Pearl Liang

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£26 to £40
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Pearl Liang restaurant is part of the smart new Paddington Waterside development in Paddington Central. This classy, contemporary Chinese restaurant creates an authentically Oriental vibe with water features, bamboo and a room-length painting of Chinese blossom branches. With soft lighting and red seating, it’s a pretty glamorous setting to tuck into soft shell crab with garlic and chilli or to clear your tubes with crispy shredded beef in spicy red hot sauce. And if you’ve gone through life so far without trying Buddha Jump Over The Wall, now’s your chance. Dim sum is served all day, there’s a funky bar and the music is cool.
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4.2
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3.8
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vipMimigao
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Decent Chinese food! Not the cheapest but nicer ambience than most!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waited over an hour for the lobster noodles. When it came, it was oily and not well done

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vipNaoLondon
London
30 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food as always. Can get a bit noisy, as it’s one big room but otherwise it’s a lovely venue to have lunch or dinner.

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AnnoyedA
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was nice...the service however left a lot to be desired....staff responded to us in an agitated manner, they took an excessive amount of time to ask for our drinks order, and then forgot simple items (tap water).
Drinks that were bought and served directly at the bar were charged a service charge on the sly, the barman didnt provide the receipt but gave the amount due...very very sneaky and underhanded.
It's a shame the service brought down the overall review of the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The service at front desk was appalling I was completely ignored for almost 15 minutes and had to find someone despite having previously made a booking

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vipLizzie
London
27 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster noodles were delicious as always! Pearl Liang is definitely my favourite Chinese restaurant in London. Great quality food at reasonable prices.

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PatrickW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lobster noodles and Peking duck was excellent. Veg was good. Service was attentive too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dim Sum and lobster!!!

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vipLondonFoodie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Waitress was so friendly - really on the ball and and managed to be enormously friendly also even though she was busy. Really enjoyed it. Been here twice now and on both occasions food was really good with huge range of options. Full house both times. Definitely recommend.

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vipNaoLondon
London
30 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food here is always very nice and I come here a lot. Today we had a mix of dim sum and main dishes and everything was delicious. I recommend:
- Prawn and chive dumplings
- Monk’s vegetable dumplings
- Paper wrap sesame prawn rolls
- Barbecue pork cheung fun
- Braised pork
- Asahi beer

The staff were pleasant and professional and the tables aren’t too close together.
The only downside was the noise in the room. Since it’s basically one big room and it was full, the noise levels got really high so it was harder to hear each other speak. Other than that, it was a really great lunch.
This place is good for any time and occasion but also good for special occasions (get the lobster noodle) and business lunches/dinners. There’s a section for larger groups which is partitioned by a glass wall so keep that in mind for celebrations or large get togethers.

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anonymous
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Felt food not quite as top notch as have had there on previous visits. Dim sum good - but unfortunately was there for dinner, so alot less choice. Although would still recommend the restaurant, would advise that one go for lunch, in order to experience the full range of the outstanding dim sum.

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Jackie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was much better a year ago.

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TeoD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We arrived the restaurant 5 mins early before our booking time and told us to wait and the waiter was very rude as I booked this table in advanced. We had to stay outside the restaurant in the freezing cold as the waiting seats were taken. Also the food took so long that we wanted to cancel some of the dishes but they said that they were still cooking the food. We ordered the lobster noodles and they said they ran out of stock and had to get the lobster delivered which took them 2-3 hours just to make one dish. Disappointing.

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amandad
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

New Year. Appalling service and took 2 hours to bring the main course, which was cold. We left and they still charged for starters, drinks and service. Terrible place

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vipShikamu
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese in London!!! I don’t know how many times we’ve been here since moving to London :) See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, one of the few establishments that I’ve visited that offer some dim sum during dinner service.

The food was really good. Everything we ordered, we were impressed with

We ordered:
Prawn Dumplings
Shanghai Pork Dumplings
Siu Mai
Baked chicken and Wild Mushroom Pie
Pork and Radish Dumplings
Wasabi prawn dumplings
Chicken and sweet corn Soup
Sea bass Steamed Ginger and Spring Onion
King Prawns in Szechwan garlic and chilli
Cha Chiu
Sizzling beef black bean and chilli
Pan fried noodles with bean sprouts
Steamed rice

Easy walking distance from Paddington and really worth a visit if you want to have Chinese away from the crowds in China Town.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Excellent service, lively ambiance and fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family visits this place very often . Food and service are great, good value for mony as well. We enjoyed our dinner with friends this time. All were happy.

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DAVEW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very poor experience. Starters were dry (kept warm too long before serving. Then a 50 minute wait for main course. Despite complaints to staff and the manager. The staff have a bad attitude and and the manager could not care less. They only focus on serving drinks to large parties, other customers are left to wait. Food was poor and cold!!!!

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luvgoodining
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quite comfortable lovely location

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vipCoco
London
79 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service without a smile! This may sound a tad patronising but it felt as if staff did not particularly want to assist us. Misleading food which looked and tasted nothing like its menu description. The setting is nice but definitely won't be rushing back!

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JulianeK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Surprisingly wide range of choices of small dishes - great to sample and share, very authentic, everything has a unique and different taste (which is not always the case). Too bad we could not sample more. Shanghai dumplings are worth the trip.

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Trisha
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is my 2nd visit here but the service was absolutely ridiculous with only 2 waiters on a FRIDAY night, it was like lucky dip to get their attention to place your order.

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pudding
London
96 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pearl Liang is tucked away in Paddington Central. The restaurant is dark but attractive. The service was reasonably prompt but not personal. The menu choices were slightly limited for my Chinese friend. The pork dish was too salty and the prawns a bit dry.

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JackieC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I go and have at least one meal every time I visit London as to me they provide a reasonable Chinese meal that are more authentic and not adjusted too much to local taste. This visit was not as good as before as the food seems deteriorated a little. Hope this is just one off and I shall return again on my next visit.

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555MC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great lobster noodles & aromatic duck. Reasonable prices for both. Decent small dishes too. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous menu. Superb sea bass. The restaurant got very busy in the evening but their service and and attention to our table did not change.

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BukkiO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I took my mum, my brother, and cousins to eat out. Service is always good, staff always polite and friendly. There was never any rush from staff whilst we waited for my brother whom arrived late. Food came out ok, we had laughs and a lovely evening. Special thank you to the two ladies whom served us (Charlene and Pan) they were very friendly and took our orders accordingly. I have been here twice now in two months and will surely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Roast duck and lobster noodles is always a winner.

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Vikgg
London
68 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Overall good food

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vipSimonC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual amazing meal. One of the best kept secrets in London

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful, the food was nice and so was the service. This may be my new favourite chinese restaurant

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NanthaK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open table booking did not go through to the restaurant but they accommodated us inspite of being busy. Thanks.

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BukkiO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I reserved the restaurant for my brothers birthday. I was not disappointed for the last time I came to the restaurant was 8 years ago. Staff who served us was very friendly, polite, she interacted with us and clearly took time to understand each individuals choice of food. My party really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so I was very pleased. Food was delicious, service was fast and prompt. Price overall for the amount of food we ordered was also reasonable compared to if we went elsewhere to eat. I and my party would definitely will return again very soon. Thank you to the lady who served us it was a pleasant evening.

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SSin
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Never disappoints! We have been going there for the last 10 years.

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carolinevco
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

personal
favorite of mine

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews