The Lei Garden Restaurant Group was established in 1973 by Mr Chan Shu Kit. It has evolved from being a traditional Cantonese-style restaurant to becoming a multi-national award-winning restaurant group which also operates its own farm in Southern China and factory in Hong Kong.
The Group currently operates 23 restaurants in the greater China region (Mainland China, China Hong Kong and China Macau) and Singapore. It raises pigs and chickens and grows vegetables for its restaurants at its farm located in Zhanjiang, Southern China and has a dedicated central kitchen located at Tai Po, Hong Kong. In total, the Group employs approximately 2,500 staff across all of its operations.
Accolades and Achievements
Since its establishment, Lei Garden Restaurants’ reputation for excellence have earned it such names as “the Shaolin of Catering” and “the celebrities’ diner.” The Group has been awarded 80 stars by the Asian editions of The Michelin Guide since the launch of the Guide in 2009 and it has received many other accolades and awards from restaurant critics and guides.
The satisfaction and wellbeing of customers is Lei Garden’s top priority, consistently delivering food that, in line with Mr Chan’s philosophy, is “safe, healthy and delicious”. The Group’s chefs are committed to delivering food that has unmatched taste using the freshest ingredients sought from around the world while the restaurant staff and management are dedicated to ensuring that the customer’s experience is outstanding every time they visit.
Work commences on the re-fit of the Tai Po factory to prepare for the production of a new range of packaged food as part of the ‘One Dragon’ project.
The Lei Foundation makes its first charitable donation to City University’s Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences. Lei Bistro in Hong Kong (Causeway Bay and Tuen Mun) closed.
"Twelveth Lei Garden and “Lei Bistro” open in Yuen Long (Yoho Mall I). As the first Lei Garden location in Hong Kong closed in 2003, this brings the total number of Lei Garden locations in Hong Kong to 11."
The Lei Foundation is formed following the endowment of Mr Chan’s entire shareholding in the Lei Garden Restaurant Group. Lei Garden in mainland China (Lan Kwai Fong, Chengdu) closed.
Purpose-designed and built central factory opens at Tai Po in Hong Kong.
Tenth Lei Garden in mainland China opens in Shanghai (iapm Mall). Lei Garden in Singapore (Orchard) closed.
The Beijing (Jinbao Tower) Lei Garden Restaurant in Dongcheng District expands to include another venue at the 5 star Regent Beijing Hotel next door (Ninth Lei Garden in mainland China).
Second ‘Lei Bistro’ in Hong Kong opens in Tuen Mun (V City), showcasing the brand new decoration and innovative dishes. .
Modern self-sustaining 300-acre farm established in Zhanjiang, Mainland China
Eighth Lei Garden in mainland China opens in Ningbo (Jiangdong District).
Sixth and seventh Lei Gardens in Mainland China open in Shanghai (IFC Mall) and Chengdu (Lan Kwai Fong). Eleventh Lei Garden in Hong Kong opens in Causeway Bay (Times Square).
Lei Garden Group launches new dining concept ‘Lei Bistro’, a casual diner specializing in high quality and healthy Chinese cuisines. First branch opens in Hong Kong (Times Square, Causeway Bay).
Fourth and fifth Lei Gardens in mainland China open in Beijing (Chaoyang District) and Shenzhen (Luohu District).
Tenth Lei Garden in Hong Kong opens in Kowloon Bay (Telford Plaza).
Relocation of Lei Garden from Bai Fu Plaza to Zhujiang New Town in Guangzhou. Ninth restaurant in Hong Kong opens in TST (Elements). International expansion extends to Macau (Venetian Macao Resort).
First Lei Garden restaurant in the Chinese capital, Beijing, opens in Dongcheng District (Jinbao Tower) with a floor area of over 3,100 sq. metres
Closing of Lei Gourmet for focusing on the development of high-end Cantonese style seafood restaurant.
Eighth restaurant in Hong Kong opens in Kwun Tong (APM Millennium City).
Seventh Lei Garden in Hong Kong opens at Central (International Financial Centre); heralds new era for the Group with a new contemporary corporate image, elegant interior design and uniforms styled by renowned designers.
Opening of Lei Garden food production facility ensures quality and consistency while paving the way for gourmet retailing in Hong Kong.
Overhaul of the business model of Lei Gourmet, allowing diners at one of the six eateries to order via internet from the other five eateries with one single bill.
Opening of Lei Gourmet in Mong Kok situated at Grand Tower which was occupying 33,000 sq. ft. and serving 6 different types of cuisine.
Second restaurant in Mainland China opens in Guangzhou (Dongshan District).
Sixth Lei Garden in Hong Kong opens in Wanchai (CNT Tower).
First Lei Garden in mainland China opens in Guangzhou (Tian He District).
Opening of second restaurant in Singapore, Orchard Lei Garden.
Fifth Lei Garden opens in North Point (City Garden), Hong Kong.
International expansion with first Lei Garden in Singapore (Boulevard Hotel).
Fourth Lei Garden opens in Shatin (New Town Plaza), Hong Kong.
Third Lei Garden opens in Tsim Sha Tsui (Houston Centre), Hong Kong.
Second Lei Garden opens in Mong Kok (Sai Yee Street), Hong Kong.
Relocation from Sham Shui Po to Yau Ma Tei (Pitt Street), Hong Kong.
First Lei Garden Restaurant opens in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong.