RestaurantsLondonBalhamSW17

survey result

Summary

£75
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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.

This well-known family-owned quartet of “upmarket Chinese” operations – in Knightsbridge, Mill Hill, Wandsworth Common and Esher – are “longstanding favourites” for many reporters. “The menus may not excite any true aficionados of Asian cuisine, but its consistency excites us!” And even if it’s “never cheap, it’s always worth the price”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Several clicks above your average Chinese...” – this “very popular” family-owned chain with sites in Knightsbridge, Mill Hill, Wandsworth Common and Esher – remains a long-running success story. Purists might find the food too “safe” (and the menu “has changed little over the years”). Yet even one critic who has “yet to be convinced by the concept of a posh Chinese” feels “they give it a good go” here, and despite the “pretty punchy prices” most diners feel the experience is “well worth the extra money”.

Summary

£67
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3
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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.

Fans of this “very popular, consistently above-average” family group – with venues in Knightsbridge, Mill Hill, Wandsworth Common and Esher – say it’s “on another level to most Chinese restaurants”, with “the best cuts of meat and fresh-as-you-like fish and vegetables”. Even fans, though, perennially complain about the prices: “still the best Chinese around, still the most expensive”. These days, a more affordable option might be the delivery/takeaway-only sites in Swiss Cottage, Battersea, Richmond and Wimbledon.

Summary

£61
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3
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A huge cut-above a ‘regular’ Chinese!” – this “well-run”, well-established family-run chain in Knightsbridge, Balham and Mill Hill (and Esher) offers an “upmarket” experience that’s “always reliable”: “not cheap but worth it”. “If feels like a bit of a 1990s throwback and I like it for that!”

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Good Earth Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Good Earth Restaurant in SW17, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Good Earth restaurant.
Neill S
Always tasty. Always pricey. ...
Reviewed 19 days ago

"Always tasty. Always pricey. "

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Neill S
Catered well for a large group of us. ...
Reviewed 3 months, 6 days ago

"Catered well for a large group of us. "

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Neill S
Fresh as you like Dim Sum. Save yourself a ...
Reviewed 4 months, 10 days ago

"Fresh as you like Dim Sum. Save yourself a trip to Chinatown and enjoy lunch without the crowds, bad service, manufactured food and soulless dining rooms. Ok the lunchtime Dim Sum menu is limited, but what they serve is great value and is the perfect pick you up if you are recovering from a late night."

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Sam B
All very lovely but you’re better off goi...
Reviewed 7 months, 15 days ago

"All very lovely but you’re better off going to chez Bruce for less!!"

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Neill S
The only reason not to come every week? The...
Reviewed 11 months, 6 days ago

"The only reason not to come every week? The prices!"

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