The Riverside was the first really good Chinese restaurant in Cardiff, and still going strong...I remember the big deal when the Happy Gathering opened up - 2 Chinese restaurants to choose from!
8 reviews of Riverside Cantonese Restaurant in English
Doubtless the best Cantonese in Cardiff. Consistently fresh, delicious food and great service. I've been here with family, friends and my boyfriend and have enjoyed myself every time. No complaints about the set menus either. It's not the cheapest place in Cardiff but I wouldn't say you're paying over the odds either.
It's also really worth a visit for dim sum - you have to request the menu. Yum.
Best Chinese in Cardiff! Having live in Hong Kong, this was the closest authentic restaurant I found. Sundays are recommended, try Dim Sum. The restaurants says a lot where you find lots of Chinese people.
Wow. How am I only just finding out about this place now, when I've lived in Cardiff for over a decade? It just goes to show that you've got to make an effort to get to know where you live and hunt out those places that are a bit special.
And Riverside Cantonese is definitely a bit special.
Four of us went for dinner on Friday night and we were all delighted with the food, the wine, the decor, the staff, the food and the prices.
We skipped starters and stuck with prawn crackers to share and then had a main course each and rice to share. I had an Asparagus & Sweetcorn dish and shared with a friend who had Beancurd in Blackbean Sauce. Both were utterly delicious and I can't wait to try some more dishes.
The wine list is very decent. We decided to treat ourselves and shared a lovely New Zealand white (£19.50 a bottle but well worth it - it was really lovely).
The staff were courteous and funny and brought forks to the table when we needed them!
It's light and airy and the tables are placed really well, with loads of space in between them. The toilets are superb, spotless and gleaming complete with autoflushing lavs!
I'm gutted that I didn't know about this place before, but I'm determined to make up time and will be back very soon indeed.
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grahamf, 12 June 2010:
The best Chinese restaurant in Cardiff, if only by dint of the fact it serves dim sum on a Sunday, and the staff seem relatively friendly. Although Sunday offerings are so popular getting a seat can be quite tricky.
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