Welcome

Healthy Chinese Cuisine for the Discerning Diner!

Why 168?

For those of you who are wondering why we have named the Lounge & Cocktail Bar, it is due to the fact that in Chinese culture the number 168 is recognised to be the luckiest number with which to be associated!

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MORE CHANGES AT GIGI’S

Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese is pleased to announce that we are soon to be opening the new 168 Waterside Lounge & Cocktail Bar complete with Chinese Cocktails!

Regular followers of our website will know that we had previously planned to open the main restaurant downstairs and undertake a more fine dining approach on the first floor. However, due to unforeseen circumstances we have decided to change this to a lounge and bar facility, which will in time serve some food on the ground floor. The first floor will remain as is, with some redecoration etc, as the main dining room.

With these changes in mind we are now actively seeking experienced bar staff to join Gigi’s team. So if you are seeking that type of employment or you know of anyone who could suit the bill, then please direct them to Gigi. Thank you.

In the meantime, we are currently working on a new bar menu, the cocktail menu and staff training and we will be announcing the official opening soon.

P.S. And that’s not the only surprise we have for you either – actively watch this space, as we’ll have another announcement soon!

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…

YES IT’S TRUE! THE FAVOURITE AUTHENTIC CHINESE IS MOVING LOCATION.

Following two and a half very successful years at 87 Brynymor Road, a variety of business constraints have prevented us from expanding and establishing a more complete offering in line with our overall ambitions. An opportunity has now arisen which allows us to not only expand our offerings, but it allows us to attract more diners who were genuinely prevented from visiting The Favourite due to its small size, and limited capacity. Our new location will however, also have an equally Chinese feel in it’s own right, although just as at Brynymor Road, this will take a little time to achieve…and don’t worry about losing your favourite dishes….you won’t – indeed, you’ll have greater choice!

We will be honouring all our table bookings up to and including Sunday 26th March at Brynymor Road. All Table Bookings for dates on and after Tuesday 28th March will be set for the new premises in Swansea Marina!

Want to know more about where we are moving to and how it affects you? Click here …

WE HAVE MOVED TO:

18-23 ANCHOR COURT, VICTORIA QUAY, MARITIME, SWANSEA SA1 3XA

with effect from TUESDAY 28TH MARCH 2017 

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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.