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Summary

£50
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Authentically fiery dishes” light up the menu at this City Road restaurant where head chef Zhang Xiao Zhong hails from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan – a third-generation chef, his grandfather was personal chef to Deng Xiaoping, China’s leader through the 1980s.

Summary

£45
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4
Very Good
3
Good
2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “cracking Sichuanese restaurant on the unglamorous and busy City Road” (near the Honourable Artillery Company) is “not for the chilli-hater!” “Go for the authentic and freshly cooked regional specialities” from chef Zhang Xiao Zhong, whose grandfather was personal chef to Sichuan-born Deng Xiaoping, Chairman Mao’s successor as China’s leader.

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£51
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4
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The famously mouth-numbing tastes of southwest China are celebrated at this “great value” joint between Barbican and the City. Chef Zhang Xiao Zhong (ex-Bar Shu and Hutong) is from Chengdu, the home of Sichuan cooking, and his grandfather was personal chef to Sichuan-born Deng Xiaoping, China’s supreme leader in the 1980s.

Summary

£49
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3
Good
3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delicious dumplings” and other “fine” dishes from southwestern China make this nondescript looking four-year-old “a real find on the western edge of the City, near Bunhill Fields”. “I even ate their tofu with great enjoyment, which was a revelation”.

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14 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AA

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The Sichuan Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Sichuan Restaurant in EC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Sichuan restaurant.
Jill C
Busy place with a big post-work crowd. The ...
Reviewed 7 months, 1 day ago

"Busy place with a big post-work crowd. The food was great - super spicy. The bill had service on and they tried to add it again at payment time which was disappointing."

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Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£2.50 £16.80 £6.80 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
14 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday1 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday1 pm‑10 pm

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