Good Earth - Wandsworth Common

4.7
610 reviews
£41 and over
Chinese
For over 30 years we have strived to set the standard for Chinese food in London and we pride ourselves on building a reputation for exceptional food and service. The Good Earth reflects the journey Chinese food has taken in London. From traditional aromatic duck and dry shredded beef to contemporary dishes unique to us such as Golden Sands Dover Sole and Wasabi Prawns. Our new Wandsworth Common restaurant is designed with a truly exciting art deco interior with a contemporary twist.We welcome families and children of all ages and have great value set lunches.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 610 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NatJackson
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lobster and noodles. Dim sum limited but good.

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Penny
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening as always- Good Earth excel themselves at every level. I would recommend it to anyone whether for a quiet dinner for 2 or a full on party celebration.

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Petri
London
43 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service. Must be the best Chinese around the Clapham and Balham areas.

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PhilipF
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Have always rated this restaurant highly but on this occasion very disappointed. Didn’t offer to take our coats when we arrived. One of our starters came quite late after the others had arrived. Similar with mains. Our rice was delivered to Another table, so we had to wait for fresh rice whilst our mains which were on the table got cold. They did apologise but no offer of freshly cooked mains.

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LucyB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Bellevue Road and we have been going there since it opened. The food is always consistently good and the staff are really friendly and helpful. You feel as if you're in a restaurant in central London, and dinner there is always a highlight!

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aNoN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - as always! 😊
I will definitely be going back soon.

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IanP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. The portions are also very generous.

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Whoopie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family atmosphere
Food is very freshly cooked, and delicious, we love it

JJ
JosieJay
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent wine and fantastic service, as usual. Thank you.

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Harry
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Delicious food with great service - a very enjoyable evening

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Stillworkingit
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently amazing. We come here for special occasions as it has the ambience and swank of a top West End restaurant...but it's just on Wandsworth Common. It's not cheap, but it's always worth the splurge.

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Christian
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favourite Chinese food ever. Wonderful stuff and great staff. I wish them all the best during this nightmare.

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AmandaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious but for 2 starters, 2 mains and 1 rice it was rather expensive at £76 incl service. We only drank tap water too.
It's still the best Chinese in the area though

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DeeO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service and we will definitely be visiting again, this will now be my local:)

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Murph
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant service was faultless and food excellent as usual
Highly recommend this place for a great chinese

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Grubbd
London
41 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff were really friendly. The restaurant was well managed with the covid restrictions

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SpreetS
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A nice birthday meal for two. Good Covid-19 measures in place, Sanitiser by the door, safe distancing between tables. All tables were full, but the space between them impacts the ambiance just slightly.

Sightly more expensive than I remember but not surprising given the difficulties restaurants are facing.

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purdey
London
24 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waitress was so charming and helpful with my two grandsons aged five and three.

The children's menu was very good value and delicious too.

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DSMth
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointingly most of the food felt pre prepared so we were a little disappointed by the quality. We have had takeaway from Good Earth many times in the past and expected the dine in quality to be better, however it wasn't. The service was mixed as she almost chucked the water in the glasses from a distance, although perfectly polite and friendly. My kids also came away and had stomach bugs later that night so I don't think we will be rushing back, especially considering how much this experience cost. The tables next to us were also less than a metre away which made me feel uncomfortable in current environment and also meant I had to listen to others conversation most of the night.

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vipBeverleyH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

RC
vipRCavi
London
71 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal in this treasure. The food is nicely balanced and fresh tasting. The staff are excellent. The art deco vibe and wine list are each strong. What more do you want?

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with Good Earth. Everything is always spot on.

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R121020
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Best Chinese in the area.

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viploopylou
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond fabulous!

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HollieD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Best to book an earlier lunch a lot unless you eat fast (1 hour). We had a 2pm and they were rushing us out the door at 15:15. Left the front door open to make the restaurant cold and brought us the bill before we had finished eating and hadn’t asked for it. Food is exceptional you just need time to enjoy it.

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vipKatieD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff, great to have you back!

RK
RebeccaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food- little bit rushed at start

Great atmosphere

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MandyT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service as always are very good. You feel confident that covid precautions are taken seriously. Food is of a very good but a little pricey but that is probably explained by the location. Easy to get to by train and many local roads have parking restricted for an hour or so in the morning so you can drive.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son for a birthday meal and we were really impressed - impeccable service and the food was all really delicious. The squid and ribs starters were particular highlights.
The only criticism is that it was a little pricy, so very much an occasional treat rather than a regular night out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and comfortable. Staff were lovely and the food was divine.

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AlisonR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food in a lovely environment with great service - what a treat!

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Balhamwithdog
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat, food could have been more flavourful but I accept that it's a healthy alternative to most Chinese food, quite pricey. Overall good experience but too expensive to make it a regular spot and not quite tasty enough to make it a regular special occasions place.

JC
Jay4Cheese
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, whichever branch you go to. Covid measures do not impose on your meal. We will be back

CE
ClareE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. We’ll be back.

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Rebeca
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. The ordered a spicy prawn and beef in oyster sauce main plus the aubergine side which was delicious. Everything was super clean and the tables are well spaced out. All staff were wearing face masks and service was really good. We will be coming back and will recommend to friends.

JC
JaneC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best in its class. No question. A wonderful cross between a beloved haunt for well-heeled locals (which is how we encountered it through friends) and a celebration destination. The staff are amazing. And the food. Oh the food. Do not eat breakfast or Lunch if you’re visiting for dinner!

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RuthSlade
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Chinese food you’ll find. Expensive but well worth it if you are wanting a treat.

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JamesR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as ever. Great food, service, ambiance. You can't do better than Good Earth.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lamb with lemongrass.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good earth never fails to disappoint

FAQs

Good Earth - Wandsworth Common offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8682 9230.

Good Earth - Wandsworth Common is rated 4.7 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.