Born in Hong Kong in 1946, Mathew Chan’s life took one of its many twists and turns when he was sent from Hong Kong to boarding school in Albury at the age of fifteen.

In the early sixties, Mathew worked as a waiter at the Nanking Restaurant in Campbell Street and the Golden Pagoda in Kings Cross before moving to the Mandarin Club in 1966.

Mathew was inducted Hall of Fame in 2003.

With popular Sydney restaurateur Mathew Chan at the helm, the Peacock Gardens has been a huge success since its opening in 1975. Its consistently fine food and personal service continues to delight patrons from all over Sydney. Mathew’s long-term commitment to running a first-class restaurant is reflected in every detail of the operations. The Peacock Gardens has won numerous awards, including the American Express Restaurant Award for Outstanding Performance & Service in the category of Best Asian Restaurants.