Review on Imperial China

An enchanting courtyard complete with a little bridge and a pretty pool filled with carp creates a striking first impression for visitors to this Soho Chinese restaurant. Inside, it is equally elegant with swathes of dark wood panelling, gold chairs and light streaming in.

The lengthy menu majors in the Cantonese classics, flavours are authentic and seafood is naturally a strong suit: steamed crab with white wine, eel in black bean sauce, grilled black cod in sweet vinegar sauce, and lobster with ginger and noodles are typical. Otherwise, expect impressive renditions of crispy aromatic duck, chicken in lemon sauce, char siu pork and the like.

Dim sum are also worth trying, and the daytime menu spans everything from scallop and prawn dumplings and stuffed beancurd roll to fried cuttlefish cakes and turnip paste pudding. Imperial China is now a favourite destination for karaoke aficionados, with a swanky private room specially geared up for entertainment.

Imperial China is also featured in: AA Guide

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 12.00am (11.30am - 10.30pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Imperial China

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 370 covers
  • Family Friendly


Imperial China
White Bear Yard
25a Lisle Street
West London

Nearest tube station: Leicester Square

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