A smart Chinese restaurant in the new Paddington waterside development, which is under the shadow of the Westway flyover. It's well worth seeking out, if you're near the station, and have time on your hands, and money in your pocket.
Dim sum here is excellent - almost on par with the best we've experienced; so this alone is worth a detour. As are the rest of the dishes tried.
Maybe start with the likes of 'Steamed King Scallops' (with a choice of 3 sauces); 'Deep-Fried Soft Shell Crab with Garlic and Chili'; 'Salt and Pepper Silken Bean Curd' - plus lobster and razor clam dishes.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Crispy Aromatic Duck'; 'Salted Fish with Chicken Fried Rice' or 'Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Ginger Soya'. There are also luxury items such as braised fresh Abalone (offered here with Oyster Sauce).
Although desserts are offered, they're not the raison d'etre for a visit.
Service was friendly and professional during our inspection visit, but we have heard of reports of surliness. If this happens, gently complain to the management at the time.
- Food Style: Chinese
- Lunch: all week 12.00-23.00; various set meals from £20; dim sum until 17.00; mains £7.00 to £33.00
- Dinner: all week 12.00-23.00; various set meals from £20; mains £7.00 to £33.00
- Seats: 120
- Wine: a good list is offered, kicking off at £14.50 but rising steeply
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Paddington Rail & Underground
- Directions: part of the new waterside Paddington development; from Paddington Station follow the signs to Marks & Spencer who have their HQ in the development.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned