The authentic taste of Hunan cuisine

Welcome to The Chairman, Sydney’s acclaimed home of the delicious, spicy flavours of traditional Hunan province Chinese cooking.

01 - Welcome
01 - Welcome

A favourite of not only locals and food critics, but also some of Sydney’s leading chefs

02 - Our Story

Famously fresh, spicy and mouth watering flavours

Established in Kensington in 2008 as Chairman Mao Restaurant, in 2022 we moved to our new home in the heart of Darlinghurst’s bustling culinary scene.

Since opening, we have grown a reputation among regulars and food critics alike for serving fresh, spicy and mouth watering dishes cooked in the authentic Hunan style.

Awarded two Chef Hats by Gault & Millau restaurant guide in 2018, The Chairman has been widely reviewed and praised by not only critics, but some of Sydney’s leading chefs, including Matt Moran who has named it his favourite local Chinese restaurant.

But don’t just take their word for it, we invite you to join us at The Chairman to experience our famously bold, hot and sour flavours for yourself.

03 - Gallery
04 - The Menu
05 - Our Philosophy

Freshness, quality & authenticity

Since day one, we have stayed true to our goal of serving up the best Hunan cuisine in Sydney. We have done this by following our own strict rule of using only fresh, high quality ingredients to cook deliciously authentic Hunan-style dishes.

While some restaurants cook a wide range of fusion meals, at The Chairman we have always wanted to be famous for doing one thing perfectly, and that is what we have achieved with our beautifully flavoured and carefully prepared taste of Hunan.

Shop 1, 18 College Street, Darlinghurst