MR CHOW

4.2
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£41 and over
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Chinese
Mr Chow opened on Valentines Day 1968. Designed by Michael Chow, it remains one of the the most uniquely beautiful restaurants in London. The atmosphere is one of relaxed luxury with original works of art, lacquered walls and white marble floors. Mr Chow serves a combination of original,authentic Beijing recipes together with new innovative dishes, specialities such as Green Prawns, Ma Mignon and Mr Chow noodles were all created by our award winning chefs. Also on the menu is our superlative Beijing Duck and a variety of exciting vegetarian dishes. During the evening, as entertainment, a chef performs the skilful art of hand-pulled Beijing noodles. Known as an institution in London MR CHOW draws generations of the young and fashionable by serving consistently excellent food, prepared by executive chef John Wu and his team. "All of it impeccable, great, tasty, a triumph! That was a good meal to put it mildly" Michael Winner The Sunday Times.
AVERAGE PRICE DINNER-£60+
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Boring food, super overpriced

SM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Nous connaissons ce restaurant depuis longtemps. Et ce soir nous avons choisi un menu dégustation. Mais la diversité n’eta Pas au rendez-vous et les saveurs non plus. Rien ne ne nous a été annoncé. Bref net le tout pour un prix exorbitant. C’est scandaleux.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Revisiting after a long gap.
Staff were very friendly, the food was mediocre and extremely expensive in comparison to other high end restaurants, unfortunately.

AE
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting London and came back to the spot my parents met 40 years ago. The food, service and entire experience were as special as always.

CS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff and a BIG THANK YOU to the chefs.
We will be back very soon.
A must for people who enjoy good food with extremely attentive staff.

Thank you.

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

Incredible food. Was our first time in the London restaurant having eaten in New York and Las Vegas restaurants before (and we’re also big fans of the Philippe Chow chain). The menu is a little different to the US, as is the taste of the items which do appear on both US & U.K. menus, but that’s to be expected and it was still excellent. Smaller, intimate venue, but it makes for a nice ambience. Great service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Staff very rude

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, excellent food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

there were only one waiter ,it was very slow service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was cold and we waited for 15 minuets

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The staff was rude , and they keep us waiting to order

L
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

I would definitely not recommend even my enemies to come here. It was super small with a tiny spiral staircase which they didn’t bother themselves to put lifts or a normal stairs that doesn’t make people dizzy. It smelled like we were sitting in a trash can. And most importantly, their prices are very very verry expensive compared to the amount, taste and quality.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

This restaurant positions itself as a high end offer. It is not. The decoration is drab and tired. The food innovative 40 years ago is no better, in some cases worse, than your local Chinese eateries. It is very expensive. Dinner for two was nearly £200 including only one glass of wine - no other alcohol. The toilets were grubby. Frankly this restaurant is a disgrace and a rip-off.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, helpful attentive staff. We had a lovely evening.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter chose all entrees and sides for us. It was amazing. Wonderful food!

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice staff.

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

45th Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing waiters, cozy ambiance.

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food I always visit this place when in London

p
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed in Mr Chow London. The welcome at the entrance with the two girls could not have been worse. They could not care less, don't even look at you, very haughty attitude. The food was ok but very expensive for the quality. It used to be much better. Will not go anymore. They live on their reputation. That is too bad.

Y
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

I've heard a lot about Mr Chow and was looking forward to try it with my friends. The food is just so bad that I couldn't eat anything - even though I was super hungry. Polite staff, good service and terrible food.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Hot and sour soup which we can never get in Beverly Hills

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

The food is below average .. all servers attitude are bad

JP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

Julian M

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Far too expensive given food quality.

OT
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best London dining experience. We had a very extended restaurants tour, but Mr Chow is certainly number one for us. Thank u!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No worth at all

SB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.
A definite stop when we are in London

Q
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome Delicious food
Very friendly staff
Nice music

Menu is perfect, something for everyone.

d
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Mr. Chow's each time we are in London. And we never leave disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sitio agradable. Buen servicio. Excesivamente caro

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

a perfect service - a good food
the shrimp is so good

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

The food is insanely overpriced for the quality and taste provided. Not worth it even if the restaurant paid you to eat in it.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Be aware! They trick you into more expensive options. We were ordering different dishes for sharing. They asked whether we wanted family style, we said yes, and they ordered larger portions of each dish and charged us a menu cost per head (very expensive)! We had a big surprise when getting the bill and they waiters were very arrogant and unhelpful. Reading other reviews this seems to be a trick they often use. We will not be going back!

AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food are not real good.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Very overpriced for what it was
Serve staff were all condescending and rude
I wish I had done my birthday dinner elsewhere
The mr chow location in New York is over much higher standards and nicer serve staff
The mr chow location in London could greatly benefit from a more relaxed environment and being kinder
*felt like I wasn’t treated nicely until I gave them my AMEX

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

At once the worst and the most expensive Chinese meal I have ever had. Utterly shameless to charge such prices for slimy, poor quality food.

N
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not much to say...Mr chow is always a good choice! Delicious and so classy! 😍

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Staff was rude and not one smile from them. For the price your paying for the dinner. They could of been more accommodating. Food was good though

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