What happens when you take something that imitated the West but was born in the East, then bring it back to the West to imitate the East?
A deliberately inauthentic and playful interpretation of the hugely popular Hong Kong cha chaan teng diners that took the region by storm in the 1950s.
Cha Chaan Teng are a unique cultural and culinary interpretation of these much-loved unique Hong Kong diners. They're not pretending to be authentic, but they hope you find that our dishes, created from a curious and creative fusion of East and West, make for a deliciously unusual dining experience.
A basement restaurant with 170 covers, retro-luxe cocktail bar and "bao bar", Cha Chaan Teng is based on the casual cafe-diners in Hong Kong, with modern touches including marble top tables, urban Chinese art and booth seating.
Brought to London by Splendid Restaurants, and boasting a menu devised by TV chef Jeremy Pang, Cha Chaan Teng pays homage to retro Hong Kong dining, with an authentic dose of Chinese cuisine.
Open for dinner and lunch, all of seven days a week, the menu at Cha Chaan Teng is that of 1950s and 1960s inspiration, and alongside classic plates like crispy seabream or crispy duck; guests can also enjoy specially created Chinese tea-themed cocktails from their unique drinks menu.
They have their fantastic bao bar table available to hire for a maximum of 16 guests. Be in the centre of the action at this amazing table and order a chinese feast for you and your friends to share.
Or why not enjoy some awesome drinks in their chic cocktail bar. A great mix of original cocktails such as a Oolong Negroni, Lychee Cobbler and a Cha Chaan Teng Gin Sour. Or try some great wine from their extensive wine list.
Make a booking to claim these offers below
|£7 EXPRESS LUNCH MENU||Available everyday from 12noon to 4pm. £7 for 2 bao burgers / crusty rolls or a macaroni soup. You can add a side dish or dessert on for £3 for up to 50 guests||
12:00 - 15:30
|PRE THEATRE MENU||Enjoy 2 Course's and 2 side dishes to share for £12 per person. Available everyday from 5pm to 6.30pm for up to 50 guests||
17:00 - 18:30
|POST THEATRE MENU||Enjoy 2 Course's and 2 side dishes to share for £12 per person. Available everyday from 9pm - 11pm Monday to Saturday and 9pm - 10pm on Sundays for up to 50 guests||
Monday 21:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 21:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 21:00 - 23:00
Thursday 21:00 - 23:00
Friday 21:00 - 23:00
Saturday 21:00 - 23:00
Sunday 21:00 - 22:00
|LUCKY HOUR COCKTAILS 5-7pm||Enjoy a selection of our favourite cocktails served for just £5, and CCT Lager £3. Every day from 5-7pm, and all day Sunday for up to 50 guests||
Monday 17:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00
Thursday 17:00 - 19:00
Friday 17:00 - 19:00
Saturday 17:00 - 19:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
|Pint of Lager||£5.50|
|Bottle of Lager (330ml)||£4.00|
|Bottle of House Wine||£20.00|
|Breakfast Menu - Served 7am to 11am Everyday||Download|
A word from the chef:
Cha Chaan Teng brings a unique dose of Chinese food to the heart of Holborn with a menu that gleams with 1950s post-war Hong Kong inspired dishes such as macaroni soups and whole seabream.
In Hong Kongese culture cha chaan tengs were a bit like our greasy spoons, places where everyday, working people could grab a bite to eat. The cafes started to spring up in the ‘50s and ‘60s as a result of Britain’s colonial rule;...
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