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Imperial China

Elton Way, Watford, WD25 8HH

((((* Chinese
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
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Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 17:30 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

We have a tradition of dining at the Imperial China whenever we visit London. There was a minor hiccup with the first course when starters for four were delivered to our table of six. Once this was pointed out apologies and missing food quickly and pleasantly appeared.

Jeffrey Bouch 28 August 2017
from Warrington

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Filled with intimate Oriental décor like red hanging lamps and a stylish koi pond, Imperial China is a sultry space to enjoy traditional Cantonese delicacies. Colourful recipes are made using time-honoured cooking techniques, with a huge selection of wines and spirits available from the bar.

The Imperial China menu covers a vast selection of traditional Cantonese recipes to suit any appetite. Start off with flavoursome sharers like salt and chilli spare ribs, seafood mango crispy rolls, or try a vegetarian dim sum platter. Hearty favourites include Szechuan chicken, and the roast suckling pig, while other dishes are brought to the table still sizzling, and include beef with ginger and spring onion, and mixed vegetables in satay sauce.

A huge selection of premium spirits are served at Imperial China in Watford, including vintage cognacs, while the wine list features bottles from all over the globe, and traditional rice wines. For pudding, treat yourself to fresh fruit platters, or classic ice cream.

An intimate venue to enjoy traditional Chinese dishes, Imperial China is just a 5-minute drive from Watford North Rail Station.

Imperial China

Elton Way, Watford, WD25 8HH

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Customer reviews for Imperial China

4.2 ((((* (based on 75 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (51)
  • lunch (35)
  • large parties (31)
  • child friendly (18)
  • business (17)
  • value (17)
  • private dining (16)
  • romantic (12)
  • luxury (6)
  • entertainment (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 20 November 2017 by Emma Smith from watford

    Fantastic dim sum, best outside of London. Busy on weekends but service pretty good anyway.

  • ((((* 7 November 2017 by Rob from Harrow

    Food was excellent but service was typical Hong Kong style, impersonal and hurried. Don;t come here if you want take your time and have a relaxing meal

  • ((((* 6 November 2017 by Nigel Dickson from Shenley

    Food was delicious very well presented my guests were also impressed, having lived in the area for many years this was the first time we tried it and were not disappointed

  • ((((( 1 November 2017 by Lin Block from Cheshire

    Visited the restaurant twice in same week whilst working nearby. The first time we didnt book, despite being very busy they found us a table. The second time I booked online which was very easy to do. The service was quick, the staff friendly and polite. The food was delicious, beautifully cooked and served. It's a big restaurant but the tables are far enough apart you don't feel intruded upon by others nearby. The toilets were very clean. Would recommend you try here.

  • ((((* 26 October 2017 by Ramonah from St Albans

    Best food by far. We had food there 3 times before and would easily return. Only slight issue is our waiter spoke limited English and I had to repeat my order a few times as he kept re-directing me to something else on the menu

  • ((((* 24 October 2017 by Renuka Kumara from Watford

    Food was absolutely delicious, nice atmosphere. We loved it.

  • ((((* 1 September 2017 by Maya Charlton from watford

    Great first visit really enjoyed to food. However had a vegetarian in our part which we told serving staff about- who was served chilli oil for dipping that we were later told not vegetarian. Had to apologise for my guest who may not revisit .....

  • ((*** 28 August 2017 by Mel Kitson from Watford

    The service is shocking. A party of two we had to wait about 15 minutes to be acknowledged once we had been seated. The waiting staff did not give any eye contact or any acknowledgement that they had seen us. The drinks were served promptly as was one of the food dishes. No bowl was provided to eat from. The portion of rice was heavily overpriced and was tiny. We only had one dish and then elected to leave. Need I repeat that I couldn't get anyone to acknowledge me. Eventually a bus boy noticed our dilemma and arranged our bill. I will never return. As a matter of interest there were two tables of Chinese people next to us. They received immaculate service.

  • ((((( 28 August 2017 by Jeffrey Bouch from Warrington

    We have a tradition of dining at the Imperial China whenever we visit London. There was a minor hiccup with the first course when starters for four were delivered to our table of six. Once this was pointed out apologies and missing food quickly and pleasantly appeared.

  • ((((( 15 August 2017 by Karl Rudge from Warrington

    Possibly the best Chinese Restaurant I've ever experienced, food quality is out of the this world, staff are very friendly, atmosphere is brilliant. Will definitely return in the near future

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