China Tang
China Tang

China Tang

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chinatanglondon.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02076299988
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Sunday
    Restaurant – 11.30am to 12midnight (online reservations from 12pm)
    Bar – 11.30am to 1am (no reservations)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dim Sum, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Chef Fong
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Regular Tuesday Live Jazz evening.
  • Special Events: For more information on Special Events at China Tang please call 0207 629 9988.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Curzon Street
  • Public Transit: Hyde Park Corner 0.3 miles
    Green Park 0.4 miles
    Marble Arch 0.4 miles
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Non-Resident off street parking is available on a number of side streets surrounding the Dorchester Hotel. There is also a 24 hour car park on South Audley Street.
A word from China Tang
Conceived by Sir David Tang, the founder of China Clubs in Hong Kong, Peking, and Singapore, as well as the life-style brand, "Shanghai Tang", China Tang aims to define the best of classical Cantonese food.

There is no fusion of dishes nor compromise on classical recipes, all are prepared with the freshest ingredients and traditional spices and flavourings. No mono-sodium-glutomate (MSG) shall be used.

The decoration of China Tang will evoke a romantic sense of art deco of the thirties in line with the general architecture of the Dorchester Hotel. At the same time, there will be an abundance of Chinoiserie as well as a collection of art from both.

SET LUNCH MENU @ £27.50 AVAILABLE DAILY UNTIL 3.30PM
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China Tang reviews from OpenTable diners
248 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambience4
    Value3.2
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (127)business meals (75)fit for foodies (73)romance (57)group bookings (45)good vegetarian options (31)sunday lunch (27)child friendly (20)outstanding value (18)pre/post theatre (17)brunch (15)afternoon tea (5)disabled access (3)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Always a pleasure
    Consumer86
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I have been dining at china tang for several years. It is the only Chinese resturant I truly enjoy; the food , service and ambience is always exceptional.
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    afternoon tea, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday dinner
    Thentherewas3
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Excellent quality food, very well cooked and presented with great service The dim sum was fantastic , but to be fair so were all the dishes It comes at a price , but worth it none the less
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning decor
    DAWHA
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Thought we would try something different on our trip to London this month and chose the China Tang at the Dorchester. We chose the set lunch menu, with was reasonable value for what you got. The service was first class, but then we not not expect anything else here. However we have had better food. Is it on our MUST return list - sorry I don't think so.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MonkeyVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Good dim sum and set meal value was good Will always recommend
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  • Dinner @ China Tang
    Stephen
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    I would recommend this Restaurant. its location in the Dorchester is worth it just for the experience, the foods very good as is the service. The only downside, common to most 5 * restaurants, is the drinks prices.
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  • 1980
    NickName
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We no longer live in the 1980's, dining and decor have moved on very significantly since then.
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  • Overpriced and very mediocre
    Emmy13
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    As a lover of Chinese food, I've wanted to go to China Tang for ages, so it was a treat to go last week. We had excellent cocktails in the bar, but it all went downhill at dinner. Total lack of ambience. Tables so close together you can't have a conversation. Laughably overpriced wine list. The table wasn't set properly, no chopsticks or napkins. Food was ok but presentation very poor and unappealing. Lobster lettuce wraps were a pile of mushed lobster with lettuce leaves, tasted ok, but quite bland. Lamb hot plate was tasty. Dim sum was nothing special and poorly presented. It was a very expensive, very mediocre dinner. Definitely won't return. I'll stick to Hakkasan, Chinese Cricket Club, Min Jiang or any of the Royal China restaurants.
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  • Excellent food
    Audibabe
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    China tang is one of the best restaurants I have been to. The food is amazing the customer service is top of the range. I will definitely be coming back.
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  • Lovely restaurant
    sg123
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The décor of the restaurant is absolutely beautiful and the atmosphere is great. The bar attached to the restaurant is lovely too. Food is not as good I thought it should be but that didn't take away from a fun afternoon. I would highly recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appalling service. Expensive.
    MmMm
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Really terrible service. Both poor quality and slow. Menu quite unimaginative, think local Chinese takeaway circa 1998. Food average. Not what you'd expect for the price.
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  • Business Lunch
    NatBVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Monday lunch time is never going to be the busiest of times, but lack of people in the restaurant affected the atmosphere, there was none! I also ordered the duck and ended up with roast instead of Peking, second time it's happened to me, my fault, but I wish they would check when ordering. The menu is also pretty basic, lots of dishes but you don't actually know what they are.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    veterandiner
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    This was my second visit to this restaurant, and it was rather disappointing. The stir fried chicken with spices is one of the worst dishes I have experienced in a restaurant of this calibrate. The dish arrived luke warm, and was extremely chewy and artificial tasting. The stir-fried beef in black pepper was very good, however, i'd say for the quantity given, overpriced and not to mention poorly presented. The most disappointing aspect for me was service. When I wanted to better understand the menu, the waitress was far from thorough/accommodating. I ordered the halal menu (which states, free from pork, alcohol etc), and yet I was offered wine! This is shire lack of diligence on the part of the waiting staff. Overall, service was slow.
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  • MonkeyVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Excellent food and great service. The food and flavours are great good set menu
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Worzel
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Very enjoyable and as an occasion and setting, difficult to beat. That said, food was a tad overrated though their Peking duck (signature dish) was great. It's the great dilemma - occasion and setting vs value !
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  • cuminbak
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Had dinner with the family, ages ranging from teenagers to senior citizens and the restaurant coped well with all our differing eating expectations.. The maitre d' took charge and recommend various dishes to suit , with the result we had a very relaxed and fun evening. The service was excellent.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    The food was fine,although nothing special. The service utterly hopeless, slow and offhans
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  • Dinner at China Tang
    gwnd
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    Atmosphere and cocktails in bar excellent. Service friendly and efficient. Good advice re choices from our server, most helpful. Wine list comprehensive, if a little expensive. Overall a great evening, great food and service second visit, will be back!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapponting
    Ally
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    I heard good things about this place but I was very disappointed with my experience. The decor is lovely but I did find the place quiet noisey. We ordered starters and main. The starters came out very quickly and before we had any time to finish both out mains turned up. I asked out waitor to recommend something. He recommended noodles which were dry and not as nice as I would expect from such a high end restaurant. The whole experience felt very rushed and I wouldn't go back again.
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  • Pretty good
    Sach160
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Pretty good Chinese. The food was all pretty good - not greasy and flavoursome. The canneloni style dim sum was in particular very good. However I'd probably except slightly better food for the price and location. The service also felt a little rushed. But the ambience is great so overall a pretty good place.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    yum1812
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    The great service you would expect from such a haute establishment, whilst the food was absolutely delicious and of such high quality. Would definately recommend the desert sharing plate, such fun! The decor is just as sublime.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of Hong Kong in London
    DimSumDiva
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    I live between Hong Kong and Uk and when I feel I really need my Chinese food fix, I go to China Tang. The restaurant is beautiful, if you like Art Deco I love the poetry readings in the loo and the food is exceptional. Very authentic and not at all made for a foreigners palate. The experience does not come cheap, and if you really want to go for reasonably priced, excellent dim sum, Royal China in Bayswater is the better option and equally authentic. But this is the whole experience and a wonderful Sunday lunch option. We even drove into London from Surrey for the privilege.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr.
    speedbird7
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    The service was excellent, the ambience suitable, the food (set lunch menu) was tasty and hot. This is a restaurant one should return to. Ken Abel
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  • OVERPRICED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant is in the decline compared to when I used to live in London 5 year ago and eat here frequently. We had reservations but they sat my wide in a ridiculous bench seat between two cushions and when I requested new table they said no! They brought all the food, starters, main and soup at the same time. The squid dish was basically "Squid McNuggets".. Ribs were fatty. Bill was over $200 US dollars for 2 of us.
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  • Great food
    Sumz
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Authentic Chinese and great service! Don't miss this place!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    ImrtrtrtuVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Great but small portions...great atmosphere during the World Cup
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Set lunch at China Tang
    JLeeVIP
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    Both my friend & I found the service impeccable, the restaurant's ambience interesting (we liked the retro look), but the food a bit hit & miss. The roast duck with pancakes was delicious, but the noodles were on the greasy side. The dim sum basket was dainty but good. All in all, the opentable set lunch menu was good valued.
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below standard
    leon
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Quite disappointed, I have been to many good Chinese restaurants, China Tang is really an average. The only good thing is the decorations and the ambience. Everything else is just average. Its not worth the money. You can get the same quality of food for 50% of the price at many places. The service isn't that good either.
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  • Duck shocker
    Expat
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Identified as the naive Gwylows on our arrival (inspite of the fact I had had dinner there the previous night and paid £400 for 2) we were served the whole duck quickly in a shoddy manner the waiter foolishly leaving the fat exposed under the skin. My unexpected complaint was not welcome and the Manager agreed to replace the food to rid himself of the problem. Shocking value for money. Choy sum was mediocre also. The Good Earth is much better value.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    The meal was good so was the service. The crowd was tooooooo loud.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TangFastic China Tang
    Dobbin
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    Consistently great food and service and the duck is just amazing!
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food with a Tang
    Dilkul
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    On arrival we were immediately taken to our table, the restaurant was full and bustling. Though the drinks took time to come, the food service was quick. The food was good in quality and taste and the portions were just right. We ordered Barbecue Ribs, Steamed Fish, Soft Shelled Crabs, Sliced Lamb, Singapore Noodles and the Roast Duck which is the speciality of the house. Good experience and will definitely revisit.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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  • Great ambiance for a fancy date
    Jay5555
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    So as expected, china tang does live up to being a great place for a quiet and cozy meal. The ambiance is fantastic and the entire walk in through the Dorchester lobby makes you feel quite like royalty. The food is also top notch but be prepared for some steep pricing (but then that's expected with such a place, right?). If I was being very critical, the only real flaw I can see is the lack of presentation when the food arrives. I would have expected the food to be presented very fancifully but alas that wasn't the case. If you can look past that, the. Definitely give it a go.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great service... Lovely decor and ambience... But... The food was quite simply poor. Chinatown offers much better cuisine and at a fraction of the price. We were so looking forward to dining here but left very disappointed.
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  • Disappointing lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I went to China Tang with my wife and son for lunch during the working week. In short - the experience was underwhelming. The food wasn't bad - but nothing spectacular either in taste or presentation. Service was average - nothing to complain about but nothing to crow about either. The only nice thing was ambience. We went there expecting a five star experience - but returned feeling short changed with what was provided for the money. I have eaten at most of the top tier chinese/Japanese restaurants in the city this would be a bottom quartile rating.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    An awful lunch experience. Quality of food appauling, portion sizes laughable and service was non-existent. Neither I nor my other three guests would return for this shameful experince at a supposedly luxury hotel.
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  • Where Decor and Toilets are Best!
    n3rve
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I was so looking forward to China Tang the supposed successor to The Oriental at The Dorchester. The decor reminiscent of a quality Hong Kong eatery and the toilets majestic. Actually more space than at the tightly packed tables.Service was uninspired almost slovenly and all my three courses came way after the other three people. Food presentation woeful so different to the wonderful Oriental. The spicey chicken was rubbery and fierce hot without caution. The chicken with veg which wasnt the order bizarre in texture, the sea bass in large chunks without finesse. Asparagus thrown randomly in bowl but well cooked. Lamb and beef dishes tasty but no sauce. Dessert good went another table first. Rice was terrible. Ok for local takeaway but ....
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  • Delicious Chinese food
    ASleatorVIP
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    The decor is what you see first and it feels very colonial, as though you had walked into the Raffles in Singapore -- or an Indiana Jones movie set. It is 1930s Asian colonial, and there is a lot of it but it works. There are several rooms which is good because the place is vast and an open space would make it soul-less. Our waiter was attentive, our drinks and food came at a good pace. We ordered two kinds of dim sum (the nice thing is that they serve dim sum for dinner which many Chinese restaurants simply won't do) and they were very light and tasty. We also had stir-fried beef and sauteed shrimp as well as fried noodles: everything was delicious. My favorite moment was dessert: chocolate dim sum -- fabulous!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAIgourmetVIP
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    As usual excellent fare and service .. Our favourite Chinese restaurant in London
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like being back in Hong Kong
    Shiningone
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to China Tang. 15 years ago we lived in Hong Kong and have always yearned for Cantonese food like we used to eat when we were there. Finally we have found it. We loved the lobster and noodles, steamed fish, beef dish and fried squid. The service was excellent, there were many waiters / waitresses on hand to help who also knew how to give clear advice on the menu. It was my birthday and we were even given a birthday surprise at the end however they declined to sing Happy Birthday.!
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  • 5 star dinning its not.
    Tankdave
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Booked this as a weekend treat, very disappointing the moment we arrived, no one took our coats, small things count. Ambience none existent, no back ground music with babies screaming and kids running around. Food was OK but when your paying these sort of prises you expect the best. Got the feeling the CT is living on its name. Hopefully it wont be long before restaurants ban mobile phones, we must have been the only people not using one.
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