A lot of people bang on about this restaurant's location but seriously folks, what's the big deal? It's in one of what has been the busiest 'social' streets in the city centre for a very long time (the street, not the restaurant as that's still a pretty new name in the city) and adjacent to a really good variety of bars - with somewhere to suit all ages. I ate at Lychee on a Saturday night and was very impressed. The décor is fresh and contemporary and the service first class. The good I would rate as good but I wasn't as taken with it as others here have been. That said Lychee still falls into my top three or four Chinese restaurants in Glasgow. For the record we ordered some salt and chilli ribs (off menu but chef happy to oblige), steamed Dim Sum (good but Opium is still best for Dim Sum in our opinion), Chilli Honey Chicken (tasty but would have liked a harder kick of chilli) and the Thai Red Curry as it was recommended as the hottest thing to try if ordered 'extra hot'. We did but it wasn't. It was still a very good curry though. On reading this back it sounds as if we didn't enjoy Lychee but we did and we will go back in the future. Another friend who dined there recently raved about the seafood dishes so think that's the path we'll go down next time. Eating from the a la carte menu for two starters, two mains, two sides (rice and noodles) and a bottle of red we were just over £60 which we thought was a fair price. I'd definitely suggestion giving Lychee a try but maybe don't expect to be totally 'wowed' by the experience as, I suspect, we maybe set our expectations too high based on previous reviews. Do the Lychee team a favour and go experience it without too many preconceptions - including those regarding its location.
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