Funny this place hasn't been noticed too much so far. The other restaurant (: perhaps it's branch :) on Ditchling road that has the same name has got nasty reviews, but this is for the one on Queen's Road near the station.
It's only based on one visit when I tried the Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup and Dry Ribs in Hot Chili Sauce. Both were very good i.e. soup was freshly made and tasted good especially with some chili sauce added, the ribs were very tasty although I'd like the ribs to be a notch spicier, but if you're not used to spicier food you might find it very hot. Szechuan cuisine can be very, very hot is quite a bit different from the Cantonese Chinese food that is more prevalent.
Service can be slow if the there are say more than 6 customers sitting in at the same time because it looks like they have only one Chef in the Kitchen. The good news is that he's from Szechuan. Staff are friendly and courteous so I had no issues. It was nice to see the owner's children and wife sit down and eat there at the restaurant although they were eating something that looked very "healthy" like raw vegetables that stew in a hot pot on the table - stuff I generally avoid.
Ambiance is basic with some nice red Chinese lamps hanging around, but I guess that's pretty typical of Chinese restaurants. Nothing to complain about.
The food really was good and I'm giving them a 5-star on grounds of taste, freshness and pleasant staff. If you're fussy about speed then you may rate them differently.
I paid about £13.50 in total for my meal: NOTE boiled rice is extra and you may order as much as you can eat for £2, and there is a 10% service charge added to the bill. I did not drink anything since I generally prefer LOTS of tap water when I'm eating spicy food. Frankly, I'm very curious about why people order bottled water in a place like the UK where the tap water is most likely better.
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