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Canton Element Chinese Restaurant

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48 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
+44 20 7242 1515
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
48 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every town in Britain has a standard Chinese restaurant, and some of them are a bit tired and old-fashioned now, having failed to keep up with changes in tastes and demand from the British public who are now much more used to a variety of...More

1  Thank GF_Gavin
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, reasonable price. Serves dim sum, noodles and more traditional 'western Chinese food' that is fresh, hot and tasty. The service is friendly and very quick. What a great find-we will be back soon.

1  Thank Zeb911
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This place literally blew me away, the food was so amazing! And had the service to match it, me and partner left very happy, would 100% recommend

Thank jordan c
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of the nicest Chinese meals we've had. The food was spot on and decently priced too. Lots of options and all so tasty! The service was good and overall we had a lovely meal. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank iCazzo
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This small Chinese Restaurant was packed at lunchtime on a Tuesday. They offer an extremely good value set menu (starter & main). We had Salt n Pepper Squid & Spring Rolls : all good here especially the squid. Then Singapore Noodles & Beef with black...More

1  Thank dmckenzie65
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Having recently moved offices to Theobald's Road, my colleagues and I are keen to find some new go-to lunch options. Canton Element was the first place we tried and I'm glad we did! Situated towards the top of Red Lion Street, this authentic Chinese restaurant...More

1  Thank elrobertos_e11
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I'm going to miss this place big time. It's amazing food (dare I say better than back home?!), friendly staff and comfortable space.

Thank Li M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This restaurant is off the beaten track on a small street. But it is a real find. The people were friendly, the food was very good indeed, and the prices were fair. It is worth seeking out if you are in the Bloomsbury-Holborn area.

Thank Arple
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Food very good- had soup, dim sum and main courses. All good. Service brisk and 'chinese'- good, quick, but no smarminess. Chinese nationals eating there- always a good sign. Very good value.

Thank ScotlandBorderReiver
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had an excellent waitress, a bottle of Sancerre for under 30 quid, two starters and two mains plus a jasmine tea - the whole bill came in at about £70 - for a Saturday night meal in the West End. The food was very...More

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
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quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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21 December 2016|
Response from rajeshwarkumar | Reviewed this property |
To be sure ring up the restaurant and please reserve your table. It's a place in great demand.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 1515
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