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WE’VE HAD ANOTHER CULINARY AWARDS NOMINATION!

On Friday 27th April we received an email and took a call from one of the judges of ASIAN CURRY AWARDS/ASIAN RESTAURANT AWARDS a national awards event for Asian cuisine (not just curries) based in London. We were informed that Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese has been nominated for yet another very prestigious culinary award. We don’t who made the nomination but apparently, the restaurant has already gathered a significant number of votes! Today one of the founders and judges happened to be in Swansea and he popped in to tell us the news and how the awards work!

DON’T BE MISLED – This isn’t about Curries!  Gigi Gao’s has been submitted in the Pan Asian & International Restaurant category, which includes East Asian (i.e. Chinese, Japanese, Thai etc) cuisines and any of our dishes.

These awards are determined by a two tiered approach:

First, we need YOUR vote again (sorry!) which, given enough votes, will secure us a place on the shortlist as a finalist. Voting closes on 30th September 2018. Awards event in November in London.

Secondly, if we make it into the Final shortlist then we are then visited by the Award judges who go through quite a rigorous judging process at the restaurant, including inspection of the kitchen and cooking methods etc.

We are already a month behind in terms of timing so we need to get a move on!

This really has taken us very much by surprise as we are still currently trying to deal with the fall-out of the previous Golden Chopsticks Awards success, so to have this appear so quickly after having just returned from London, has really taken us aback! Anyway, we have decided to agree to  the restaurant’s participation in this awards event and for those of you who would like to support us then you can vote by clicking on the button to the right, below the Awards logo. As usual our sincere thanks go out to you!

Having reviewed the website we can tell you that this is a rather prestigious awards event. It appears to have been going since 2010, and has had some notable celebrity involvement with awards hosted by newsreaders Natasha Kaplinsky and Kate Silverton, and attended by the likes of Michelin star Chef Atul Kochhar  and judges Bill Poon (Michelin star chef) to name just a few.

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! 

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!

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 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 

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.