Restaurants

Top Choice Cantonese in Guǎngzhōu

Bǐngshèng Mansion

One of only eight restaurants awarded a star in the inaugural 2018 Guǎngzhōu Michelin guide, this is the upscale flagship of the esteemed Bǐngshèng chain, serving creative riffs on Canto classics in an elegant dinin…
Top Choice Cantonese in Guǎngzhōu

Bǐngshèng Taste

This marvellous restaurant, one of several branches of Guǎngzhōu's highly regarded chain that also boasts upscale editions like Bǐngshèng Mansion and 'Little Bǐngshèng' (小炳胜; xiǎo bǐngshèng), serves hit after hit. A…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Táo Táo Jū Restaurant

An esteemed name in Canton's yum cha dynasty, Táo Táo Jū packs in the over-60s for dim sum wheeled out on heated carts. There's no menu; you'll be given a slip of paper which gets stamped each time you help yourself…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Diǎn Dōu Dé

With around 25 branches in Guǎngzhōu, Diǎn Dōu Dé is one of the best-loved names in dim sum, turning out delicious shrimp dumplings, shāomài (烧卖; shrimp and pork dumplings), rice rolls, durian puffs and all the othe…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Pànxī Restaurant

Set amid ornamental gardens interlinked with pools, courtyards and corridors, Pànxī is typical of Guǎngzhōu‘s garden-restaurants, designed to give the effect of 'every step, a vista' (一步一景). Choose from several sepa…
Cantonese; Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Táng Lì Yuán

Known for its roasted pigeon (金牌乳鸽; jīnpái rǔgē), this traditional garden-restaurant is nestled inside Lìwān Lake Park (荔湾湖公园; Lìwān Hú Gōngyuán). You can reserve one of the six-seat dining boats for dinner: they’re…
Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Guăngzhōu Restaurant

The grand master of dim sum, this is reckoned to be Guǎngzhōu's oldest restaurant, still churning out bamboo steamers of deliciousness the traditional way. Note that dim sum is only served at breakfast and lunch; ev…
European in Guǎngzhōu

Wilber's

Tucked away on the fringes of Yuèxiù District, gay-friendly Wilber’s gets top marks for cocktails and atmosphere, and the food isn't far behind. You can dine on snacks at the bar, or opt for well-presented, multicou…
International in Guǎngzhōu

Social&Co

The Australian owners of this casually cool cafe command some of the best value (for the quality) international dishes in Guǎngzhōu. Highlights are the Portuguese-style chicken, braised pork ribs, signature banoffee…
Vietnamese in Guǎngzhōu

Tiger Prawn

The nightly queues (up to an hour) reflect the remarkably enduring popularity of this Southeast Asian favourite, which must be down to using the right herbs, aromatics and spices in the pho (rice noodles in beef bro…