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With renowned restaurants across Asia, Imperial Treasure has ventured into Europe with this London opening (and then France next year). The speciality of the house is Peking Duck carved at the table.

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

This “ultra-high-end Chinese” two-year-old – set in an “extremely hushed” former banking hall off Pall Mall “with sumptuous interiors by Christian Liaigre” – is the first London branch of a Singapore-based group with offshoots across mainland China. Its menu is led by a signature Peking duck that must be ordered in advance and is “delicious – if outrageously priced” at £100 a pop. Other choices get much the same verdict: “the quality of the dishes is exceptional”, but “most are very pricey for what they are”.

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£104
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Everything about this place is wow!… including the breathtaking bill!” – This extremely swanky, late-2018 yearling occupies a “beautiful old banking hall, with butter-soft leather banquettes, and tasteful furniture” just off Pall Mall. It’s the first London branch of a Singaporean chain with branches throughout mainland China and Hong Kong as well as elsewhere in Asia. “Don’t forget to pre-order your £100 Peking duck with pancakes!”, which has become something of a cause célèbre in (generally unfavourable) newspaper reviews of its opening, although whether the result is “magnificent”, or “a tasteless rip off” at “obscene prices” is likewise debated by Harden’s reporters. Ultimately ratings here are dragged down by the vocal minority of critics, but supporters say “you wouldn’t complain about the prices if it were French”.

Summary

£104
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Everything about this place is wow!… including the breathtaking bill!” – This extremely swanky, late-2018 newcomer occupies a “beautiful old banking hall, with butter-soft leather banquettes, and tasteful furniture” just off Pall Mall. It’s the first London branch of a Singaporean chain with branches throughout mainland China and Hong Kong as well as elsewhere in Asia. “Don’t forget to pre-order your £100 Peking duck with pancakes!”, which has become something of a cause célèbre in (generally unfavourable) newspaper reviews of its opening, although whether the result is “magnificent”, or “a tasteless rip off” at “obscene prices” is likewise debated by Harden’s reporters. Ultimately ratings here are dragged down by the vocal minority of critics, but supporters say “you wouldn’t complain about the prices if it were French”.

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Imperial Treasure Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Imperial Treasure Restaurant in SW1Y, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Imperial Treasure restaurant.
Natasha L
Faultless and incredibly delicious. ...
Reviewed 3 months, 15 days ago

"Faultless and incredibly delicious. "

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Scott M
Went for Peking Duck - exceptional...
Reviewed 4 months, 29 days ago

"Went for Peking Duck - exceptional"

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Daniel C
Eye wateringly expensive Chinese food that ...
Reviewed 9 months, 20 days ago

"Eye wateringly expensive Chinese food that is sometimes superb and sometimes ordinary in a very smart but slightly soulless dining room"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £65.00
Lunch £36.80  

Starter Main Pudding
£13.00 £95.50 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £44.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 12.50%
9-10 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4BE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm

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