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“The food keeps on coming until you stay ‘stop’!” – “a seemingly never-ending stream of perfectly judged dishes” – at this Pimlico veteran, where “Mr Peng decides what you’ll eat, and my goodness he is right!” It’s “Russian roulette but fantastic if you’re not a fussy eater” and regularly scores as “the best Chinese in London (if not the planet)”. The room itself is “slightly odd” and “minor language problems” can impede the service, but overall it’s “a genius way to have a social meal”. “The wine list is pretty amazing too!” – “thoughtfully matched, with lots of Germanic and other aromatic whites, including a number of excellent mature Rieslings”.
“Leave all the ordering to Mr Peng Jr and you won’t be disappointed” at this “packed and pedestrian-looking” Pimlico veteran – London’s No. 1 Chinese. Expect “a happy adventure” of “course after delectable course” of “tastebud tingling and multi-textured” small dishes “until you can’t eat any more… and then the next three courses arrive” (all matched with “excellent, affordable wines”). The “enthusiastic” vibe set up by the “jolly” father and son team who run the place seals the experience.
“Let the owner order for you”, then sit back for “a roller coaster ride of endless one-mouthful plates” when you visit this “cramped” Pimlico veteran. The “truly original and exciting” cooking is arguably “London’s best Chinese food” and the Peng family’s “haphazard, grace-under-pressure” service helps create “an experience like no other”.
“The best Chinese in town” – Michael Peng “continues the traditions set by his father”, at this “delightfully odd” and “cramped” Pimlico stalwart; there’s no menu – “tell them what you like, and mouthwatering little plates from heaven just keep on coming”.
Hunan Restaurant Diner Reviews
"As always...never fails to hit the mark, each plate was a delight and with the accommodating staff going the extra mile, what's not to like. Definitely one of my all time favourites."
51 Pimlico Rd, London, SW1W 8NE
lunch 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 11 pm
Last orders: 11 pm