Duddell's LONDON

4.3
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£41 and over
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Chinese (Canton)
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 366 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

VM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food. Really delicious. The Tofu was to die for.

AD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Blooming delicious if a little over priced. Thankfully a friend paid as this isn’t the easiest on the wallet. I would however recommend it just for the deliciousness of the food

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had dim sum on Sunday lunchtime. The food was really good. The staff weren't super friendly and it did lack a bit of atmosphere.

LD
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Completely inattentive service!
We know Duddells from HK so expected a similarly high standard but were disappointed.
The food was decent but not top knotch despite the high prices.
The atmosphere was flat & the finish of the decor in potentially excellent surroundings was poor.
What a pity, we were so looking forward to this restaurant.
Most of all the service should improve by leaps & bounds if they continue charging the same (in SE1!) and associating themselves with the HK restaurant.
I rarely do such reviews: maybe 1/50!

AR
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

unfortunately there were no exhibition when we were there, that was one of the reasons we went there....

S
Österreich
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Super friendly accommodating personnel, cozy interiors (they won a prize for the adaption of this church into a restaurant). Definitely need to book beforehand.
Being quite packed (thu, 1pm) it took a while until the aperitivo arrived, but with just one guy behind the bar, that's no big deal. Food was presented very nicely and delicious. Would recommend either for an outing with friends/colleauges at lunch or as a treat for yourself. One of those places, where a single diner/luncher does not feel akward. Having been there at lunch, I can not tell, what the atmosphere's like in the evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chinese valentine’s day

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They need a 6 star option.. for places like this

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Food and wines were lovely, food served in a "tapas" style which gave us the opportunity to eat most of the dishes on the menu and they were delicious. Maybe a bit pricey, but highly recommend the first Sunday of the month concept!

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food for the bottomless brunch - first Sunday of every month. Ends up being £100 per person once you add service, but you truly do get your money's worth. Food is bottomless, as is drink (cocktails, champagne, wine, beer). Really great place to go for an occasion. Service went out of their way to give us extra drinks just as our 2 hour time slot was coming to an end.

ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dim sum place we have tried in London! Tasty food and great service !

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food not up to scratch like our first visit - disappointing.

Tried to bring main as they cleared the starter and felt rushed

KW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Area around our table of four was cramped. My friends did not like their cocktails but our bottle Chinese Riesling was a very good match for our dishes. Service was attentive.

a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive service - great for casual or special meal

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!! Duck in incredible

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as always, but getting our drinks was difficult. Had to ask if each time we ordered.

JT
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great space, the building was beautiful. Service was nice and quick. The server we had was good and attentive. The food was great. Loved the fried rice cake, the XO sauce was super delicious (would buy that if they sold it!). Some classics dim sum items were not quite what I expected like the har gau and char siu bao (not like traditional flavours). But would go back again. The Peking duck the tables next to us had looked so good.

CQ
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super great! We loved it. The food was spectacular

D
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food in a beautifully refurbished church. Excellent service and relaxing ambience. Would highly recommend calling to reserve the Peking duck and trying the Dim Sum Symphony. 10/10 experience

A
London
138 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It used to be so good and it went downhill so badly.
Food was ok-ish but definitely not worth the price and especially not as good as it used to be.
Service also was erratic at best, despite it was a quiet night. Some of the waitresses were trying but some of the guys had now idea of what high-quality service should be.
If they want to keep charging those prices, they have to roll up their sleeves and get their previous quality back.

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