5 years ago
Fine dining Chinese restaurant, opened in 2004 with my father Charlie Yu and brother Victor Yu, since then we have opened Yu Alderley Edge in the heart of Cheshire which has achieved numerous awards such as, Cheshire Life Food & Drink 2016 award, Legacy of Taste 2016 award as well as landing in the Top 50 Best Restaurants for square meals.
Yu & You also won the Gordon Ramsey award for best Chinese Restaurant.
Our concept is staying away from your typical Chinese giving a high end experience including sourcing the freshest produce, keeping up with current food trends in the market.
I was very fortunate to have learnt a lot through my father as we started with him and we are still learning, everyday is a learning curve.
We are incredibly fortunate to have a strong team which helps the business grow more and more each day.
Achieving Gordon Ramsey’s award for Yu & You and also all the awards at Yu Alderley Edge in such a short space of time, people now get our concept.
Really well, growing strongly each year, we have just opened Taberu in Manchester which is a grab and go concept selling Steamed Bao Buns and Asian fusion salads, fingers crossed this will do well and expand.
Every chance and decision I have made has got me to where I am today, so how can I have any regrets, I am very lucky and grateful to be in this position.
My brother, Victor Yu, executive chef produces his version of traditional Chinese adding modern twist to his dishes. Also the bar has a huge range of modern and traditional cocktails too with an artistic flair that makes our stands out from the rest.
We are not the cheapest Chinese by a long way but as long as customers see value in the experience when dining, this makes me feel like we are doing our job.
You can’t do everything yourself and if you want your business to grow you need a good strong team behind you who believes in the business.
Jammy dodger dunked in a cup of tea with a rescue spoon!