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Crimson Private Dining Room - Gouqi London, London, Greater London

Gouqi London

4.6
4.6
190 Reviews
£41 and over
Chinese
Chef Tong Chee Hwee, former Global Group Executive Head Chef, has returned to launch Gouqi, a high-end fine dining Chinese restaurant located at 25-34 Cockspur Street, St James's opposite the Canadian Embassy, Trafalgar Square. Chef Tong has previously achieved 7 Michelin Stars world-wide.

The restaurant name derives from the goji berry, a symbol of health and vitality that inspires the ethos of the restaurant. Using premium produce sourced from around the globe, the menu offers an abundance of flavours, techniques, and ingredients. The traditional wine cellar is well stocked and features eclectic fine wines, and the Berri Bar offers Asian inspired cocktails.

Gouqi seats 100 guests, including 2 private interconnecting dining rooms; Crimson & Ruby, which seat 10 and 12, or combine to accommodate up to 22 guests.

The Legendary Peking Duck and Tasting Menus are available to pre-order 24 hours in advance.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:30–22:30
  • Phone number
    020 3771 8886
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Tong Chee Hwee
  • Catering
    For each private dining room, we have a minimum spend of £1,200pp Sunday-Thursday, and £1,500 on Friday and Saturdays. For groups of 6 or more, we have an 8-course tasting menu at £128 available, with a wine pairing option at £108pp.<br />Contact us directly for events:<br />T: 020 3771 8886<br />E: reservations@gouqi-restaurants.co.uk
  • Private party facilities
    Gouqi has two interconnecting private dining rooms; Crimson & Ruby, which seat 12 and 10, and combine to accommodate up to 22 guests. For standing events, the rooms can accommodate up to 45 guests. The minimum spend from Sunday to Thursday is £1,200 per room, Friday and Saturday is £1,500 per room.
  • Private party contact
    Gouqi Reservations: 020 3771 8886
  • Area
    Charing Cross
  • Cross Street
    Opposite the Canadian Embassy, next to Trafalgar St James' Hotel
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Charing Cross (5 mins walk)<br />Leicester Square (6 mins walk)<br />Embankment (8 mins walk)<br />Piccadilly Circus (8 mins walk)<br />Green Park (16 mins walk)<br />Waterloo (17 mins walk)<br />Oxford Circus (18 mins walk)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Gouqi Tasting Menu (8-courses)

    £193.20 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    GOUQI EIGHT COURSE TASTING MENU (Minimum 2 people) 鱼子龙眼鲜玉带 Fresh Diver Scallop with Imperial Caviar and Longan 香酥鴨玉瓜花 Courgette Flower Tempura Stuffed with Duck Salad and Quail Egg 点心三部曲 Dim Sum Trio 黑松露水晶虾饺, 帝王蟹XO酱饺及雪菜章鱼饺 Black Truffle Har Gau, XO King Crab Dumpling and Octopus Dumpling 日本A4和牛酸辣金湯 A4 Wagyu Beef in Hot and Sour Golden Soup 香煎鳕鱼伴黑松露 Pan-fried Silver Cod with Asparagus and Black Truffle 辣子西班牙紅虾 Spanish Red Shrimp Singapore Style 羊肚菌梅菜糯米飯 Mui Choi Glutinous Fried Rice with Morel Mushroom and Abalone Sauce 椰子、荔枝与火龙果 Coconut, Lychee and Dragon Fruit Including VAT and Service Charge. Menus are subjected to changes.
    Gouqi Tasting Menu (8-courses) photo
  • Gouqi Dragon Afternoon Tea (24hrs advanced order)

    £89.70 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    GOUQI DRAGON AFTERNOON TEA Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearls Super Royal Dim Sum Quartet Black Truffle Har Gau & XO King Crab Dumpling Octopus Dumpling & Prawn and Spinach Dumpling Crispy Iberico Pork Belly Honey-Glazed Iberico Char Siu Angus Tenderloin Beef with Black Pepper Sauce Sesame Prawn Toast Salt and Pepper Squid Stuffed with Minced Prawn Chargrilled Octopus with Sweet Soy and Golden Garlic Drunken Chicken Roll with Mung Bean Noodle Botan Prawn Tartare with Mango and Pink Grapefruit Gouqi Symphony No. 3 Coconut, Lychee and Dragon Fruit Mango, Black Sesame and Passion Fruit Kumquat, Coffee and Cinnamon Inclusive of VAT & Service Charge Menus are subject to availability and changes
    Gouqi Dragon Afternoon Tea (24hrs advanced order) photo
  • Gouqi Dragon Afternoon Tea with a Cocktail (OPF)

    £89.70 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    DRAGON AFTERNOON TEA WITH A COCKTAIL (OPF) Mu Long Cocktail - Peddlers Shanghai Craft Gin, Melon, Akashi Tai Yuzushu, Green Tea Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearls Royal Dim Sum Quartet Black Truffle Har Gau XO King Crab Dumpling Octopus Dumpling Prawn and Spinach Dumpling Crispy Iberico Pork Belly Honey-Glazed Iberico Char Siu Angus Tenderloin Beef with Black Pepper Sauce Sesame Prawn Toast Salt and Pepper Squid Stuffed with Minced Prawn Chargrilled Octopus with Sweet Soy and Golden Garlic Drunken Chicken Roll with Mung Bean Noodle Botan Prawn Tartare with Mango and Pink Grapefruit Symphony No.3 Coconut, Lychee and Dragon Fruit Mango, Black Sesame and Passion Fruit Kumquat, Coffee and Cinnamon Inclusive of VAT & Service Charge
    Gouqi Dragon Afternoon Tea with a Cocktail (OPF) photo

What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • West End London

    Chinese

190 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having seen Gouqi recommended on Saturday Kitchen we booked at table for two after a matinee at the theatre. We had high expectations and were not disappointed. We were seated in a private booth, it wasn’t something we had expected, but certainly added to the experience. We had the five course duck menu; especially kee n to try the Legendary Peking Duck. Each of the first four courses were duck based, but beautiful balanced and delicious. The Peking Duck was indeed Legendary and in a different league to anything I have had from a takeaway. We had to book and pay in advance as the duck takes 24 hours to prepare. It was so worth it. Friendly, attentive service from knowledgeable staff who knew the answer to every question we had. Definitely recommend, definitely going back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It took them two hours to serve the duck to us and made us wait too long.

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  3. Peter

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dim sum experience in experience Great variety Super creative Well made dim sum with great cooking techniques and well selected ingredients Mega attention warm welcoming service Great value for money with the given food quality service and atmosphere

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  4. ManuelP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gouqi is the best high end Chinese food outside of Hong Kong. Superb food, attentive service, superb wine list. Overall, could not be better!

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  5. BeverleyM

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the duck tasting menu with wine pairing. We loved the salad with Il Purgatorio pairing which was amazing. The soup was good and duck pancakes too. The dessert was specially made due to food allergies which was very considerate. Our service was very attentive and made sure everything was in order including prompt payment so we can make our next commitment. Would definitely recommend.

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  6. newmagx9

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was terrific and service first class. Would highly recommend the 8 course tasting menu

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  7. April

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Peking Duck ever! Extraordinary service and we felt very welcomed. All the other dishes are amazing as well. Would definitely come back and highly recommended!

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  8. MerrillL

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is absolutely delicious, and beautiful. It is our third time to Gouqi and it gets better and better! The food is exquisite from appetizer through to desserts.

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  9. Anaximander

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service - sweet spot of being attentive but not overbearing and all were happy to discuss recommendations. Food was possibly the best Chinese cuisine around in both taste and presentation, while the ambiance made the experience most enjoyable. Highly recommend the cocktails aswell.

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  10. Alex

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first dinner experience at Gouqi and we very much enjoyed the food & the wine. In particular the sommelier helped us adventure to discover a new French wine (for us). The iberico char siew pork with salted egg yolk is to die for & not to be missed - truly unique in London! For dessert try the symphony which was a truly exquisite with dramatic theatrics. Also many thanks to Bradley for his excellent service. Highly recommended!

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FAQs

Gouqi London is rated 4.6 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Gouqi London does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gouqi London

25-34 Cockspur St, London, Greater London SW1Y 5BN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Opposite the Canadian Embassy, next to Trafalgar St James' Hotel
  • Area
    Charing Cross
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:30–22:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Charing Cross (5 mins walk)Leicester Square (6 mins walk)Embankment (8 mins walk)Piccadilly Circus (8 mins walk)Green Park (16 mins walk)Waterloo (17 mins walk)Oxford Circus (18 mins walk)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tong Chee Hwee
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3771 8886
  • Catering
    For each private dining room, we have a minimum spend of £1,200pp Sunday-Thursday, and £1,500 on Friday and Saturdays. For groups of 6 or more, we have an 8-course tasting menu at £128 available, with a wine pairing option at £108pp.<br />Contact us directly for events:<br />T: 020 3771 8886<br />E: reservations@gouqi-restaurants.co.uk
  • Private party facilities
    Gouqi has two interconnecting private dining rooms; Crimson & Ruby, which seat 12 and 10, and combine to accommodate up to 22 guests. For standing events, the rooms can accommodate up to 45 guests. The minimum spend from Sunday to Thursday is £1,200 per room, Friday and Saturday is £1,500 per room.
  • Private party contact
    Gouqi Reservations: 020 3771 8886
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