Grand Imperial London

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£26 to £40
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Chinese
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If you think you know Cantonese food, the Grand Imperial restaurant in London’s bustling Victoria is here to prove that there’s more to this popular cuisine than you ever imagined. With a wealth of experience under his belt, chef Rand Cheung is the man responsible for taking Cantonese food to new gourmet heights in the Grand Imperial kitchen. Cheung’s exquisite cuisine focuses on the Cantonese area of Hong Kong, using outstanding ingredients including the best seafood and the freshest dim sum, all cooked to perfection and presented in a cordon bleu style more often seen in European cookery. Recommended set menus provide an opportunity to try the best of the Grand Imperial menu at a surprisingly generous price too. The setting here at Grand Imperial is just as special as the food, sleek and modern with marble pillars, original old fireplaces and featuring hand drawn calligraphy pieces and original art in a dining room entirely based around the ancient Eastern practice of Feng-shui.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Chinese (Canton)
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Sunday:
Lunch (12:00-15:00, last booking 14:00)
Dinner (17:30-23:00, last booking 22:00)
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Phone number
020 7821 8898
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Rand Cheung
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Catering
Created and developed by internationally renowned Chef Rand Cheung, the menu at Grand Imperial London focuses on authentic Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine, using specialist techniques and fresh, quality ingredients. Our dishes include fresh dim sum, outstanding seafood and Cantonese delicacies.
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Parking Details
APCOA Pay & Display car park based at Victoria Station, London https://www.apcoa.co.uk/parking/london/london-victoria-station/
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Public Transit
Grand Imperial London is perfectly located just off the main concourse of London Victoria Station, with links to public transport by train, tube or bus.
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Special Events & Promotions
Join us throughout the year for celebrations, and particularly our spectacular Chinese New Year Celebrations throughout January
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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h
London
168 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Dim sum and the honey glazed pork are our all time favourites. Great discovery this time was the Chinese green veg in garlic sauce.
So sad to hear they are closing down soon and not relocating somewhere else in London!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location, scrumptious food, quite impressed with the atmosphere. Pretty awesome restaurant. Definitely will return.

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T
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

i usually don't like hotel restaurants but the food here was terrific. Memorable meal pre hamilton!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , excellent service! It’s our 4th visit & we always enjoy ourselves thoroughly!

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R
London
24 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had lunch with clients, the food was nice but not fantastic. For the price I’d have expected better to be honest. It does have a really good menu and the venue is beautiful.

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E
London
53 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This really is a find. Outstanding Chinese food in a grand atmosphere (marble columns etc). Very conveninet for Victoria and Buckingham Palace. Excellent service, and the lunch deal is a steal.

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friday evening is a hazardous night for a long overdue catch up dinner with a friend. But this place does the trick nicely. Spacious, stylish and reasonable value despite the high ceilings etc. Super convenient for Victoria Station too. The dim sum were nicely executed with a house made chilli dressing and the mains were tasty and unfussy. We had pretty much the cheapest wine on the menu at 28 quid and it was good. I'll be going back in future.

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T
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My second meal here and it didn’t disappoint. Worth going for the dim sum alone.

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Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Delicious food

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CP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came for the Sunday dim sum and was not disappointed. The Grand Imperial has some of the best Cantonese food I’ve had outside of China. The dim sum is an excellent value.

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was a Friday evening end of week meal with my other half. The restaurant is located in a wonderful room in this historic railway hotel. Ornate decor and high ceilings give a sense of space and opulence. We were seated promptly and although it took a little time for our drinks order to be taken, the service warmed up considerably when I made the effort to engage the staff in conversation. The food was wonderful. Everything was fresh and flavourful. The steam dumplings were some of the best I have ever tasted. The crispy duck was delicious (it would have been nice to have a quarter option - the smallest portion was a half and between 2 people that's quite a lot of duck). The mains were also superb although I couldn't quite finish mine having gorged on the duck. All washed down with a gutsy Rioja from a decent and not overpriced wine list. All in all a great experience and we'll be back.

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r
London
87 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we have been here quite a few times and have always enjoyed the experience, Unfortunately there has been a change in opening times - they close at 3pm so it was a bit hurried Sunday lunch.

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was really dissatisfied with the food, the service, the whole experience. It was not worth the money - there was lots of waiting around to get someone’s attention and the food was very unexciting.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Food Ok

Chinese maître had an issue with a waiter, we did not like his dressing down in front dinners un necessary

Kind regards

Sandra

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Chinese Food in good quality. A bit expensive.

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YO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Beijing Duck in town! The price is reasonable and all the food are delicious. Will come again!

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J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The person who greeted us at the door was slightly unfriendly and questioned the validity of the reservation we had made on OpenTable. I clearly had a confirmation of our reservation, but he said "we can't accept those reservations after 5:00. What time did you make the reservation?" So we felt unwelcome and like we might be turned away. Other than that, service was good. The atmosphere was very pleasant and romantic, and felt appropriate for special occasions . We liked that it was fairly quiet. The dumplings were delicious and had very nice presentation.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is very traditional, some might even say old-fashioned, but it does have a charm and history too. The dim sum was a highlight, and the duck was also very good. Main courses were of a good standard and there is lots of seafood on the menu. Service was generally good and staff were attentive. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxed meal without the crowds of China Town then this could be a good option.

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AY
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good and tasty dim sum in nice venue. A bit pricey, though.

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TT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really lovely food in a great location and for central London really great value

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was horrible. Service worse.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good quality cantonese food/dim sum. The atmosphere is a bit grander than most chinese restaurant but not stifling. Staff are friendly and provide great service. I would recommend this restaurant as a safe option for special occasions to impress your guests.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Below average food. Very high price! Would not recommend.

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

They are not the best value for dim sum, but you don't have to rush your meal like China Town. Portion wise is less/smaller than other Chinese restaurant. However the set up and ambience is good, not so noisy.

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NF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The location being in the central London and inside a hotel did not give much difference to this restaurant. Service was non-existent when we arrived, there was no point of booking a table. Seats were dirty and seriously need to have new upholstery. Restaurant was very dim and it seriously failed to be luxurious no matter how hard they tried.

BUT the food is amazing and authentic. There were a lot of Chinese diners and even the staff are mostly Chinese. Our server didn't smile and didn't appear to be friendly but she sure knows what she's doing. We wanted to order a whole duck just for my husband and myself but she told us that it will be too much for and insisted that we only order half. She also stopped us from ordering other dishes and for that I truly appreciated her.

While I wasn't impressed by the decor and the lack of friendliness from the staff, I for sure will still go back to this restaurant for the authentic food.

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a
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very poor service - we stood by the door for c.5 min and a member of staff just pointed our table (instead of ushering to the table as normal practice in a restaurant charging for an "optional" 12.5% service);

Service level was poor and some of the staff clearly were trainees but at least they showed some degree of professionalism;

There's a mid aged woman who's showing all the tables her "attitude" ;

It was one of the hottest May weekend on record and the staff only turned on aircon towards the very end - when it was almost approaching a heat stroke level in the restaurant;

Avoid at all cost - there's a few Chinese restaurants down the road: no grill takeaway, high end celeb chef and Asian fusion.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice food, really nice atmosphere and building. The food is a bit pricey but not over the top. Will definitely be back !

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ME
London
40 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice place for good quality food and service in a not-too noisy environment. Useful for business lunches or dinners.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great restaurant as usual. There is one amazing manager and head waiter. The head waiter there who is a really nice guy from HK is really great. But the service from the other staff is slightly lacking. We ordered champagne as it was a special occasion and they did not bring it until our main had come and we had to remind them.

Having said that it was a lovely meal, the atmosphere is very calm and quite and the food was delicious. The service is always on the whole very good and the staff are always very nice and kind.

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B
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good and loved the double boiled chicken soup. The service could have been a bit

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E
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Surprised the quality and service ambience are really good fine dining style as I can see and no need to go to china town anymore

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N
London
30 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, fresh Chinese food with decent drinks. I particularly enjoyed the dim sum platter.

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i
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Went for Saturday lunch with a friend. A bit disappointed that despite saying that it is a birthday celebration on the booking, there is no effort from the restaurant. In many London restaurants, they will at least serve the dessert you order on a plate with a congratulatory message written in chocolate. The quality of the dim sum was variable. My friend loved the vegetarian dumpling whilst I was not so keen on the quality of the scallop dumpling and the Xiao Lung Bao. The sea bass in soya sauce and water spinach in 3 eggs were good. My friend, who is Japanese, loved her dessert - the green tea and yam bun.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We ordered a whole Peking duck, yang zhou fried rice, dim sum, char siew and veg. All the dishes were excellent but it comes at s slightly steeper price. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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AB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing dim sum, and very attentive service!

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LE
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent. But, service could be better. Waitress failed to give us special set lunch menu (gave us regular menu and wine menu only) until we asked. It was after we ordered tea, which was not the tea included in the set lunch menu. She also failed to bring spoons for our soup and we had a long wait for the check. Perhaps she was new? The food was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful and quiet. We will be returning!

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C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal - just a shame the head barman was off that day meaning that fancy cocktails & coffees were off the menu. Food was delicious

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i
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I am a Chinese lady from Hong Kong so I am choosey about my Cantonese food. I liked this place which has a good atmosphere with high ceilings. I always Oder the fish dish (Chilean bass with soya sauce) and I like it.

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h
London
168 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We are regular visitors. BBQ honey glazed pork is a favourite. Wish they had some more noodle dishes to choose from. Dim sum is great. Set menu is a very good option.
This time round service wasn't as fantastic as usual - had to call them for attention constantly although there were just 4 tables and as many waiters.
Nevertheless I'm sure we will be back!

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C
London
35 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I dined at the Grand Imperial in the Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria, recently. I had been there before and knew what to expect - delicious food which was beautifully served and great wines too. They have an extensive menu and wine list. There are so many dishes that it's often easier to choose one of the set menus! The setting is cosy with soft lighting and the tables are well-spaced out so you don't feel crowded and can converse easily without feeling you're being overheard. The service is very good too and quite discreet - there's no sense of being rushed from one course to another. Altogether, a great evening and a lovely dining experience.

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