Duddell's LONDON

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187 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.

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 187 People Are Saying
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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

An expensive place to feel cold on a winters day

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IL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Beautiful restaurant, great staff. Food was lovely, have told quite a few people about it already

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MB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really special, we had a great time. Service was a little slow but worth it for the food

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G
London
42 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Amazing food
Slow service, we didn't even get a glass of water for 40mins when we arrived, after that service was excellent
Tables very cramped. V,

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VL
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read that this restaurants has one of the best wine lists in London and was excited to try it as an alternative to a classic, stuffy French or Italian Place. Was an amazing experience! The wine was beautiful and paired with the quirky food so well. When you go, you MUST get the duck and the Dim Sum, it's such a treat! The waiters were attentive and friendly, the building its self is such a beautiful blend of old and new as well as bringing Cultures together! you HAVE to go!!!

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AM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Found a new favourite Dim Sum brunch spot in London, definitely reminds you of home, with just a little bit of a London flair.

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AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. The char sui pork and the dim sum were the standout. We were on the mezzanine floor against the railings, where the tables are semi circular shaped - not the best design for a couple dining. Service was great, the ambience was bustling. Prices are high, but the food is excellent!

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E
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere and service were great. Chefs recommended dim sum, Black cod, pak choi and broccoli were absolutely delicious. Sommelier wine suggestion great too although rather pricey. Noodles however tasted so smokey we had to leave them. Pecan tart also spot on. Would definitely go again.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic char siu pork and chicken dumplings. And the cocopanda has to be my most favourite mocktail ever! Even got a little complimentary birthday treat!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Friendly staff but it was so weak.
Tonight most of the things were out of stock even the bottle of still water.
I could not stand without still water, they told us that they have tap water or sparking water, bottle of water is finished. I never that this experience in my life. I told them to buy the water somewhere else or we’re suppose to leAve the restaurant.
They bought one bottle of Evian water in plastic bottle and they do not want to serve like this; they put the water in another glass water bottle which is awful; even we did not see whether it is tap water or really Evian water inside the bottle.
Service was awful and weak.

There were a lots of other things out of stock in the restaurant, last minute we found the half duck for 4 people.


The managers excuse of the things out of stock is after a new year evening, in our opinion they should not open the restaurant today.

At 22.45 the waiter brought the bill without asking.
We’ll never ever go that restaurant again.

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GA
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

In a superb venue, the food at this restaurant is unique and very good. Shame this was badly let down by the initial welcome by the Maitre Dé. We were led to our table and basically left there, no menus, no offers of drinks, just left to wallow, which was very very poor for an establishment of this calibre. Once we had eventually attracted the attention of a waiter, we were served reasonably well but the initial welcome had sadly set the scene.
Food was superb, and the flavours incredible and for that alone I would probably give it a second chance, but first impressions are hard to change

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PT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Duddell’s were all friendly, polite and perfectly attentive. The surroundings blend the history of the building with modern chic. And the food and drinks were all delicious. The menu has some classics and new interpretations of classic dishes. We mainly had the seafood dishes and were extremely pleased with all our choices. The Dim Sum Symphony was both delicately flavoured and pleasingly textured. The langoustine with XO sauce was beautifully presented and had a lovely umami, seafood flavour. The abalone rice with asparagus was also beautifully flavoured, but the satisfyingly chewy texture of the abalones may not appeal to all. There is a lovely selection of cocktails, mocktails and teas, something for everyone.

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little gem of a place with excellent food and attentive staff.

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening enjoyed by all. We look forward to returning.

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j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice environment, food and service, but a bit pricy. Very good location near London Bridge tube station and the Shard. The decorations inside is very elegant, but the table for 2 is a bit too small. The dim sum platter is with very delicate looking and delicious as well. Peking duck and Mapo tofu are quite nice. Recommend and will revisit in the future.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was of the standard of a glorified Chinese Takeaway and cold upon arrival. Service is shocking, ordered cocktails, had to remind three members of staff before they arrived after we had been served and eaten the starter. Decoration is quirky and interesting, but it's also freezing cold and completely overpriced. Avoid completely.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food and location. Service a little slow.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

This was my third time to the restaurant. We love the signature lobster noodle and every dish is perfect here. However, this time it was disappointed because the food is not as good as it was.

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LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We came for my husband’s birthday and had a great lunch. Thank you.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun restaurant with good food

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, incredible menu. Will come back soon

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JS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was seated upstairs on a Balcony Table for 2 which is far too small for multiple dishes and Peking Duck, fixed half circle, the staff did their best however if you want to try multiple dishes you need a larger table, Peking duck was not as special as expected with a lot of fat that had not rendered in the process. Some great dishes and some not so great, when you are paying for the best quality you should expect better.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This Chinese restaurant is part of a Hongkong franchise. I prefer to go there for Dim Sum. Their Dim Sum is delicately flavoured, with a twist on many of the staple offerings like Ha Kao and Siu Mai. The ambiance is interesting: it is based in an old chappel near London Bridge, and the first time it is a little hard to find. Being near Borough Market makes it a good choice for a weekend forraging expedition. All in all definitely a cut above your China Town offerings.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The taste of the food and the location is lovely.
Unfortunately the service just wasn't up to par.
Everything was great till we got to dessert, we ordered and 25 minutes later still had not received it. We asked where it was and they went away to retrieve the dessert. Another 20 min passed and nothing came out. We asked another waiter and they said, "oh we're out of that item." They gave us another item and I would assume after all the waiting they would have comp'd it on the bill.

The food tastes nice, but for the price I would expect a bit more attention to the service.

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This place charges top prices, but do not deliver food that could have justified the price. The place in it self is nice, even if the tables are too small, for each new dish there was a struggle to find room on the table. Some of the dishes was very nice and other made you wonder if they tasted their own food. One example was the salty baked chicken, the leg pieces was lovely and perfectly cooked. However, the breast pieces was dry and chewy. I would recommend people to go somewhere else, it’s too expensive for the quality the provide.

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PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I booked Duddell's for my girlfriend's birthday off of the recommendation of a colleague. I was not disappointed!

I think the building was a church/cathedral at one point so the ceilings are very high which looked great.

The food was absolutely amazing. We could not say a bad thing about any of the dishes (have attached some photos). We ordered Spicy almond soft shell crab, Cantonese dim sum symphony, Duddell's Peking duck (half), Egg fried rice with spring onion, , Honey glazed char siu with soy beans and Chilled mango cream for dessert. This was more than enough for two people.

The only negative point about the evening was the drinks service. We ordered a beer and a glass of rosé to start. My beer came but the rosé didn't. I had to remind the waiter 5 minutes later. This happened twice during the evening.

Other than drinks issue, it was a great night and I have already recommended Duddell's to friends and family.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and ambience was lovely. The service was very helpful and friendly, although the menu knowledge could be better. It did not detract from our experience, which was a warm and fun evening !

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Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

El lugar está muy bien diseñado y la comida y concepto es excelente

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

It’s so overpriced. 68 pounds per person for Sunday dim sum, with under 10 choices of dim sum. I think everything was prepared before, cos the beef we had was cold inside. That’s not a 150 pounds bill should deserve. And environment is bad also. Feels like sitting in a huge steaming room.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!!

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there several times and loved it, but this time was even better. The service was particularly good. The food is always amazing, though. I just wish they served soup dumplings!

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in beautiful setting. Easily accessible from London bridge station. The house cocktail was the best I've tasted in a very long time.

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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Chinese dishes in a very cool interior converted church. Dim sums and Peking duck were superb together with a spicy cod dish

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The ambience and food are outstanding. Service can be a bit slow, but the quality of food makes it worth the wait.

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e
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

There was a lot of staff and a fairly empty restaurant but once we asked to see the set menu rather than the a la carte menu we were largely ignored. Food was good but Dim Sum took over half an hour to arrive then the main came just as someone cleared the Dim Sum away. Really tasty food but service hit and miss.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, good service, unique location. Highly recommend a dinner and try the Peking Duck

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RW
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The dinning area is a bit cold but overall is good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We went there to try the chef’s specialty Cantonese Duck. The duck was unavailable, so were the most other items from the menu and wine selection. The restaurant manager was uninterested and didn’t even explain the reason for the shortage.. he offered us a bottle of wine theough a waitress but it didnmt make up for feeling like we were cheated.

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SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location (former converted Church) right next to the Shard. Awesome dishes, at first sight it might seem rather pricey, but the food is outstandingly good, tasty and of great quality - so well worth it. Furthermore, the service is very helpful and attentive.

Our table of 4 chose some appetizers and 3 main dishes to share. Instead of our usual wine we went for cocktails, which was a great choice and matched the food nicely. We would highly recommend the dumpling symphony, the peking duck and the cod with truffle.

Overall it was a great experience, we will for sure be back.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We were here on a Friday night which the restaurant was quite busy. Customer service was slow, took a long time for anything to arrive

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