Pair open first Chinese Dim Sum restaurant in town

Warrington Guardian: Pair open first Chinese Dim Sum restaurant in town Pair open first Chinese Dim Sum restaurant in town

TWO friends who met at college have realised their dream of opening a restaurant together - the first of its kind outside London.

Adamo Devoti and Pamela Lau, both aged 28, met while studying at Priestley College together in 2000.

Now, more than 10 years later, they have opened Mr Lau’s on Springfield Street in the town centre - what the pair claim is the first dedicated Dim Sum restaurant outside the capital.

While the first diners took their places in November, the duo have been working on the venue, a former cinema, since July and even travelled to Hong Kong and China in March to make sure they could prepare the most authentic food possible.

Dim Sum is a form of Chinese tapas with dishes ranging from small dumplings, to fried meat and vegetables.

Adamo, a former St Gregory’s High School student, from Sankey Bridges, said he wanted to prove good food was available in Warrington.

He added: “We are 10 years behind New York and five years behind London.

“So what we are trying to do here is give people a different experience, so they can try something new. We explain what the food is and what the sauce is, rather than just a buffet place.”

Pamela, a former Cardinal Newman High School pupil, from Latchford, is from a family of cooks.

Her dad started Danny’s Kitchen on Bridge Street while her grandfather owned a popular restaurant in Sale and even cooked for Prince Charles and Princess Diana in Liverpool in the 1980s.

The name of their new business, they already own Yum Yum in Penketh together, is in honour of the heritage.

And Pamela says she has already welcomed some familiar faces through their doors.

“One of my old teachers from Newman, Mrs Duprey heard and came and she said she was really proud, which was great,” she said.

The pair have enjoyed a strong start to business a particular highlight being the pre Christmas town centre lantern parade when Adamo cleared hundreds of chicken skewers to passing walkers.

Now the pair are looking forward to a special Chinese New Year night on February 9 complete with firecrackers, dragon dancing and a traditional ceremony to bring the new venture good luck.

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11:11am Fri 18 Jan 13

moleogod says...

i know were i'm going
i know were i'm going moleogod

11:28am Fri 18 Jan 13

pinkbridgetred says...

I recommend this place to anyone who wants to eat good quality food in a relaxed clean and fantastic environment. I have been a couple of times now and each time its gets better and better. Prices and deals are very reasonable, the staff are pleasant, good choice of beers and the food is to die for. Good menu choices to as they do serve Chinese meals as well as dim sum. 5****
I recommend this place to anyone who wants to eat good quality food in a relaxed clean and fantastic environment. I have been a couple of times now and each time its gets better and better. Prices and deals are very reasonable, the staff are pleasant, good choice of beers and the food is to die for. Good menu choices to as they do serve Chinese meals as well as dim sum. 5**** pinkbridgetred

12:30pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Cheap Mower says...

pinkbridgetred wrote:
I recommend this place to anyone who wants to eat good quality food in a relaxed clean and fantastic environment. I have been a couple of times now and each time its gets better and better. Prices and deals are very reasonable, the staff are pleasant, good choice of beers and the food is to die for. Good menu choices to as they do serve Chinese meals as well as dim sum. 5****
I'm guessing ur a relation / friend of the owners (or are actually one of them)
[quote][p][bold]pinkbridgetred[/bold] wrote: I recommend this place to anyone who wants to eat good quality food in a relaxed clean and fantastic environment. I have been a couple of times now and each time its gets better and better. Prices and deals are very reasonable, the staff are pleasant, good choice of beers and the food is to die for. Good menu choices to as they do serve Chinese meals as well as dim sum. 5****[/p][/quote]I'm guessing ur a relation / friend of the owners (or are actually one of them) Cheap Mower

4:27pm Fri 18 Jan 13

pinkbridgetred says...

I'm guessing ur a relation / friend of the owners (or are actually one of them)

Answer to your questions is no no no. Can someone not give positive feedback without people being negative. Its about supporting a good restaurant. Many are going under and it would be a shame to see it go.
I'm guessing ur a relation / friend of the owners (or are actually one of them) Answer to your questions is no no no. Can someone not give positive feedback without people being negative. Its about supporting a good restaurant. Many are going under and it would be a shame to see it go. pinkbridgetred

6:17pm Fri 18 Jan 13

warrington_biker says...

Congrats Pam and Adamo!

I'll be sure to come by when I'm back in Warrington.
Congrats Pam and Adamo! I'll be sure to come by when I'm back in Warrington. warrington_biker

7:24pm Fri 18 Jan 13

old-codger says...

Ah, So, Danny,s kitchen is good as is yum yum, I might just give it a try.
Ah, So, Danny,s kitchen is good as is yum yum, I might just give it a try. old-codger

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