Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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Serving rich and aromatic Chinese cuisine, Chinese Cricket Club’s menu boasts a selection of traditional Huaiyang and Sichuan dishes, sharing Dim Sum platters and unique signature items; all made with the best ingredients with a contemporary flare. In honour of the name, the restaurant also features a unique collection of estate wines carefully produced by sporting personalities from the Sporting Wine Club.

Special Offers

£65 NYE 8 Course Sharing Menu

Discover a uniquely crafted 8 course sharing Chinese meal with authentic ingredients that will make you travel to Szechuan Province without leaving your table this New Year’s Eve.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 18:30-23:00

£45 Traditional British Christmas Buffet: Lunch Menu

Give your festive season a twist with a feast for both your eyes and palate at the All-You-Can-Eat Christmas Buffet. Enjoy traditional British cuisine bursting with festive flavours at the Chinese Cricket Club.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 13:00-16:00

£45 NYE Early Diner: 8 Course Sharing Menu

Discover a uniquely crafted 8 course sharing Chinese meal with authentic ingredients that will make you travel to Szechuan Province without leaving your table. Make your booking between 5pm-6:30pm and enjoy an Early Dining option.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:00-18:30

£55 Traditional British Christmas Buffet: Dinner Menu

Give your festive season a twist with a feast for both your eyes and palate at the All-You-Can-Eat Christmas Buffet. Enjoy traditional British cuisine bursting with festive flavours at the Chinese Cricket Club.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 17:00-22:00

What 715 People Are Saying
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RA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality menu and such friendly staff

KR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food. Small portions. Great menu

RA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service

BT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A nice restaurant in a hotel, we chose it because it was a different menu to a typical chinese but with some of the old favourites It was for a birthday celebration
I requested a round table and was told I had to guarantee a minimum spend - seems odd we were assigned the table in any case as I queried it as it wasn't in a private area!
The service was good and the manager and waitress were good with recommendations etc

J
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a nice environment and dish are delicious. The shanghaiese style king prawn taste really nice and will recommend friends to this restaurant.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our fourth visit over a three years and the standard has been consistently good.
Excellent scallops and salt & pepper squid this time
Look forward to our next visit in a few months

JS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very nice venue to meet friends or business acquaintances for dinner

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dim sum and fantastic duck. Would also recommend the beef and spring onion dish. The service is great as well.

RA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food and fantastic service.

MM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service outstanding on a quiet midweek visit. Dim Sum starters all lovely and the duck pancakes just right, the pancakes stay intact. Will return.

DF
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always excellent food, friendly staff and excellent service.

MV
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual! Thank you!

KA
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food and pleasant surroundings...recommended.

S
Tokyo
8 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

本物の中華料理を求める方にはお勧めしません。どちらかと言えば、西洋人を対象にしているレストランなのかもしれません。しかし、料理は悪くはないです。サービスは申し分なかったです。

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MV
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Thank you for another great evening!

RA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great service and great quality of food. They have updated the menu to givde more mouth watering optons. Whatever you order from the menu, gauranteed to be of the highest quality in terms of taste and flavour!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

My husband and I just left the Chinese Cricket Club. One local friend recommended me there. I reserved a table for 22:15. Arrived there just in time. The lady who received us said we would have only 5 minutes to order since the restaurant closes at 22:30. We went to the table. Then the manager came to our table and said exactly the same thing. But in a very very very rude and ironic way. I asked him why they accepted reservations for 22:15 since we would only have 5 minutes to order. Again, in a very rude and not polite way, the manager said “you have 5 minutes”. After that, did not look at us. Left the knife and fork in our table, we said thank you, he kept quite. Then when we left, we said thank you and good bye, and he kept his back to us. Unbelievable. Amazing how a restaurant which is located in a hotel, full of tourists, receives people like that. This is just not acceptable. We only paid the service (which was automatically charged) because of the lady who received us. Again, a restaurant in a worldwide city like London, located in a hotel. In any country in the world, giving your back when a customer thanks you, is not acceptable.

PS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good Asian food. We had difficulty finding the restaurant. They should mention they are within the Crowne Plaza Hotel. They also had a wonderful wine pairing.

B
London
80 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had a table at the end which was pleasantly quiet and private. The food was good and well presented but the service, although very friendly and helpful, was rather slow. If you're in need of a quick /business lunch this might not fit the bill, but for a relaxed dinner with friends this might be ok. There was a selection of plant based dishes for the main - strangely no tofu dishes - and one choice for starters (a nice mushroom / veg mix) and the ubiquitous spring rolls.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food & excellent service that’s such a joy to find nowadays, it’s a real treat to visit the Chinese cricket club & would recommend it if you want authentic Chinese food :)

e
London
199 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Occasionally the kitchen has an off night, but having dined here many times, I find the food to be generally high quality and consistent. NOT the typical fare you get in Chinatown. The servers are good and on top of their job, but when they get busy they can get a bit stretched. Overall though, this is a great choice for Chinese in an unexpected location.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only complaint I have with the food is that it was not very hot and went cold pretty quickly otherwise I had a lovely time.

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a typical hotel restaurant. Not a huge amount of noise or atmosphere, but good food and a very nice level of service. The main issue was that although the food was good, similar quality food would be a lot cheaper if bought from a non-hotel Chinese restaurant. The presentation was styalised somewhat for the visual aspect, but it didn't add to the experience at all.

Having been to many high end chinese restaurants, it seems that the food was very good, but it just lacked that small extra bit when it came to justifying the price, especially as the wine list was fairly business hotel guest orientated.

TR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was undoubtedly the best Chinese food I’ve eaten, but the cost reflected that. I had the monkfish hot plate at £24 and my friend the lamb at £22. Plus the rice it was expensive but as a one off it was memorable. Most people seemed in a business lunch so probably in expenses - sadly not us ! Service was attentive and polite. Highly recommended.

FY
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced and not remotely authentic. In a hotel usually not a good sign

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very oily dishes, ordered the salt and pepper squid, oil and a powdery batter on every bite. aubergine smells nice but has little taste.. it’s heavily coated in oil. Sauce for the monk fish tasted like something out of the can.

Staff on the other hand were excellent! Friendly and attentive.

PR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good quality food but service could have been better

GJ
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We booked dinner on Wednesday evening based on excellent reviews from friends who had eaten in the restaurant. Our experience was disappointing.
Our disappointment is entirely about the food. Not good for restaurant
Our starters. My wife's was fine. I ordered prawns in a honey dressing. They were cold and overcooked to the extent that the meat was fibrous and chewy. In terms of value, I would question if three, not very large , prawns was good value
Main courses were not satisfactory. My wife ordered crispy shredded duck with pancakes. The pancakes were cold and the duck was not shredded - it was chopped into chunks. The waitress replaced the pancakes by which time the duck was cold
My main course of slow cooked belly pork was also luke warm as was the jasmine rice.
We pointed these things out to the head waitress. She apologised and offered to remove the service charge!! We declined as it was not the waiting staff who were at fault so why punish them.
The process in the kitchen would appear to need review.
I look forward to your response

JM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Rather a depressing experience. The food was, at best, moderate, and, at worst - as in the case of that stand-by , aromatic duck - downright poor. I can't think that a single restaurant in Gerrard Street would have been other than ashamed to produce such a course, let alone at the price charged. We made the mistake, also, of ordering Chinese rice wine - Shao Xing. I lived for five years in the Far East and, having eaten widely in restaurants in Hong Kong and Taipei, was expecting something tasting entirely different from what the Chinese Cricket Club served: acidic, unappealing and expensive.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening at the Chinese Cricket Club. My wife is allergic to things like crab and scallops so we chose a la carte instead of the Chinese New Year menu. The Emperor's Duck was the best duck we have ever tasted. The other dishes were fresh and tasty. No wonder this restaurant has been awarded with AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. Special thanks for Hang Zhou the restaurant's Manager. Hang explained each dish so beautifully.

PG
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal, delicious food, pleasant atmosphere and good service. Meals were very tasty and well presented. The Only disappointment was that it took 30min for our drinks and 40min for the first course. We look forward to visiting again.

RA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality and service is always at a high level at Chinese Cricket Club.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Have been too far better Chinese restaurants in London. Not great, but ok

B
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good and value was good, but service was very slow (took almost 25 mins for food to arrive during lunch) and no server came to our table at all after taking our orders. Our water was not topped up. We had to keep waving at them for attention. It’s a shame since the food and the location are both good.

TK
London
48 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Chinese cricket club is excellent. Well thought out dishes, large portions and yummy food in a good setting in the city with amazing prices. What more can one want?

i
London
36 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, very good value for money in January. Great place and definitely excellent and different dishes.

FF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyable.

OT
London
37 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Although the hotel lobby setting isn't the most inspiring, service is friendly and efficient and the menu has something for everyone. It's not your average Chinese restaurant, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you want to try something different, I can recommend the Emperor's Crispy Duck.

KL
London
17 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Definitely a gem of a restaurant and one I would revisit. The spicy squid starter, followed by the pork belly and chicken were too much for two. But an excellent selection. I would highly recommend.

JS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a meal at the Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant to celebrate my birthday.
Fabulous food and excellent service. Thank you!

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