Review on Dragon Castle

Breathing new life into a grim, grey area of the city that is scheduled for long-term regeneration, the Dragon and Castle is a terrific and exciting restaurant occupying the ground floor of a swanky office block.

Stone dragons stand guard outside and you are ushered through the fortified door into a grand dining room dominated by a flower-festooned waterfall cascading into a pond full of goldfish. Plush carpets, embroidered silk cushions, red lanterns and crystal chandeliers set the tone.

Top-notch dim sum are served until 4.30pm every day and the choice is extensive, full of surprises and remarkably cheap: look for the garlicky whelks, deep-fried aubergine cakes stuffed with prawns and dried scallops, and flaky roast pork pastries.

The full menu now incorporates dishes from the standard repertoire plus a big selection that was once the 'for the Chinese customers only'. The result is top-drawer Cantonese food (with a few nods to other provinces), bursting with big flavours and authentic ingredients (from dry-cured ham to white fungus). Here you will find bowls of winter melon broth with dried scallops, plates of wafer-thin cold sliced pork with a chilli and soy dressing, double-cooked lamb shank with the meat 'tumbling from the bone', all kinds of seafood including palourdes stir-fried with chilli – and much, much more besides.

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm

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Facilities at Dragon Castle

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly


Dragon Castle
100 Walworth Road
Elephant and Castle
South East London
SE17 1JL

Nearest tube station: Elephant & Castle

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