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Pearl Liang

8 Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, London, W2 6EZ +44 2081281441

((((* Chinese
Main course: £10
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday 12.00 - 23.00

The food was authentic and of good quality. Would go back again.

Li 22 September 2016
from Paddinton

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Described as ‘enticing’ by acclaimed critic Fay Maschler, Pearl Liang serves wholesome Chinese cuisine in a smart setting. Offsetting the tranquil dining room, the luxurious late-night cocktail bar is a fashionable retreat.

In vibrant Paddington, Pearl Liang restaurant showcases tasty yet nutritious dim sum, alongside succulent meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Packed with distinctive flavours, favourites from the Pearl Laing menu include sizzling beef sirloin with a fruity mandarin sauce, baked seafood rice with oyster sauce, or sweet and sour pork with pomegranate.

With trickling water features and an expansive Chinese blossom mural, the pretty, oriental-style dining room at Pearl Liang London foregrounds soft pastel tones and plush seating. Offsetting the subdued dining room, the sleek, trendy bar boasts a range of sophisticated wines and refreshing cocktails, as well as flavoursome Chinese bar snacks.

In the heart of London, Pearl Liang offers an opulent yet relaxed setting. Paddington Rail Station is just a 7-minute walk away.

Pearl Liang

8 Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, London, W2 6EZ

Contact +44 2072897000
Reservations +44 2081281441

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Customer reviews for Pearl Liang

4.2 ((((* (based on 168 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (108)
  • lunch (83)
  • large parties (62)
  • business (53)
  • romantic (43)
  • private dining (38)
  • value (34)
  • luxury (32)
  • child friendly (29)
  • entertainment (24)
  • trendy (12)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (3)
  • ((((( by from Wales

    Service was excellent - Not rushed and very friendly. The food was very tasty, I couldn't pick a favourite dish, as I enjoyed them all so much. Thank you very much Pearl Liang.

  • ((((* by from London Borough of Southwark

    food was really good, the place was full and we did struggle to get waiters attention to get an additional drink and the bill

  • (((** by from London

    Table of drunk people were so noisy yet restaurant staff did nothing. Restaurant seems under staffed. I came and waited for someone to seat me but no one came for long time.

  • ((*** by from London

    I made a booking for 2 at 8.30. We had arrived early and were told we had to wait. This is fine since I understand they are busy. However, we waited 1 hour and other customers who had arrived after us in larger groups but were early for their own booking were seated first. When i was eventually asked for my booking name, the man was chewing whilst talking to me which is not very professional.

    It was not until I was visibly upset (after 40 minutes of waiting) that a menu was even offered to me. I had to wait 1 hour to get seated.I did not get an apology and was still given service charge.

    On the plus side, the food was great. No MSG, quality dim sum.
    However the service has given me a bitter taste in my mouth and I am apprehensive about returning despite the meal.

    My suggestions for improved customer service: If you cannot seat us straight away, tell us approximately how long we will be waiting. Then provide a menu immediately for us to have a look at and do not seat other customers beforehand if they have the same reservation time!!!

  • ((((* by from London

    Excellent food as usual, service was a bit scary! No smiles!

  • (((** by from London

    Really good food especially the lobster noodles which is an all time favourite

  • ((((* by from London

    Delicious food - lobster noodle, roast duck with very crispy skin, almost like Peking duck. Good ambience and decor. Friendly staff.

  • (((** by from London

    The food was good but the service pretty poor. One of the items that we had asked for did not arrive until very close to the end of the meal when we drew it to the waitress' attention. We had to ask twice for soy sauce.

  • (**** by from London

    I have been going to Pearl Liang, on and off, for years, in fact, ever since it opened. They regularly send me birthday offers but I don't usually take them up. But I decided to on this occasion and made it clear on my booking. The offer was for a free cocktail for up to 5 people. I invited my family and looked forward to it.
    I arrived, showed the waiter the e-mail and when we ordered the cocktails we were told that there was a problem. A member of staff said firstly that we were entitled to 15% off the menu, would we not take that instead? When we said no, she then said that she had tried to call me that day and left a message explaining a 'problem'. I had not received that (I had not until later on that evening). She then said that we would not have the free cocktails as we had not printed out the e-mail. We did not have a printer with us (of course) and offered to send the e-mail to her. She continued to insist that we would not have the free cocktails until finally she relented, ungraciously, and gave me her e-mail address. She said, totally unnecessarily that this was a 'one-off' favour from the restaurant and would not be repeated! This spoilt the atmosphere completely. We then ordered food. When we ordered scallops for 4 we were told to order the extra large ones. We declined politely but I overheard the server when they arrived comment in Cantonese derogatorily about our choice of scallop. The food was fine but we were ignored for the most part, especially when we wanted tea refills or to order anything else. I am afraid we will not be returning anytime soon.

  • ((((* by from London

    Excellent ..great food atmosphere and staff

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