Best Restaurants Near Chinatown

In the heart of the West End, lies one of London's most unique cultural hubs, Chinatown. Located between Covent Garden, Soho and Leicester Square, there's loads to see and do. If you need a break from all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet restaurants or want to try something a little different, check out our picks for the best restaurants near Chinatown. 

Last updated on 19th November 2018


1069 user reviews 4

Deep in the heart of Chinatown lies Opium, a gem literally hidden amongst the storefronts. Find the green door and be transported to a chic dim sum parlour and cocktail bar. The Oriental decor mixed with the contemporary metal accents gives the spot a level of Chinatown with a twist, echoed with the ever-changing dim sum menu focused on seasonability and freshness. 

Salvador & Amanda

853 user reviews 4

Tapas Monday - Drinks Area Only and 3 other offers

Salvador & Amanda cater to the needs of anyone looking for some Latin flair to their dinner. Leicester Square's resident fiesta is home to tasty, authentic tapas and fiery Spanish cuisine. Turn up the heat with their happy hour deals include 2 cocktails for £10 and a litre of sangria for just £11 to quench your thirst near Chinatown.

Boulevard Brasserie

2 user reviews 5

Set right off Covent Garden's main piazza, Boulevard Brasserie is a staple to London's French dining scene. Three floors of Parisian decor, complete with low lighting and framed posters accompanies a comprehensive French menu complete with moules marinières, boeuf bourguignon and duck confit paired with regional French wines.  

Cinnamon Bazaar

8 user reviews 5

Early Dinner £21.50pp and 2 other offers

Indian food is synonymous with British dining, and Cinnamon Bazaar has the corner on the bazaar for fine Indian dining near Chinatown. The menus are a modern take on market style dishes in an all-day British setting. Be sure to check out their Trader's Tea for a midday escape or start your day off with a traditional paratha. 


160 user reviews 3

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Sway is one of the best spots for dinner, dancing and drinks near Chinatown. Located between Covent Garden and Holborn, this chic New York-style cocktail bar offers an array of bar food staples, like sharing platters, salads, pizza and grilled entrees. After dinner, sway the night away on the in-house dance floor or drink up in one of three house bars. 

Barrio Soho

126 user reviews 4

Amigo Hour Specials until 7pm!

Hungry? A mix of tacos, nachos, chicken wings and chorizo will soon see to that, and there's a sharing platter of six smaller plates for £30 if you're looking for a communal eating experience. With generous 'Amigo Hour' deals that serve up £5 cocktails and £3 beers, Barrio is not to be missed for a fun, Latin dining experience right near Chinatown.