Where to Get Authentic Chinese Food in London

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London is noted as a city with a true love of fine dining, and plenty of international cuisine to keep all tastes satisfied. For fans of authentic Chinese food, the choices are almost limitless!

Here’s a few of our favourites from around the city, perfect for grabbing a bite to eat while exploring all London has to offer…

Park Chinois

Mayfair

With glamorous décor and a welcoming atmosphere, Park Chinois seeks to recapture the spirit of Shanghai in the 1930s, with a jazz band and lots of tasty Chinese food.

The duck and beef dishes are popular with visitors, and the glitzy backdrop is the perfect place to sample some of the best Chinese cuisine in the city, whilst also feeling like you’re taking a trip to another era.

Royal China

Various locations

There are six different locations where you can enjoy a meal at a Royal China restaurant, with two venues in Baker Street, as well as other destinations like Harrow and Canary Wharf.

The restaurant is particularly well known for its dim sum lunches, and we recommend arriving early if you plan on visiting the Baker Street venue, as it is hugely popular.

Shuang Shuang

Chinatown

London’s Chinatown district is a fantastic place to find authentic Chinese cuisine, something which will come as no surprise to many of the city’s devoted foodies. Here you can find a vast selection of delicious treats, and none are tastier than the dishes on offer at Shuang Shuang.

The restaurant specialises in hotpot cooking, one of the most well-loved culinary traditions in China. You can experience a selection of broths and hotpot dishes here, each arriving on a conveyor belt in the same style as a sushi restaurant.

With a vibrant and active atmosphere, this is a wonderful place to experience Chinese food while you stay at 4 star hotels near Hyde Park.

Imperial Treasure

St James’s

This restaurant has become a London favourite since arriving in 2019, and won several Michelin stars during its lengthy history in Shanghai. With decades of experience creating tasty Chinese dishes, this is a high-end space – and when you visit you’ll understand exactly why the restaurant has gained such a strong following.

Signature dishes include Peking duck, which has been noted by top restaurant critics for its rich and nuanced flavour.

Hunan

Chelsea

If you can never decide what you want from the menu, then Hunan might be the perfect place to go for dinner. There’s no menu here, and instead proprietor Mr Peng takes the decision out of your hands.

Guests are asked for any dietary requirements when ordering, including how spicy they like their dishes and whether there’s anything they specifically don’t want to try. What they’ll receive is usually around ten dishes, all created by the owner and head chef.

We highly recommend a trip here for adventurous diners, as Hunan combines authentic Chinese cuisine with a real flair for creativity. Dishes available include tasty broths and mushroom dishes, as well as plenty of minced pork dishes.

For anyone seeking the best London restaurants, this would make a fantastic addition to your stay in London, providing a culinary trip to China without leaving the city.

Yauatcha

Soho

Based in Soho, Yauatcha has been open for over fifteen years, and provides some of the best dumplings in the city! It’s also well known for other treats such as venison and scallops, with each dish presented in an attractive and elegant style.

We highly recommend trying some of the delicious desserts on the menu, including lemon sesame tarts and macarons.

If you really want to indulge your sweet tooth, we recommend sampling the Grand Royale London Afternoon Tea, where you can also enjoy a selection of desserts and sandwiches.

Duddell’s

London Bridge

Home to some of the most delicious Chinese dishes in London, Duddell’s is particularly noted for its dumplings, as well as having achieved the coveted Michelin-star rating.

Lunches are a luxurious affair, with dishes like black pepper duck providing the highlights. Dinners also have much to enjoy, and diners can rest assured that everything on the menu has been perfected over many hours of hard work from the talented staff.

Din Tai Fung

Covent Garden

Since it first arrived in London, Din Tai Fung has created quite a stir with Londoners. There were huge queues for this 250-seater restaurant, and very long wait times.

The excitement hasn’t completely evaporated since, with this Covent Garden venue serving some of the most delicious, authentic Chinese cuisine in the city. Chefs receive extensive training prior to their employment, to ensure they’re equipped to create the delicate dishes on offer.

If you’re staying at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park and want to experience true Chinese food at its best, this is a great place to start.

Hutong

London Bridge

For anyone who wants to dine at a high altitude, this restaurant, located on the 33rd floor at noted skyscraper The Shard, is a fantastic venue to try. The dishes have been created to help suit the space, and you can enjoy stunning panoramic views while tasting treats like soft shell crab.

The restaurant interior has been partially constructed using antique wooden panelling, which was salvaged from narrow Chinese streets – so be sure to take a look around while you admire the vistas outside.

Kym’s

City of London

With a Michelin-star to signal quality, Kym’s opened in 2018 to great acclaim. It was once a restaurant owned by proprietor Andrew Wong’s parents, but has since been transformed into something more specialised and dramatic.

Each dish has been meticulously crafted, and includes such treats as tofu with a century old egg – something truly special to try during your next stay in London. Other dishes are available including everything from pork dishes to soy dishes, ensuring a great deal of variety for diners visiting the establishment.