Lian Restaurant, Witham
|Address||5 Newland Street|
|Tel No.||01376 510684|
|Ave. Price per couple||56.00|
Average user rating from: 2 user(s)
Not at all impressed
When kim was managing the restaurant it was easily the best for miles, not only for the food but also for the fantastic service, personal atmosphere and friendly staff. It was like a family and many people still go there after years and years because it holds so many memories.
Unfortunately it has taken a turn for the worse. The waiting staff are friendly and enthusiastic but seem to be scolded for small mistakes, which makes the visit less friendly. I have heard that the waiting staff get no share in the tips, which i think is appalling.
I am very disappointed in the way that the restaurant has gone. It is sad to see such a good place ruined by such a dramatic change in atmosphere.
By a long way the best Chinese restaurant we've been to and we've been many times over a long time.
We've eaten in plenty of oriental restaurants in Chinatown and elsewhere, including in most continents. The nearest we've come to Lian's is the highly rated Intercontinental hotel at Kowloon, which, although exceptional, is not quite as good.
The extesive menu always maintains a high quality.
Especially good are the Chinese New Year banquets.
The joint owner, Kim, is a real character.
Price is a bit higher than average, but worth the extra.
If you like Chinese food this is the place.