London is perfect for a taste of China, all over the city.

Emma Wallis

By , Local Expert, London
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Do you love Chinese food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Chinese cuisine in London. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of London restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Hakkasan, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Royal China. We also point out good neighborhoods for Chinese restaurants in London - Bayswater, for instance or Soho. London used to be predominantly cantonese influenced cuisine from the South of China, but now Sichuan food has become popular, with...  Read more »

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    Barshu is a place to go if you like fire and spice, a delicious new place with top consultants.

    Local Expert Tip: "Jay Rayner the esteemed restaurant critic said this restaurant 'breathed fire back into Chinatown', an accolade if ever there was one."

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    The Good Earth

    The Good Earth has been providing great Chinese food to London for 25 years.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you like what you eat in the restaurant, you can also order the food to take out from one of the series of 'Good Earth Expresses' they have dotted around London too."

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    Royal China

    • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    • Average Main Course Price: 15 British Pounds
    • Neighborhood: Bayswater

    Royal China is one of the best places in London for Dim Sum. Light food in elegant surroundings.

    Local Expert Tip: "Crab is in the dumplings of the royal soup which makes the soup light and tasty."

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    • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    • Average Main Course Price: 12 British Pounds
    • Neighborhood: Picadilly

    Yming is a much talked about restaurant in London's Chinatown district and claims to be the oldest in the capital.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Mongolian lamb is one of the most talked about items on the menu, and soft shell crab is also delicious."

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    Yi Ban translates as First Class, and that is what this restaurant in Docklands is.

    Local Expert Tip: "A long dim sum menu sounds delicious, but aficionados recommend sticking around for the evening meal to really get your fill."

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    Hakkasan is Chinese cuisine with a Michelin star, here you can eat black truffle duck in a Chinese setting.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you want upscale food, with a Chinese flavour, this is the place for you. "

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    Hunan is not your typical Chinese restaurant, they pride themselves on being different.

    Local Expert Tip: "Hunan is heavily influenced by Taiwanese food and stands out from the usual Cantonese influenced food in London."

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    Kai Mayfair

    Kai Mayfair is an award winning Chinese restaurant in elegant surroundings.

    Local Expert Tip: "Desert comes first on a varied and award winning menu, you can't go wrong with that. Six shades of peanut and chocolate has a winning name and an inviting taste."

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    Four Seasons Chinese

    • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    • Average Main Course Price: 13 British Pounds
    • Neighborhood: Bayswater

    Four Seasons Chinese is reliably good, and will meet your expectations of what Chinese food in London has always been.

    Local Expert Tip: "The crispy roast duck is the favourite of most clients and draws customers coming back again and again."

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    Mao Tai

    Mao Tai is trendy and prides itself on using fresh healthy food with no monosodium glutamate.

    Local Expert Tip: "Great if you are worried about eating additives, as this place doesn't use them."



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