About us

Mr Chan's Story

Having gained expertise in Dim Sum in Hong Kong, Mr. Chan relocated to Edinburgh in 1978 to collaborate with other partners to create Nam King Chinese Restaurant on South Clerk Street. In 1984, he moved and worked at the Dragon’s Castle as Head Chef. After the Lim family departed Edinburgh and the restaurant’s proprietor, Mr. Lim, passed away in 1994, Mr. Chan took over.

Mr. Chan has been the proprietor of the Golden Dragon Restaurant since 1994. Having spent many years living in Scotland, Mr Chan has become an expert at using high-quality Scottish-grown ingredients cultivated and caught domestically.

Mr. Chan has continued sharing his knowledge and experiences with those who visit the Golden Dragon Restaurant. To this day, our Cantonese and Dim Sum are made on-site by our talented chefs.

About Castle Street

Golden Dragon is a great place for convenience for yearly events such as the AUGUST fireworks or Hogmanay. We are close to all event venues within city centre and Castle Street is often a focal meeting point as just 1 minute to Princes Street and round the corner from George Street.

After your meal step outside and admire the full view of the castle. Castle Street is 1 minute walk to Princes St and Princes Street Gardens. Castle Street faces the entrance to Princes Street Gardens convenient for guests who wishes to go for a stroll in the gardens or families for a play in the park after their meal at Golden Dragon.

History of the Restaurant

Formerly known as the Dragons Castle Mr Chan was formerly the Head Chef for Mr Lim.

The restaurant premise has been running as a Chinese Restaurant for almost 5 decades making us a very old and well established restaurant. Our success to date explains our strong presence in the heart of Edinburgh. We still have guests visiting us from Dragon Castle days bringing family members of recent generations.

Here are some early day photos of Mr Chan who has kept the history of the restaurant since the Dragon Castle days:

Here is a more recent photo of Mr Chan and former colleague and close friend from Hong Kong. Both learned from the same Dim Sum Master.