Duddell's LONDON

4.3
286 reviews
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Chinese (Canton)
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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

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m
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice space near Borough Market, Shard and London Bridge. Had the set lunch. Good food but slightly mean main portion size and missing a noodle option. Somewhat disappointing.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delocious chinese restaurant. The duck Is a must!

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CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great restaurant, food was lovely (if slightly overpriced) although I would say the service was maybe too attentive - we sometimes felt slightly harassed as there was always someone there, doing something. It may have been due to it not being that busy however

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JF
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fabulous dining experience. I could not fault the service, everyone was so attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. Fantastic venue and decor, great ambience. Rather expensive but we knew that before dining there, however, would certainly recommend if you want a quirky place to celebrate an occasion.

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VG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Chinese restaurants I have been to. Food was absolutely delicious. Loved the dimsum symphony, pecking duck and truffle black cod.

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice food. Very expensive. Staff were nice but disorganised. Things took a long time and all was a little clumsy - especially weird as the place was pretty quiet

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CL
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Cantonese food almost lives up to its 2 star sister in Hong Kong. Delisciosh

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AN
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duddell’s is one of my favourite restaurants in London. Every time we go we’re blown away with the flavours, they just absolutely nail it in every dish!
The bottomless champagne brunch is so fun and still a great menu, but it’s worth going along to try the normal menu too, you need to experience the abalone rice and the peking duck...both exquisite.
The restaurant is set in an old church so as you can imagine it’s grand and elegant, yet understated, definitely not brash or OTT.
The staff are always so friendly and helpful and take the time to have a chat with you, mainly to compare favourite dishes :)
Really can’t recommend this enough, I’ll continue to visit, a really firm favourite.

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SV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’m a regular of Duddel’s both in London and HK and a big fan. I went for the unlimited brunch held every first Sunday of the month. It was really bad value: a much shorter dim
Sum list to chose from and other dishes without great interest, all of which for 68£. I usually eat there great dim sum brunch for less than 50£ so I would strongly recommend going on any other day than the first Sunday of each month.

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AW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole Peking duck is amazing. Highly recommend.

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F
London
95 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Popped in for some dimsum to discover they have an amazing set lunch which is unbelievable value. Lovely food and setting as always. Staff very personable.
And helpful

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lovely atmosphere. The place is well designed and by looking at the dinners you can understand that the food is authentic.

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RF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They gave us a free dessert for our 1 year anniversary, which was very kind :) ?Nice people, good food. The duck skin was very good!

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T
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

With several excellent Chinese restaurants in London, there is no need to eat at Duddell’s! Time, money and a good appetite can be saved by dining elsewhere. If you do go, and are ushered to a table upstairs, decline, especially if you are seated in the area with the one dim wall light and a lonely candle. As you are being lead upstairs with the staff insisting you will have a great view, know that once the sun goes down, you will not be able to see your food! The restaurant clearly realises the area is dark as they thought the cheap Ikea bookshelves and bamboo screens would go unnoticed in the shadows along with the flimsy dining tables. There is a lack of finesse and attention to detail in this restaurant which pitches itself and its price point as fine dining. The front desk struggled to find the reservation, then butchered my Chinese name (in a Chinese restaurant). The waiter insisted we should order his favourite beef dish which turned out to be pork! Our waiter clearly had no idea about Chinese people (or food) as he was set on us ordering egg fried rice but anyone with an understanding of Chinese dining would know rice dishes are eaten with plain white rice. It’s not his fault. He needs proper guidance. Oh dear Duddels. What a disappointment! Our party was made up of Singaporeans and a Malaysian Chinese guest who lives in Hong Kong and has eaten at the HK branch. I too have lived in Hong Kong and as a group of five we have eaten our fill across Asia and could clearly see this restaurant is designed for diners who care more about flashy, artsy, hyped up venues rather than eating outstanding food. Yes, the duck is good but none of the other dishes were up to scratch. The tofu dish was shocking with a curious orange glow and poor presentation. The quasi religious artworks, like the food, lacked taste. Duddell’s, as the name suggests, was a dud!

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l
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food. I always get the dim sum medley and Peking duck. Great place for any occasion.

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SK
London
38 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Super food !
Getting attention for service was a issue and had to ask repeatedly for wine and other items .
The staff was very nice and courteous however the seemed over occupied or stretched

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Outstanding food - all the dishes were first class - from the duck to the rice to the veg! Absolutely fantastic.

Great location and atmosphere - elegant, eclectic and perfect for a delish meal. What a space!

Poor service - disorganised and not up to standard. Loads of examples: from not brining drinks until after mains were served, not offering another round or more water, bringing the wrong dishes to the table, not all staff with the same level of knowledge about either the drinks or the dishes, to not being thanked as we left. This is something they really need to work on and improve...

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been told by our “Foodie” friends to go for the Peking duck... we did, and it did not disappoint!
A lovely presentation, and delicious! Thanks to our helpful server Antonio who guided our choices to create the most flavorful meal. A chic ambiance and interesting cocktail menu made it a great dinner.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good for it’s price, but the price varies.
Great food, but ambience is only satisfied, good for dating but not for special occasion.
Service is great, but could been better.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual. 3rd time visit and quality is consistently very high.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Food is spectacular. Would particularly recommend the duck and dim sim symphony. Would definitely go back

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g
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Turned up at the restaurant. Admittedly we were 6 minutes late for a 2:30 table. To be told that the kitchen would be closing in 5 minutes... Would have been nice if someone had let us know that before we booked.
We went for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. For the money they charge, and it's not insubstantial, that should go along with a level of service that makes you feel super welcome. Unfortunately, it almost felt like we were imposing on them. It's a shame as the food is good, and some of the staff were lovely, but just wasn't good enough for a restaurant charging what they do.
End of the day, if you want to play at being high-end, and charge the prices they do, then you need to be able to back it up. There are plenty of alternatives nearby where you'll have a nicer time. Londrino or Pizarro, for example, to name a couple. Wouldn't go back, which is a shame as good chinese can be hard to find.

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, but very expensive. Service started off badly but once we were remembered, it was great. Overall, fantastic but pricey.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this restaurant from the actual venue to the food and drinks. The staff were very friendly and professional. Will be going again.

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m
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Duddells always good always a little bit different we loved the vegetable dish we ordered as a side to share - asparagus with mushrooms and black truffle yum!

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MC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a really nice venue.

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OT
London
39 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Peking duck excellent as usual. Service quick and efficient and lovely setting and ambience. Not cheap but the quality of the food is very good.

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EP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service from the moment we arrived was friendly and welcoming with a strong emphasis on service.
Drinks at the bar - very good.
Time between being given menus and taking orders: just right.
Great food with authentic flavours and good sized portions.
Impressive!

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

Best Chinese south of the river ..... refined and funky at the same time ... sweet and sour pork to die for and some stunning monk fish with morel mushrooms....I like the robots!

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like Pekeng roasted duck, and the chicken soup, the decoration in the restaurant was really lovely but the light was quite dark, it was a little bit noisy

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning location.
Beijin duck amazing ant the rest of the duck even better!

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d
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I met up my friend in the restaurant. The food was good. I hope they provide more choices for their free-flow menu.. anyway it was an enjoyable lunch for us.

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c
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic sister to the original Hong Kong Michelin Star dimsun speciality Club. Service is so so - but beautiful location in an old church and food outstanding.

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The £68 brunch option was not worth it. The food was not as good as the a la carte dim sum menu usually served and ended being more pricy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We ordered the aromatic duck, salt and pepper squid to start; chilli prawns as the main with some rice and noodles.

The duck is served in 2 courses - both were nice but not amazing (it costs £45; totally unjustified in my opinion).

The salt and pepper squid was just extremely boring (I guess our fault for ordering something which sounds bland!)

The prawns were very good - recommended.

Service was good.

Overall the restaurant was pretty pricey (£145 for two including a glass of wine each) and the food was just not that special.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A very nice lunch in a beautiful and cool decorated room with high ceilings. Everything was well chosen - tables, chairs and lamps to the plates and glasses. The food was delicious, fresh and well prepared.

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k
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for my dad’s birthday. Had a brilliant evening. The food is excellent, it’s surprisingly good value for money - as the portions aren’t tiny and it’s yummy. Will definitely be back again!

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f
London
71 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gorgeous looking restaurant with delicious dim sum. The week day lunch menu is very good value for money!

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AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time back and I’m already planning my next visit. The food is exquisite and the service is arguably as amazing. What an absolute treasure for the area.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great good, great service and that attention to detail on my birthday.

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