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Imperial China London

White Bear Yard, 25a Lisle Street, London, London, WC2H 7BA
Approach this good and comfortable Cantonese restaurant over a red footbridge - giving it an feel of destination.

Expect a relaxing atmosphere, with various wood panelled rooms, generally well-spaced tables and subdued lighting.

Their daytime Dim Sum is particularly recommended, being amongst the best in Chinatown - a host of Chinese diners, particularly at weekends, reinforcing this opinion. Indeed various high-ranking Chinese statesmen have been known to eat here.

You would expect all this to come at a price, and indeed if you push the boat out, this is achievable - however, choose carefully and prices are modest.

The extensive menu lists all the expected favourites such as 'Barbecued Spare Ribs'; 'Sesame Prawn Toasts' and 'Satay Beef' among the starters.

'Sweet & Sour Chicken'; 'Barbecued Roast Pork Char Siu' and 'Singapore Noodles' amongst the mains.

But dig deeper and you'll find dishes such as 'Steamed Scallops in their Shells'; 'Deep-Fried Soft Shell Crabwith Spicy Salt & Pepper; 'Steamed Eel with Black Bean Sauce' and much more.

Desserts are of the Lychees/Toffee Apple and Ice Cream variety.

Good efficient service competes the picture.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Chinese
  • Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-23.30, Sun 11.30-22.30; set L from £19 per person (2 people min.); mains about £9 to £23
  • Dinner: Mon-Sat 12.00-23.30, Sun 11.30-22.30; set D from £19 per person (2 people min.); mains about £9 to £23
  • Wine: a well-chosen list, offers some bins that would be wasted accompanying a spice meal, prices are modest - kicking off at around the £15 mark
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Underground
  • Directions: See the map on this
  • Closed: 25th Dec
  • Air conditioned

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Contact Details

Tel: 020-7734 3388
Address: White Bear Yard, 25a Lisle Street, London, London, WC2H 7BA
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