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24 July 2014
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Empress of Sichuan

6-7 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BG

£35.00 Chinese Covent Garden

Overall Diner Rating

 

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  • Wine: £15.00
  • Champagne: £38.00
  • Lunch: £7 (2 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Thurs-Sat -11.30pm)

Square Meal Review of Empress of Sichuan ?

Nothing special to look at, unless you’re bowled over by portraits of Elvis & Tom Jones, the Empress of Sichuan is, however, ‘definitely not your garden-variety Chinese restaurant’. Its long & adventurous menu of Szechuan dishes offers not just numbing heat & offal thrills, but warming braises, salty preserved vegetables & cooling marinated noodles. Portions are big, but there’s a lot to try: cold starters include hot & fiery beef slices & tripe (excellent), chilled tofu with spring onion, & duck tongues in soy sauce. Dan-dan noodles are ‘an absolute winner’, & steamed pork ribs with rice paste come in a bamboo tube. Service is ‘smiling’ & helpful, & prices are reasonable. Drink a bottle of Tsingtao beer, or cool your burning oesophagus with salted soya milk. ‘Off-beam & utterly brilliant’, declares a fan.

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  1. Empress of Sichuan

    6-7 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BG
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    Esther L.

    The Best Sichuan Restaurant in London

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  2. Empress of Sichuan

    6-7 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BG
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    Wisky C.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 3

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  3. Empress of Sichuan

    6-7 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BG
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    Steve R.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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  4. Empress of Sichuan

    6-7 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BG
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    Sabrina's Passions
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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  5. Empress of Sichuan

    6-7 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BG
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    Anthony B.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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    Essential Details for Empress of Sichuan

    • Address: 6-7 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BG
    • Telephone: 020 7734 8128
    • Website:
    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Thurs-Sat -11.30pm)
    • Capacities: Private room for 18 people
    • Cuisine: Chinese
    • Area: Covent Garden
    • Price: £35.00
    • Wine: £15.00
    • Champagne: £38.00
    • Lunch: £7 (2 courses)

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