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China Boulevard on the River

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1 The Boulevard | Smuggler's Way, London SW18 1DE, England
+44 20 8874 9878
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here a few times and to be honest it is hit and miss. There are times when the food is delicious succulent and full of flavour but then there are other days when the food is bland or just drenched in soy to give it some sort of flavour. I had a large gathering in their private room... More 

Thank Karina P
Nairobi, Kenya
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It always a pleasure to pop here for a Dim Sum lunch. Friendly team, consistent menu and a pleasant view of the river make it a regular option.

Thank BZPersonal
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is a normal Chinese restaurant, the chinese dont seem to like customers so the service is as like most chinese restaurants, unfriendly and aggressive. we eat lunchtime Dim Sum, which was tasty.. id go back as it met my expectations.. Thai restaurants provide much better service..

Thank Twickspike
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wayne who took the take away order was efficient and courteous, however when we rang after waiting an hour - we had been advised it could take that long - i was surprised to find that the restaurants delivery girl had other deliveries in the area . The food not only was cold it was tasteless, gooey and generally unappealing.... More 

Thank Piero C
17lynnb, Public Relations Manager at China Boulevard on the River, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that this was a bad experience for you. It would appear that this was a one off difficult night. We can assure you that we do not take this lightly, the food is delicious and we would be happy to give your next order a 30% discount. Apologies once again. More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very slow without any hint of an apology. Food is ok but more expensive than it should be. Disappointing. Used to be much better

Thank cleanresearcher
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Friends birthday and the order was a challenge and mix up ruined friends evening. Sorry not great at all

Thank NubiQueen
17lynnb, Public Relations Manager at China Boulevard on the River, responded to this review

Hi, It is very concerning for us to hear that the birthday event did not turn out a success. We pride ourselves on our parties, for both the menu and the setting. If you would like to give Wayne the manager a call we will be happy to give you a 20% discount on your next meal. Hope you will... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Top Chinese restaurant with authentic dim sum, seafood, rotisserie and Chinese dishes , great for functions, supper with friends or couples with a very picturesque location and view.

Thank Manji S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We booked a table using their online booking service and tried to call at least a dozen times to confirm. Nobody answered the phones. When we arrived we were told they were "too busy to answer the phones or check their online bookings" and that we would have to wait for an hour and a half if we wanted a... More 

Thank ASZ1830
17lynnb, Public Relations Manager at China Boulevard on the River, responded to this review

We do appreciate that the Bank holidayweekend and Sunday Lunch time period can be very busy with bookings being strongly recommended. We should never be too busy to answer the phone it essential that this happens at all times. Please make yourself known and come again and there will be a drink for you on the house. Apologies again. More 

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Food was cold and had to send 5 dishes back, they forgot 3 dishes but still tried to charge us for them, service is not great and the venue is pretty run down. There were a few tables full of Chinese people all eating dishes which were not on the menu we were offered which was a sheet of paper... More 

Thank Lisa_Renee_Compain
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great tasty food to come for lunch with large company for round table and order 3 types of duck dishes, huge selection of dim sums, spicy soup and various rice dishes. After so much food everyone felt themselves pretty light, if you ll go to fancy Hakkasan and eat quarter of what we ate you ll fell yourself stuffed duck!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Boulevard | Smuggler's Way, London SW18 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8874 9878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?