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The Garden Cantonese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Chinese, Thai, Cantonese, Szechuan, Malaysian
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1 High Street, Bangor LL57 1DQ, Wales
+ 44 (0)1248 362189
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: The Garden Hotel & Cantonese Restaurant has been welcoming discerning...
The Garden Hotel & Cantonese Restaurant has been welcoming discerning diners to Bangor for 32 years and remains a heavenly haven of culinary excellence.Proprietor Andrew Lui established the Garden Hotel & Cantonese Restaurant in 1981 following a chemical engineering degree and career, and is now a leading authority on Cantonese cooking. Working together with wife and Head Chef, Alice Lui who trained in Hong Kong and China.The restaurant is open seven days a week with a comprehensive a la carte menu from 2.00pm to 09.30pm. “There are three basic principles that I believe are essential for success,” Andrew adds.“The first is good cuisine; the second is good service and thirdly, a good environment.All our dishes are freshly prepared and cooked with the finest ingredients. The Garden Cantonese Restaurant goes a little step further by offering dishes to suit vegans, lacto vegetarians, ovo-lacto vegetarians and customers with nut, dairy or gluten allergies. We also understand the importance of healthy eating and use only the healthiest of oils and lean produce in our cuisine.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasantly surprised

Happened upon this place when I arrived in bangor one night. Despite the twin-peaks decor, the rest of the experience was very enjoyable. Excellent service and a great menu meant we were spoilt for choice. When the food arrived we were not disappointed. Mixed dim sum/ hors d'oeuvres starter was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Marcus_Antonicus_UK
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Happened upon this place when I arrived in bangor one night. Despite the twin-peaks decor, the rest of the experience was very enjoyable. Excellent service and a great menu meant we were spoilt for choice. When the food arrived we were not disappointed. Mixed dim sum/ hors d'oeuvres starter was full of lovely Chinese starters. The main menu also did... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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247 reviews 247 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had an early Dinner here today and it was rather good. This was our first visit and it won't be the last. The food was excellent and the service close to perfection. We did not feel rushed at all and were given ample time between courses to savour each one. Our Waitress was attentive without being intrusive and when... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went as a couple and was very pleased with the service, food and price. Restaurant is a bit dated but don't let that put you off

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Recommended by a student at the university. I didn't pay the bill, so not sure of the total charge for a party of three. The food was delicious and the portions larger than expected. The staff were very polite and prompt. Will definitely return on my next visit!

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went here while visiting daughter at uni. Food was excellent we had mixed starter followed by sweet and sour and kung po all with fried rice. The staff were very attentive and helpful while not the cheapest was very good

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Bucks, England
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

£95 for 3, mind you we did eat a lot! Half a duck, then 3 more appetisers (favourite was the spicy beef patties) then our 5! mains (favourite was the sweet and sour chicken and the special prawn - in a tempura style batter). All hot and fresh, service with a smile, would definitely go again (if you are going... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Found this lovely restaurant online while I was in Bangor for business. We were greeted by a very friendly and polite gentleman who took us to a table and took our drinks order. The menu is packed full of tempting dishes so choosing was very difficult! Very clearly laid out and good descriptions too. Another polite lady then came to... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Having lived in Hong Kong during the 80's, I have since had a passion for Cantonese and Southeast Asian cuisine. From the moment I walked in I knew I was in good hands. I was shown to my table by a young woman who was as knowledgeable as the was passionate about the food. I wisely decided to go with... More 

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South Wales
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stayed here on business a few times in the summer. The staff are extremely friendly and the rooms are comfortable. The Chinese food is really good but a tad expensive. The breakfast is really good. Large selection. The only thing letting this place down is the wifi which is intermittent at best. I've stayed in several rooms and get the... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What an inspirational man, he has gone through the worst thing and come out so strong and so motivated. I am so glad he has found someone to share his life with and I hope they’ve a lifetime of happiness together.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 High Street, Bangor LL57 1DQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: + 44 (0)1248 362189

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Cantonese, Szechuan, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Garden Hotel & Cantonese Restaurant has been welcoming discerning diners to Bangor for 32 years and remains a heavenly haven of culinary excellence.Proprietor Andrew Lui established the Garden Hotel & Cantonese Restaurant in 1981 following a chemical engineering degree and career, and is now a leading authority on Cantonese cooking. Working together with wife and Head Chef, Alice Lui who trained in Hong Kong and China.The restaurant is open seven days a week with a comprehensive a la carte menu from 2.00pm to 09.30pm. “There are three basic principles that I believe are essential for success,” Andrew adds.“The first is good cuisine; the second is good service and thirdly, a good environment.All our dishes are freshly prepared and cooked with the finest ingredients. The Garden Cantonese Restaurant goes a little step further by offering dishes to suit vegans, lacto vegetarians, ovo-lacto vegetarians and customers with nut, dairy or gluten allergies. We also understand the importance of healthy eating and use only the healthiest of oils and lean produce in our cuisine.

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