After the closure of Charlie Chans in 1997 (due to conversion to apartments) the family moved on to other
businesses, the latest being the opening of  a karaoke club in Manchester  called  â€œCharliesâ€� in 2003,
which is still open and run by family.
The owner of The Red Lantern may be new to Burnley but has a long history in Chinatown Manchester.  
Raymond Chans family opened the famous Charlie Chans restaurant way back in 1974.  It soon became a
popular haunt for many Celebes of that time including footballers snooker players and TV Celebes who enjoyed
the warm hospitality and the best food Chinatown had to offer.
Raymonds passion for good food has brought him back into catering but this time he feels that he would like to
offer his customers more than just a good meal which is why The Red Lantern will be entertaining you through
the weekend evenings with live music, so after eating you can relax with drinks at your table, or if the mood takes
you get up and have a dance! A whole evening under one roof!

The Red Lantern looks forward to greeting new customers and making new friends.
*** Vacancies available ***
We are looking for full time and part time bar staff, waiters and kitchen porter.
* International students are welcome to apply;
students will be given fulltime over summer holiday if wanted.

If you are interested in any of the roles please feel free to Email us with CV.
The Red Lantern Restaurant is scheduled to open near the shopping centre
Burnley in August 2009
Will be serving authentic and westernized-Chinese dishes
Live entertainment
This page is still under construction
Please check back regularly for more
Traditionally there are eight main regional cuisines, or Eight Great Traditions: Anhui, Cantonese,
Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan and Zhejiang. Sometimes four of the Eight Great
Traditions are given greater emphasis, and are considered to dominate the culinary heritage of China.
They are notably defined along geographical lines: Sichuan (Western China), Cantonese (Southern
China),Shandong (Northern China), as well as Huaiyang Cuisine (Eastern China), a major style
derived from Jiangsu cuisine and even viewed as the representation of that region's cooking
In modern times, Beijing cuisine and Shanghai cuisine on occasion are also cited along with the
classical eight regional styles as the Ten Great Traditions. There are also featured Buddhist and
Muslim sub-cuisines within the greater Chinese cuisine, with an emphasis on vegetarian and
halal-based diets respectively.
In most dishes in Chinese cuisine, food is prepared in bite-sized pieces, ready for direct picking up
and eating. In traditional Chinese cultures, chopsticks are used at the table.
Chinese Cuisine
The Red lantern restaurant, The Red lantern
The Red lantern restaurant, The Red lantern
Vegetarianism is not uncommon or unusual in China; though, as is the case in the West, it is only
practiced by a relatively small fraction of the population. Most Chinese vegetarians are Buddhists,
following the Buddhist teachings about minimizing suffering. Chinese vegetarian dishes often contain
large varieties of vegetables,  and some imitation meat. Such imitation meat is created mostly with soy
protein and/or wheat gluten to imitate the texture, taste, and appearance of duck, chicken, or pork.
Imitation seafood items, made from other vegetable substances such as konjac, are also available.