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survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The lobster noodles are as legendary as ever”“best in the world!” – chorus a legion of fans for this 45-year-old Queensway institution that’s “tops for Chinese seafood in London”. It’s a “buzzy family restaurant” too, with “really lovely friendly staff”, even if it’s “a bit too brightly lit”.

Summary

£68
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Who would order anything but the lobster noodles?” (“the best way to get the most out of a crustacean, and surprisingly good value!”) at this “unbeatable Cantonese classic” in Queensway: a “chaotic, crowded and noisy”, if “efficiently run” stalwart (est 1978) which sells more lobster than just about any other restaurant in the UK. If you do, there are other delicious seafood dishes to try (scallops, crab, razor clams…) and the Peking Duck’s not bad either.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This stalwart of Queensway’s mini-Chinatown is back and better than ever”, thrilling diners with its signature lobster noodles (a dish invented on the premises) as well as superlative “steamed scallops, razor clams and all-round seafood”. “The best meal we’ve had for a long time.” Founded in 1978, MK is “always crammed”, but a makeover a couple of years ago, and improved service, are signs that more effort is now going into the ambience.

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”.

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14-16 Queensway, London, W2 3RX

Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
No dress code
110

Mandarin Kitchen Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Mandarin Kitchen Restaurant in W2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Mandarin Kitchen restaurant.
Mitchell L
very dull starter platter that the waiter d...
Reviewed 2 months, 18 days ago

"very dull starter platter that the waiter didn't believe in either. And then we had the usual lobster. Solid but uninspiring. The positivity this resto attracts continues to puzzle me on a 2nd visit."

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Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.90 £26.30 £9.00 £6.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £3.30
Extras  
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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