Legend Oriental Kitchen

Legend Oriental Kitchen

Chinese and East Asian

0.5 miles
52 Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LH

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Situated on Park Row, Legend is most definitely worth the thigh-burning ascent up Bristol's historic Christmas Steps. The restaurant's bright and modern façade offers a stark contrast to the street outside, really epitomising the diversity of this old yet evolving city. Inside, the juxtaposition continues with traditional Oriental artwork appearing alongside lime-green seating, in a manner that gives this authentic Chinese restaurant a fresh and exciting feel.

My anticipation was only heightened when I looked at the menu, which offers an array of old favourites as well as some more unusual dishes. As my companion and I are both shellfish lovers, one starter in particular stood out from the rest - salt and chilli prawns. On a rectangular dish came an ample yet delicately presented helping of king prawns, which were plentiful enough to share between us. Crispy and salty on the outside, juicy and sweet on the inside, the dish was divine and the accompanying spring onions, lettuce and chilli added just the right balance of heat and freshness. It paved the way for some more great food - my main of teriyaki chicken was recommended by the helpful waiter, and it didn't disappoint. My fork did wander, however, to the other side of the table, where a plate of tofu in black bean sauce was being avidly tucked into. As a devoted carnivore, I was surprised to find the tofu had retained a robust texture whilst absorbing all the wonderful flavours of the rich sauce.

Feeling pleasantly full, all we needed to finish was a refreshing jasmine tea. However, those with something to celebrate may want to work off some of that food with a karaoke session - downstairs houses a private function area complete with two karaoke screens, space for a DJ, and a late licence that runs until 3am. If your singing really impresses, your picture may even appear on the wall, alongside the many other happy customers who chose to hold their party at Legend.
Open: Mon-Thurs noon- 2.30pm, 5pm-11pm; Fri noon-2.30pm, 5pm-11.30pm; Sat noon-11.30pm; Sun noon-11pm

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