Imperial China Restaurant

(202 Reviews)
25a Lisle St, London, London, WC2H 7BA
Chinese
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20% discount on food and soft drinks

This offer is available from September 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

Message from Imperial China: "By confirming your booking, we trust that you are adhering to the government's legislation in respect of meeting friends and family outside of your household. As of Saturday 17th October, we can now only accept people dining indoors with guests of their own household or support bubble."

Recommended in the Michelin Guide, Imperial China London specialises in traditional Cantonese dishes and exquisite dim sum. Outside, a bridge sits over a carp pond surrounded by waterfalls, whilst the interior is bright and contemporary.

The Imperial China restaurant menu is led by signature seafood dishes and Chinese favourites. Sample fresh lobster with ginger and spring onion, fried squid with spicy salt and pepper, or the classic aromatic duck with pancakes. Other favourites include sweet and sour chicken, and stir-fried fillet steak cubes with mushrooms.

The Imperial China dim sum menu showcases handcrafted authentic recipes such as steamed pork dumplings and deep-fried pork pastries. From the bar, choose from a range of wines, beers and spirits.

Imperial China in Chinatown sits on the edge of Soho, just a 2-minute walk from Leicester Square Tube Station. The theatres of the West End, as well as Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden are all a short walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Imperial China Restaurant
4.2
(based on 202 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (10)
  • business (45)
  • child friendly (48)
  • dinner (128)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (66)
  • lunch (118)
  • luxury (11)
  • private dining (39)
  • romantic (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (52)
  • views (4)
  • By David K from Leicester
    22 October 2020

    Food excellent, sadly very quite due to these virus concerns, staff excellent.

  • By Manshi G from London
    17 October 2020

    Best chinese restaurant ever !! The manager there was really nice and the staff were accommodating too! Cleanliness was high and sanitation products were there to use. Top costumer service. Food was fresh, delicious and on time. The warm sake was best too!

  • By Amahl S from London
    12 October 2020

    Excellent dim sum in what felt a very safe environment

  • By Lena V from London
    11 October 2020

    Great food and friendly efficient staff

  • By Mel W from Gloucester
    3 October 2020

    Lovely food!

  • By Penny H from London
    3 October 2020

    Chose favourite dim sum for a late lunch. Friendly and efficient as usual. Best dish this time was beef, ginger and spring onion dumpling good amount of ginger. The custard tarts were warm and excellent but a fried taro dim sum came with a meat filling (crisp and flavoursome) instead of pumpkin (it was listed as a dessert). Will keep returning!

  • By Mim G from Stratford-Upon-Avon
    29 September 2020

    Disappointing. We came for a special occasion which wasn’t remotely acknowledged even though I noted it on the booking. We were given menus that had already been marked so were clearly reused. The actual food was hit and miss but nothing special. We asked numerous times for the service charge to be removed from the bill which it wasn’t so we had to calculate our own total. Felt a bit like we were being watched / hovered over.

  • By Mike V from London
    28 September 2020

    As always the food was excellent and the service very friendly.

  • By Jacobina E from London
    27 September 2020

    Great meal out! The best Chinese in London. Fresh piping hot dim sum. Lovely service. Always a great experience!

  • By Stephanie B from London
    27 September 2020

    My mom and I had dim sum on a Sunday, the food was amazing. My father, who recently passed away, used to love dim sum so we went there as a mini homage to him. We had the dim sum special of the day, the fried taro pastry, the fried shrimp in rice paper, and assorted steamed dumplings. Taste was remarkable, just made and we had a good time. Service was a bit on the under side with many people for a few waiters. Still, I will really recommend the place and will definitely go back.

Restaurant Location Map
Imperial China Restaurant
25a Lisle St, London, London, WC2H 7BA

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  • 20% discount on food and soft drinks

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