Chinese restaurants remain a cornerstone of the British dining experience. Many of these establishments were originally launched by Chinese families from Hong Kong, who found an appreciative clientele for classic Cantonese recipes in the UK. These days Chinese restaurants in Sussex are available in a variety of styles. While Cantonese menus still dominate, Sussex diners can also enjoy regional dishes, with spicy Sichuan specialities and the elegant recipes of Beijing featuring in the county's restaurants. In Sussex, Chinese restaurants also offer contemporary tapas-style dining, and popular lunch buffets that are ideal for a weekend treat.