Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, restaurant-going in the UK has been suspended. Visit Harden’s on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest news. Please support the trade at this difficult time: use the links provided to the restaurant's own website and social media to discover any delivery, take-away or voucher schemes being run during the emergency.
Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you
RestaurantsLondonKing's CrossWC1

survey result

Summary

£35
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A favourite for authentic spicy Chinese food”, this “grungy and basic” student-friendly canteen in Bloomsbury does a wonderful line in lip-tingling Sichuan noodle dishes. The “largely Asian clientele is an effective endorsement of its quality”.

Summary

£34
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful, spicy” Sichuan cooking, “shabby” surroundings and “authentic service-without-a-smile” – make an outing to this “very low dive” in Bloomsbury a “fun” culinary treat. “The unremarkable exterior does not prepare you for some of the most genuine food ever” and “you’ll leave with perfectly tingling pepper-and-chilli lips”.

Summary

£34
    £
5
Exceptional
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderfully spicy” Sichuan cooking is the reason to discover this “brilliant find in Bloomsbury”. Forget the “plain” surroundings and the “hit-and-miss service”: “you can put up with all that to eat such fantastic dishes!”

Summary

£33
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “best dandan noodles this side of Chengdu” and other lip-tinglingly spicy dishes make this Bloomsbury cafe a Xanadu for lovers of fiery Sichuan scoff.

For 29 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Chilli Cool?

Restaurant details

40

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.00 £9.00 £4.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £16.00
Filter Coffee £1.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
15 Leigh St, London, WC1H 9EW
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

Best Chinese restaurants nearby

Master Wei
Chinese restaurant in Camden
£24
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
Sanxia Renjia
Chinese restaurant in Camden
£38
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
Hakkasan
Chinese restaurant in Fitzrovia
£101
£££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Burgers, etc restaurant in London
£33
    £
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
MEATliquor
Burgers, etc restaurant in King's Cross
£38
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
Flat Iron
Steaks & grills restaurant in King's Cross
£33
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good