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Imperial China Restaurant

25a Lisle St, London, WC2H 7BA

((((* Chinese
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Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:30

Simple yet authentic and tasty Chinese dining experience in London

BW 20 November 2018
from Switzerland

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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.

Imperial China Restaurant

25a Lisle St, London, WC2H 7BA

Contact +44 2077343388

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Customer reviews for Imperial China Restaurant

4.1 ((((* (based on 152 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (95)
  • lunch (87)
  • large parties (41)
  • value (35)
  • child friendly (32)
  • business (31)
  • private dining (29)
  • romantic (10)
  • luxury (8)
  • breakfast (7)
  • entertainment (7)
  • trendy (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 20 November 2018 by BW from Switzerland

    Simple yet authentic and tasty Chinese dining experience in London

  • ((((* 9 November 2018 by Gabrielle from London

    We took someone who had never been to a Chinese restaurant before, she was enthralled. The food was good and exactly what I expected so there were no nasty surprises for our companion.

  • ((((* 7 November 2018 by Chen from Ashford Kent

    The overall experience was pleasant. The service was excellent, and the food was good too.

  • ((((* 4 November 2018 by Henry from London

    The restaurant should be tidy and serve should be better

  • ((((* 3 November 2018 by Ellen from London

    The decoration was amazing - didn't feel like we were right by Leicester Square anymore! The service was okay - very fast but some things came in a bit of a random order / large time gaps in between. Food was delicious though and the vegetarian meals are marked on the menu! Would be nice if there was more description of what each meal is though for people like me who aren't 100% certain of what each dish is. EXCELLENT location if you're planning on spending any time at the nearby theatres, cinemas or shops.

  • ((((( 30 October 2018 by Paul from South East

    Lovely setting just off the main drag, which makes it feel very relaxing. Excellent selection of dim sum and classic dishes. Very friendly staff.

  • ((((* 1 October 2018 by Patricia from London

    I've always loved the restaurant as it has a nice decor and very relaxing environment. Unfortunately I have noticed that the service is not as great as it could be, always had to catch someone's attention as they were always staring elsewhere. In terms of the food, it was not bad but think it used to be great.

  • ((((* 15 September 2018 by Robert from Chelmsford

    Nice welcome, pleasant attentive waiter, good table: not too close to others.
    New menu with higher prices and too few set meal choices

  • ((((( 19 August 2018 by Sam from Arlesey

    Lovely authentic restaurent. Good service abd excellent food. We wilk definitely go again.

  • ((((* 8 August 2018 by John from London

    Everytime I come the quality of food is excellent. This time I noticed a slightly change in quality though. Especially the starter from Menu B (to share) was too fried. The beef in the main was slightly overcooked which has made lost its taste.

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