Situated in the antique Hefang Street, Huang Fan Er is quite an influential restaurant in Hangzhou. Its history can be traced back to over a hundred years ago. It is said that the original restaurant was sponsored by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and the name was bestowed by him as well during his inspection tour.
Huang Fan Er mainly serves Hangzhou Cuisine. The specialty of Huang Fan Er is “Emperor Qianlong Fish Head” which was praised by Emperor Qianlong. Other representative dishes of Hangzhou Cuisine like “Dongpo Pork” can be also found here.
The restaurant itself is a three-floor villa-style building. Its decoration is a mixture of traditional Chinese style and Western style. It may sounds little weird, but turns out that it works out just fine. To some extent, it even enhances the restaurant. Elements like lace curtains, redwood chairs and tables, crystal chandeliers and ink-wash screen matches well with one another.