Imperial Treasure

4.4
35 reviews
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Chinese
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
Since the establishment of our first restaurant in 2003, Imperial Treasure Restaurant Group has won the hearts of gourmands and casual diners alike. Today, the Group has about 24 restaurants under its name, as well as over 50 accolades.

The 140-seat restaurant opens in a Grade II-listed building, serving the finest and most authentic iteration of the iconic dish and preserving the centuries-old methods of the Emperor’s imperial kitchen. It harbours an extensive list of well-curated wines, champagnes and sake. A cocktail bar will offer a list of Asian-inspired cocktails and a whisky collection.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Overpriced food. Not up to Michelin star quality. No innovation in vegetarian dishes for tasting menu. Some were just salty sautéd vegetables. Some staff too busy casually chatting with certain customers to notice they were blocking aisles. Nice soap in toilets though.

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had assorted Dim Sum at lunchtime. In over 50 years of eating Dim Sum, I really think it was my best ever. Very friendly staff in nice surroundings. Quite expensive but very acceptable considering the quality, Will go again for lunch. Unlikely to go in the evening as the evening menu looks eye-warteringly expensive.

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

Couldn’t ask for more. Excellent

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

I’m a Chinese. Believe me. Food sucks. Very over pricing. The food not local enough.

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EL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Chinese food. The dim sum was perfect and well-presented. The custard buns are highly recommended, but any dish we had was good.
Dishes on the menu are definitely much more expensive than average, but the quality is outstanding and worth the money.
Service is really good, but could benefit from a little bit of fine tuning. The waiter's patronizing insistence regarding the amount of food that we were ordering (too much in his opinion) was particularly annoying. Needless to say, we had to ask again for the menu and order more. Clearly his intentions were good, but if he should understand when the customer is pushing back.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is OK, deserts poor, prices high. Much better Chinese food in London at similar or lesser prices

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

must try their Peking duck , though the included "second" duck dish is just passable.
some may like their caviar starter, and would recommend their steamed red dates dessert

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice environment and friendly

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JH
London
99 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dim sum at this new opening. All the food was excellent and the service was very friendly and efficient. Good cocktail list and bar staff were very friendly and helpful.

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

Best Chinese in town!

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WP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Possibly one of the best Chinese Restaurants in London. Wonderful ambience. Excellent staff.

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HT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Hard to know where to start. All of the staff were beyond belief attentive and couldn't have been more diligent. However food, although good/ok, did not justify the £150 per head evening. We all decided we were happier at Kam Tong in Queensway ! I suspect the dim sum at lunchtime are worth a visit - certainly the review that prompted our visit raved about them.

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NP
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the better Chinese Dim Sum restaurants in London these days.

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o
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food in a beautifully designed setting. Rather pricey as you pay for the service and environment.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere friendly staff. Food is delicious and well price for what it is.
Some negative reviews are probably a bit mean in my opinion. Glad I ignored them.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was great with hot towel served before dinning. However the waitress was absent minded about what I have ordered. I want a non-alcoholic drink and they gave me a drink with alcohol. (This is Sh*t) And then the food was average, doesn’t taste like authentic Chinese especially the mapo tofu and eggplant, just like sauce stir with the ingredients but cost £18, the eggplant is short Spanish eggplant and not the long eggplant from china. It is incomparable to their restaurant in shanghai or Singapore, not really worth it unless you are ready to pay £80-150 per pax.
Overpriced I would say. However the duck and beef hofan were amazing, roasted bbq duck Cantonese style, and Angus beef Hofan, highly recommended. Overall: Came for once and don’t think will return basically.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Biggest issue is the quality of the food is not comparable to the ones on Asia. Huge disappointment and certainly not worth the money. Very good ambience and service though!

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IF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a great experience whilst hosting my clients for dinner. The deco is modern and beautiful. I wish there was some music at the background, but I am assuming it was a technical issue. I recommend the restaurant

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Y
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! The Peking Duck is a must-try! It is definitely more on the expensive side for Chinese cuisine but the ambience, service, food & cocktails was incredible!

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WP
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning food and lovely relaxed atmosphere with exceptionally attentive and friendly staff. Perfect for Her Majestys Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket pre show dinner.
Would highly recommend and will most certainly be visiting again.

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V
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried the dim sum menu. Really expensive, but with excellent food and service, the prices are justified. Really liked the Cheung Fun, the pan fried-turnip cake and the hot and sour soup, all among the best I have eaten in London or Asia. Needlessly to say all the lobster and iberico pork dishes we tried was also very nice. I will return to this restaurant, to try out the a la carte menu.

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal - you’d be hard pressed to find a better high-end Chinese restaurant in London. Costly but definitely in proportion to the quality of the food.

If you don’t order the Peking duck then you’re a fool.

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V
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I felt I was on an assignation with a potential lover or spy handler or, more likely, closing a major realty deal - beautifully appointed rooms with many cozy nooks and cranny lends itself to intimate conversations. Food are priced at the luxury end - beijing roast duck at 100 GBP (one course only - no , you cant take the bones back for soup) per pop is not for the faint hearted. The dian xin were faultlessly executed (cheong fun, delicate xiao long bao. BUT, something is amiss here - the atmosphere of a prosperous and welcoming hong kong restaurant. Go for the food!

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CK
New England
29 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Dim sum is awesome but a bit pricey. The service is worse though without enough attention to the customers.

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HH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food wasn’t worth the price. Service was average on waiting staff.

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YI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was traditional and at the same time creational. Waitresses were polite and enthusiastic. A little bit overpriced as a Chinese restaurant. May go again in lunchtime just for dim sums.

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I
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quiet ambience and great service! Food quality is good! The truffle mushrooms noodles and baked crab are understanding as is their signature Peking Duck!

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F
London
45 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Dim sum is quite good - especially recommend the shrimp dumpling and baked cha siu bun

However, main dishes such as the roast duck is really really below average - meat is not tender, skin is off, quite sits on the salty side

Service and ambience are unsurprisingly good, but 70pp is not worth the taste for sure

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

It’s really nice dinner feeling. I like this duck,it taste good and it is available for 4 people to eat.

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NA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Staff were incredibly polite and beautiful building. However no dim sum served after lunch and mains overly expensive and dishes quite similar.

Difficult to see how the international branches have earned Michelin stars

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B
London
44 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time dining at Imperial Treasure. The food was totally awesome!!! Peking Duck was absolutely divine ... will be back again.

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m
London
42 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality dim sum. As good if not better than Imperial Treasure Shanghai.
Friendly and attentive service. Waitress even spotted rice in my tea cup.
Will definitely return.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and attentive service, a great place to celebrate a birthday! Beautiful space and decor, comfortable seating.

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P
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

They are obviously aiming for a Michelin star and the prices are symbolic of this. The food is good-ish but very expensive for what you get; nothing wow’ed us. Portions are small and therefor you need to order quite a few dishes.

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

Been to Imperial Treasure in Singapore twice and the London branch tops it by miles! Great food, duck and truffle noodles were the best.

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