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“Express?” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chung Ying

Chung Ying
Ranked #219 of 2,186 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established in 1981, Chung Ying is one of Birmingham's oldest and most valued Cantonese restaurants, winning several prestigious awards and making it to the final 3 of "Britain's Best Chinese Restaurant". With so much national acclaim and a wealth of happy customers every night of the week, Chung Ying is the perfect way to spend a night out, as it is located right in the heart of Chinatown in Birmingham's "entertainment" centre, just across from the Arcadian Centre and a stone's throw away from the Hippodrome. Surrounded by exclusive bars, nightclubs and entertainment, Chung Ying is constantly inundated with atmosphere; whether you're looking to feast with family and friends or enjoy the company of a loved one over award winning Cantonese food, our restaurant delivers a premium service renowned throughout the midlands and the UK.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Express?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

The service was slow, the food was cold and it was expensive. Do not visit at lunch time. Uninspired menu and poor vegeterain choice.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jade298
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Chung Ying”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Ate at Chung Ying prior to theatre trip early evening 16 th May. The restaurant was buzzy, there were two separate parties of Chinese.
The service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. Food was delicious, and will certainly be eating there again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynne C
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“a more traditional meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Been here previously & had nice meals more traditional than some of the newer buffet restaurants in the Chinese quarter. Visited on Mothers day & we had not booked, they were very busy but they had opened upstairs so taken to a table immediately. Menu has a massive choice and picked a selection to share which was no problem to our waiter. Food came quickly the portions were huge, tasted great & a good wine list to accompany. Although a busy day we were not rushed between courses or at the end able to sit & enjoy glass of wine & a chat. We had excellent service as usual & will most certainly visit again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank family147
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“will never come back again!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

I came here to have dinner with my friends. The restaurant has a promotion 20% OFF from 12pm to 5pm. I came at about 4, we finished eating at 5 and paid at 5:30. After the gave me the bill, I asked them about the 20% discount. They said they cannot give me because I didn't pay before 5pm??? Also the waiters there served their customers with a really bad attitude that I've never seen in any other restaurant in the UK before. Such a ridiculous restaurant. I don't recommend anyone to come here unless you want to leave feeling annoyed like me. Such a shame!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tracy V
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“DO NOT GO!!!! Thieves There!!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Me and my friends went there for a meal today. We were really disappointed as the service was horrible there!

Firstly, the staff were extremely rude, we asked them for water and menu but they were just chatting at the counter!!!!!!!!!!!

Secondly, the noodle we ordered was burned, we complained but they said it how they cook their noodle??? trust me, you can go there if you like eating the disguising and burned noodle.

Thirdly, we supposed to get 20% off as we went at 4pm (20 % off from 12pm to 5pm), but they refused to give us discount in the end cos the server told us we paid after 5pm??????

This cantonese restaurant is totally horrible, will not come back!!!! and don't go!!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Tao Y
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