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



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.


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.


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.


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