It may be one of the most popular takeaway choices in the country - nay, the world - but not all chow meins were created equally. Too often, you'll end up with greasy pork belly, lacklustre spring rolls or a limp prawn cracker from your order and we've had enough. As purveyors of good food, we felt it only right to share our pick of the best Chinese restaurants delivery in London to save you from yet another disappointing dumpling.
Having won popularity for its regionally-inspired delicacies, Lucky & Joy is now sharing its tapas-style eats with diners within two miles of its Clapton base. Tuck into grilled aubergine with silken tofu, red braised pork belly and turnip cake, all washed down with Chinese wines and beers. Added bonus: for only £3 you can buy a meal for an NHS worker.
Looking for your standard sweet and sour chicken? Then hunny keep looking. Created by the former head chef at Nobu, Freak Scene is not your usual Chinese restaurant delivering in London. Nor is it boring. The Soho spot specialises in innovative Pan-Asian plates, with the likes of salmon sashimi pizza and chilli crab wonton bombs all up for grabs.
My Neighbours The Dumplings
My Neighbours The Dumplings is a charming family-run restaurant and sake bar with sites in Victoria Park Village and Clapton. Taking lockdown in their stride, the kitchen is hand-delivering a specially-adapted menu of mouthwatering hot and cold small plates to houses within a 2-3 mile radius - think lamb potstickers and squid ink tapioca crackers.
Searching for your vegan fast food fix? Look no further than Mao Chow, London's first meat-free Chinese restaurant. Specialising in all things plant-based, the Hackney kitchen's takeaway menu may be small but it's sure to please with dishes including ginger and cabbage dumplings, spicy peanut and pak choi Dan Dan noodles and Langya potatoes, all available on Deliveroo.
Duck gyoza, pickled ginger broccoli and beef fillet tail chop suey... all these can be yours with a few quick clicks on UberEats or Deliveroo. Chop Shop Stratford whips up a playful collection of popular comfort food classics alongside one of two more modern flavour combinations, making it one of the best Chinese takeaways open during lockdown.
A beloved go-to, Ping Pong has got you covered for dim sum delivery in London during quarantine. Load up on spicy chicken, black prawn or griddled spinach and mushroom dumplings from their St Christopher's Place and Bow Bells House restaurants or opt for one of their selection boxes for a proper feast.
A sexy Brixton speakeasy, The Courtesan is treating its South London constituents to an incredible menu of authentic Chinese offerings. Eat your way through an indulgent assortment of dumplings, cheung fun and vegan-friendly nibbles, or take a walk on the wild side and munch on duck and mushroom bao or curry pumpkin parcels.
A Michelin-starred Chinese takeaway in your PJs? Yep, it's happening, thanks to Hakkasan. Get your hands on some world-class Cantonese cuisine through Supper and Deliveroo or make the most of your unlimited trips outdoors and pop over to their Mayfair restaurant to collect your freshly made crispy duck salad, Hakka noodles or selection box.
Snaps for Soho's BAO: the king of steamed buns and saviour to our Asian food cravings. This quick-thinking bunch wasted no time in creating their delivery service, Rice Error, to get their meal deals to hungry Londoners. Check out the stylishly packaged takeaways on Deliveroo and make an evening of it with one of their DIY bao kits.
Renowned for their signature thick noodles, Master Wei is up there with Chinatown's finest for top-notch bowls and traditional bites. Opt for a beef or veggie biang biang or branch out and get your chops around a pulled pork burger to see for yourself why it's arguably the best Chinese takeaway in the city.
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