THE weekend has finally arrived and Chinese restaurants in Winchester are waiting for the phones to ring and the doors to open.

For many, the week has finished and it's time to enjoy a sit down meal or a takeaway from Winchester's finest Chinese restaurants.

With many to choose from, where is Winchester's best Chinese restaurant?

Mr So

Located in Jewry Street, Mr So has a rating of 4/5 and hundreds of reviews, with one saying: "We had a meal here for the first time whilst visiting Winchester. The atmosphere is really calm and relaxing. The restaurant is spotless and there's sanitiser on every table. The staff were very attentive and the individual table service was superb. The food was absolutely lovely and reasonably priced. We would definitely recommend this restaurant."

Traveller ratings show 98 "excellent" reviews and 25 "terrible".

Closed on Monday's, the restaurant offers the option to dine in and also take away.

Shanghai Papa

Located in St George's Street, Shanghai Papa has a rating of 4/5 and 134 reviews. One happy customer wrote: "The delivery service is great, very punctual. The food tastes very nice, although I always order the same dishes again and again. Compare to the other restaurants like those who didn't deliver the food or didn’t even cook the food in 3h I feel ShangHai Papa is so much better."

Traveller ratings show 52 "excellent" reviews and 15 "terrible".

The restaurant are open seven days a week and do dine in service as well as take away, Just Eat and Deliveroo.

Dim T

Located in Jewry Street, Dim T sells Asian dishes in an open dim sum kitchen. With 604 reviews and given a rating of 4/5, one customer wrote: "Superb! The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was divine, fresh ingredients, non greasy and reasonably priced."

Open seven days a week from 12.00pm - 9.30pm and 10.30pm Friday's and Saturday's, the restaurant's traveller ratings show 230 "excellent" and 26 "terrible".

Dim T have options to dine in and take away, while using Just Eat for deliveries also.

Golden Phoenix

Closed on Tuesday's, the Golden Phoenix in Wavell Way, Stanmore, is open from 5.00pm - 10.30pm and 11.00pm Friday's and Saturday's.

The Chinese restaurant has a rating of 4.5/5 and 15 reviews, with one customer writing: "Fresh, tasty and consistently good food. The owners are always friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a good, local Chinese takeaway definitely try this one."

They are take away only, with no dine in or delivery options available.

Another customer wrote: "I was diagnosed with celiac [coeliac] disease and thought I could never have Chinese again. They have been amazing catering for my gluten allergy. Very knowledgeable. Been using them for 3 years now and never had a reaction to the food. They will also cook meals for me that are not on their extensive menu. I cannot tolerate even the tiniest amount of gluten. Cannot recommend them high enough. Very generous portions, food always delicious. I will know within 20 minutes of eating if the food has gluten in it."

Happy Valley

Located in Priors Dean Road, Happy Valley has a rating of 4/5 and 35 reviews, with one customer writing: "This is our local takeaway for Chinese food. It’s excellent menu choices and delivery is always on time. Thank you."

Closed Tuesday's, the restaurant are open Sunday to Monday from 5.00pm - 10.00pm.

Happy Valley offer take away and delivery options but no dine in.

Another customer wrote: "Great service, friendly workers and amazing food - highly recommend. Best Chinese not just in Winchester but EVER."