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June 2022: the restaurant will close on 3 July. We don't know exactly why, but the statement from the company said there will be "a change of management"; more news as we know it.

survey result

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a crowded Chinatown field”, this three-story Cantonese institution just off Leicester Square “is a dependable crowd-pleaser” with a “good price-to-quality ratio”: “the queues outside speak for its popularity”. Highlights from the “reliable menu” include “fab dim sum every time”, “yummy char sui” and “legendary soft shell crab”, all delivered by staff who “although rushed off their feet are generally smiley and friendly”. Top Tip – “the ground floor is a better experience than the higher floors”.

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a crowded Chinatown field”, this three-story Cantonese institution just off Leicester Square “is a dependable crowd-pleaser” with a “good price-to-quality ratio”: “the queues outside speak for its popularity”. Highlights from the “reliable menu” include “fab dim sum every time”, “yummy char sui” and “legendary soft shell crab”, all delivered by staff who “although rushed off their feet are generally smiley and friendly”. Top Tip – “the ground floor is a better experience than the higher floors”.

Summary

£39
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Old-school Cantonese” over three floors just off Leicester Square with “legendary soft shell crab and brilliant dim sum”, “fabulous, flavoursome morsels that arrive hot and steaming at your table”. It’s “not at all glamorous, but once you start eating you won’t notice!” and it’s “always super busy and crowded, so you have to queue – but it’s soooo worth it”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
50
No dress code
200

Joy King Lau Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Joy King Lau Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Joy King Lau restaurant.
Jurgen K
We visit this traditional Chinese restauran...
Reviewed 3 months, 15 days ago

"We visit this traditional Chinese restaurant a few time every year and the members of the service team are always very friendly. The dishes are very well prepared and presented."

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Jin L
Stalwart traditional Chinese, consistent co...
Reviewed 3 months, 25 days ago

"Stalwart traditional Chinese, consistent cooking, no fuss. Good dim sum, seems to have upped its game, better than Pearl Liang and half the price of Yautcha "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner £15.50 £24.50

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.00 £13.80 £10.00 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
3 Leicester St, London, WC2H 7BL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday11 am‑10:30 pm

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