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Summary

“Still trucking on after all these years and still the best in South Wales”; this “barn-like” stalwart Cantonese, amusingly located in its namesake Canton, is just “so consistent”, although there has been one change of late... “the stairs have got a new carpet (after what feels like 25 years!)”

£33
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4
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Strike Cantonese gold”, at this “very good-value” quarter-centenarian, aptly located in Canton; its “vast menu” includes “steaming cauldrons” of Won Ton noodle soup – “best I’ve tasted outside HK!”

£33
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
50
10.30 pm, Sun 9 pm
250

Happy Gathering Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Happy Gathering Restaurant in CF11, Cardiff by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Happy Gathering restaurant.
Ivor S
With Chinese chefs we could expect monosodi...
Reviewed 10 months, 4 days ago

"With Chinese chefs we could expect monosodium glutonate: in this case it's salt. Lots of it. Sometimes it's perfect, such as with the salt and chilli prawns, but sometimes it renders a dish almost inedible, such as the soft shelled crabs. Other than that this place is very good in a very traditional way. It serves classic dishes just as we remember Chinese food should be. Beautiful sauces (subject to the salt) and all of them particular to the dish: beef in oyster sauce, pork chops (thinly slivered) on a bed of onions and sweet and sour. Huge portions (spare ribs from a giant pig) and traditional, off hand service - the true image of Chinese waiters."

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233 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AL
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all day noon - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 9 pm

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