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#296 of 1,687 Asian in London
#3,459 of 15,156 Restaurants in London
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£15 - £35
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Chinese, Asian
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All reviews shredded beef kung po prawns toffee apple pancakes starters and mains ribs peking cuisine deep fried crispy ginger and spring onions consistently good food house wine is real taste set menu been coming here for years every single dish table upstairs take away
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Fantastic dinner at North China on Saturday. The food was exquisite, the service exceptional and the atmosphere just perfect for a great evening.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Five of us came for dinner. We had a lot of lovely food. When it arrived, it immediately became clear that the food was a step above your average Chinese restaurant. The food tasted freshly cooked and wasn’t your run-of-the-mill Chinese takeaway quality. The duck...was excellent with the homemade pancakes. The beef with black bean sauce and the garlic green beans were lovely. The service and atmosphere wasn’t quite up to the same standard. The staff did what was needed, but weren’t particularly friendly or hospitable. The tableware was fine, but the seating was fairly cramped with covid-era plastic screens separating the tables. Overall, was a nice evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

I'm so sorry but this was a bland and boring restaurant experience. Went in early evening, just a few tables. The music - one song, on repeat, very tinny, very fast. The food - came one dish at a time - so one diner was...served when the others had finished. The taste - bland! What a shame, it's a lovely looking restaurant with friendly staff and looked clean and welcoming. But no one asked us how the meal was. Maybe we visited at chef's break time....More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Very nice will definitely have a return visit pleasant surprise after googling Chinese in the area.. as we where away on a trip

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Disgraceful and deeply disrespectful service. Bitterly disappointed. We've been visiting here for years, and have only recently noticed a drop in levels of service. We booked a particular seat beforehand and when we turned up were told that we had NOT booked it. Fair enough,...mistakes happen, but no acknowledgement of a mistake, clear impatience and eye rolling from the waitress who took the booking, when my wife simply explained that she had booked it. This is actually not the first time that we'd had poor service, as on several occasions the same waitress has consistently expressed her displeasure at waiting on us by constant eye rolling and visible signs of displeasure when asked for anything. When we raised with the male waiter/manager that she felt she was being treated rudely he said "if you're respectful to the staff, they'll be respectful to you!" and that if we didn't like it "we should go elsewhere". This was absolutely shocking - as my wife had not been anything but polite. There was no intention of finding out what was going on, or any concern over what we had said - and the message was that my wife was the one being impolite, which was clearly not the case. I found this highly unprofessional, deeply disrespectful and extremely obnoxious. To be treated rudely in the first place was bad enough, but to be gaslit in this way is really a first for me and not the kind of memorable experience I'm looking for when visiting a restaurant... If this is how long-term patrons are treated when making polite requests, then they have no respect for your business or custom. Reading some of the reviews, it doesn't appear that our experience is a one-off & it appears they are unwilling to ever admit to their mistakes. We will never eat here again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

Previously trying only delivery and finally came personally to this place. My favorite is Shreded beef and spring roll... In lanch time only 2 tables was busy. 10% of the bill is added to final payment. Chinese tea was not tasteful, a lot of boiled...water and small amount of leaves.When I've mentioned about this to barmen he argue in lie tolerate way totally disagree with my comment. In final part of conversation he advised me to leave a place immediately. Brutal way of treatment made me feel unhappy. I am currently disable( using walking stick) and it was uncivilized way of treatment.Of course no smile, no apologize... Chinese style for customers...More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

This is just our favourite Chinese restaurant and unchanged since the sad death of the owner, Lawrence, last year. This time we didn’t - for the first time in ages - go for menu C - which is why I thought I’d review it again....The Peking duck is just delectable and a half is plenty for three people (you may need extra pancakes) Can’t visit without ordering this. Then the chicken with cashew nuts is tasty and actually has enough cashew nuts - which is hardly ever the case We also had the shredded beef which is friend with carrot and chili but isn’t too hot. Lovely, crunchy texture. Plus the mushroom and bean shoots: all unctuous and intense. The egg-fried rice works well with this. Then toffee apple and banana (one of each too much for three really - even piggy ones) The service is friendly and charming with Sunny having taken over the reins. It’s still the best for miles around.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

As a Chinese native, and from a family of professional chefs who ran our own take away, food quality and customer service go hand in hand. I heard many great things about this restaurant so was very excited to try out a new place that...was close to home and where I could celebrate my whole family coming together in a long time. So, to my utter disappointment, I experienced what can only described as the most appalling customer service I have received in London. Firstly, the staff. I'm sorry but would it hurt for you to smile. You are on the floor greeting customers and the quite frankly cold looks was off-putting. Then came the shocking customer service. Ok, so you are all mandarin-speakers but to be dismissed because we are Cantonese-speaking was downright rude. There was a misunderstanding of to whom to order with as at one point, we had two waiters dealing with our table but the response we got from the male waiter would never have stood at my family business. The poor customer service ruined the meal which I have to say actually was lovely. Full credit goes to the chefs who sadly were in the back producing quality work. The chefs were utterly let down by the shambolic, unprofessional wait staff who did not deserve the service charge. In fact, the only tip I give is: get some training in professionalism and high standards of customer service. Then, maybe, just maybe you will get a better overall review. Will I go back? Absolutely not.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

Went here on New Year’s Eve for the first time in a while and soon after arriving asked why we haven’t been here for a while? Have been coming here for 30 years and given how busy they were the food and service were outstanding....There were 5 adults in our group and we ordered 3 set menus and added some other starters and mains. Every dish was excellent but special mentions for chicken and cashew, deep fried crispy shredded beef, kung po prawns, ribs, dumplings and the crispy duck was absolutely outstanding. In these days of high inflation and restaurant prices rising rapidly as a result I was really surprised at the great value represented in this restaurant given the fantastic quality. House wine is amazing value @£20 a bottle We will be making sure we go back on a regular basis again, forgot to say we had a table upstairs and really enjoyed this as an alternative to the ground floor, if you are ever offered this option you won’t be disappointed. Lawrence and his wonderful team are great hosts and he always finds time to have a chat and catch up with his customers. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of our waitress, maybe Valerin, I’m sorry fir this but the young lady looked after us really well. Thanks again North China, a great way to end 2022 for us. Keep going and don’t change anything!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2023 via mobile

Visited North China for a new year treat with my family and it made our celebration very special. Outstanding food and the staff are just so lovely, friendly and attentive. I love it here.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

Absolutely delicious food, cannot fault it. Every single dish we ordered was excellent and generous portions. All the food felt fresh and not greasy at all. The service was delightful, all the servers so attentive and always wanting to help! Prices are moderate too ,...and well worth it. If you’re in the area , (or not) it’s a must visit for a good Chinese!!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022

I went there with my husband for dinner … loved it so much that took my son the next day. Tried the sizzling chicken and fried rice . Absolutely yum. The service was so good . When we told them we were on holiday in...Uk, they got us a free dessert. Enjoyed everything.. a must visit restaurant. A special thanks to. Sunny who served us .More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

Amazing food and great service by entire team.. every one was amazing ... thank you will come again ....

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat and the food is always delicious! Staff are always very friendly as well and service is great. Definitely would recommend!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

Went recently for the first time. Very impressed, clean, great service and food. Will gladly go again.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Hi, their menu can be found on their website. As we are not vegetarian, we just had the mixed vegetables and the broccoli, which were fine.
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North China Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4