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 spice up your takeaway night.
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 Yunnan smacked cucumbers, red braised pork belly and grilled hispi cabbage with this tasty Chinese takeaway in East London, all washed down with wines, beers, negronis and margs.
Searching for your vegan fast food fix? Look no further than Mao Chow, one of the best Chinese takeaways in Hackney, which just so happens to boast an entirely meat-free menu. Specialising in all things plant-based, the kitchen's delivery selection may be small but it's sure to please with dishes including sweet and sour broccoli, Chongqing cauliflower and Dan Dan noodles.
P.F. Chang's Asian Table is a stunning spot in Leicester Square, cooking up a lip-smacking array of Pan-Asian dishes. On the menu, you'll find red chilli buttery shrimp, sesame chicken and spring rolls to keep you happy throughout lockdown. And after? Get yourself or one of your nearest and dearest a gift voucher and keep the good times rolling.
A beloved go-to, Ping Pong has got you covered for dim sum delivery in London during lockdown. Load up on Chinese vegetable spring rolls, cod and okra dumplings or griddled beef gyoza from their St Christopher's Place, Shepherd's Bush and Bow Bells House restaurants or opt for one of their selection boxes for a proper feast.
Teriyaki salmon, chicken laksa and miso roast aubergine... all these can be yours with a few quick clicks. Chop Shop Stratford whips up a playful collection of popular comfort food classics alongside one or two more modern flavour combinations, making it one of London's best Chinese takeaways.
A sexy Brixton speakeasy, The Courtesan is treating its South London constituents to an incredible list 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.
Named as one of the world's best restaurants by The New York Times, Din Tai Fung is a no-brainer when it comes to Chinese restaurant deliveries in London. The Taiwanese eatery is serving up a whole host of dumpling varieties, along with prawn and pork wontons, steamed chicken soup and honeyed short ribs.
A Michelin-starred Chinese takeaway in your PJs? Yep, it's happening, thanks to Hakkasan. Get your hands on some world-class Cantonese cuisine delivered to you or make the most of your unlimited trips outdoors and pop over to their Mayfair restaurant to collect your indulgent Szechuan-style lobster, Hakka noodles or steamed dim sum boxes.
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 delivering a specially-adapted menu of mouthwatering hot and cold small plates and pancake kits to houses within a 2-3 mile radius - think prawn wonton soup and pork potstickers.
Snaps for Soho's BAO: the king of steamed buns and saviour to our Asian food cravings. This quick-thinking bunch have wasted no time in creating their delivery service, Rice Error, to get their meal deals to hungry Londoners. Check out the stylishly packaged takeaways or 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.
Found in the heart of Brixton, The Courtesan is a pretty Chinese restaurant and speakeasy bar with a penchant for dim sum and signature cocktails. Throughout lockdown? They're keeping the South West fed with dumplings for collection, including signature steamed buns, crispy delicacies and fluffy bao.
Originating in New York, Red Farm landed in Soho back in 2018, bringing with it quirky Pac Man shrimp dumplings and custard bao. Order one of their set menus online to enjoy their contemporary take on classic Chinese cuisine, with bottles of Champagne also available for those extra special occasions.
If you're looking for a Michelin-star Chinese takeaway in London, then Yauatcha is a guaranteed winner. The Chinatown restaurant is known for serving up some of the finest dim sum in the biz, with a tempting cocktail list to match. Add a touch of luxe to your next night in by selecting one of their gourmet set menus, available to order online.
Thirsty? Take a look at all the London bars delivering classic, creative and downright potent cocktails, here.