Ping Pong Southbank London

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£25 and under
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Asian
Welcome to Ping Pong, a Dim Sum restaurant located in the heart of the wonderful “Southbank Centre” and a short walk away from the Tate Modern and Waterloo station. We serve delicious Dim Sum, Cocktails and Tea.
Our restaurant on the Southbank has 2 floors, featuring the floating Lotus Lounge, a buzzing cocktail bar and an outside terrace. With its variety of spaces we are perfect for any party booking. We also offer masterclass experiences – shake up your event with our cocktail masterclass, or get cooking with our masters of dim sum class. Contact our events team today to enquire.
Whether you are looking for lunch, dinner, drinks or a party booking – let Ping Pong Southbank take care of you.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival:Dim Sum Chef Set Menu and Cocktail £24.50pp

Join Ping Pong during the London Restaurant festival to experience a unique set menu made by the Chef accompanied by the top seller Lychee and rose Martini Cocktail! A simple selection of delicious dim sum parcels to enlighten your day with a Ping Pong Touch.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 16:00-22:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-17:30

What 39 People Are Saying
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EG
London
36 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very poor service to the extent that my friends and I are concerned about the training all staff members have in relation to food law.

One of my friends is pregnant and has an allergy to crustaceans and all raw food, which I clearly noted in the booking and raised with the manager at the restaurant. But when other members of staff served our food and we asked what each course to check that my friend was not being served the wrong dish, those staff members were not sure what they were serving or what allergens were in each dish.

Additionally, it took three times for them to understand my pregnant friend wanted to have water with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

They also overcharged us on the bill until I told them to remove two items from the order.

The whole evening was very stressful and “a disaster” as my pregnant friend said. And both of my friends were only staying in London for a few days, so this gave them a very bad impression of the cuisine London has to offer...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Ran out of lots of things including rice!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Forgot our dumplings

r
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

We expect a better service for sure. We went there on Bank Holiday and I understand it was crazy busy for them but we did not received any type of attention.
The waitress was almost annoyed when we were calling here.
It was my boyfriend bday and I asked to received a plate for the dessert with a little note but nothing came. What's the point to mention at the moment of the booking if they don't care at the end?
Overpriced for the cocktails personally I had better service in other places for the same price

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

At 8:30 pm on a Wednesday, Ping Pong was heaving with customers having a very loud night out. The service was friendly and efficient, the food tasty as always. But my dinner partner and I had to yell across the table to be heard. The tables are simply too close together and there are too many of them. A buzzy experience but not a relaxing one. This has happened one too many times. I don’t think I’ll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food tasted absolutely amazing, true value for money. The staff were very attentive and courteous and made our dining experience great extra special. I absolutely recommend Ping Pong

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Got a tad noisy as it started to fill up where we were sitting.

JT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good quick food. Nothing really special or exceptional.

NR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall of the usual good Ping Pong standard. Main restaurant busy, hot and noisy so we chose to sit in the terrace which was great, but meant service was a bit delayed. Very happy overall.

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

Crowded, tables very close together. Good service, fast food, arrives at random or all at once.

y
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Lazy Dim Sum option, tried most of the options for vegetarians.
If you are a small eater this deal is not good for you, but if you can eat like a horse (but still appreciate the taste) it's a good deal.

Most of the dishes were served almost at the same time, it'd be better if they make their tables bigger as it's quite small for 2 people.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Just a bit slow at the tail end of the meal, and quite a few distractions with waiters dropping food across the restaurant

SP
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great and tasty. 1 item was missing (pork Puffs) and never received, but we left it as they seemed so busy and we had waited half an hour after finishing the rest of the food. First time that has happened though. Overall great food and service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Really poor service. Took 30 minutes for the bill to come

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Love Ping Pong. The food is always delicious. It’s not a relaxing time particularly as the atmosphere is always busy and noisy but if you’re ok with that’s its awesome.

FB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic service and lovely ambience

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

Excellent Service and Tasty Food - Just love all the variety of small dishes to choose from

MB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Visited on a Sunday evening. Great food and service, thoroughly recommended

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fast food service, fantastic food. Due to high volume of people the service dipped slightly. Happy to go back.

DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy visits to ping pong southbank. Cocktails are great, food and service perfect.

AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ping Pong! The vegan options are delicious.

FS
London
22 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good friendly service for a noisy group of five. Food came out a bit staggered and drinks took a long time to come but overall, pretty good as per.

EB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

On the downside, being a Friday evening and very busy, we expected the service to be a bit slow, which is was. But you could see that the waiters were trying. Unfortunately halfway through the meal a group of rowdy tourists got the table next to us, which was clearly not big enough for all of them, so they were spilling over, squishing me into a pillar. No apologies for that, and the volume got louder and louder to the point when my partner and I had to give up on talking to each other. The waiters knew what was going on but did nothing, in fact it seems like they all knew each other, so no hope to salvage our date night and we left early.
On the plus side, the food was really lovely, we went for a mix of dumplings and buns/baos - yum! I'd highly recommend the Char Siu Buns, and Black Prawn Dumplings.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Were looking for an asian lunch and we found one. It was good, many pieces and different meals.

S
London
136 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good service friendly when very busy- food ok not as good as other traditional dim sum and expensive but made up with service and it’s excellent location

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

We went there with 4 older children on the occasion of our Twins birthday. Seating area felt like a corridor in a waiting room, Overall it was busy as you would expect in the Southbank, maybe this is the problem. No one really making any effort. Prawn crackers came out with one solitary rice that then went cold and when we pointed this out to the waitress for it to be replaced with a frsh one when the rest of our food was ready. She argued with us that that dishes just come out when they are ready. Pretty sure we go the same rice back 15 mins later with the rest of the food. I have had better visits here years ago. Shame as it was my recommendation to the family.

PS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food not great have eaten better at low key Asian outlets non chain

Ok description serves me well

D
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable tasty dim sum, fast service and great teas selection

DM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Reasonably priced. The service was excellent

ND
London
20 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It can be a bit hit and miss from a service point of view if it's really busy but the food is consistently freshly made and good. It's why I come back here time after time.

f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Great location, and great to order a few things to share.

KM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed a meal before the theatre. Varied menu. Nice cocktails

AJ
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good for a quick something in a very busy location. Went on a Friday and glad we booked. Food and cocktails were good and I’d go again and recommend the place.

q
London
88 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to Ping Pong. Staff are lovely and the food is always good and fresh and very good value too

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some of the food was very good, but a few dishes disappointed - some of the dumplings that should have had liquid inside were dry, the edamame potato croquettes were plain, there were not enough edamame. It was very noisy and a bit squashed, but the service was friendly and the wine good. Price was a little high for what we ate.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend!!

AV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is excellent, the service was good. The let downs were a lack of air conditioning, and the tables and seating were far too cramped. Finally, the lunch basket was a nice tasting mix, and reasonable price. Overall, food nice, service good, but seating far too cramped with no ACU, so it's 3 out of 5. They could improve by making more space per person, and install ACU.

LE
London
51 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Terrible food with smiley service by some staff.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Love Ping Pong, the food and the cocktails never disappoint. Only downfall is that no matter when you go they have always run out of something, which is a big let down I think.