Táng Lì Yuán

Cantonese in Guǎngzhōu

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.