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Old 11-01-2019, 11:22 AM
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Good Chinese in London!

Right - I need some good reccomendations for a chinese restuarant in central London for a meal for a few mates (tonight)

Somewhere nice but not too expensive tho - Any ideas?

Bit clueless on this - Is China Town the best bet?
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:47 AM
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Go to the area behind Leicester Sq called "China Town". Great food, good prices and lots of colour.
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:19 PM
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Depends what you're after, but if you're willing to wait, Din Tai Fung has recently opened in Covent Garden
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Lido is the best Chinese in Chinatown. Phenomenally rude staff but the food is great, we often go in there for the rude service to be honest as it's so bad it's funny.
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Wong Kei in Wardour street.

Great food, great prices,.......waiters can be a bit rude

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customer : "table for four please"
waiter : "you sit here"
customer "but there are people already on that large table"
waiter: "you ****** sit here,...NOW"

A lot of other Chinese are very expensive, and you'd be looking at £50 per person, minimum

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Old 11-01-2019, 03:13 PM
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Lido is the best Chinese in Chinatown. Phenomenally rude staff but the food is great, we often go in there for the rude service to be honest as it's so bad it's funny.
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Wong Kei in Wardour street.

Great food, great prices,.......waiters can be a bit rude

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customer : "table for four please"
waiter : "you sit here"
customer "but there are people already on that large table"
waiter: "you ****** sit here,...NOW"
Have I missed the point as to why you'd even consider going to any establishment where the staff were rude?!
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Have I missed the point as to why you'd even consider going to any establishment where the staff were rude?!
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Have I missed the point as to why you'd even consider going to any establishment where the staff were rude?!
Friends once took us to a Chinese place in Soho specifically because they were so outrageously rude. They certainly lived up to their reputation, watching the reactions of people that obviously didn't know about them was priceless. Food was average, but it was a very funny night.
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Mayfair Garden in North Audley Street To view the link you have to Register or Login, a nice restaurant, good food, and not as overpriced as places like Hakkasan (last went there a couple of weeks before Christmas)

Although going by some not too clear posts online elsewhere, it might have actually closed down recently...

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Have I missed the point as to why you'd even consider going to any establishment where the staff were rude?!
Wong Kei is rather fun though.
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Depends what you're after, but if you're willing to wait, Din Tai Fung has recently opened in Covent Garden
Five hour queues? Eff that shit. Beijing Dumpling is quite good (or was, in case it is no more).

Also, I agree that the concept of Wong Kei is utterly baffling.
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:32 AM
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50 quid a head is quite baffling as well.
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Mr wong's in lisle street (China town) reasonably priced and the crab meat with seasonal greens is gorgeous.

And on the wong kei note,millions of years ago when I was a dispatch rider in London we would go there for lunch.
£2.50 2 course lunch, in and out in twenty minutes and were rude then to.
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We were in Wong Kei years ago with a friend and his dad wife and brother, they did not know the set up his dad who is let’s say a wealthy business man who does not declare very much exploded and they were polite after that
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In Wong Kei's many years ago with a group from work. One more person than the chairs available at our table so a colleague pulls up a chair from the table beside us. By the time he takes his jacket off and sits down the waiter has pulled the chair back to the original table and my mate ends up on his arse.

I think it all started off with the staff being brusque rather than rude due to their very limited English. Believed they have played on the rudeness over the years as a bit of an attraction.

Normally use the restaurant down the other end of Gerard Street possibly called New China. Not necessarily the cheapest but always had a decent meal there. Always a number of Chinese in there which I take is a good sign though they are often eating dishes which I don't recognise from the menu.
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Can anyone recommend one that does Chinese roast meats? Like roast pork with the crackling. Used to be able to get this everywhere in Aus but struggle over here.
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Five hour queues? Eff that shit. Beijing Dumpling is quite good (or was, in case it is no more).

Also, I agree that the concept of Wong Kei is utterly baffling.
There weren’t five hour queues.
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