China Tang

4.4
1720 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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. At the same time, there will be an abundance of Chinoiserie as well as a collection of art from both.

SET LUNCH MENU @ £35.00 AVAILABLE DAILY UNTIL 3.30PM

Private Dining

Make a booking with China Tang in one of our Private Dining Rooms and you will enter into the inner sanctum of China Tang dining. The perfect setting for a special occasion, whether it be family and friends or a corporate dinner.

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LL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Every time we are in London we come to China Tang. This time we eat well as usual, but the waiter was impolite.

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WF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food in a truly beautiful setting.
Service was impeccable, the waiters very helpful.
We shared sweet and sour chicken, seasonal green beans, an aubergine hot pot,
with very tasty vegetable fried rice. All the dishes were large portions and really outstanding.
I am already planning my next visit

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cuisine très raffinée et excellent rapport qualité/prix. Vraiment pas cher!

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SI
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Chinese food I have ever at eaten I’ve been 7 times now and will continue to come! I highly recommend the lamb and leek, sweet and sour chicken and prawn toast!

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NS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was mediocre. I expected more hospitality which I have received in other restaurants in the area.

We sat next to a family who kept using foul language which brought the tone down a lot but I guess the restaurant can't be held responsible for that.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing customer service. The waiting staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot!!! One of the best Chinese food

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my daughter to lunch as a reward for finishing her degree exams, a thoroughly enjoyable meal and ambiance, and a civilised drink in the bar beforehand. Not many people in the restaurant but enough to savour the atmosphere and the decor. Outstanding!

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GO
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service
Hat tip - the best Singapore Sling serve in the bar from an outstanding bar tender!
Simply the best!!

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D
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and the food was great.
Lovely atmosphere

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EZ
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not worth the price. I guess you pay for the area and decor. If that’s ok with you than it’s ok to eat here. I’ve eaten and had better services at other places.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed ourselves. My wife and I went to China Tang for our wedding anniversary. Such an opulent place with great food, good portions and not too pricey. We will definitely go back again.

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service
Dim sums were yummy but mains were very average

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AD
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Beautiful room but we had a bad table next to main serving corridor and table behind us with noisy kids under 5 playing games on their phones. Service was patchy, we got our food almost before the drinks which we had to ask for. Food came very quickly and was ok. Sweet and sour pork delicious, crab noodles bland. Toffee fruit sublime. Didn’t feel somehow it was a special experience or we were valued as diners. Lots of large round tables with corporate diners. Not the place for a romantic dinner for two. No candles etc....

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CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was pretty chaotic tonight. A lot of waitresses with no coordination regarding our order... a shame

China Tang
Responded on 13 May 2019

Dear Catherine, I am so sorry to hear our service was not up to its usual standard. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We will certainly address it with the team and ensure improvement is made. We have made a note on your guest history and sincerely hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you again soon so that we may restore your faith in China Tang.

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TB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s an exquisitely designed space with an incredibly warm friendly team of staff. And the food is absolutely delicious. Really really great place.

China Tang
Responded on 8 May 2019

Dear Tom, Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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S
London
32 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was ok, average. Very expensive, you are paying for the setting and location. We ordered a randerson if dishes from the dim sum and a la carte menu. The stand out dish was the sweet and sour chicken. I wouldn’t rush back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Expected a lot more from here. When you charge £7-£8 per item from the dim sum menu you expect it to be if exceptional standard. Overall the price we paid

China Tang
Responded on 8 May 2019

Dear Guest , I am so sorry you felt we fell short of expectation and that you found our basket of dim sum, which are all freshly hand made daily in our kitchens, were not of exceptional standard. Please do contact us with your booking details so that we may investigate the matter properly.

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

So noisy and so slow. A pale comparison with China Tang Hong Kong.

China Tang
Responded on 8 May 2019

Dear Pops, Thank you for your comments. Saturday evenings are invariably our busiest and can be very bustling, although this is no excuse for slow service and I apologise if that was your experience. Our sister restaurant in HK is indeed a much calmer setting and I am sorry that you felt we did not compare favourably. I do hope this will not deter you from visiting us on another occasion, perhaps during the week and that we may restore your faith in our standards of service.

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ZK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was fantastic - even standard dishes like sweet and sour chicken were elevated and more exotic wagyu beef dishes were sublime. Service was good enough although not the kind of experience that makes you feel special. Not a particularly intimate experience as it was very noisy and we had to raise our voices in order to have a conversation which got tiresome after a while. A decent restaurant but the decor and interior would need to be updated to compare with places like Novikov and Hakkasan.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Its a nice place but they need to be more creative with their menu. Quite limited. The beef was outstanding quality, but for the price, everything should be outstanding. Not at all wowed by anything offered here, if anything it was quite average for the price. You pay for the name and the service. Otherwise I have had better chinese dishes elsewhere. They need to get with the times in my opinion. Decor dated and audience is older, but menu needs work.

China Tang
Responded on 8 May 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and delighted to hear you particularly enjoyed the beef dish when dining with us. We strive to stay true to the classic Cantonese cuisine rather than adopt a fusion style of menu, but I am sorry if this did not deliver to your expectation. Our décor is inspired by the glamorous and eclectic Shanghainese art deco style of the 1930's, and has had a complete soft refurbishment in January of this year. I am sorry we failed to wow you on this occasion.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to be to eat dim sum and high quality chinese food.
The atmosphere is nice too and not too loud, allowing for the conversation to flow at your table without being disturbed by the neighbour.
Quite expensive compared to cheap eats you can find in china town but worth it since you get the quality.

China Tang
Responded on 30 April 2019

Dear Martine, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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LG
Montana
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unbelievable dining experience. Beautiful ambiance. Exquisite floor design and professional staff! Bravo

China Tang
Responded on 30 April 2019

Dear Lacey, High praise indeed! Thank you very much. We hope to see you again very soon.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, not mind-blowing

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GO
London
23 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner at China Tang
Busy Saturday night, food on top form along with attentive service
Never fails to deliver - retains the crown for London’s best restaurant

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CU
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The lobster noodles was bland and was very poor, unlike the previous time we were there.

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A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Such disappointing service. We have been coming to China tang for 15 years and never experienced such poor service. There have been so many staff changes, the new staff just don’t have the same ethos.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Standards have dropped compared to 1 year ago. Certain items (e.g. congee) was not available because it’s no longer served yet it remains on the menu. Sloppy attention to detail. This seems consistent with the nonchalant attitude of their staff who seems to be demoralised. The room was hot and the kitchen audibly noisy.

What happened to the management of this once great place?

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, delicious and presentation wonderful. The staff were so helpful and friendly, it was truly exceptional. Thanks

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good enjoyed my whole experience worth a visit great set lunch

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Yes I would recommend them but on their responsibility. I mean, instead I would like to advise the management to trained staff a bit more.

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A
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a very nice atmosphere to dine in. Food is amazing but a bit pricey! Overall it was amazing experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, would go back for sure.

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FC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place Is so nice and food are all tasty. Been here several times and never disappointed

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A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great choice! Peking duck is amazing.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had lovely evening with very nice food, given it is in the Dorchester it is very good value for money.

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NR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue. Very efficient, great decor and amazing food

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great. Service was very slow. Other than that a great afternoon out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, staff were very attentive and flexible. Some of my guests were late so they kindly delayed the booking, even though they were clearly busy.

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MD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Best service we have had in a long time. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely go back!

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