine Restaurant Francais


Old world decor and fantastic French cuisine.


G/F Xing Hai Concert Hall, 33 Qing Bo Road, Ersha Island, Dongshan (86 20) 8735 2531


Darling Coffee Fort


Located in a beautiful colonial building.


Family


Lei Garden


Top Cantonese fare in a family-friendly setting.


4/F, 33 Jianshe Liu Lu, Dongshan, (86 20) 8363 3268


Upday Chao


Close to the massive Teema Mall in Tianhe, yet a world away in taste.


5/F, 101 Tianhe Tiyu Xi Lu, Tianhe, (86 20) 3879 1088/3878 5303/ 8755 3388


Cangaroo Stop


Casual bar and bistro with a play area for kids.


Health-conscious


Taoran Tea House


Unique fish and chicken treats with green tea, to the plangent plunking of ancient music.


58 Da Jie, Shamian, (86 20) 8121 9888


Shang Shi Zhai Vegetarian Restaurant


A vegetarian restaurant only a short walk from a Buddhist temple, this place serves a wide range of mushroom dishes as well as non-meat options.


1-3/F, 38 Jing Hui Lu, Yuexiu, (86 20) 8108 0385


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