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Chinese: London’s Top 10 Best Chinese Restaurants. It is no wonder that China’s famous food can be found anywhere and everywhere. It is one of the biggest countries on Earth and boasts some of the most popular cuisine in the world. Chinese restaurants have cropped up in every corner of the globe and London is the proud home to a huge amount of them. From takeaways to restaurants, noodle bars to dim sum houses, London hosts some of the best Chinese restaurants in the world. The following Top 10 Chinese restaurants are a pick of London’s best so put down your knife and fork, grab some chopsticks and indulge in some of the finest Chinese cuisine London has to offer.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Chinese
This restaurant on the 33rd level of The Shard offers a diverse range of cuisines from Northern China, based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong, Hutong takes its inspiration from the dishes served in the imperial palaces of what was then Peking. Based on the 'Lu school' cuisine of Shandong Province, the menu artfully captures the subtlety and surprises of Northern Chinese cooking. A cocktail selection inspired by ingredients used in traditional Chinese medicine, plus a stunning interior complete with traditional Chinese red lanterns and beautiful hand-carved wood-panelling, offer diners a new destination restaurant with panoramic views over London's skyline.
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Dim Sum
Yauatcha City restaurant in Broadgate Circle bext to Liverpool Street Station presents authentic Cantonese dishes with a modern influence, offering a wide range of steamed, baked, grilled and fried dim sum such as scallop shui mai, prawn and beancurd cheung fun and venison puffs. The drinks menu comprises 38 types of tea, as well as cocktails and a broad wine and Champagne list. Yauatcha City also has a standalone Yauatcha Patisserie on the level below the main restaurant, where customers can purchase from an array of macarons, petits gateaux and chocolates.
Victoria / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: Chinese
Grand Imperial London is a stunning new Cantonese restaurant located in London's Victoria. Chef Rand Cheung is bringing his wealth of experience and expertise to London for the very first time, with a unique restaurant that offers exquisite cuisine for the discerning gourmand. Featuring original pieces of artwork and calligraphy excerpts, the restaurant has been designed around the ancient practice of Feng-shui, along with traditional artefacts. Described by the Fluid London critic as having "authentic Cantonese food in a beautiful setting" with "Friendly service".
Kensington / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Chinese
Kensington - Following an extensive refurbishment of the top-floor, this restaurant overlooking Kensington Palace, Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens offers authentic Chinese cuisine in stylish surroundings. The restaurant's menu is influenced by different provinces in China, particularly Sichuan. As well as Dim Sum, the house speciality of an authentic Beijing Duck cooked in a wood burning duck oven.
Chinese Cricket Club
City of London / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: Chinese
This City of London Chinese restaurant near Blackfriars offers mouthwatering Sichuan specialities with a modern twist. Executive Chef Brendan Speed, formerly of Zuma Istanbul, combines a life-long passion for Asian cuisine with a desire to experiment with different textures, flavours and ingredients. The Crispy Orange Beef and Fried Perch with garlic chives are particularly recommended.
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: Chinese
Mayfair - this restaurant has little in common with your local Chinese takeaway, reading the menu is an experience in itself. I found the selection stunning, offering genuinely unique dishes alongside versions of classics. The food is created by an artist with an impeccable palate. I don't know many places that ask you to give 5 days notice when ordering one of their most celebrated dishes. Mixing sophistication, beauty and glorious food - the results are joyful.
Feng Shang Princess
Swiss Cottage & Primrose Hill / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Chinese
Primrose Hill - This floating Chinese restaurant on the Regent's Canal, close to Regents Park, has been a favourite Chinese eatery for many, including celebrities from the world of film, music and TV. Exceptional service combines with exquisite Chinese food with speciality dishes including Lobster prepared in a variety of distinct flavours.
Memories of China
Belgravia / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Chinese
Belgravia - Ken Lo's Chinese restaurant is somewhat of an institution in the world of Chinese food. Established more than 30 years ago, Memories of China is a crowd pleaser delivering continually high standards in an intimate setting. Executive chef, Kam Po But, offers an excellent selection of Chinese favourites as well as more outlandish options. The classy clientele and high prices reflect the restaurant's location in the heart of Belgravia, the quality food and first-rate service.
Soho / Restaurant / Cuisine: Chinese
Orient London places emphasis on authentic Cantonese, Szechuan and dishes from the northern regions of China. It specialises in seafood and dim sum (made fresh in-house daily) and retains the focus of honest authentic, well-priced Chinese food which appeals to both the local Chinese and business communities, and to the large numbers of tourists. Orient London has a number of additional features, including private dining rooms for up to 12 people, ideal for corporate entertaining or larger groups. Private diners enjoy their own bar and karaoke facilities. Exquisite cocktails and wines to match your menu choices are also available.
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