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

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 the excellent food writer and chef, Fuchsia Dunlop consulting on new restaurant Barshu, and several other Sichuan hot and spicz places opening up, you can start upping the heat, and taste factors. But it's not just these two regions, Hunan likes to cook Taiwan style, and the Royal China and Yi-ban are great for dim sum and a little light afternoon refreshment, as well as full dinner menus. Lots of the bigger restaurants will also cater for big parties and even weddings as well as intimate candlelit tete-a-tetes. And now there are two restaurants Hakkasan Mayfair and Kai Mayfair with a Michelin star, so there's something to suit every budget and taste. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!

Parsons Green


This unusually decorated Chinese restaurant is dimly lit and romantic, with fresh flowers on the tables, curvy modern chairs, and collages on the walls made from unique odds and ends like skewers and drink umbrellas. The dishes are eclectic and...  Read More



This restaurant is known for its crispy roast duck, which is light, flavorful, and not at all fatty. On trip advisor, some clients have even returned to London to eat this duck they missed it so much. The most popular method of presentation is...  Read More



Kai is another Michelin star Chinese restaurant in London, which has won best Chinese restaurant and many other awards several years running. a top pick for first-class Chinese cuisine in an elegant environment. The Mayfair restaurant, with its...  Read More



While other restaurants focus on milder styles of Chinese cooking, Hunan stands out by offering hot, spicy, authentic Western Chinese cuisine, focused on the food of Taiwan. If you can stand the heat, you'll be delighted by lettuce-wrapped chili...  Read More



Located off Tottenham Court Road, this basement eatery offers a modern approach to classic Cantonese dishes, a philosophy also reflected in the place's upscale decor. Decorative screens, sleek black furniture, and a bevy of fashionable regulars...  Read More



As you'd expect from its Docklands location, this is a suave, contemporary-to-the-nth degree establishment. As good as the afternoon dim sum is, it's not quite in the exalted league of the dinner menu, which offers such temptations as garlic...  Read More



Near to, but not quite in, Chinatown, this much-praised restaurant specializes in food from the northern provinces. It also claims to be the oldest Chinese restaurant in London. There's an emphasis on seafood, which has to be a good thing when...  Read More

Royal China


Royal China is one of the best places in London for Dim Sum. You can choose from flavorful dumplings – stuffed with everything from vegetables to minced shrimp, pork, or beef and crab – are delicate and perfectly cooked. The rest of the...  Read More



The Good Earth group opened their doors 25 years ago, and they now comprise 3 restaurants, 4 fast food outlets, and a food factory. The restaurants offer a range of Chinese food, from the familiar aromatic duck and shredded beef, a staple of...  Read More



Barshu is an elegant building on Frith Street, done up in the gold and red of the Chinese Emperors. The restaurant stretches over several floors, with different types of public dining rooms and 3 private dining rooms too. Sichuan opera masks...  Read More


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London gives Emma a warm fuzzy feeling every time she gets back to her home city. As a writer and broadcaster she travels extensively round Europe and the world, but is always happy to return to...  More About Emma