Chinese restaurant becomes third eaterie at City of London Crowne Plaza

30 October 2009 by
Chinese restaurant becomes third eaterie at City of London Crowne Plaza

A destination Chinese restaurant has become the third eaterie

The 80-cover Chinese Cricket Club is available alongside Refettorio, directed by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli, and all-day dining concept the Lobby Lounge.

Head chef, Brendan Speed, who previously launched and ran Zuma Istanbul, is offering a range of Sichuan speciialities with a modern twist. Signature dishes include crispy orange beef, fried perch with garlic chives, orange rib of beef and silken tofu with broad bean paste.

Average spend is £22 at lunch and £26 at dinner, including drinks.

The restaurant has been named in honour of the newly-formed Chinese national cricket team which has played its first international match this year, as well as commemorating the recent translation of the laws of cricket into Mandarin by the Asian Cricket Council.

Joel Antunes returns to London as executive chef at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge >>
Crowne Plaza and Pret A Manger sign up to green scheme >>

My life in hospitality - Ken Hom >>
By Janet Harmer

E-mail your comments to Janet Harmer here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next restaurant job here with jobs

Blogs on]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking