China Tang at The Dorchester Hotel

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"VERY GOOD"

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The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane , London, W1K 1QA

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020 7629 9988

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SquareMeal Review of China Tang at The Dorchester Hotel

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"VERY GOOD"

Basement dining rooms must work hard to get noticed, and China Tang works harder than most in that department: down in the lower regions of The Dorchester, no inch of the restaurant goes unembellished. The inspiration is interbellum Shanghai, and while the dark wood and elaborate carpets aren’t looking box-fresh, it’s certainly an atmospheric way to kit out a dining space. China Tang’s food is straight-down-the-middle Cantonese, handled with care and served with a level of ceremony that suits the luxe hotel surroundings. To start, try delicate tomato and egg-drop soup, followed by golden prawns with salted egg yolk, stir-fried minced pigeon in lettuce wraps or, for a bit of fire and fragrance, fish braised with Szechuan peppercorns. Tang’s international clientele believe there’s no bad time for dim sum, so expect Shanghai dumplings, mango rolls, turnip cakes and roast pork buns right through the day. In the bar, cocktails are more fashion-forward than the food.

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China Tang at The Dorchester Hotel Location

The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane , London W1K 1QA

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020 7629 9988

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-5pm 6-12M

China Tang at The Dorchester Hotel's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 6.7

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Service: 5.9

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Atmosphere: 6.1

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Value: 4.5

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

20 April 2013

I came to China Tang on Monday 8th April, i arrived with some freinds to celebrate my new clothing company thats being launched. All i have to say is that we were treated like royalty, the food was full of taste and cooked to perfection, the staff when we entered the restaurent in the basement area were very helpful and polite, and all stood with pretty smiles on their faces. The cocktails we had before our meal were (no word fo a lie) the best in London. I highly recommend this place the bar's atmosphere is wonderful, the decor is stunning. The place is one of the places to be in London.

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 3

27 February 2013

I visited China Tang on Saturday 23rd Feb for birthday dinner. On arrival we were shown to possibly the worst table despite the place being nearly empty. It took very long to place an order as the waiting staff were disorganised and simply nowhere around. The waitress was very unprofessional and distracted. Upon ordering we were told that food will arive as it's ready and not at the same time which was shocking considering the ''acclaimed high standard of the restaurant''. In fact all dishes arrived at different times. Half of the food got cold before one of our main courses arrived 45 minutes late. The staff admitted they got it wrong, meaning they forgot to cook it. The manager was apologetic and did not charge us for 2 dishes. One of the main courses was chicken with cashew nuts which should be instead called cashews with minute amounts of chicken in it. The amount of cashews in this dish was extraordinary large and we were struggling to actually find the chicken pieces which were cut to a size of green peas. I've never experienced similar oddiness. I'm used to dining in the best restaurants in London and can confidently say China Tang does not fit into fine dining category by any means. I will never return there and do not recommend it.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 3

22 February 2013

Amazing place. The food is a little over priced, so I wouldn't eat here everyday but when you do, you're in for a treat. Staff are polite and very helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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