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Breaking news

November 2021; this Soho institution has closed after 35 years; The Observer's Jay Rayner wrote a touching tribute https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/nov/11/one-chinatown-restaurant-has-been-a-part-of-our-family-for-years-now-we-mourn-its-passing-jay-rayner

survey result

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Christine Lau’s “enduring” Soho “institution” (just north of the melee of Chinatown) is noted for its “excellent food” at “very reasonable prices” and particularly for its “warm service”“and they never rush customers”. “The regulars are just that – regular”, and for very good reason: “I always head here when in the West End”; “it’s a place I can always go and feel the world is somewhere else!”

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“William (the maitre d’) always has a warm welcome” at this “long-term favourite”: a Soho “oasis” whose “calm and friendly” atmosphere (“without the feeling we need to rush and free the table”) provides a quiet-but-stark contrast with the frenzy of Chinatown a couple of blocks south. Foodwise “it attempts nothing new or extraordinary – just good Chinese cooking that’s always wholesome and satisfying”, with “decent wine at un-greedy prices”.

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“William (the maitre d’) always has a warm welcome” at this “long-term favourite”: a Soho “oasis” whose “calm and friendly” atmosphere (“without the feeling we need to rush and free the table”) provides a quiet-but-stark contrast with the frenzy of Chinatown a couple of blocks south. Foodwise “it attempts nothing new or extraordinary – just good Chinese cooking that’s always wholesome and satisfying”, with “decent wine at un-greedy prices”.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Ever-helpful” service is “delightful as ever at this bright Soho stalwart” – a “quiet oasis” just beyond Chinatown’s northern borders, where a very strong following of loyal regulars “will come back and back for another renewal of old acquaintance” with maitre d’ William and owner Christine. Foodwise, results are “very reliable” and “very reasonably priced”.

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Owner's description

Those of you who already know Chinese food will make up your own minds. For those of you who don't, we will be very happy to help you choose.

The art of Chinese cuisine consists of the combination of opposing elements (Ying Yang, you might say) and it is here that we can best offer our services.

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.00 £15.20 £10.00 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

12, 16
No dress code
55
35-36 Greek St, London, W1D 5DL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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