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Dragon Castle

Chinese Restaurant in London

Dragon Castle, 100 Walworth Rd, London, SE17 1JL
020 7277 3388    Email    Website   
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2016 Survey Result
Overall Value
2.5
out of 5
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2.5
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“In the most unlikely of locations”, near Elephant & Castle, this “cavernous” Cantonese is “worth a trip”; it may look a little “tired”, but its dim sum is “amazing value, and comes in great abundance”.
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Private Rooms Yes50
Last Orders Mon-Sat 11 pm, Sun 10 pm
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Dragon Castle Restaurant Reviews
Reviews of Dragon Castle Restaurant in SE17, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Dragon Castle restaurant.
Mike D
A new chef has revitalised the food side of...
Overall Value
3.5
out of 5
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Reviewed 27 days ago

"A new chef has revitalised the food side of this restaurant which had slipped badly for a while. Some more interesting regional dishes now go alongside well executed standard Cantonese fare. Dim sum are very good value and freshly prepared."

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julie t
My family and I visited Dragon Castle this ...
Overall Value
5
out of 5
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Reviewed 3 months, 11 days ago

"My family and I visited Dragon Castle this week. I found it to be ornately decorated to a high standard and the staff were really friendly and helpful throughout, even suggesting dishes as we hadn't tried dimsum before. The food arrived pretty quickly which was great considering how busy it was and it not only tasted mouthwatering but it was displayed beautifully on the plate. My overall experience is that this is the best chinese restaurant i have ever been to and next time in London will make sure to revisit but this time to try out their main menu."

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Patric M
Excellent for an area which frankly doesn't...
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3
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Reviewed 7 months, 22 days ago

"Excellent for an area which frankly doesn't have very much and pretty good overall. Service better than in Soho."

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The Editors Review

London's ethnic mix is endlessly confusing. Everyone knows that Southwark has large Black African and Black Caribbean populations. But did you know it's one of the city's top Chinese hot-spots? (London's only ward in to have more than 5% Chinese population, is turns out, is nearby Millwall in Tower Hamlets.)


The lunchtime population at this improbably large and grand new Elephant & Castle Chinese seemed a fair reflection of the prevailing local mix - half black and half oriental (plus the Harden table). It will be interesting to see if more visitors from outside the area soon feature in the mix, because this place looks set to become a true benchmark, easily rivalling the behemoths of Chinatown, and perhaps even Bayswater.


First, this large, lofty and brightly-lit chamber, brightly decorated in yellow, certainly looks the part. And on the steamy day we visited, with cold air cascading from the overhead air conditioners, we certainly felt we were in a location much more exotic than south London.


Second, service - always polite, efficient, and with more than a hint of a smile - was a very welcome change from your standard Chinatown indifference going-on hostility.


Third, the food. Well, to be honest it would take a week to eat through the menu here, which comes complete with pretty much all the Cantonese classic dishes you've ever heard of, plus a few fusion numbers. So we can only claim to have skimmed the surface. What we can say, however, is that absolutely everything we had - including dim sum from the extensive lunchtime menu - was realised to a standard equalled by relatively few other Chinese restaurants around town.


Whether you're looking for a emblem of multi-cultural London - of just a decent Chinese dinner - you're unlikely to do much better than here.


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