Best Chinese Restaurants in London

On the hunt for some of the capital's finest Chinese restaurants? Can't decide between Cantonese and Sichuan? Family-run or globally-renowned? We're here to help. From humble Soho spots with London notoriety to brand new Chinese restaurant openings, we're recommending some of the best restaurants for Chinese food in London, whatever your occasion.




Ping Pong serves a hearty selection of Dim Sum and assorted Chinese food in London. The spacious bar encourages sharing among friends, while the selection of Chinese teas and cocktails will help the evening breeze along. And if the mixed drinks strike a particular chord, why not get yourself involved in one of their cocktail masterclasses?

Opium

1417 user reviews 4

50% Off Dim Sum Monday to Wednesday

Hidden Chinese bars and restaurants in London rarely get better than Opium. Located in a secret spot in China Town, the bar serves a delicious selection of Dim Sum that changes seasonally, as well as an Asian cocktail menu, which has each drink feature a delightful London twist. Perfect for a cool atmosphere in a sleek Oriental environment.

Lan Kwai Fong

19 user reviews 4

Head over to Chalk Farm Road where Lan Kwai Fong is bringing you flavours from across East Asia. Alongside a delicious selection of dim sum and Chinese plates, you'll find state of the art beer pong tables, and private karaoke rooms to boot.

The Courtesan

230 user reviews 4

This unique Chinese restaurant in London hopes to transport you back to the peak of Imperial China. The Dim Sum and cocktail bar, hidden away from the bustling streets of Brixton, is modelled on the dark décor of a Chinese opium den, but don't let the inspiration fool you: the venue is completely child friendly. With original house cocktails, speciality teas and great Dim Sum, this is perfect place for lunch or dinner.

For a more authentic, award-winning London Chinese restaurant, there's the Chinese Cricket Club. Named after the Chinese national cricket team who played their first match in 2009 and hosted in a Grade II-listed building, the venue serves Sichuan cuisine that focuses on spicy dishes and Cantonese Dim Sum. The interiors match the quality of the food, with bold greens standing against strong wooden furnishings. 

Hakkasan

4 user reviews 4

Feeling fancy? Hakkasan are all about beloved Cantonese plates at an elevated level as the luxury Soho Chinese restaurant brings you dim sum and duck in a glamorous, date-worth setting of dimmed lights and lush cocktails.

XU

0 user reviews 4

Taking on the cuisines of Taiwan and China combined, Xu have been cool and creative in their approach to bring Londoner's a vintage Chinese restaurant with varied appeal, from eel to lamb sweetbread.