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|Address:||White Bear Yard, 25a Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BA|
|Tel:||020 7734 3388|
|Price: £35.00||Wine: £16.50||Champagne: £40.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-12M Sun 11.30am-10.30pm|
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Went to Imperial China with 2 friends and a child. Food was very average which surprised me after the brilliant reviews I read. Noodles with beansprouts were a bit greasy, and chicken with cashew nuts was plain bland. No prawn crackers offered at the start of the meal, which was a bit surprising. Pong Pong prawns on sugar canes were nice (recommend for the kids!), but next day after the meal I cannot recollect what I was eating – nothing stands out. Wine was OK. Service is below average due to half of the waiters not speaking any English – they would call someone else who can speak! They had difficulties understanding how many portions we ordered and how exactly we'd like that cooked. We asked for 3 fruit platters (each platter for min.2 people), instead they brought us one tiny plate and claimed it is for 3 people! At that time we just gave up, it wasn't worth the struggle.
Overall, food OK, but nothing which would make a dining out occasion really special. The kid (7 y.o.) loved watching the koi carps in the pond, though, kept him entertained.