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Dragon Castle

100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL

£33.00 Chinese , Dim Sum Elephant & Castle

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  • Wine: £13.50
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Dinner: £14.80 (3 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-11.30pm Sun 11.30am-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of Dragon Castle ?

The flashiest show in this part of town continues its flamboyant run. Dragon Castle, hunkered down on the ground floor of a modern building in Elephant & Castle’s unjolly surroundings, exudes a certain amount of large-scale glamour. It also serves correctly prepared Cantonese food rarely seen in south-east London. Amid all the decorative drama, the best choice on the menu is undoubtedly the house-made dim sum (served until 4.30pm daily), & given the price, plenty of it. Readers praise the delicate grilled chive dumplings & fluffy char siu buns. At dinnertime, chilli crab & twice-cooked pork both have fans, & lobster or turbot would make the centrepiece of a banquet; there’s also a commendably wide choice of vegetables. Some believe Dragon Castle’s best days are in the past, & service can be variable, but compared to the value & quality of Chinatown’s traditional options, this is still a good bet.

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  1. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Grumbling Gourmet
      Gold Reviewer  (86)
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  2. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Neal W.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  3. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Tom F.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 3

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  4. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Roger G.
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  5. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Christina P.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 2

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  6. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Lori M.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 10

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  7. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Regina W.
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  8. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Rc123
        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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

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  9. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Shirri N.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 4

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  10. Dragon Castle

    100 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
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    Ian G.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  1. Published : Thursday, 26th December 2013

    inher30s :: Dragon castle

    There’s really only thing to do when the excesses of the festive season get to you – and that is to keep on eating! Take a break from all the turkey and pay a trip over to Elephant & Castle for some Dim Sum. It’s not the most glamorous of locales, but home to some good grub. A fish pond greets you as you enter – copper pennies swimming with the fish, and we’re in a fairly standard large scale Chinese restaurant, white tablecloths & Chinese teapots at the ready...
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    Literally translating to “drink tea” from Cantonese, “yum char” is a Chinese-style morning or afternoon tea, which involves drinking Chinese tea (i.e. “char”) and eating dim sum dishes. In the UK though, there appears to be a slight misconception where the phrase “dim sum” (also Cantonese) is used as a substitute descriptor for this meal but to clarify, “dim sum” refers to the food eaten, whereas “yum char” refers to the entire meal – it’d be like saying you’re going for roast beef when you’re actually going for a Sunday roast...
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