MR CHOW

4.2
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696 reviews
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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+
What 696 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overrateded

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Mr Chow. The food is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with amazing food would highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff are very friendly and nice.
I love the shrimp with the pecan and the chicken with pecan, it was very yummy!

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Abdulmohsen
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

In short , not good

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JamieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Overpriced food, good service and nice enough setting. Food no better than most restaurants in China Town but 3/4 times then price

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vipmelisab
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice option but expensive compared to other high scale restaurants in London.

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TeeO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing best Chinese I’ve had. Initially was looking to spend about £100 each, but waiter recommended the £77 pp set meal which was worth it. The Ciao Chow cocktail is so good. 10/10

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Adama
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This was disappointing. I was expecting a fine dining experience considering a meal for two with one bottle of wine wasn’t far short of £300! There are far too many staff so they all end up fussing over you and taking plates away too quickly because they don’t have anything else to do. It’s odd there are no Chinese staff. Also, they play pop music....So if you are expecting an oriental ambience you won’t find it here. I went downstairs to use the bathroom and the decor is in need of smartening up!, it’s all very tatty. The other customers are the sort of people who use their mobiles while they are eating. None of this would matter if it wasn’t one of the most expensive restaurants, even in Knightsbridge. The food was ok, but we went for a special occasion and it was very disappointing

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Michael
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was good, though quite over priced for what it is. There's plenty of other places in London where the food is just as good but also reasonably priced. Service was somewhat harassing.

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EamonnD
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Excellent food but , ambiance not great considering the prices

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vipbandar
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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vipbraquito
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very disappointing experience. Not what it used to be...hope it was a one time bad experience

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Jlee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Didn’t really like the vibe, don’t like the options on the menu. It’s just basic food with crazy price tag, not sure what I’m paying for here. The price can not be justified.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overpriced + overrated

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

So not child-friendly or flexible. Unusual dishes but not Asian flavour. A weird udon noodle dosh with a tomato sauce had European flavour and exorbitant price bear 20GBP, not substantial or tasty. Homemade pancakes for duck were heavy. Homemade dumplings, vegetarian, filled with green leaves and no flour or dipping sauce at about 15GBP for six pieces. Generally the worst place the family have eaten at with little flexibility in the menu. Hard to understand why it is still in business. Menu not online to have explored beforehand either. Felt incredibly fleeced and it did not even have asian staff evident.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to MR CHOW for many years now, always for my mother's birthday, and have a lovely experience. The manager remembers us kindly, including our usual order. Because it was her birthday, we were also given a complimentary first round of drinks as well as a large piece of chocolate mousse cake for dessert (big enough to split between two). As always, the food was delicious. Definitely appreciate the outstanding service and continued pleasant time with each and every visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

VERY BAD
Bad food
Bad service
Bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My first and last time to dine here!

The food was Ok! The guy who served us was extremly rude, in the beginning he made fun of us when he tried to explain the difference between “beef and lamp” ! After itold him that his way was not proper, he took it personally and acted very rude. Brought our food without serving in our plates, made fun again when he said that “your mobile phones shouldn’t be at the table” and ect...

Never coming again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is very nice, But the restaurant needs to be refurbished

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience1

It’s so so expensive....

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naanoo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We do not expect that is there minimum change for each person.

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BaderA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Soooooooo overpriced.

Example: Steamed rise for £20.

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Jennny
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing going again loved the food. Good services.

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SimonH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a very pleasurable dinner once we moved tables to a quieter corner. The quality of the food was excellent but you can only get the Peking duck if you are 3 people. So we ordered as if we were 3 . They didn’t separate the skin but could have done. Noise level was just too high, don’t understand why music is needed when you want to have a relaxing evening !!!

The atmosphere is not the way it used to be and the dress code is anything goes these days and that’s really a pity. But if you have money to flash will here you go! Mobile devices in constant use without due regard to other guests and given that the tables are so close together this is an issue.

But we were treated well.
Simon Hemus.

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MeganKPerez
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The waitstaff were quite rude / uninviting. The "crispy beef" had virtually no beef. it was just fried crisps, perhaps with a single string of beef inside. The bok choy was mostly all white, missing the leafy green. As I paid my check my receipt was taken out of my hand while I was trying to figure out a tip... so then I left none.

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Zainb
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food but too much experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food has gone way down hill from the glory days.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 15 years absence, I really was keen that Mr Chows hadn't changed and was still excellent. It is. Some new dishes and many classics. Service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude waiter, music was terrible, chairs were very uncomfortable and value was horrible, we could have dined at a two Michelin starred restaurant for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We have heard A lot about Mr Chow, but was really disappointed with our experience starting with the menu ending with the food and bill!
Not worth the money we spent
But anyhow , we survived

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sc78
London
33 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice lunch, always love visiting Mr Chow. Food is excellent, service is very fine and overall is never a miss

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Sadly seriously overpriced less than mediocre food in noisy surroundings. Service very good and friendly, the rest poor.

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Abedal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing food, expensive, and waiters are pushy trying to get the most out of customers. Simple not worth the price.

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Siba
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best chinese food in london. Great ambience and lovely cosy place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food portion with the price is contrasting

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vipRichardP
London
21 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had really nice meal , lobster, pork, delicious prawns and the lovely waiters all sang happy birthday to my guest , not cheap but very enjoyable

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Mimi
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

You need to atleast try it once if you’re in london

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