Harden's survey result
“Very good… but not as good as A Wong” is a common view on Andrew Wong’s late-2018 opening in Bloomberg’s HQ, which provides “a very different experience and menu from the Pimlico original”. Foodwise the emphasis is not on dim sum, but on plates of Cantonese roast meats, and, though “refined” with “lovely clean tastes”, results seem “quite pricey”. And the interior, though slick, is a trifle “dull” to some tastes. Still, it’s “another ‘tick’ for the City’s rise as a dining destination”, and the overall verdict is that it’s “still well worth a visit”. Top Tip – good value ‘Sunday roast’.
This much-heralded venture from chef Andrew Wong opened at Bloomberg’s new European HQ in the City in September 2018. (For restaurant history anoraks, Kym’s was the name of Andrew’s parents’ Pimlico restaurant of almost three decades’ standing, which he renamed A Wong in 2012; it was also one of the first ever establishments visited and reviewed for Harden’s London Restaurants 1992, our very first print edition). The new venture sits alongside 10 other restaurants (including Koya, Caravan and Vinoteca) in the new Bloomberg Arcade.
Kym's by Andrew Wong Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The new dishes lack the skills and the dazzle, a crying shame"
"I'm not so much a fan of Chinese food but this place is excellent, if pricey. Another 'tick' for the City's rise as a dining destination."
"Had lunch here. Very good quality but quite pricey."
"Exceptional food in a rather dull setting (although more attractive than the average Chinese restaurant)"
"lovely, clean dishes as well as some new and interesting ideas."
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
Bloomberg Arcade Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 8AR
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-6 pm|