RestaurantsLondonBayswaterW2

survey result

Summary

£41
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Better than any lobster noodles in Asia – possibly the best in the world” is the oft-repeated superlative attached to this Queensway temple to “seafood, Chinese style”. “Don’t go for the ambience”, however: “it’s noisy and the opposite of stylish” – although it’s “a bit smarter than it used to be”.

Summary

£41
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Better than any lobster noodles in Asia – possibly the best in the world” is the oft-repeated superlative attached to this Queensway temple to “seafood, Chinese style”. “Don’t go for the ambience”, however: “it’s noisy and the opposite of stylish” – although it’s “a bit smarter than it used to be”.

Summary

£40
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best lobster noodles in London (if not the world)” is the famous signature dish of this “reliable old favourite” Chinese, opposite Queensway tube. Other standout seafood dishes include crab and razor clams. It’s always full and the decor – though improved in recent years – isn’t hugely inspiring, so don’t come with a view to linger among elegant surroundings – “eat and leave for somewhere more salubrious!”

Summary

£41
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s always full (the sign of a great place)”, but don’t go to this crowded Bayswater Chinese expecting much in the way of ambience. Stick to the “consistently outstanding” seafood dishes – “the best lobster noodles in the world” are the “must-try” signature dish – but “in truth, the Peking duck is a bit less good”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
No dress code
110

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.40 £14.90 £8.90 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
14-16 Queensway, London, W2 3RX
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑11:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11:15 pm
Sunday12 pm‑23.00

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