Duddell's LONDON

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387 reviews
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Chinese (Canton)
Located at the historic St. Thomas Church at London Bridge, Duddell’s showcases authentic Cantonese cuisine, hand-crafted dim sum and cocktails at the Bar.

Mother’s Day Brunch Edition: March 31st

Current costumer information: Due to continued renovation and restoration of the historic St.Thomas’ Church, Duddells will be closing its doors on Mondays from the 11th February (with the exception of Bank Holidays). We apologise to our loyal customers, however we aim to complete the works shortly and we will remain open for business as usual Tuesdays-Sundays.

For more information and most updated menus, please visit www.duddells.co

What 387 People Are Saying
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T
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We were so excited to try this venue after having heard many positive reviews, however all food had lack of good flavour, all sauce were far too sweet, huge disappointment.
Wine was lovely but many good quality/reasonable wine were sold out (red wine). Service and atmosphere were good so it’s really shame. We won’t go back.... we paid approx £290 for 2 people.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Only one very poor element that made me see ref- Suggested 15% service added to bill. Considering the already very high prices - scandalous!
Very awkward with client present to ask for it to be amended.

B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a very pleasant evening that the Duddell‘s with great food. I will be back. My guests enjoyed it as well.

LL
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The venue is cool, the food is delicious if a bit pricey but the service is indifferent. No smiles, no engagement. It's almost like you're invconveniencing them - like it's midnight, you're the last customers and they just want to go home. But it was half full and 8pm. So if you want a private dinner with no interruptions and just good food, it works for that!

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Maybe because its was a Tuesday night but it was pretty quiet and seems to have a lot of tables in a small space and the tables are small and when you have a few dishes if your sharing you run out of space, got to say great cocktail at the bar, glass of champagne i had could of been a bit colder and also the bottle of white wine the same, out of the 5 dishes we had the peking duck was good and a pork dish but the rest didn’t stay in my mind. Will maybe give it a go again on a Friday/ Saturday night.

KT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious food but minuscule portions and super expensive.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff, and great food and service.
Restaurant great position for Borough Market and the Shard too.

MB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, authentic and spectacularly beautiful

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Gorgeous building, lovely staff, delicious food, pretty pricey!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for the lunch time menu and it was absolutely tasty. Good service and really good food. Definitely come back again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food - great service and lovely birthday treat.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch offer with a good selection of their foods available. Want to go back for a full menu one day

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed.
Staff very pollite and helpful. Highly recommend to anyone visiting London.

KD
London
26 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying this restaurant (I wasn’t aware of its existence until a few weeks ago) - it’s not cheap, that’s for sure but gosh, the food is top quality.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Beautiful decoration.

s
London
22 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is perfect,just service need more improve!

JH
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Far too expensive, too quick, service not up to what is charged especially with 12.5% added on top

S
London
277 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Duddell's is a gorgeous restaurant - trendy with excellent service. The food was a good quality.

RM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and food outstanding. Quite pricey but worth it. Atmosphere buzzy but you can hear your companions without having to shout. Very sophisticated decor. Hope to return soon.

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey, but food and service are superb. The restaurant is in a historic building and the decoration is classy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, we had 1 child and 1 infant. Baby seat was prepared beforehand and table selection was very helpful. Staff are ok point at all times and food was perfect.

LY
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing food as usual. We had ordered a large selection of vegetable dishes this time & they were all exquisite

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

It was a Sunday lunchtime - I was taking my parents out to say A huge thank you and Duddles has been highly recommended for amazing dim sum and food on a Sunday. The atmosphere was severely lacking. The service was awful. We had to ask two or three times for everything and when the waiters did come they did not seem happy. We were constantly told we were ordering too much which resulted in not enough duck for us. And some really lacklustre rice to go with it. We had the distinct impression they were trying to get rid of us quickly. And half way through our dim sum we were told the kitchen was closing so if we wanted anything else we had to order then - when I asked for the menu to see the waiter said ‘you’ve got duck coming why do you need it’. I was really disappointed - a really special occasion wasted on this restaurant.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing food. It always is! This has to be the best Chinese food in London, surely. Love the room as well and staff are great. Much, much better than the Chinese restaurant just around the corner at The Shard.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Chinese food I’ve had in London. Dimsum was exquisite and the duck was very well done.

BR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly host/manager, great atmosphere. I even got a free dessert for my birthday ;)

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Duddell's serves well made Chinese food but it is far far away from the price they charge for it. The dim sum are fine, but extremely average and similar to what I'd expect to find in a regular neighborhood place. The mains are good, but not more than that. Definitely not worth the high prices they charge.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I had such high expectations of this place due to the hype around it from food bloggers and it's two Michelin star status. However I arrived to find the place quite dull and the food very boring. I was also there with a friend and I found that several times waiters interrupted our conversation. It is fine to announce that there is food but to ask continuously if "we're ok" or if the "food is ok" is a bit excessive. Also found that the range of dim sum available in the Sunday menu is disappointing, and I have had better dim sum at my regular place in China Town. I understand that this is elevated Chinese food, however I found the quality quite low. I expected so much from this restaurant but left disappointed with no desire to return.

A
Black Forest
11 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Peking duck in two courses. I would also definitely recommend the beef tenderloin. The Service was excellent, the location special and cool.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

So far good !

D
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was very poor - the table was left uncleared for an hour. Our wine bottle was left unmarked in a wine chiller which meant that it was served to another table of 6 that had ordered the same kind. We pointed this out to a waiter who was adamant this wasn't the case and was aggressive about the matter. It took 3 conversations and a lot of to and fro before they gave us a glass of wine to replace the wine that had been given away. Terrible surly service from all but one of the waiting staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Not quite how I remember it from when it first opened

GG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time here, on both occasions the food has been superb, very flavoursome and the smell of each dish is so appetising. Staff are very good too. Highly recommended.

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

Met a few friends there for lunch. All agreed that everyting - food, service and ambience were of a very quality.

r
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food, will certainly be back to try the dim sum menu

H
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Tea smoked chicken was over cooked, disappointing as a signature dish. Appears as though is cooked again in the “en papillote” bag for effect as it arrives on the table.

Dumplings were nice along with the kai lan and duck (another signature dish) was ok but at this level and price skin should be like glass and fat rendered down.

Very expensive also for the quality of food.

R
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Having been to original in HK, was looking forward to this. It was Good food but really disappointing service from their staff and management. Waiting over 15mins to take a drinks order. We had the set lunch menu and they had run out of certain item we asked if we could swap for something off al carte as one of our diners couldn’t eat anything else from the set menu we told rudely and abruptly no, totally unaccommodating. When they came to serve our mains we hadn’t had all our dumplings from our starter yet the waitress accused us of lying and told us we had, this made us feel like greedy diners who were trying to scam them, she eventually gave in and brought us our dumplings but now the mains were ready they all came at once. The manager brought us some extra dumplings as apology but to be honest it was all too late. Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend.

l
London
22 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb food, great atmosphere. Is a little pricey but really great evening

CE
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and food. Interesting location.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very few flaws in an overall excellent dinner service.

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