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24 July 2014
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A. Wong

70 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1DE

£37.00 Chinese Pimlico
  • Wine: £12.95
  • Champagne: £30.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of A. Wong ?

With one eye on the locals and the other on foodie progressives, Andrew Wong cooks regional dishes like a man who was weaned in the kitchen. Occupying what was his parents’ restaurant, Kym’s, this reincarnation comes with an open-plan minimalist interior involving plate-glass windows, shiny copper lighting and polished floors. ‘Reasonably priced’ lunchtime dim sum show some innovative twists, from shrimp har gau with bubbly citrus and yuzu foam to sui mai topped with a tiny sliver of puffed pork crackling. The open kitchen delivers straight high-street classics, too, plus more esoteric delicacies including five-spice smoked cod cheeks or razor clams with sea cucumber, wind-dried sausage and soy butter. The food is expertly rendered and artily presented on platters of wood, stone and porcelain – although meagre portions can leave punters craving more. Service is brisk and thoroughly charming.

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  1. A. Wong

    70 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1DE
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    Quality new Victoria dim sum lunch

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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 6

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  1. Although Manchester’s dining scene is thriving it’s still lacking a couple of things for me. One of them being the availability of quality dim sum, as with the exception of Yang Sing most other options are inconsistent at best. So when planning a recent trip to London I wanted to include a restaurant where I could enjoy some quality dim sum, I certainly found that and more at A.Wong. Situated just down the road from Victoria station the fairly small restaurant is simply decorated but more modern than many Chinese restaurants...
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  2. If there was one cuisine I'm still not quite up to scratch with, or knowledgeable about - it's Chinese food. I think in part it has something to do with the the takeaways and cheap 'British style' Chinese restaurant that are still abundant in London. The cuisine has so much more to offer, and every time i dine at a Chinese restaurant with a Michelin star, cutting edge chef in the kitchen or just street food snacks which are new to me - i realise i haven't seen anything yet. But I'll make it my mission to do discover it all, in the name of food. A.WONG as the name suggest, is named after the chef behind the kitchen, Andrew Wong - who took over the restaurant from his father a year or two ago now. Since then, i keep hearing only good things on Twitter and social media - i just had to check it out myself. Pitted along the Wilton Road in Victoria, which is probably the most filthy and uncharacterizable part of the area - the slum of Victoria if you like. The one thing that does of course help this restaurant stand out from the crowd, is its delicious dim sum...
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  3. Although I first read about A Wong on the (sadly now defunct) Eat Love Noodles blog back in spring 2013, it wasn’t until this year that I finally visited, in the company of Mr Noodles himself, as well as fellow blogger, the Insatiable Eater and his partner. It was the innovative dim sum that I was so keen to try, as it’s rare to see the dim sum classics so cleverly modernised. We met at the restaurant one sunny Saturday lunch time at the beginning of March, buoyed by the earliness of spring sunshine and with empty bellies at the ready. One of the things I really appreciate about A Wong’s dim sum menu is that items are priced (and ordered) individually, making it easy to order the required number whether you’re dining alone or in a group...
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  4. Published : Wednesday, 12th February 2014

    S.W. Foodie :: A Wong... excellent Chinese food in Victoria

    The thing about A Wong is that it's not in the prettiest of areas, nor is the first glance a reflection on the delights that await. It looks rather 'cutesie' from the outside, a patio filled with random plants, and simple tables laid out waiting to be filled. So, if you are a passer by and you do happen to look at the place...take a chance you won't be disappointed. I arrived a little early to then find they had messed up our booking, we had no table. So after slight unimpressed chats, on a Friday evening, with the delightful front of house I was seated in the main room and handed the menu's - the bar seats FYI look a lot more fun for two! I had done my research, spied bits to definitely go for and others to avoid and luckily for me Miss H sat down and was more than happy to 'order whatever as long as it's a feast' and so the it began, along side a lovely bottle of white and were talked through the dipping sauces, one shrimp, one bean - both divine!...
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  5. Published : Tuesday, 11th February 2014

    The Cutlery Chronicles :: a.wong, victoria - review

    ‘A. Wong. A. Wong! You should have gone to A. Wong; it has some of the most innovative modern Chinese cooking in the city. You need to go for lunch, for the dim sum lunch.’ As Zeren continued to lament over my missed opportunity, I feverishly finger-swiped my way through my Google calendar to find a free lunch spot. To reinforce the decision, and by some well-placed coincidence, both Richard Vines and Andy Hayler tweeted about visits in the following days. Bumped to the top of my restaurant hit-list, it was. The name above the door is that of London-born Andrew Wong, a chef that has travelled and worked in China, and responsible for transforming the old family restaurant (known as Kyms) into the slick, double-fronted, bright-eyed offering it is today...
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  6. Published : Sunday, 2nd February 2014

    The Insatiable Eater :: A Wong: Not Your Grandma

    You have to love what's going on at A Wong. It's not often you get an utterly original take on traditional Chinese dim sum that, more often than not, works. This is Chinese food rooted in tradition, but taken up more than one notch. It's definitely not your Grandma's dim sum (if your grandma was Chinese that is, which mine is not, but you know what I mean). I went in early January to meet up with some Instagram chums from Denmark and we ordered a decent chunk of the dim sum menu which is only available at lunch. It's a fairly small venue but we snagged a table by the window looking out onto Wilton Road, which is only a 5 minute walk from Victoria station. It's not the most atmospheric of locations but make the trek from Chinatown and you're bound to have a fine meal.
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  7. Published : Sunday, 26th January 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: A. Wong, Pimlico

    It’s not often you’ll find me wandering the streets of Pimlico, in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been there before. That was until the other night after a visit to a Chinese restaurant called A.Wong. After reading some quite positive reviews and seeing its name in the Bib Gourmand recommends section in the Michelin guide, we popped along for a spot of dinner...
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  8. Published : Monday, 2nd December 2013

    Nomface :: A Wong, London

    A Wong is a Chinese restaurant which is based in Victoria, London. Open for just under a year it has already found its way into the Michelin guide. The restaurant is small and cosy with an open view kitchen. Chef patron Andrew Wong can always be seen leading his team and this was no exception during our visit. Offering a wide range of dim sum dishes during the lunch service and larger dishes for dinner where the emphasis is on ordering a selection for sharing across the table accompanied by rice. We were attracted by the Peking duck feast menu of 8 duck courses featured on the website. Quality Peking duck is quite rare in the UK, well we’ve not come across a good one yet. The taster style of this particular Peking duck menu caught our attention as it provided variety...
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  9. Dim Sum has alway seemed to me to be more suited to cold wintery weather, lots of stodgy dumplings etc. My experience with it has been limited to really conventional venues like the New World in Chinatown – not that there is anything really wrong with the New World, which has it’s own old world charm. I also was very much of the view that you just don’t bother ordering dessert in a Chinese Restaurant unless you’re a fan of lychees. A Wong however blew my misconceptions out of the water...
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  10. A Wong is the latest ‘buzz’ Chinese restaurant in London at the moment and is the baby of chef Andrew Wong who has studied in kitchens throughout China. But Chef Wong already came from restaurant stock for his father use to run Kym’s, the Chinese restaurant that previously occupied the same space as A Wong. Basically Andrew has taken on the same address as his own and refurbished it with a more minimalist taste. The result is a restaurant with shiny surfaces and none of the Chinese chintz. Not that there is anything wrong with Chinese chintz, but this style is much more in keeping with Western ‘cool’...
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  11. Published : Sunday, 2nd June 2013

    FeedTheTang :: A.Wong

    An interesting find recently was A.Wong in Victoria. They do regional Chinese dishes in their a la carte menu, and they also have a short dim sum menu available at lunchtime. Here, unlike the traditional format of three or four pieces of dim sum per portion, you order by individual piece. I was sceptical about it at first, but I found that the size of each dumpling is noticeably bigger than most restaurants, so that somewhat justified the price (from £1.30 each). And traditions aside, this approach works brilliantly with solo or small group of diners who want to try different items on the menu. We ordered almost one of everything on the dim sum menu, and a few starter dishes from the a la carte. I cannot praise the steamed dumplings highly enough...
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  12. Published : Monday, 27th May 2013

    the dinersaur :: a wong

    I mentioned before that I've had a few meals of dim sum lately that I've wanted to blog about, and here is the second of those visits! This time, I had lunch at A Wong, which is the new reopening of an ageing, more 'traditional Chinatown style' Chinese restaurant. The place is generating quite a lot of talk, thanks to some creative reinventing of traditional dim sum, which I always look forward to trying! So I was very excited when I finally managed to make a booking...
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  13. Believe it or not, there’s now a tasty little restaurant within five minutes of Victoria station that’s starting to change Londoners’ perceptions of Chinese food. Located on a seemingly unpromising street flanked by chain restaurants, they opened their doors in late 2012 and have attracted lots of critical acclaim. For us, it was their great value tasting menu that stood out. Eight courses for £38.88! Surely there must be some kind of mistake? We decided that at this price we had to give it a whirl...
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