A RESTAURANT based in Milton Keynes’ theatre district has earned the highest accolade by being recognised for its good food.
Taipan, which offers quality Chinese cuisine, features in the Good Food Guide for 2012, the first year it has been included.
The Guide is compiled from scratch annually and is well regarded by critics, venues and the public alike as the bible of the best places to eat in the UK.
The authors visit each venue undercover as normal paying customers to assess the quality of food and service for themselves and notify the venues to be included in the guide in August.
Management and staff at Taipan are delighted their top quality food and attentive service has been recognised at a national level.
The restaurant is already established as one of the best Chinese restaurants for miles around, and last year introduced a new head chef from London to join its already established dim sum chef to create a winning combination.
Taipan is open daily for lunch and again for dinner from 5.30pm until 11pm.
The restaurant offers a pre-theatre menu, is happy to serve diners after shows and runs special offers plus a comprehensive takeaway menu.
Customers are guaranteed a warm welcome, and good service which includes catering for children and group bookings.
An excerpt from the guide states: ‘Plumb in Milton Keynes’ pedestrianed theatre district, Taipain outshines its rather corporate surroundings. Full-length windows allow plenty of lights into the roomy, bright interior (both ground floor and mezzanine) – all the better to see the dim sum for miles around.
‘The kitchen excels at deep frying and produces exemplary yam paste croquettes (crisp coating, melting interior, savoury pork centre), and (from the pricey main menu) sublime crispy oysters – but marinated baby cuttlefish (just-so resilience), slithery cheung fun filled with plump prawns and baked char siu pastries should not be missed’.
> The Good Food Guide is available from book shops or online.