With Christmas only a few advent days away Hangzhou’s restaurants, theatres and bars, like Santa’s sleigh, are jiggling all over town.
Whilst not everyone celebrates Christmas, for those who do and for those who cannot go home then simply let Hangzhou bring Christmas to you.
Christmas is a time of joy and for sharing and there’s no better way to share this joy with friends, family and loved ones than over a meal in a restaurant. Many hotels in Hangzhou will be serving a full on traditional Christmas feast but if you would rather leave Turkey and all its trimmings to one side then there are also many other restaurants in this city that can provide you with excellent home-made dishes and surroundings in which to make this a more than merry Christmas. Here are just a few of those recommendations:
Landison Plaza HotelDecorated in Scandinavian style Landison Plaza Hotel dazzles and shines this winter in bringing a true taste of Christmas to Hangzhou. During this festive period, a traditional Christmas dinner will be served along with all sorts of authentic delicacies and exquisite desserts from Finland, France and Switzerland. There will be live music, fun and games and even a raffle where you can win lots of wonderful prizes.
Grandma’s KitchenWhat does good old-fashioned home cooked food make you think of? Maybe its comfort, satisfaction or taste, the likelihood with Grandma’s Kitchen is, it’s bound to be all three. Specialising in Hangzhou cuisine such as Dongpo Pork and West Lake Carp in Sweet and Sour sauce, it is no wonder Grandma’s Kitchen, together with its ever so reasonable prices, excellent ambience and extensive number of delicious dishes, has become one of the most popular restaurants in town. You know you have come to the right place when you see queues of diners waiting patiently in line to be called to their seats. Don’t let this put you off because, like them, you too will be back queuing for more.
Hangzhou Tower Branch Add: 8th floor, Building B of the Hangzhou Tower in Wulin Square, Shangcheng District Tel: (0571)85175778
Hangzhou Railway Station Branch Add: No. 8, Chengzhan Square, Shangcheng District Tel: (0571)56829999
Impression City Shopping Center Branch (印象城店) Add: 2rd floor of the Impression City Shopping Center, No. 588 Gudun Road, Xihu District Tel: (0571)88834789
Lou Wai LouThere is no better place to learn about and to savour the taste of authentic Hangzhou Cuisine than at Lou Wai Lou. Known by all for its expertise in preparing such authentic creative dishes and for its exquisite dining environment, Lou Wai Lou never ceases to entertain. Facing the scenic West Lake and backed by the verdant Solitary Hill, dining with such picturesque and tranquil views reflects what can only be described as spectacular. The list of recommended dishes never ends with Beggar’s Chicken and Sister Song’s Fish Broth being just two of these. The prices may be a little high, but it’s certainly worth every penny.
Add: No.30, Gushan Road, Xihu District Tel: (0571)87969023, (0571)87964222
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