Orient will serve Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine alongside dishes from the northern regions of China.
Specialising in seafood and dim sum, which will be made fresh in-house daily, the restaurant will focus on ‘honest, well-priced’ food designed to appeal to the local Chinese and business communities, alongside London’s tourists.
The four-storey site at 15 Wardour Street has undergone a complete refurbishment, and features private dining rooms with bar and kareoke facilites.
It will be the fourth restaurant opening from Cheung, who is the owner and executive chef behind the Mizu Noodle Bars in Suffolk and Essex and the Aqua Eight Fusion Restaurant and Bar in Ipswich
He said: “Our vision was to create an elegant yet authentic Chinese restaurant right in the heart of Chinatown, which will directly appeal to tourists, food-loving Londoners, and to the discerning tastes of the Chinese community.
“We have spent a considerable amount of time exploring and comparing the local food offering, and how the décor of this restaurant should look and feel from the moment a diner steps through our doors.”
With the restaurant opening on the site of the previous Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant, Cheung is determined to ensure that returning customers will continue to feel ‘just as at home’.
“Without question, Orient London is going to have broad appeal and will be a place that people will want to visit time and again,” he said.