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.
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3 November 2020
We wanted a traditional Cantonese dinner before lockdown and chose Imperial because we used to take our (now grown up) children here when they were small. The entrance over a wooden bridge lit by lanterns with golden carp swimming beneath is just as magical as ever. Some recent reviews said the portions were small. Not true. The food was generous and delicious. We shared crispy duck between three of us and had pancakes left over - a first. The chicken with chilli and cashews was wonderful. My son took half his ginger and honey chicken home - there was enough to feed two people. The mixed veg were fabulous - rare funghi and roots along with courgettes, mangetout and carrot. Less than £30 per head including tip for drinks, tea, two courses and enough take-home for next day's lunch. Friendly service. Well spaced for covid restrictions. Highly recommended.
1 November 2020
A wonderful meal once again. The staff are friendly and so positive. The food is always of the very huighest standard. it makes my Sunday, and I will really miss it over the next month
29 October 2020
Very disappointed that the menu in the restaurant was considerably smaller than the one on their website.
22 October 2020
Food excellent, sadly very quite due to these virus concerns, staff excellent.
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!
12 October 2020
Excellent dim sum in what felt a very safe environment
11 October 2020
Great food and friendly efficient staff
3 October 2020
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!
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.