It is a fact universally acknowledged that we all love the Peking Restaurant. When it opened its doors back in 1985, it was the first restaurant to bring eat-in, Brit-friendly incarnations of Cantonese, Szechuan and Peking cuisine to the Heritage City… and now, it’s a Kingsmead Square institution.
Like the city around it, The Peking has undergone many changes and refurbishments over the decades; today, it boasts a subtle ambience of welcoming, understated glamour, perfectly balanced on the bridge where contemporary expectations meet traditional diner requirements. But if you think you know all there is to know about The Peking, prepare to have your preconceptions very elegantly challenged at a very special pop-up event on Sunday 23 August.
Chef Jacky Chan was born in Hong Kong and moved to the UK around 20 years ago. “When I first came to the UK, I started a Chinese takeaway and delivery business which I kept going for more than ten years,” says Jacky. “It was a good business, but I felt that that I wanted to do better, and develop more elaborate, diverse dishes of my own. So I gave up everything I had at the time and went on to learn fine dining level skills from scratch, at college in Bristol and then at several Michelin-starred restaurants.”
Jacky’s impressive CV includes experience at highly acclaimed Bristol gastropub The Kensington Arms and Michelin-starred establishments including the Pony and Trap in Chew Magna, Casamia, Marcus at The Berkeley and Hong Kong’s 3-starred Bo Innovation – and now, he’s popping up in Bath.
On Sunday 23 August, you can experience Jacky’s innovative, uniquely-crafted dishes – described by Jun Wong, owner of the Peking, as “the place where classic Michelin presentation and standards meets Far Eastern inspiration” – at a very special Supper Club hosted by The Peking. Tickets for this exclusive event cost just £58 for a 5-course Tasting Menu, full details of which will be revealed shortly, but in this instance, vegetarian or vegan options will not be available.
Although there are two sittings to choose from (5.30 and 8.30pm) space is limited to a maximum of 10 covers per sitting, so the event is expected to sell out fast. Don’t miss out on what’s guaranteed to be a uniquely fascinating experience! To book, give the Peking a ring on 01225 466377.
COVID-19 statement: The Peking Restaurant has studied the government’s guidelines for operating a Covid-secure restaurant carefully and is strictly observing and adhering to all the required recommendations, constantly keeping plans under review and making changes/improvements where appropriate.