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About Plum Valley

Located in the heart of London's bustling Chinatown district, Plum Valley is a sleek Cantonese restaurant that stands out along Gerrard Street for its minimalist style and smart wooden, slate and stone interior. Perfect for business lunches, pre-theatre meals and post-sightseeing snacks, Plum Valley Chinese restaurant is conveniently located near Piccadilly Circus and the West End without being touristy, and the restaurant boasts its own conference facilities well suited for private events and meetings. Dumpling lovers will go gaga for the scallop dumpling, whisker black cod roll, and we also recommend the pillowy cream custard bun, Mongolian fillet steak, and the grilled sea bass with ginger and spring onion. Or just take your waiter's advice and make a survey of the sublime dim sum or the excellent a la carte. Smart enough for dates, yet friendly to groups, Plum Valley is a great must-try restaurant in Chinatown.

20 Gerrard Street
Chinatown
London, W1D 6JQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese

Hours of Operation:
Sun - Thurs: 12pm - 11:30pm
Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7494 4366

Website:
http://www.plumvalleyrestaurant.co.uk/

Additional:
Beer, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Plum Valley Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.3

ambience

3.6

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (9)
Spicy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Romance (8)
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Neighbourhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
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 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

It is really tradition cantonese style but stuffed in a modern restaurant concept. For people who like authentic cantonese food but who do not like too traditional environment, it is definitely not to miss it

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 15 October 2017

I've been to this restuarant many times and never found something I didn't like.
Very tasty plates at reasonable prices.Best for me choises are Beef fillet in fruity mandarin sauce and crispy aromatic duck. I suggest it with no doupt.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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food3
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Dim sum lunch with family. Food was good though they've probably changed the chef as some items have altered tastes and/or textures. Service was friendly and good and ambience was pleasant.

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food4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2017

We went for a dinner and everyone had a good time. However, perhaps I'm a bit picky but it looks like the cook has changed so some dishes are not quite up to their usual very high standards. Nevertheless it's still very good and very reasonably priced.

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

The food was excellent. Very tasty and very well presented. The staff were attentive and very helpful.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 19 September 2017

this is truely a hidden gem, food outstanding, lovely atmosphere, service excellant, l would definatley go back and highly reccomend that everyone gives this a try they won,t be dissapointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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food5
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service4
value4

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

Best dim sum in Chinatown in a tastefully decorated restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 6 September 2017

Great food for a good price!

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food5
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value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 September 2017

Bit pricey but food is delicious

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value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 August 2017

Have been many times, absolutely recommend the egg tofu/mushroom/aubergine hotpot for lacto ove vegetarians.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 August 2017

I love Plum Valley for being a western feel restaurant in China town which still serves authentic Chinese food. Like, I would happily take friends or family from out of town here knowing they would not feel like they have landed on Mars, vowing never to come back. The all-day dim sum is great (although that's not very authentic to be fair, but it would be a shame not to have that whatever time of day you're here). Miss the charm of the dimsum carts but for those that are not used to a real China town experience this is a good intro without the typical bright lighting and very unfriendly service in more traditional establishments. The wine list is also a cut above the rest with many wines by the glass.

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food5
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

The dim sum menu was fantastic and the service incredible - would definitely recommend and go again

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Great place

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·Dined on 23 July 2017

Fantastic place been twice now , staff friendly and attentive best of all good value for money .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 18 July 2017

We are a group of 8, and the big round table we were seated at was spacious. The two waitresses who served us were very helpful, including suggesting the steamed sea bass dish which we all enjoyed

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 (London)·Dined on 4 July 2017

The environment is very nice, the seats are comfortable and the interior spacing is good. None of the restaurant in chinatown could provide such comfortable interior with same pricing. All food and dim sum are yummy and fine. I'm highly recommend.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Been to this place for a long time now - One of my favourite Dim Sum places in London.
I have introduced Plum Valley to my friends and they love it!
My absolute favourite dish is bbq pork puff - a must order dish

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food5
ambience4
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 (London)·Dined on 1 June 2017

Took my family for a pre theatre meal. All agreed it was superb, for many it was the best Chinese meal they had eaten. Excellent Dim Sum was the highlight.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 11 May 2017

Amazing food, knowledgeable staff who gave great service, good wine and it didn't break the bank! A wonderful night and great place to take visitors when in central London!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kent)·Dined on 15 April 2017

This is the second time we have dined here. The ambience is lovely, with cosy banquets and contemporary decor. We were all particulary impressed with the time and patience the waiter took with my daughter who has to eat gluten free in carefully selecting dishes for her. The only improvement to this would have been if there was a menu available with the gluten free options because she dislikes having attention drawn to her condition.
All dishes we tried are of exceptional quality. We will certainly dine there again.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Warm welcome, was seated upstairs which was our choice. The food was a nice as ever. The menus are looking a little tired (stickers covering bits of the menu).

The experience was great!!!

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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 13 March 2017

Food excellent as ever, sweet chilli Kung Po prawns and Clay Pot Chicken highly recommended

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food5
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service4
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 25 February 2017

My partner and I were very impressed. The food was delicious. The service was very quick to begin with but took a very long time for our mains to come, however it did get busier. Would highly recommend to someone looking for somewhere to eat before making a trip to the theatre.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2017

I love the new evening dim sum menu! It was even better because we got a nice corner table.

The new dim sum sheet has most of my favourite dishes, including steam wasabi prawn dumplings. Taste freshly made, don't think this type of fusion dumplings can be bought frozen. The fried rice noodle we ordered was also top mark. We left happy and very full.

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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2017

As good as ever. My favourite restaurant in China Town.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 October 2016

We had a great lunch. Seems that the cook is new but he is just as good as the previous cook and that means the dim sum is just as excellent as before. There were some minor differences in the new menu but they were barely noticeable. Great service too, as usual

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2016

We tried the new evening dim sum menu, which replaced the usual square booklet menu. And the verdict is, although we like the fact there are different choices, we felt the quality of the dim sum was better before.

We never got thirsty with Plum Valley's prior this visit, but perhaps the new dim sum contains a bit more MSG? Hope not, as the lack of MSG is one main reason why we keep coming back.

Also, staff are friendly and helpful as always!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Quick Bite
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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2016

Plum Valley is one of my regulars and at the top of my recommendation list especially for vegetarians. Being Chinese and a vegetarian, I tend to steer away from chinese restaurants as I find I can cook (sometimes better) the veg dishes they have. However, I absolutely love Plum Valley veg dishes. My 2 top Veg dishes are the Egg Tofu and Aubergine/Mushroom hotpot (THE BEST!) and the Veg chicken (even meat eaters are pleasantly surprised by how delish these are!). Oh also the noodles with Shimeji mushroom is a hit. My friend was in town with wife, kids and in-laws and they loved it. The service is usually very good, but sometimes they're not as attentive. One time, my veg chicken dish came out when we were pretty much finished with the rice and other dishes. I would say this is on the pricier side of usual chinese reataurants, but it's worth paying for.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 10 September 2016

Excellent food and huge portions - best meal we have had in Chinatown.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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value3

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on 1 September 2016

Great food , great place , great staff , not cheap but if your looking for cheap go somewhere else , I love it there .

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 26 August 2016

Plum Valley is our favourite Chinese in Chinetown, great food and great customer services consistently. This time, we tried different a la carte dishes to our usual dim sum favourites, and glad we did! The prawn fried rice with XO sauce was yum!

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2016

Another great evening with friends. Only thing is that the prices have gone up quite a lot over last year but still remains good value for the quality. Service is great, as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 August 2016

Staff are great, sat on my favourite table on ground, delicious food served quickly = very happy customers indeed!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 5 August 2016

Great food. Dark interior really good. Service tip top.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 19 July 2016

Another excellent lunch at Plum Valley. My friends from Germany were very impressed indeed and said this is the best Chinese restaurant in Europe!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 28 May 2016

Its difficult to find a chinese restaurant and have high expectations of it, but in this case they were exceeded. Fantastic cuisine as you would expect from a high end restaurant but at reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (München)·Dined on 28 May 2016

very nice and good aisan food in a styles ambiance

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 May 2016

I took my visiting Swedish guests for their first dim sum meal, and I thought it would be a nice intro to this cuisine. And indeed they were impressed with the taste, the friendly staff and the ambience of Plum Valley. It's my trusty favourite on Opentable.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2016

We had a really good meal at Plum Valley on Saturday. We ordered one of the set meals, for two people - loads of food and the quality was excellent. Particularly liked the beef fillet (very tender) and the cod with champagne sauce. For drinks, the Plum Valley cocktail was deliciously fruity. And the flowering tea was spectacular.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2016

Hands down the best Chinese food in London.

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