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Amber Regent; Chinese and Cantonese 50 West Regent Street 0141 331 1655

EAST meets West at the traditional Cantonese restaurant Amber Regent.

Situated in the heart of Glasgow's West Regent Street the family-run business has been going for over 19 years and offers some of the best seafood and meat dishes around.

Manager Angie Chung said: "Anyone who comes to the Amber Regent is well looked after. The food is great and the service is exceptional - and most of our customers come back for more.

"We welcome everyone from couples to children and we always try to give customers a great dining experience."

The owner, Andy Chung, is originally from Hong Kong and prides himself in ensuring that all his chefs are able to cook authentic Cantonese food.

Mr Chung is renowned for introducing Glasgow to the taste of the East after he opened his first restaurant, Amber, in the west end of the city over 20 years ago.

His reputation has continued to grow with the opening of the current Amber Regent.

Diners enjoy plush and elegant surrounding at this fine establishment - where paintings of Hong Kong and China by local artist Stewart Vernon adorn the walls. Most of the food available has the usual western twist with a variety of curried dishes being a popular choice. Amber Regent's cuisine does, however, taste better than most Chinese restaurants.

Seafood is the venue's speciality and the restaurant is widely-renowned for having the best sea bass in town. Other house favourites include aromatic crispy lamb, sliced venison in mandarin sauce, fillet of beef in oyster sauce and barbecued shredded duck with vegetables.

With so many tantalising meals on offer, it is no wonder that the restaurant has received both rave reviews and a number of top awards.

The Amber Regent was recommended in this year's Michelin guide and can also be found in the Good Food Guide.

Its location, close to city's business district ensures the venue is popular with corporate diners.

At lunchtime, customers can benefit from two courses for pounds 7.95, with a wide selection of dishes to suit all tastes.

The atmosphere is relaxed and mellow - which would easily allow all those important decisions to be made over a tasty lunch.

The Amber Regent is offering customers a special Christmas menu, which will cater for the whole family.

Children under 12 years old will get a starter, main course and dessert for just pounds 15. And the great news for kids is that the main courses come with old favourites fried rice or chips.

For the grown-ups there is also a Christmas dinner menu costing pounds 29.95 for two adults or more and there is a lunch option available at pounds 16.95.

Longevity is always a good sign when it comes to choosing a restaurant and this is really the case with the Amber Regent.

The food is exceptional, the staff are friendly and there is a unique Scottish/ Chinese atmosphere.

And while most connoisseurs of good food refuse to share their secrets, Amber Regent is more than happy to help Scots master the art of Cantonese cooking with many recipes available on its website -
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 24, 2007
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