Best Chinese Restaurants in London

Is there a single person on the planet that doesn’t like Chinese food? Whether you’re popping in for some Dim Sum and cocktails or you want to drown in Hoisin duck and rice, there’s only one city that can provide the quality that you deserve: London. So take a look at our list of recommended best Chinese restaurants in London and get the Eastern meal you deserve.

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Gilgamesh sits in the heart of Camden Stables Market and is one of its crowning jewels. Attracting celebrities and the finest London visitors, the venue serves delicious pan-Asian cuisine, fine cocktails and an exciting atmosphere. Once you've finished your meal, why not move to the dance floor and mingle with the stars?

Splash the Cash £££
Camden

The Courtesan

13 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton
Cha Chaan Teng feat Absurd Bird
LUCKY HOUR COCKTAILS 5-8pm and 2 other offers available.

Modelled on the notoriously inauthentic Hong Kong cha chaan teng diners, this basement restaurant has no illusions about its origins. Serving a playful menu that infuses the West with the East, along with some luxurious cocktails (and a mean happy hour), it creates a unique dining experience that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in the capital.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Inamo Camden

16 user reviews
Inamo Camden
Birthday Package! and 2 other offers available.

Inamo Camden serves up unique, pan-Asian fusion dishes while incorporating a playful technological aspect to your dining experience. Food is ordered on a tablet, which can also be used to customise the table and watch the chefs prepare a delicious mix of curry, sushi and other flavours from China and beyond.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Miusan

1 user reviews

With an interior inspired by the lavish opium culture of Paris and New York and a menu packed with delightful dishes, you can’t go far wrong with Miusan when looking for good Chinese food in London. With dishes like Buddha dumplings and Jasmine tea smoked pork ribs, your taste buds will be more than satisfied, and you can wash it all down with their extensive cocktail list of Asian inspired mixed drinks.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Empire Casino

6 user reviews

Who says eating in a Chinese restaurant in London can’t be fun? A trip to FuLuShou is also a trip to the Casino at the Empire, meaning not only can you indulge on some delicious pan-Asian cuisine, once you finish your food, you can head over to play some casino games. With a belly full of everything from curries to fresh lobster chosen directly from the tank, you have more than one reason to keep coming back.

Splash the Cash £££
West End

Inamo Covent Garden

66 user reviews
Inamo Covent Garden
Happy Hours (5 to 7pm and 9 to 11pm) and 2 other offers available.

With a focus on tapas style, pan-Asian food, Inamo Covent Garden really stands out from the pack with its playful technological fusion aspect. The food is all ordered on tablets and you can play with the interactive tabletop projections, from messing around with virtual fish to watching the chefs creating your food in the kitchen. A truly unique experience.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Opium

371 user reviews

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.

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Ping Pong Covent Garden

465 user reviews
Ping Pong Covent Garden
Lazy Sumdays ! Unlimited Dim Sum ! and 2 other offers available.

Ping Pong Covent Garden serves a hearty selection of Dim Sum and assorted Chinese food in Central 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? 

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Peony

2 user reviews

If you are the experienced Chinese food in London connoisseur that we know you are, then Peony is the hidden gem you need to find. Nestled away in Chinatown, this hidden-bar-within-a-bar exclusive Chinese restaurant focuses purely on the understated: from its delicious array of dreamy Dim Sum to its hand-crafted cocktails, to its sake served in bamboo handled tea pots. 

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Inamo Soho

26 user reviews
Inamo Soho
Happy Hours (5 to 7pm and 9 to 11pm) and 3 other offers available.

Inamo Soho is some of the best fun you can have at a Chinese restaurant in London and we’re not just talking about the food. Everything is ordered through the virtual tablecloth that acts as a big tablet, but you can also watch the chefs at work, play battleships and more while you wait for their delicious food.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

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