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About Us

Learn more about Cathay Rendezvous and the Georgian Building we're housed in

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The Old Library

The Old Library is a historic building on the north side of King Street, Bristol. It was built in 1738–40 and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.

Until 1906 it housed the main collections of Bristol's public library, which was one of the first in England when it was founded in 1613 on the same site.


From 1779 the building also contained one of the country's first public displays of fossils.

Cathay Rendezvous

Established in 1986, Cathay Rendezvous is the longest established Chinese Restaurant in Bristol. A Bristol institution which has been copied and imitated by others but there is only one Cathay Rendezvous.


Within the elegant façade, the restaurant offers spacious and flexible air-conditioned rooms on two levels. Licensed for 200 people, we can cater for parties and events of all sizes. 

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