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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”.

Summary

£37
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very much better than the average for Chinatown” – this “old school”, three-floor operation just north of Leicester Square delivers just what you hope for in the area (but is so often hard to find) with its “no frills and great value”. Top billing goes to its “fantastic dim sum” but “evening hits the spot too, with plenty for the adventurous diner: sea cucumber, ducks’ beaks, drunken chicken feet, curry whelks…”

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Restaurant details

Highchair
50
200

Prices

Starter Main Veggies
£3.00 £14.50 £10.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
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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