Bristol isn’t short on excellent Chinese food. But this city centre spot is still a welcome addition to Bristol’s thriving food scene – especially with the Lunar New Year around the corner. Taking over the site of the former restaurant and cocktail bar Aluna, Dao Chao fuses traditional Chinese cuisine with a modern Western twist near the scenic harbourside.
“We’re thrilled to bring this casual dining experience into the mix of Bristol’s exciting and vibrant food scene,” said Yen-Ting Miu, Owner of Dao Chao. “We’re located just steps away from the harbourside, and we’re offering casual Chinese dining food that everybody can enjoy! We take pride in offering a unique, exciting and high-quality dining experience that is accessible for everybody.”
While the menu is certainly an ode to traditional Chinese flavours, it takes plenty of influence from Western culinary practices. Classics like chow mein and kung po chicken appear, as do more interesting items like char siu pork bao bun burgers, mussel stir fry and crispy lotus root. The décor also reflects modern Chinese culture – with blossom features blended with a minimalist, aesthetic design.
For cocktail enthusiasts, there are plenty of original Dao Chao creations at the bar – like the Mother of Dragons, a mix of golden rum with apricot, almond and dragon fruit. Meanwhile, every Saturday and Sunday, Dao Chao is offering a bottomless brunch for £25.95 per person. The brunch offering includes a main and dessert, and a bottomless beverage, guests can choose from endless cocktails, prosecco, larger, cider or mocktails.
To celebrate the opening, Dao Chao is offering 50% off all food until February 9. But it’s not the only deal to look forward to. Once the soft launch period is over, guests will be able to enjoy a 2-4-1 cocktail offer which runs on selected cocktails from Sunday to Friday. Students can also enjoy a 20% discount off the total bill from Sunday to Thursday.
You’ll find Dao Chao at 12 Broad Quay, BS1 4DA. To learn more head here.