Reservations for dinner in London are taken from eight in the evening. If you are planning to continue your night (to visit a bar or discotheque), it would be better for you to book your table for 10:00 p.m. Lunch is served from 12:00 noon until 2:30 p.m. After this, restaurants are closed until the evening.
Be careful as some restaurants will not let you in wearing jeans. Dress code is adhered to very strictly in London, jackets for men and dresses and high heels for women.
Park chinois - Mayfair
The most popular restaurant in London today, right in the heart of Mayfair. This is currently the IN place to be. Apart from a restaurant, you will also find a bar on the premises with a roof terrace offering views over London as well as a discotheque.
Speciality: Duck de Chine – Chinese duck, cooked to your liking, served with pancakes, chopped cucumber and spring onion.
Zuma - Kinghtsbridge
A legendary restaurant chain where you have to book a table at least 2 weeks in advance. The best seats are at the sushi bar, from where you can see right into the open kitchen. There is also a great bar at Zuma, where you can order a light snack if you can’t get a reservation at the restaurant.
Speciality: Sea bass sashimi (starter), Black Cod (main course), Zuma chocolate cake (not on the menu).
China Tang - Dorchester hotel
This restaurant decorated in a romantic Art Deco style is located in the basement of the legendary five-star Dorchester hotel, which will amaze you with its luxury English style interior, created by Sir David Tang, founder of the China Clubs chain in Hong Kong and Singapore. Before dinner, you can have a drink in the foyer, where a pianist plays songs by Frank Sinatra and other famous artists. If you don’t fancy the hotel bar, the China Tang restaurant also has its own China Tang bar, where you can enjoy live jazz every Tuesday.
Speciality: Peking Duck (main course), Singapore Sling (cocktail).
Sexy Fish - Berkley Square
Anyone who is anyone in London knows where the Sexy Fish restaurant is. This popular restaurant opened a year ago and is renowned for its great atmosphere and luxury interior. It is situated in a prestigious location – Berkeley Square.
Speciality: Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Dried Miso & Wood Sorrel, Pickled Cucumber.
Princess Garden – Mayfair
A traditional Chinese restaurant suitable for lunch or dinner. We recommend you book a table by the window so you can take in the atmosphere of Mayfair. The restaurant has an interior which is traditional for Chinese restaurants. The first thing you should definitely have is a cup of Chinese green tea.
Specialities: Wonton soup, Peking duck, Spicy chicken, Kung Pao chicken – chicken with almonds, Cheung Fun (only during lunchtime) – cannelloni with prawns.
The Duck&Rice - Soho
If you want an unforgettable experience in London, then it should be in the wonderful atmosphere of Soho. You can visit the Duck & Rice restaurant for lunch or for dinner. The restaurant has two floors and an interesting wooden interior. If there are two of you and you are lucky, book a table on the top floor, where the windows open along the whole wall. You will thus feel like you are sitting outside. If you want to play your favourite song, all you have to do is connect up to the Wi-Fi right in the restaurant and put it on. This restaurant is also known not only for its classic cuisine, but also for its Chinese vegetarian specialities.
Specialities: Sichuan vegetable dumplings, Crispy Duck Roll, Steamed aubergine with mui choi.
The Good Earth - Kinghtsbridge
You will find this traditional Chinese restaurant right in the heart of Kensington and it has already existed for 30 years. Apart from classic dishes, the restaurant also offers more modern food. This is a family restaurant which has four branches in London. We can recommend one to you, the one in Knightsbridge. If you don’t have a reservation or if you come in for lunch on your own, you can eat right at the bar.
Speciality: Wonton soup, Sweet & Sour Prawns, Tempura Trio – prawn tempura.