Situated on the first floor of the Dressers Arms pub, Wheelton, Little Hong Kong was formerly known as Wan’s Cantonese.

Before its reopening in May, the premises underwent a major refurbishment and the result is very pleasing.

The lighting is subtle and the tables are tastefully set with spotless black and white table linen and the staff immediately put us at ease with a friendly welcome.

We opted for the LHK Hungry Dragon Banquet which, at £16.50 per head, represents outstanding value for a four-course meal.

Unlike some Chinese restaurants this option also leaves room for plenty of choice within the banquet framework.

For instance there are a choice of four soups: hot and sour, chicken and sweetcorn, wan tun or vegetable hot and sour.

The hot and sour soup was a vibrant example, with chicken and whole prawns present within a deeply savoury broth.

The dragon banquet platter is ideal for sharing, with small samples of spare ribs, salt and pepper chicken wings, spring rolls, prawn toast, seaweed, vegetable samosas and crispy wan tons.

We selected main courses of beef on sizzling platter with Cantonese sauce and vermicelli noodles Singapore style.

The beef was very tender, complemented by a thick, slightly sweet sauce with the noodle dish perfectly spiced with fresh chilli and herbs.

Unctuous egg fried rice is served with the mains.

The meal was rounded off with two scoops of perfectly sound vanilla ice cream.

We will certainly be returning to Little Hong Kong.

The food and overall experience were excellent without being expensive.