Harden's survey result
“Not by any stretch of the imagination your average Chinese”, beginning with the odd setting in an unglamorous-looking former pub, right on the A59, and continuing inside, which “comes across as a bit blingy”. “Fortunately the food really is excellent, especially from a Western point of view” – “even simple dishes are fresh-tasting and cleanly fried – not at all masked by gloopy sauces”.
“This former roadside (right on the busy A59) pub, looks nothing from the outside (a nondescript stone building and a somewhat windswept car park), but the interior is quite glam (like a 1990s nightclub) and it has now been turning out some of the best Chinese-ish cooking in rural Lancashire for over ten years”. It’s a “fun” spot and the cooking is “first rate”: arguably a little “safe” (“rooted in a westernised version of Cantonese food, with no offal and not even a mention of Sichuan”) but “spot-on” and “really marking it out from many Chinatown places, the ingredients are top-notch quality”.
“An unremarkable building on the A59 between Preston and Clitheroe houses this remarkable Chinese-inspired restaurant”, where the food – “a westernised style” of Cantonese cuisine “like no other” – is “not heavy or greasy”, with “higher quality ingredients than you’ll find in many Chinatown based operations”. Service is “impeccable” too, and even if “the decor is slightly dated” there’s a “buzzing” atmosphere.
“Whatever you pick it tastes wonderful every time” at this outstanding (especially for rural Lancashire) Chinese, in the Ribble Valley, whose “very blingy” decor lends a “’70s-takeaway-meets-Hakkasan” effect to “an unprepossessing building by the side of the A59 east of Preston”. “Anyone looking for authenticity and weird bits of animals is going to be disappointed – the menu is fairly standard Cantonese; what marks it out is the high standard of cooking and even higher standard of ingredients”.
|Wine per bottle||£25.00|
500 Longsight Rd, Copster Green, BB1 9EU
|Monday||7:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||7:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||7:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||7:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||7:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||7:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||7:30 pm‑11 pm|