Amber Regent

Address: 50 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2RA, Scotland
Telephone: 0141 331 1655

- Expensive

4

The grand emperor of Glasgow’s Chinese restaurant dining scene with added Scottish flavour.

This is by far and away Glasgow’s best Chinese restaurant. Proprietor Andy Chung is a legend in the city and his restaurant is as good now as it was when it first opened back in the early 1990s. Styled on a traditional Beijing fine dining experience, the restaurant floor is a constant buzz of click-clacking chopsticks, cracking of crab shells and chattering locals, fusing together the best cuisines and cultures from two very different parts of the world.

Food and drink
3.9
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Service
3.9
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Food and drink
3.9
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Value for money
4.1
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Ambience
4.1
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Location
4.4
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Food and drink

As predictable as any modern Chinese, the Amber Regent adds a little more spice to the mix with some authentic signature dishes that always keeps Glaswegians coming back time and time again. Widely known for sea bass, halibut, lobster and crayfish takes on dishes, Amber Regent serves up plates of classic aromatic crispy lamb, sliced venison in Mandarin sauce, fillet of beef in oyster sauce and barbecued shredded duck with Chinese vegetables.

Recommended dishes

When it comes to Chinese food I tend to go the traditional Friday night route and stick to staples like Sweet and Sour and Peking Duck.

Ambience

The main restaurant is complimented by a range of quality oil paintings of Hong Kong and China Scenes by Stewart Vernon, one of  Glasgow’s up and coming artists.

Service

Friendly - and considering the huge number of dishes on display – the staff are very in tune with the kitchen.

Location

A few minutes walk from both Central and Queen Street Stations, it close by from all city centre excursions.

Price advice

The a la carte menu is expensive, with starters costing around £9 and mains £15, but its pre-theatre menu is worth a splurge.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Shopping

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