Chung Ying Cantonese Restaurant stands proudly at the heart of China town. Brought to life in 1981 by husband and wife; Siu Chung and Yuk Ying Wong, it has held its reputation for over 30 years as one of the best restaurants in Birmingham.

China town is now one of the most popular and thriving parts of Birmingham and Chung Ying Cantonese was the catalyst to this development. This rich history places the restaurant as one of the city’s most well known and best loved restaurants.

The expansive menu offers all the favourites ranging from exotic cuts and fresh seafood, to a wide selection for vegetarians and vegans. The highly experienced and knowledgeable chefs use traditional cooking methods to incorporate all the authentic flavours from Hong Kong.

The attentive and hardworking staff ensure that the dining experience at Chung Ying can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. Chung Ying has managed to achieve the balance of appealing to the full breadth of the public, whilst still maintaining its strong and treasured links to the Chinese community. Chung Ying Restaurants are still proudly run by the Wong family, who feel honoured and privileged to continue to serve the people of Birmingham and beyond.

James Wong

The managing director of Chung Ying Restaurants and winner of business man of the year 2016.

James has worked for the family business for over 20 years, working his way up to Managing Director. He is extremely passionate about all his roles within the business and the local community. He works tirelessly to ensure the quality of food at Chung Ying restaurants maintains its outstanding reputation, but also remains heavily involved in community work. He donates his time and resources to uphold close links with the elderly Chinese community; each month local elderly people are invited to dine free at the restaurant. They are also invited for complimentary celebratory meals to mark important dates in the Chinese calendar. He is Chair of The Southside Business Improvement District, the Chair of Birmingham’s Chinese Festival Committee and a Non-Executive Director of a Chinese School.

Born in Birmingham, James travelled to his family's native Hong Kong aged four, but returned just three years later when Chung Ying Cantonese was established by his Mother and Father. He now has his own young family and he is dedicated and proud to be continuing his family’s hard work for the Chung Ying Restaurant Group and the local Chinese community.