Chung Ying Cantonese Restaurant offers authentic, award-winning Cantonese food to happy customers day and night. Established in 1981 by the Wong family, it sits as the beating heart in the centre of China Town; It is still proudly owned and run by the Wongs! Chung Ying offers the perfect atmosphere, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or as the perfect way to indulge in a great meal. Our dim sum menu offers one of the largest selections in the UK and we have a huge array of choices on our gluten free and vegan menus. We are a stone’s throw away from great attractions, such as Birmingham Hippodrome theatre, Digbeth and ‘The Arcadian’; allowing the party to go on after our doors close!

The long standing and highly valued staff, serving delicious, truly authentic Cantonese food makes this restaurant a shining star amongst the Birmingham food scene.

We are the proud recipients of a number of accolades over the years; winning several prestigious awards. These include in 2022: ‘Best Dumplings in the UK’ at the Golden Chopsticks Awards, ‘Best East Asian Restaurant’ and ‘The People’s Choice’ at the Midland Food Drink and Hospitality Awards, ‘Restaurant of the Year 2019’ at the Birmingham Awards and the 'Best Oriental Restaurant in the Midlands 2019' at the Midland Food Drink and Hospitality Awards! In 2023, Chung Ying was voted the 'Best Chinese Restaurant in Birmingham’ by Birmingham Mail readers.

We have hosted thousands of happy customers over the years, old and new. We look forward to hosting many more.

  1. “One of Birmingham’s oldest and best-loved Chinese restaurants. And they’ve built a heated covered outdoor terrace to ensure you can enjoy their home-made dim sum, steamed sea bass with black bean sauce and all the other Cantonese Classics”
    The Mail on Sunday
  2. “The girls all loved the ribs but the pick of the trio for me was the no-nonsense crispy belly pork, eaten with plain rice and doused in soy sauce. I only ate about a kilo of it. You can’t stop yourself with this sort of food, can you?”
    Business Live
  3. "Whether it be a special occasion, or just because I fancy a good Chinese meal in nice surroundings, I'll definitely be making a return visit"
    Express and Star
  4. "For decades Chung Ying has been a landmark at the heart of Birmingham’s Chinatown. Credited as the catalyst for the development of the area it was the original restaurant in a zone that has since become a highly popular part of the city"
    Birmingham Post
  5. "There are hundreds of dishes, incorporating all manner of meats, sauces and preparations. If you are indecisive and popping in for a quick lunch, you may want to clear the diary for the afternoon"
    Emerald Street
  6. "The Chung Ying team are all extremely polite and knowledgeable taking time to talk you through recommendations and any questions which is particularly useful when experimenting with new dishes"
    The Travel Editor
  7. "A banquet can either crash into a series of platters of greasy lookalike stir-fries, or compose itself into a joyful spread of singular but harmonising dishes. Well Happy New Year to me, it's the latter"
  8. "The restaurant has been serving Cantonese fare at the heart of Chinatown since 1981, and is very popular with Birmingham's Chinese community - both resident and visiting"