Imperial China Restaurant

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

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.

Customer reviews for Imperial China Restaurant
4.2
(based on 205 reviews)

88%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

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 Sue C from London
    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.

  • By Robert D from LONDON
    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

  • By Christine K from Bromley
    29 October 2020

    Very disappointed that the menu in the restaurant was considerably smaller than the one on their website.

  • 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.

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

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