Cathay Rendezvous

30 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4DZ

Tel: +44 (0)117 922 6161

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Cathay Rendezvous Interior


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Cathay Rendezvous ​is temporarily closed. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates.

Situated in King Street, which dates back to 1650, their impressive building was designed in 1738 as the first purpose-built library in England. Within its elegant façade, the restaurant offers spacious and flexible air-conditioned rooms on two levels. Licensed for 200 people, they can cater for parties and events of all sizes.

Cathay Rendezvous offers diners a unique experience in oriental cuisine that spans the main gastronomic regions of China, cooked and presented in truly authentic style.

Established in 1986, Cathay Rendezvous is still the leading Chinese restaurant in Bristol flavoured by local and National Celebrities. A Bristol institution which has been copied and imitated by others but there is only one Cathay Rendezvous.


Special Offers

  • Sunday Lunch Buffet

    The offer: Served to table, freshly cooked, 12:00-15:00 (last order at 14.45). Adult £15.95, Children (4-11 years) £7.95.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact Cathay Rendezvous on 0117 922 6161, mentioning that you saw the offer on

    Offer link: Set menus and special menu offers

  • Pre-Theatre Menu

    The offer: Pre-Theatre Menu: 2 Course £12.95, 3 Course £15.95. Sunday-Friday 17:30-19:00. Up to 8 people, not available on special occasion.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact Cathay Rendezvous on 01179 226161, mentioning that you saw the offer on

    Offer link: Early dining and pre-theatre offers

  • Express Lunch

    The offer: 2 Courses £9.95, 3 Courses £12.95. Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00-14:30 (last order 14.15pm).

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact Cathay Rendezvous on 0117 922 6161, mentioning that you saw the offer on

    Offer link: Lunch deals

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Tuesday: 12:00-14:30 & 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

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Further Information

COVID-19 Response

  • Eat Out to Help Out

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Unique venue



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • johnaA4824AW
      Hondon de los Frailes, Spain
      All good
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 3rd September 2020
      Haven’t had a Chinese meal for ages and was really looking forward to it especially the crispy duck, wasn’t disappointed at all, in fact all the dishes were really good. Next time I’m in Bristol I... Read full review
    • Birbeck54
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Some Things Good, But Mostly Mediocre
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 15th September 2020
      Went late evening during Govt's Eat Out Scheme. My Dim Sum starter was tasty. My friend's seafood main course was more interesting than my crispy chilli chicken (bits) which was not very tasty, and... Read full review
    • Flyer1960
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      We haven’t been here for years
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 1st October 2020
      We haven’t been here for years but this restaurant has been around since 1986. At one point back in the late 80’s it was the place to eat, of course the competition in Bristol is now immense. We... Read full review

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