Good Earth - Wandsworth Common

4.7
425 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was okay but not really that great considering the high prices. Quality of the chicken seemed quite poor and none of the dishes had a very strong flavour.

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Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Earth never disappoints. We had a really nice dinner on short notice. Food is great and staff are excellent.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with a good variety of high quality choices as well as the usual staples.
Impeccable service. We had a perfect Sunday lunchtime family celebration. Highly recommended.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening was had - thank you very much! It was my leaving meal with my close family, who I won't see for a year, and it meant so much that we could all be together and enjoy your restaurant. Everyone in our 8 person group was happy with their food - such a relief as I have some fussy siblings! Everyone commented on how beautiful the setting was, and the big round table was just perfect for us. Staff were great, helpful and cheerful. Toilets were out of this world clean and tidy. Would give 10 stars if I could. Thank you again for making my evening with my family so special. *I'd love to see foods that are suitable for vegans labelled as you have so many foods suitable for vegans like me.

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EF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently excellent at this fabulous restaurant! It isn't cheap, but if you want a really good authentic Chinese meal, this is the place to go and it is worth it - best Duck in pancakes, sesame prawn toast, Sechwan prawns, smoked chicken with chillies and a fantastic rose' to wash it all down with!

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S
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It might be expensive but totally worth it. Service is impeccable as is the food, so book yourself a table.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good but the service was very poor. It was my sons birthday and the waiters were so miserable and didnt offer any suggestions when asked, just grunted and pointed to the menu. Overall it made the night very poor, as it was meant to be a happy night for my sons birthday, and the service really let it down

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very welcoming and pleasant. Was able to wait for my guests on the comfortable sofas. We were offered drinks and water straight away. Our order was taken quickly, food was served promptly. Food was excellent, dishes were staggered very well. Service was first class.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All dishes were delicious and the staff were very attentive

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top quality food and wine. Service is good and a popular place for families.

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HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. My only slight issue was we weren’t offered tap water so when asked did we want still or sparkling water we asked for still assuming it was tap. We had two glass bottles of water (which I assumed were refilled with tap water) and this came to £9 in total. We spent £158 on food and drinks for 3 people so I think £9 on water is cheeky. I would 100% return again as the food was incredible, but I would make it clear I wanted tap water. Thanks

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service, great for family meals and very welcoming towards our young children. Also, very helpful with food allergies. Will keep coming back.

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C
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Number one ! Fantastic food, service and beautiful surroundings

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UN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Typically, the dishes are very tasty at the Good Earth. My family member, visiting from the US, enjoyed her meal of spring rolls, sweet and sour chicken with Jasmine rice, and mint tea. I had my usual dishes: chilli chicken, egg fried rice and XO Beef, which is favourite. Whilst the beef is always tender, it lacked is usual deep flavour on this occasion and was accompanied by less sauce.

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FE
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After years of buying from the take away in Battersea, I decided to venture into the restaurant with my girlfriend for a treat,what an experience, everything from the greeting to the service was first class,the food was divine,the young waitress who served us was really pleasant and so helpful, it was a pleasure to dine here and is now high on my list of places to eat exceptionally beautiful Chinese food.

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t
London
67 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

By far the best Chinese restaurant in the area and if not SW London. We sometimes feel quite rushed there but worth it for the food.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our last night in London. It was recommended by our hosts Zoe and Andrew. The food was absolutely first class, delicious, lovely atmosphere and good service. Have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. Just loved it.

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l
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food maintains its high level, service impeccable, never disappoints.

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HD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic, the service was faultless and the food exceptional. The restaurant is lovely, really like the separate conservatory area and how immaculate everything is!

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HW
London
101 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good as usual but service a little chaotic which is unusual for GE. But an enjoyable evening overall except the prices seem to have risen again which makes it more of a treat than a casual dinner venue.

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best Chinese food I've eaten. Not too high end - an everyday fine-dining experience.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family lunch

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Husbands birthday

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R
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and lovely atmosphere. Always enjoy the food.

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LJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Visited for my husbands birthday. This was put in the notes of the booking. I also reminded them when they called to confirm the booking on the day. They still forgot.
Food came out sporadically.
Would rather of sat in the main restaurant than the bit ‘out back’.
Food was good tho

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ML
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was really lovely but we ordered some steamed broccoli for our baby and they charged us £10 for it. Absurd price for some steamed veg. It cost more than our starters! Some of the staff were friendly but one or two were very rude and miserable. Won’t be going back any time soon.

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G
London
76 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well worth the price. Friday night was a bit loud but food and service is excellent

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I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A skilfully modernised menu, well thought out. This is more like a one-star Michelin restaurant which has not yet got its star. Service is good, and the dining rooms are rather splendid, too.

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

Thanks for another great Chinese - reliably good food!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, table next door a little noisy. But very enjoyable.
Staff very attentive.

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

Exceptional service and food - very much look forward to our return

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ST
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wicked food for a Mothe’s Day treat

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, they delivered an excellent meal with a first class service. My friends loved it. They want to go again. The food was totally amazing.

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M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I visited the day before to check all set up. On the day we arrived on time. Table not ready. Substitute set up. Smaller than ideal table for 6. Clearly usually for 5 as throughout the meal we were served with 5 servings on the set dinner not 6. Caused delay and mounting irritation. They did not learn from experience and did not care. I did not pay the service charge. Very disappointing.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my sons birthday and the staff made a real effort and bought out a special dessert and sparkly apple fizz. As always, delicious food and excellent service!

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p
London
19 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The portions were to big and it was disappointing that there were no Dim Sum options.

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LD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food, but it’s a real shame the the tables for 2 are so close together! Makes it hard to have a conversation!

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RD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good. Always give us a table in the main restaurant as I don’t like the conservatory! Great

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