Chinese Cricket Club
Chinese Cricket Club

Chinese Cricket Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chinesecricketclub.com/
  • Phone: 020 7438 8051
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 14:30


    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 18:00 - 22:30

    Friday and Sunday: 18:00-22:00

    Saturday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private function available to hire.
  • Private Party Contact: Rasa Slempo 020 7438 8051

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Chinese Cricket Club
Against a relaxed and calming backdrop decorated with a warm simplicity, Chinese Cricket Club specialist oriental Chef Guanghao Wu, offers a mouth-watering range of Sichuan specialties served with a modern twist.

The restaurant is named in honour of the newly formed Chinese National Cricket team, who played their first international match in 2009. The title also commemorates the recent translation of the Laws of Cricket into Mandarin by the Asian Cricket Council.

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Chinese Cricket Club reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.4
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (45)fit for foodies (13)special occasions (10)good vegetarian options (10)group bookings (9)romance (5)outstanding value (4)sunday lunch (3)child friendly (3)disabled access (2)afternoon tea (2)brunch (2)outdoor eating (1)pre/post theatre (1)Show More
  • food
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Food was delicious, good variety of choice, good ambiance, nothing very special but was quite good for a relatively quiet business lunch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Cricket Club
    stuffedofsomerset
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    We recently had dinner for four at the restaurant. The service initially was good but then they forgot one of our main dishes and that spoilt the evening. The food is OK but no different to any other Chinese restaurant, except they charge three times as much! Overall, the food was OK, service was mixed and it was poor value for money.
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  • Oriental dining with Panache!
    Jacs100VIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Very impressed - from entering the restaurant to the excellent service, delicious food, décor, atmosphere - I couldn't find anything to fault the Chinese Cricket Club, although perhaps very slightly overpriced? Highly recommend.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Nice Atmosphere
    foodloveVIP
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Nice restaurant for Chinese food, quiet and nice place to have nice chat. Food is okay, we ordered duck which was delicious.
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  • Excellent dinner experience!
    PistolPete
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I took my colleague to the Chinese Cricket Club for a Friday evening business dinner. We were seated swiftly and were given ample opportunity to study the menu prior to ordering. All facets of the food experience were outstanding. Fresh ingredients, beautifully presented and as tasty as I had hoped. Quite superb really. A truly wonderful dinner. My only cause for concern was the price for the bottle of the chilled NZ Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite a hefty mark up. If you like your food give the CCC a chance. Five stars.
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  • Joan
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    The experience was OK. The name was intriging which is why we went for a business lunch. Ambience quiet but we did go on a weekday at 12.30. Food good but expensive for what it was.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a work lunch
    Nikki
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    I'm a frequent visitor to the Chinese Cricket Club and I keep going back for the dim sum. Friendly and quick service too.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Interesting and tasty food
    nicabb
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and we would be happy to return. The food was original and interesting with good size portions. The staff were attentive without being pushy, and the overall feeling was very relaxed and pleasing.
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  • Great food, not great service
    EAM1
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have eaten here a number of times. Great food again and will be coming back but there were issues with service this time. We ordered one dish and were given something different. When we asked, the waitress went to reread the menu before assuring us the disk we asked for was the one presented. We can confirm that it definitely not! We therefore said this at the end of the meal, although we said that it was good. This was met with a somewhat terse response and we were still charged for the dish, which was a little surprising. Sure it was just a one off - everything else was good as normal, but this was very much below standard.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • authentic chinese food
    seasonsofmistVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    one of our party has allergies to certain food additives that can be found in certain chinese takeout foods, however we were assured that the food was fresh, and we were not disappointed. This first rate chinese food, reflected in the price, however once you taste the food you'll will be more than happy once the bill comes. It was fantastic and we were really able to taste the difference compared to other chinese restaurants!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upmarket chinese in the city
    JMS05VIP
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Good restaurant a bit out of the way but worth it for good chinese in the city. Pretty substantial menu, had the crispy chilli beef which is as good as any ive had in London. Dinner for 2 with wine and coffee came to ~£90 which given the quality and setting seemed about right. The bar in the hotel, Voltaire, is also worth a visit, good setting and music, but can be a bit quiet as a result of the location.
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  • Liked the food
    darlingsalVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was the third time we visited Chinese Cricket Club. The food is always good and the staff are polite and friendly.
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    business meals, romance
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  • JulieVIP
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    The best food wonderful setting v convenient in the city lovely staff
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  • Nice surroundings, ok atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Nice surroundings, ok atmosphere, average food, which for the money really is not up there. We had to send a fish dish back as it was overcooked and tasted horribly metallic. This was handled swiftly and with good grace, so full marks for that, and the service generally was pleasant and attentiv. However the replacement was frankly not that much of an improvement and at £16.50 for a prawn dish where many others in broadly the same league do a better job for £10 a bit of a poor show. Overall glad we tried it but it's off the list for the future.
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  • Reena
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    Love the food here. It's always amazing. Perhaps on the pricey side.
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  • Excellent food
    James
    Dined on 27/3/2014
    We were very much looking forward to visiting a restaurant that provided excellent food in the surroundings of the cricket club. However we were left partially dissapointed. The food is excellent and is amongst the tastiest Chinese in London with excellent dim sum and orange chicken dishes. It was noticeable for the quality of meat and the lack of excess grease. Unfortunately it was at the end of the dinner that the restaurant was let down slightly. We were left for a long time trying to have our plates cleared and to pay for the bill. This considering the high price should not have happened and put a downer on the evening.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CCC for me !
    Jobbo
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good food but expensive. We had DIM SUM, very good. Wine exorbitant !
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  • Chinese Cricket Club
    GroveterraVIP
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    What a title certainly had me guessing but its based inside the Crown Plaza hotel, lovely food and good surroundings, will be back
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    business meals, disabled access, good vegetarian options, child friendly, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with food
    CristinaP30
    Dined on 20/2/2014
    The food wasn't that great. I expected something better. It was expensive for what we had.
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  • Great food again
    EAM1
    Dined on 12/2/2014
    Great food and wine, if a bit expensive for what you get without the toptable offer
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • Chinese Cricket Club
    Pope1964
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Excellent experience.Polite staff wonderful service and outstanding food - the quality is second to none
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad
    Alex
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Let’s call this “Executive Chinese” (it’s a hotel restaurant), it was a nice date location, and it was good quality food, and it’s a ‘medium’ price for a posh date at £110 for 2 with a few beers. However, we agreed that we preferred both “Proper Chinese” (Home-style cooking, chicken feet etc) and low-class “Anglo-Chinese” (Crispy duck, spare ribs, sweet and sour chicken), and both of those are cheaper. It’s stuck in the middle between not high-end enough to feel like a real treat, and not foodie enough or satisfying enough to beat the lower end. But that sounds a bit too harsh – it was OK.
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  • Disappointing
    Anom2012VIP
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    This is the first time I have ever had to write a poor review for a restaurant. We chose CCC to celebrate the Chinese New year. Having lived in China for a year and having this place close to work thought it would be a good lunch out. Was extremely disappointed. We chose the business lunch, it took nearly 20 mins for the rice to come out after the main dishes were served, by which time the accompanying dishes were cold. Drinks weren't served until part way through the meal. Parts of the meal was tasty however other parts were bland and tasteless. We asked to have the service removed. First time in 10 years of dining out in London I asked for this. Sadly we won't be returning again in the future
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  • Good to escape Christmas parties!
    EmberMum
    Dined on 19/12/2013
    Food was excellent, and given that most places are overrun with Christmas parties at this time of year, it was pretty calm, perfect for a catch-up dinner with my sister.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Raja1
    Dined on 13/12/2013
    Went with a group of work colleagues and a good time was had by all. The food was very good and the service excellent. It was good value with the Toptable discount which we managed to receive even though it was Christmas.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as the first time
    twindolphin
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The tasting menu isn't available for the Top Table offer any longer which is a shame. A little noisy and service has slipped.
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  • One to erase from the memory
    Happydiner
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    We were the first to arrive at the restaurant and were left sitting there for around half an hour before anyone came to take our order. When the food eventually came out, the starter was a meagre medley of dim sum which would have been poor rations for two let alone four. The main courses came out in dribs and drabs. Main dishes for two people, rice side dishes for the other two people, and one rice side dish missing in action altogether. My main course was quite the blandest, gloopy, insipid Chinese food ever tasted. I didn't even have anything to wash it down with as no one seemed to notice my empty glass or ask if everything was ok. The manager did take two main courses & service charge off the bill on complaining.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since 23 November 2013
    • Average Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambience3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Value3.8
  • The following 418 reviews are from the Chinese Cricket Club reviews archive.
  • Lovely restaurant with attentative
    Heather
    Dined on 18/11/2013
    Lovely restaurant with attentative staff. Really enjoyed the food. We were lucky to have the 50% discount off food or it could work out quite expensive. It really is worth the experience though even at full price. Would also recommend for a special occasion.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Reccomended
    stevegil
    Dined on 18/11/2013
    I wanted a Chinese resataurant with a bit of style for a speedy business/social lunch near to Fleet Street. I elected the Chinese Cricket Club (which on the day was offering a really good value 50% off food deal). My companion and I decided on a Dim Sum lunch which was good value, served elegantly in a pleasant airy ambiance, and was perfectly prepared. Highly reccomended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for lunch with a colleague
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Went for lunch with a colleague on the 50% TT offer. The food was very good particularly the starters. Service was somewhat slow and we had quite a long wait for our main course. All in all, a positive experience with unusual dishes, of which some were pretty spicy.
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  • Not without the 50% deal
    nicola0409
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    This restaurant has great décor, although is somewhat lacking in atmosphere as it was not that busy and does slightly have the in-hotel restaurant feel. The food would be overpriced without the 50% offer, so make sure you book that offer. Mainly the food was good, although a kung po chicken dish was so vinegary it was completely inedible so we had to send it back (and later the bill for amendment since it was still on there...). Service was broadly fine, although we had to chase up for tap water and a second drink ordered never arrived.
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  • Good value if you book a deal
    luxhair
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    We went to the Chinese Cricket Club as it sounded like a different Chinese food experience, with the Szechuan background. The food was nice, and good value at 50% off food with a totable deal. I would book again with the same or similar deal, but not sure if I would be prepared to pay full price. The service was friendly and very good. The restaurant is situated within a hotel. Considering this, the atmosphere is good for a hotel restaurant, dimmed lighting etc, but lacks a little personality. I would eat there again if I was in that area, but would not make a special trip.
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  • Food was very good and there
    Ming1970
    Dined on 30/10/2013
    Food was very good and there was a good choice of dishes, though as a true Asian restaurant the dessert list was a bit short. We appreciated the very Asian old world atmosphere. Traditional Asian music in the background so even though there were quite a few full tables we do not need to shout to hear each other unlike many London venues.
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  • Quite corporate and lacks
    StuffedVIP
    Dined on 30/10/2013
    Quite corporate and lacks atmosphere but this is a nice, quiet venue to catch up with a friend. Food was excellent, had a range of starters and dim sum to share. The salt and pepper squid and prawns were particularly good.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attended on Monday night very
    Cogent2001
    Dined on 28/10/2013
    Attended on Monday night very quiet but the service was very good and the food is good value on top table. Wine is on the slightly expensive.
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  • Relaxed Dinner
    Kirps
    Dined on 20/10/2013
    Really good food- would particularly recommend the lamb with cumin. Staff could have been a little more attentive but what we came for was the food and that didnt dissapoint
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  • Tim
    Timbo
    Dined on 14/10/2013
    Food and service excellent ,,,,,,,but,,,,,we wanted their Hot and numbing chicken dish and the Schezuin Lobster dish (which i did put in their special requests column when booking via Top Table) but sadly they had not realised.Anyone who goes should try these dishes ESPECIALLY the Lobster
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chinese restaurant
    Showerssquad13
    Dined on 13/10/2013
    It was amazing, from the food to the ambience and the service. I will definitely return. It would of been a bit pricey but I had the top table discount.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value with 50% offer
    JMS05VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Good food, loved the starters, especially the crispy chilli beef and service was very good for us, fast but not pushy. With 50% off the food the bill was cheap and the house Sauvgnon Blanc is very drinkable if still a touch overpriced. Ambience is ok - feels like a typical hotel restaurant but just about works for an upmarket chinese.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chinese lunch
    Catiles2
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Second time in two weeks as this toptable offer is to good to miss. Food is fantastic again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.