This garden-restaurant, known for its roasted pigeon (金牌乳鸽; jīnpái rǔgē), is located inside Lìwān Lake Park (荔湾湖公园; Lìwān Hú Gōngyuán). A highlight are the tables on boats that you can reserve for dinner. They’re inspired by Zǐdòng Chuán (紫洞船), aka ‘drinking boats’ or ‘whore boats’, used in the Qing dynasty by Xīguān merchants to entertain with banquets, opera and women.
Each boat seats six. There’s a cover charge and a ‘seat fee’ of ¥150 and ¥20, respectively, per person. The restaurant sits at the junction of Huangsha Dadao (黄沙大道) and Ruyi Fang (如意坊).