Golden Day

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© Rob Greig

Where Soho meets Chinatown at Frith Street, there’s now a little cluster of Chinese restaurants that deviate from the Cantonese menu norm. The latest of these is Golden Day, occupying the big site on Shaftesbury Avenue that used to be Chinese Experience.

The venue now has a menu boasting dishes attributed to Hunan, the province that lies between Sichuan (to the north) and Guangzhou (formerly known as Canton, to the south).

The food of Hunan is one of the eight great cuisines of China. It’s spicy and chilli-hot, much like the food of Sichuan, and has signature dishes which pop up on Chinese menus the world over.

Golden Day’s laminated menu is long and – very usefully – illustrated with colour photos to help out with the English translations.


Venue name: Golden Day
Address: 118-120 Shaftesbury Avenue
Opening hours: Open 11.30am-11.30pm daily
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square tube
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £45

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The dish I ordered wasn't available so I ended up eating a bland sweet and sour . A cheaper menu was advertised in Chinese only so that tourists pay way more than locals.