The long-awaited reopening of Chungking Hotpot is over soon!
We are now accepting bookings, which can be made via our online booking system or by phone on 01904 636969.
Monday - Sunday
12:00 - 14:30 & 16:30 - 22:00
Please note that :
▫ You must only dine/socialise with people from your household. The maximum amount of people permitted on each individual table is 6.
▫ Face masks MUST be worn at all times apart from when seated. Enter without a face covering/mask is not allowed. Disposable mask is available for purchase at entrance if necessary.
▫ Please be aware that you will be asked to ‘check-in’ our venue by scanning our QR code via the NHS Covid-19 app. We are still providing alternative methods of track & trace for those unable to use the app. The details provided will be removed from our server after 21 days.
▫Temperature checks will be taken upon arrival.
▫We are encouraging everyone to follow the safety guidelines. We are providing hand sanitiser, frequently cleaning, disinfecting surface and objects, and always keeping the distance between the tables inside our restaurant to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
▫Chungking Hotpot is committed to doing everything in our power to keep our restaurant, our staff and our dear guests safe.
Chungking also known as Chongqing, is a major city in southwest China. It is the largest city proper in the world and is the only such municipality located so far away from the coast. The official abbreviation of the city is 'Yú'. Chongqing has a significant history and culture. Being one of China's National Central Cities, it serves as the economic centre of the upstream Yangtze basin.
Chungking Hotpot, the real taste of China's most loved social gathering.Indulge in our spicy or mild broths while bubbling away your fresh & locally sourced ingredients, we aim to connect neighbourhoods and different cultures with a dining experience like no other, our purpose is to connect customers with the real China like the way ingredients are connected to food.
A traditional hotpot is created in a simmering pot of soup which diners eat and enjoy using various complementing ingredients such as thinly sliced meat and various raw vegetables. Hotpot is a dish favoured by 1.6 billion people in China, we believe that there is none that is as tasteful or fragrant like Chongqing Hotpot which has a special place in the Sichuan community.
Dating back more than a thousand years, Chinese Hotpot has been a traditional dish in which diners cook a selection of raw ingredients table side and consume the cooked goodness with customised dipping sauce. Local procedure and culinary culture differentiate the signature Hotpot styles widely across the country, from the spicy numbing heat of Sichuan to the fragrant chrysanthemum tastes of Jiangsu.
The dish really began to get exposure in the early 19th century and the first glimpse of what we would today recognise as Sichuan hotpot dates back to this iconic era. Its evolution was credited to the Yangtze River Fisherman, who boiled their meats in a communal spicy broth to keep warm and utilise their limited budget.
one day the local entrepreneurs spotted a great opportunity and began using the giant communal pots of broth with dividers, which many people still use today to keep their ingredients separate from other diners meals. one of the very first restaurants to have served this fiery inferno was first established around the 1930's in none other than Chongqing.