Imperial China Restaurant

(205 Reviews)
25a Lisle St, London, London, WC2H 7BA
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Top offer

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
(based on 205 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (10)
  • business (46)
  • child friendly (50)
  • dinner (130)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (67)
  • lunch (120)
  • luxury (11)
  • private dining (39)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (53)
  • views (4)
  • 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.

  • By David B from London
    26 September 2020

    Great chicken paws. Delicious Ho Fun too.

  • By Thomas B from Shepperton
    7 September 2020

    Excellent food. Famous for its marvellous dim sum. Excellent service. Currently (Sept 2020) offering a very welcome Covid discount. Lovely oasis in freneric China Town. You can't go wrong.

  • By Penny H from London Soho
    4 September 2020

    I go there quite often which says it all! There are a few outside tables - we had one next to the goldfish feature. Dim sum very fresh and good as usual - they have several you don't tend to see elsewhere. Their custard tarts are light and fresh from the oven.

  • By Andrew K from London
    3 September 2020

    Great food, great service.

  • By Maria E from london
    30 August 2020

    The service was good, they took a little bit of time to come and take our order and take empty plates away but they were pretty busy due to the discount they had on meals, so not a big issue. Food was delicious! We even ordered more of a certain dish (lamb and ginger) because it was yummy! We had about 13 diff dishes shared between 6. It was all hot and fresh. The staff were friendly and helpful. All in all a very good night! With 6 ppl and an almost £200 bill, the split was around £40pp including tip and alcoholic drinks, so very reasonable in prices. Dim sum was yummy!!

  • By Barbara C from London
    28 August 2020

    Great dim sum!! Very clean restaurant. They seem take all the right precautions against COVID-19

  • By Greg B from Bristol
    18 August 2020

    Excellent crispy duck and made dish for my daughter that was not on the menu

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

Available offers

  • 20% discount on food and soft drinks

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