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Promotions

Pre theatre dinner: 2 courses £13.95

Promotions

Pre theatre dinner: 2 courses £13.95
Details

From a pre theatre menu, 3 courses £15.95.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 People

Starts: 16 November 2016

Ends: 3 May 2018

Availability: Sun-Fri 17:30-19:00

About The Cathay Rendezvous

The Cathay Rendezvous is a well-established Chinese restaurant on King Street, Bristol’s oldest thoroughfare. Behind the elegant 18th century facade is a series of rooms on two floors. Named after the collection of world-famous Nanking Cango porcelain on display, the main royal blue-coloured dining space is the Nanking Room. The extensive menu broadly covers the main culinary traditions of China - Mandarin, Cantonese and Szechuan - with main courses usually satisfying most taste buds and hunger levels… aromatic crispy duck, soft shell crab, Canton fillet steak flambe. Those who prefer to have their decision made for them, the set menus can be relied on. The Sunday lunch ‘eat as much as you like for £13.95 special is popular.

30 King Street
Bristol, Bristol BS1 4DZ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday 12.00-14.30, 17.30-22.30

Tuesday Lunch Close, 17.30-22.30

Wednesday 12.00-14.30, 17.30-22.30

Thursday 12.00-14.30, 17.30-22.30

Friday 12.00-14.30, 17.30-23.00

Saturday 12.00-14.30, 17.30-23.00

Sunday 12.00-15.00, 17.30-22.00

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0117 922 6161

Website:
http://www.catahy-rendezvous.com/

Entertainment:
Karaoke available on request (for party over 20 people)

Public Transport:
Bus stop The Centre with many numbers, 10 minutes walk from Temple Meads Station

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Chinese New Year Lion Dance, Live Chinese instruments performance

The Cathay Rendezvous Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (13)
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Lunch (10)
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Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Cosy (8)
Business Meals (8)
Spicy (7)
Group Bookings (7)
Casual (6)
Romance (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighbourhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Outstanding Value (2)
Vegan (1)
Child Friendly (1)
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Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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food5
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·Dined 6 days ago

This was a special birthday occasion for a 70 year old in a party of 10. Ages ranged from 70 down to 6 and everybody had a good time. Choice of food and drink was very good and the children were well catered for. We would not hesitate to eat here again.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Ablsolutely Perfect!

Wifes 70th. birthday and our 49th. wedding anniversay - very small family gathering.

Great!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 14 October 2017

My husband and I visit this restaurant every time we are in Bristol. It is very central and close to theatres and music venues. The menu is varied and there is something to suit everyone

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on 26 September 2017

Nice environment, great food, excellent service. Would recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

The attentiveness of the staff was amazing. My wife is Gluten intolerant; which might usually be a challenge in a Chinese Restaurant. However, the staff really wen out of their way to ensure that she was happy with her menu choices. (And the food was amazing too !)

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 26 August 2017

We have visited this restaurant before and as on previous occasions the food was excellent and so was the service. The staff are friendly and attentive and make dining in here a great night out. The restaurant is also close to the theatre and music venues in the city .

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Booked for big birthday celebrations. The food was fresh and outstanding. We pre ordered the food and it came out quickly even though we were delayed. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Thanks Cathay Rendezvous

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Bristol)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Brilliant authentic Chinese food from different regions of China. Friendly staff and good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great Beer
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Great Sunday buffet. Lovely service. Quality food at a good price.

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Bristol)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Fantastic venue, great food and superb service. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant .

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual
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food5
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service5
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 17 June 2017

The service was great and the food was wonderful. The waiter made recommendations as we had small children with us, and he was spot on. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Good food and great service. Large portions. The staff was very attentive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Fantastic food, friendly staff, amazing service
We took some Spanish friends and this was their first time and they were full of praise.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Bristol)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Delicious food as always , polite and friendly staff. Quick service and beautifully clean. Our friends were very impressed

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Firstly, We were impressed by the historical building, and the food was amazing. Waiting staff were very friendly, they treat us like friends. A lovely lady told us this is a family run independent restaurant. I think that was why they were so welcoming.
We will definetfly come again and recommend it to our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy
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food5
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service5
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 8 April 2017

I had the express lunch , went there Saturday lunch time with my husband and it was lovely, very relaxed and the food was amazing and very good value , definitely recommend! Lovely place and first class food and service

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Myself and my fiancé hadn't been here for a long time. So we decided to see if it was still as great as before. We weren't disappointed. Great food, service was great and the meal was really nice and tasty. You do pay a little more than the larger restaurants, but you do get a better all round package. We won't leave so long next time!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 14 February 2017

My partner and I come to Cathy a couple times a year either on a date or with the in-laws. Always great service and excellent food - a huge selection too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Staff very attentive and accommodating, food excellent, great premises. My first visit here, with limited time available, but I will definitely be back to give full justice to the menu and to enjoy further the superb cooking, presentation and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 25 January 2017

We chose the pre-theatre menu and we had the ribs and spring rolls which were nice snack to start on and the main was incredibly tasty! Full of flavour and extremely good value. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value
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food5
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 23 January 2017

Went for my sons birthday and we enjoyed the food and the service which were great. So much so I am going back again on Chinese New Year five days later. Well done

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Very friendly staff, who couldn't do enough to ensure we had a lovely meal. We only went for mains as they serve a generous amount, but it is also very delicious! We booked and were seated straight away. Service was quick and overall a lovely restaurant. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2016

Food was fabulous.

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 (Bristol)·Dined on 17 December 2016

The and me always use cathy rendezvous
When were in town,
neve been let down.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 4 December 2016

We had a table for the Sunday Buffet for 4 adults. The portions were very generous and the food was delicious. The service was excellent. We look forward to eating here again and would recommend Cathay Rendezvous to friends and family.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2016

Our first time here with family and friends. Service was fantastic, food amazing, really good portions, hot and very tasty. Our friends arrived just as we were finishing our Starters. They put their order in for Mains - and it all came at the same time.

I only realised after I left that I hadn't left a tip - hence writing this review. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 19 November 2016

Great tasting food. Generous size portions. The service was very good, with friendly staff. Overall a very good evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 6 November 2016

Sunday lunch all you can eat, cooked fresh from a generous menu and served to your table. A very good waiter, and impeccable service. We have been eating at Cathay rendezvous for twenty years and frequently recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Food was good as was portion size and the staff were very helpful with the menu. Our kids loved the food which is rare!! So Will definitely be going back again

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 (Bristol)·Dined on 31 May 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, and probably the best Chinese restaurant in Bristol.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 21 May 2017

visited many times ! nice food great service and nice atmosphere will be back soon !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Good food. Enjoyed the chicken and prawn dishes. Portions generous. Nice atmosphere.

I'd take that picturing of a grinning George Osborn down though.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 5 March 2017

our visit to the Sunday buffet was very enjoyable. However when I paid the final bill I said no to paying the service charge as my guests had left a collective gratuity on the table. When I got home and looked at my card receipt and although it said gratuities 0.00 I had still paid them. This meant that we paid 10% service charge plus the money on the table.

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 22 January 2017

A very enjoyable Chinese buffet-style lunch; well-prepared and well-presented food served in a friendly, capable manner.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 19 November 2016

An excellent dinner with friendly and efficient service. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly without being over powering. The restaurant was busy but this did not detract from the ambience, quality of food, quick service and attentive staff when required.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 30 August 2017

good selection of food and drinks, but the service was a little unattentive to start with - once the older members of the team realised this they soon improved.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 May 2017

Food was good but not great. Hot and sour soup looked and tasted unlike any hot and sour I have ever had. Very very dark and not very good. Sweet and sour is pretty good as was curry chicken. Chow mein noodles were very good.

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 (Bristol)·Dined on 21 January 2017

As always, we enjoyed the food and the service was really excellent - thoughtful but not intrusive.

However, the room was very cold and the heating seemed not to be working properly. I'm afraid this spoilt the evening for some of us, and we would be unhappy to recommend the restaurant during the winter months for this reason.

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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2016

Whilst the service was quick the food was very ordinary, the crispy duck was very dry and the other dishes bland. we were sat at the back of the restaurant which was a bit gloomy as the blind was drawn on the window presumably to hide an uninteresting view. I'm sure the atmosphere would be better in the evening.

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 (Bristol)·Dined on 19 November 2016

We used to love it at Cathay Rendezvous but this experience was poor. Service was abysmal. They didn't pour drinks and just left cutlery on the table. Food was nice but not as good as it used to be. Very disappointing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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