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Healthy Chinese Cuisine for the Discerning Diner!

POST COVID19 – LOCKDOWN

RE-OPENING OF THE RESTAURANT

TABLE BOOKING IS OPEN!

Takeaway Service is available for Click&Collect ONLY – deliveries will continue to be suspended.

Of course many changes have been forced upon us, and we have put in place the appropriate safety hygiene Government recommendations..BUT rest assured your health and concern is our top priority.

We should, in the meantime, like to advise you of one important change to the way we will operate in future. Within our (new) Online Table Booking System we will be levying a Table Booking Deposit Fee of £10.00 per person, which is redeemable against the cost of your meal, but is non-refundable should we fail to receive a cancellation notice in accordance with our Booking Terms & Conditions, which are published HERE.

We recognise that this will be unpopular with a minority of customers, but like many other restaurants we have suffered from a growing, distasteful and ignorant trend of ‘no shows’ which impacts on our financial performance as a business. For those who wish for a greater explanation, we have highlighted our reasons for such a decision, HERE.

And to those customers who continue to support us, we THANK YOU sincerely…we will never forget that we would not be here without your undying support. 

WE HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE GOLDEN CHOPSTICKS AWARDS 2020

TO BE HELD IN LONDON

Our category is Best (Oriental) Restaurant in Wales

We would very much like to thank those customers who voted for us in

 The Golden Chopsticks Awards.

Due to the Coronavirus the Award Ceremony

has been moved from 27 April to 6 October 2020

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT!

WELCOME TO AWARD WINNING ‘GIGI GAO’S FAVOURITE AUTHENTIC CHINESE’ RESTAURANT

Here at Swansea Marina, Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese offers a unique dining experience. Not only do we cook the lesser known authentic Northern Chinese cuisine, but we also pride ourselves in making our customer’s dining an experience through a number of different and unique service initiatives. 

Our emphasis from day one is to send all our customers away happy, and perhaps a little more knowledgeable about our cuisine and culture. Everything we do is for a reason, whether it be the traditional Chinese dresses our servers wear, the handmade table clothes, the hand-made customised cutlery and crockery or the flamboyant decor, some of which depicts paintings of traditional Chinese characters and stories. 

OUR NORTHERN CHINESE CUISINE IS PARTICULARLY POPULAR WITH

VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS AND WE CATER FOR

  • BIRTHDAYS
  • GRADUATIONS
  • ANNIVERSARIES
  • FAMILY CELEBRATIONS, AND EVEN
  • WEDDINGS

AND FOR THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS OF YOU, UNLIKE OTHER CHINESE RESTAURANTS, WE DON’T USE MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate – that’s the ingredient that sits heavily on your gut!) 

THANKS TO YOU WE WERE A FINALIST at

The GOLDEN CHOPSTICKS AWARDS 2019

YES, WE MADE THE FINAL OF THE GOLDEN CHOPSTICKS AWARDS IN LONDON ON 29TH APRIL 2019….

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all our customers for their loyal support in helping us reach the final of The Golden Chopsticks Awards for the second year running. 

We are thrilled and proud to announce that we have won the award for

BEST ORIENTAL RESTAURANT IN WALES 2018 at the

The results were announced at the awards ceremony on Monday 16th April in Mayfair, London hosted by Gok Wan, with Ken Hom OBE and Ching-He Huang as judges, amongst others! On behalf of the team at Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese we’d like to thank you for your votes, your support and especially your friendship! 

Friends of Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese 

For those of you who have yet to sign-up to the ‘Friends of Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese’, then you can subscribe now, by clicking in the button below.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed the form and submitted your registration, you will receive an ACTIVATION EMAIL in your email Inbox. You MUST ACTIVATE YOUR REGISTRATION before it can be accepted. Thank you.

THE JOURNEY

Bringing Truly Authentic Chinese Cuisine To Swansea

Inspired by the lack of real Chinese cuisine within the local Swansea area, typical of that which you would experience in China itself, Gigi Gao ventured to change the local Chinese dining culture by introducing truly authentic Chinese cuisine, and a memorable dining experience to match. 

The restaurant is small but very busy providing a great atmosphere for all types of dining. Whilst the dishes and flavours are unique to the local area, the growing following and subsequent high recommendations speak for themselves. A little light Shanghai Jazz is the preferred music of the evening and you can occasionally find a live musical treat at The Favourite. 

A SIGN OF QUALITY

Rated The Best Chinese Restaurant In Swansea, By Trip Advisor Reviews

The team here at The Favourite Authentic Chinese are delighted to report that we have achieved the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to bringing you new and exciting dishes and a fresh dining experience throughout the future.

Should you wish to read the reviews of The Favourite, then please click on the symbol on the right. Thank you

HEALTHY MSG FREE CHINESE CUISINE

Your Health Is Important To Us

Our cuisine not only reflects truly authentic Chinese fare as you would eat in China, but we take pride in offering MSG Free dishes, unlike so many other establishments in the UK. Your health matters to us and we believe that this is an essential step in ensuring a long and healthy life.