Chairman & Yip

Chairman & Yip

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

The Chairman & Yip is an iconic Canberra institution, operating for over 20 years and one of the capital's most highly regarded restaurants. Centrally located in the Hotel Realm precinct in Barton, we serve modern Cantonese cuisine in spacious and elegant surrounds, with private dining rooms and a fully-enclosed balcony garden.

A pioneer of asian cuisine in Australia, the Chairman team has a long history of introducing diners to new tastes and experiences and elevating asian cuisine to a fine-dining level. A commitment to quality, consistency and a signature style has seen the restaurant become an iconic institution in Canberra, with a special place in the hearts of many.

Sydney Morning Herald One Hat 2018
Australian Financial Review Top 100 2018

  • Chairman & Yip dining room
    Comfortable and refined
  • Tang's Dumplings
    Every dumpling made with love and care
  • Chairman & Yip dining room
    Spacious and elegant
  • Modern Cantonese specialists
    Chairman's Duck
  • Duck pancakes
    Classic dishes
  • Wok fried Chilli Crab
    The first choice for special occasions
  • Private dining rooms, Canberra
    Private dining rooms
  • Inspiration from China's diverse cuisines
    Sichuan style crispy chicken, barley and caramelised onion
  • Beef & Scallop Pepper Hot Pot
    A Chairman classic
  • Sweet and spicy eggplant, sesame, shallot and fried peanuts
    Catering for vegetarians and other dietary requirements



Tuesday to Friday: 12 pm - 2.30 pm, 6 pm - 10.30 pm, Saturday 6 pm - 10.30pm


  • Dinner
  • Lunch


Guests can bring their own wine


Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.


Chairman & Yip

1 Burbury Close, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia



Non Smoking Establishment

Outdoor Dining Area


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #19 of 1,525 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor


  • Travelers Choice 2021

“An excellent evening”

Reviewed on 16/10/2021

Canberra is out of lockdown. Sort of anyway.
We hadn’t been to C&Y for a long time. Front of house guy - Adrian has moved from lanterne rooms to C&Y.
Adrian and the team at C&Y provided an excellent...

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“Good service, that’s where it ends.”

Reviewed on 13/07/2021

Both service staff were great, polite, Attentive and friendly. The food, on the other end, was shocking.

We are both chef by trade and will never return.

Frozen seafood, overcooked noodles, chewy...

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“Memorable - but for all the wrong reasons.”

Reviewed on 04/07/2021

We had such high expectations based on the excellent reviews and website. To be honest, our experience wasn't really a one star event, it's just that I'm cranky about a few things. Firstly, a...

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Susan W