China Tang

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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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great - absolutely delightful. The service was a bit lacking unfortunately, we had to ask 3 different members of staff to get the bill. Overall very good though, and would return again!

M
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good attentive staff both at bar and in restaurant

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

Best Chinese outside of China! No MSG aftertaste either!

PI
London
25 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food
A bit pricey
Good atmosphere
Service could be more attentive as we had to keep asking for our waiter

IL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As expected

l
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner at China Tang - the atmosphere and service were great. The dim sum wasn’t quite as good as I remembered but this was made up for by the duck and the mains which were excellent. Our waiter was helpful and friendly and we enjoyed a leisurely meal over 3 hours.

SA
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second outing to China Tang. Definitely much more lively on a Friday night! The food is solid, delicious and very memorable. We eat a lot of Chinese food, and China Tang is definitely a favorite when we come to London. Highly recommend the e-fu noodles with crab, the prawn dumplings and the scallop dumplings.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Friends in town

China Tang
Responded 20 hours ago

Dear Guest, I am so sorry to see you were disappointed by your recent dining experience. Please do email me direct at Nathalie.ford@chinatanglondon.co.uk with further details so that we may address any short comings as appropriate. We endeavour to ensure all our guest leave having enjoyed their evening and it is always very disappointing to learn when we have not succeeded. I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards Nathalie

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service all round- waiter seemed fedup- didn’t ask for any drinks once mains came- didn’t topup water in any of the glasses during the meal until the end- didn’t put napkins on our laps before food was served- didn’t bring starters (usually we have mushrooms or something to start off before our food comes but had to ask for them to bring- didn’t get offered desserts just given bill- and then when mentioned this to the manager he didn’t once say sit down and let’s have dessert or let me see what I can do for you- just said ok thanks for feedback- not happy with it if I’m honest especially when you pay for a service and don’t receive it- I feel standards have fallen or it could’ve just been a bad day

T
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not for celebration dinner only for lunch
The service was quite hit and miss especially with the different waiting staff especially drinks waiters...had no glue

AT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with excellent food - the scallops in black bean sauce were just delicious. We over ordered because there were so many dumpling choices & starters to choose from! Unfortunately didn’t make it to dessert....next time!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best peking duck in london!!

B
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always one of the best chinese food and high quality in London

JL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I expected a lot more from this restaurant, the food was pretty average in comparison to the prices. Ribs to start had barely any meat on, they cane so quick it was almost as if they had been microwaved. This wa recommended by a friend and I Was definitely disappointed.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! I love this place.

It was my mums birthday they gave us compliments macaroons and truffles!

Thank you!

TP
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was expecting a high class restaurant. I was disappointed. The place smelt like sewerage. It was so distracting. Thankfully when the food came, the smell of the food was able to compete with the sewerage.

It was practically empty, but we did go at 4:30.

The food is nothing that you can’t pick up from any Chinese on any high street in the UK. Just at 4 times the price.

Not dreadful, but not a standard I would expect from a restaurant associated with The Dorchester

China Tang
Responded on 21 August 2019

Dear Mr Page, I am so sorry to hear you were underwhelmed by your recent visit, the last seating at 4:30pm on a Monday lunch is not a particular popular time. Without prior warning to us, the main drains on Park Lane were being cleaned that day, which filtered into our fresh air intake and air handling unit. Understandably this will have impacted your enjoyment and will contact you direct on your email to put this right. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. kindest regards Nathalie

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst Chinese restaurant in the town,

China Tang
Responded on 19 August 2019

Dear Guest, I am so sorry you were clearly most dissatisfied with your recent dining experience. This concerns me greatly. I would be most grateful for further insight. Please do contact me direct on Nathalie.ford@chinatanglondon.co.uk. Kindest regards Nathalie Ford - General Manager

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, fantastic dimsum and wonderful duck.

B
London
33 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food great service lovely ambience ..fine dining at its best

KO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Squid was too salty. Food didn’t come in an order that made sense - we had requested starters and dim sum come first but the food just rolled out in a random order. Service was slow and the attention of servers had to be specifically sought although there seemed to be many of them on ground. The servers were however pleasant.

EG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The best spring rolls and crab toasts we’ve ever eaten, that’s all!
All the rest was absolutely tasteless and poor, presented like the mess of a military canteen.
Experience not to be repeated at all

DB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went for Dim Sum on a Sunday night.
We took our 9 year old with us at an 8pm booking, we were told that we had to be out by 9pm with children under 10 however the entire time we were there there were tons of young children as well as a screaming baby who were still there by the time we left. Also the waiter we had didn’t leave us alone, but in a bad way, and it drove us crazy! Literally moving a candle an inch and moving glasses and cutlery around. I wouldn’t mind but he then insisted we reused the plate and cutlery from the starter for our main courses. Wasn’t the best experience considering it’s The Dorchester.

China Tang
Responded on 16 August 2019

Dear Mr Bruin, Thank you for your feedback. Due to the limited word count available in which to reply, we have taken the liberty of replying by email to the email address you used to make your booking with us.

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BC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Noise level and screaming children on almost every table was crazy - perhaps only permit children on tables of 4 or less. Not a restaurant with any sophistication because of the clientele at the Dorchester.

China Tang
Responded on 14 August 2019

Dear Bonnie, I am so sorry you were disturbed by the younger guests at the other 2 tables. On a busy Sunday evening the noise level can rise. It is our policy to welcome children under the age of 10 up to 9pm. I have shared your comments with our team, to see if we could have handled the situation better, although I note that both tables concluded their meal and left by the stipulated time of 9pm. I do hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you on another occasion.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The Resturant was loud and noisy with many guests changing tables and chairs and standing in the walkways which spoiled the ambient of the restaurant.

Recommend to sort the issues in the outside lobby prior to entering the restaurant hall.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I come to this restaurant more often but today was a real disappointment.

P
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Terrible customer service and ambience. Just not good.

China Tang
Responded on 13 August 2019

Dear Guest, I am most concerned that you found both our customer service and ambience lacking on your recent dining experience with us. I am truly sorry about that and would welcome the opportunity to look into what obviously went wrong on the night. I would be most grateful if you would be so kind as to contact my office direct on Nathalie.ford@chinatanglondon.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you. kindest regards Nathalie

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T
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food, fair service, not the best I have had but it is ok. Sat in the area downstairs, great environment, really good atmosphere and decoration, however, it is just during the meal I had seen a bug running across my table which made me decided that there are something wrong with the wooden tables, though after decided to change the table where I am sitting and the waiter came cleaned the previous table, I did not see the bug again though it was quite shocking seeing a bug running across your table just when you are having your meal. Will recommend for the food and environment though the cleaning is very worrisome.

J
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food waiter was ok but your wine waiter clearly didnt know basic dos and donts. Was very fast pouring up our bottle of wine and when it was empty and one glass too he took it away while one was still drinking. You cannot remove glasses and plates before evryone is done - just feels like you want to get us out. I do realise you want to sell more wine but the only thing that happens is that your guests get anoyed.

GO
London
27 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as ever!
Great Tuesday night ambiance - Food second to none
Fabulous service

B
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff and excellent food. Have been many times and never fails to please and impress. Recommend highly.

A
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice ambience, food was good but not excellent. Service was good.

R
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious soup dumplings, very fun decor and amazing service. Downside is the people at your neighboring table are likely to be dripping in jewels (too many tourists from countries with insane wealth disparity)

H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing , China Tang has never disappointed us best Chinese in Town

JA
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service food and setting were superb. My only complaint concerns the dress code. A dress code is outlined yet many patrons ignored it. Trainers, baseball caps, t shirts, jeans were all in evidence. For me the sense of occasion was affected badly by this and I would hesitate before booking for a special occasion. Either say there is no dress code or enforce it, obviously some clients would be put out but others would be attracted.
A shame to criticise because apart from the above outlined the evening was perfect.

PV
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 3rd time that I have dined at China Tang and every time is gets better. Food and Staff are 1st class.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing - cramped, inattentive service, food no better than a standard ChinaTown restaurant and all at Michelin star prices!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very expensive, but decent food. Service was poor. Girl forgot main and dessert for all of us!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and amazing staff! Love this! Its my seventh time eating at China Tang and it is indeed my favourite chinese restaurant in London!

U
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Rice was late, venue too hot and food much less interesting and a lot more plain than Hakkasan (which is comparably priced)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had heard of China Tang before, and had heard it had some of the best Chinese food in the city. We were very keen on our experience here, and we were beyond disappointed.

We were told to sit and wait at the bar before they would take us to our table. We waited for 30 minutes, and by the time we took our seats, the dining room was just about empty. So much for being busy I guess.

The clientele are requested by the restaurant to dress in ‘business casual.’ Hence, I wore a tailored suit, a good shirt, tapered jeans and leather shoes. The table sat immediately next to us was a loud group of around 10 people, all of which were decidedly more poorly dressed than we were. Shorts, t-shirts, dirty tennis shoes, the list could go on. My party was a little frustrated that although we came in formal attire, other diners were allowed to skip it.

The food should have been the high point, and it was arguably the worst element of our night. Their special - the wagyu bao - was one of the most overpriced, underwhelming and just overall bland dishes I have ever had in any restaurant. It tasted like a frozen dumpling. The rest of what we ordered (a fried and a steamed dumpling) wasn’t anything to rave about. We left after our dumplings because we genuinely couldn’t stand paying anything more for our food - and in total we spent almost £300 for three orders of dumplings, and a bottle of sake.

The one redeeming factor is the wine list, which is extensive and very good. Otherwise, if you feel like going to China Tang for a decent night out, do your wallet a favor and order takeout. It’s cheaper and definitely tastes better.

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