If you’re looking for one of the longest running and most authentic Cantonese restaurants in Birmingham, then Chung Ying Cantonese is the place for you! Established in 1981, Chung Ying has proved to be one of the most successful Cantonese Restaurants in Birmingham; winning several prestigious awards, including ‘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! It is still proudly run by the Wong family.

Sitting right in the heart of China Town, Chung Ying hosts a wealth of happy customers every day and night of the week; serving lunch and dinner. It sits just across from the bustling Arcadian Centre and just a stone’s throw away from the Hippodrome Theatre. Chung Ying offers the perfect atmosphere, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or as the perfect way to indulge in a great meal, before heading off to one of the many exclusive bars or nightclubs surrounding it. You and your guests are guaranteed our premium food and service; renowned throughout the Midlands and the UK.

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We have a beautiful outside, covered terrace area and you can also sit indoors at Chung Ying Cantonese in Birmingham China Town. If your preference is to eat inside or outside please can you put in the notes section of the booking and we will do our best to accommodate. For bookings more than 6 guests, please can you book multiple tables under the same name and mention in the notes.

For large group bookings or function room hire please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01216225669. To view our function room please click here.

We are looking forward to you dining with us and would like to assure you that your health and safety is our top priority. You can help us with this by ensuring that you follow all the safety guidelines in place throughout the restaurant.

All of our table booking times are staggered to avoid gatherings at the entrance. Please try to be prompt in your arrival but not too early! Your booking is for a 1 hour 45 minute time slot to ensure that we are able to thoroughly clean all dining areas in-between customers. Please do not be offended if you are reminded that your dining time is coming to an end. 

We will, of course accept cash but for hygiene reasons would encourage payment by credit/debit card.

It is important that that you read all the safety measures and expectations before you arrive, please click here.

Our delivery service and click and collect will remain available. Please visit www.chungying.co.uk/takeaway,  we deliver up to 15 miles from our restaurant and you can also order up to 4 days in advance. We are also available on Deliveroo, Uber Eats & Hungry Panda.

Chung Ying Cantonese

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  3. When you have received the confirmation email, please call 0121 206 2000 to pay a deposit of £5 per person or the restaurant will contact you for payment.

  4. If you are running late please can you let us know on 0121 622 5669 otherwise are only able to hold your table for 15 minutes.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.