Chinese Cricket Club 1

19 New Bridge Street , London, EC4V 6DB

Chinese Cricket Club August 2015 2

SquareMeal Review of Chinese Cricket Club

If cricket leaves you stumped, and Chinese cricket even more so, don't be put off by this contemporary restaurant's wacky moniker. The Chinese Cricket Club may be named after the national team, but it's only nominally sport-themed with a few signed bats dotted about the muted, rather corporate dining room. Instead, the focus is on Szechuan food with some dim sum added for the City's express-lunch crowd. Classics such as kung po prawns and aromatic crispy duck sit alongside chef's signature dishes including a rainbow array of dumplings (the duck versions are deliciously rich), soft-shell crab with Szechuan peppercorns and, for dessert, a lychee terrine given just the right amount of kick with wasabi ice cream – all delivered by unfailingly polite staff. The succinct wine list has been well chosen with heat and spice in mind.

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Chinese Cricket Club is recommended for

Traditional | Group Dining 8 Plus | Breakfast

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Blackfriars Tube Station 142m

Blackfriars Station 235m

Address

Address: 19 New Bridge Street , London EC4V 6DB

Area: Fleet Street St Paul s

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-2.30pm Sun-Fri 6-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Blackfriars Bridge 190m

Bridewell Theatre 192m

Details

Telephone: 020 7438 8051

Website:

Cuisine: Chinese Dim Sum

Lunch: £14.50 (2 courses)

8.9

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.1

Atmosphere: 8.1

Value: 8.3

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Dana R. 02 May 2012

I went with the CCC with some friends who used to live in Hong Kong so very picky about Chinese food. We all found the food to be superb – authentic, tasty and fresh. I would definitely go there again. The service was very attentive and helpful. The wine recommendation was perfect.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Tal P. 09 March 2012

The food was bland. We tried the dimsum which tasted somewhat flat. It wasn't bad, but just not among the better dimsum's I've had. the Lemon Chicken was the same. Not the worst I had, but far from a got-to-come-back dish. the service was OK, if somewhat lacking confidence (maybe new staff?). The atmosphere was OK, but not an event-type place. it is a typical hotel setting – modern lines and quiet setting but lacking character.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Paul B. 14 June 2010

We really enjoyed our celebration at the Chinese Cricket Club reently, the food and service were fantastic and the menu just that little bit different. I am delighted to see that the ‘CCC’ is being recognised as one of the best Chinese restaurants in London. We will be back with friends soon.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Eddie bronze reviewer 19 March 2010

I recently took a client to the Chinese Cricket Club and had a superb meal. The soft shelled crab and the orange beef were particularly good. The portion sizes are large so do watch out when ordering as you can easily overdo it. The quality of the food however allows you to get over this. Well worth a visit whether it be lunchtime or supper

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Sharon W. 20 December 2009

Fantastic meal – fabulous service and amazing lunch!!! Highly recommend a visit to this perfect restaurant. Was once of the finest dining experiences I have ever had!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Brian S. 16 December 2009

Having met some friends at the Crowne Plaza near Blackfriars recently we decided to have lunch at the Chinese Cricket Club, as we felt being a party of 10 we couldn't go wrong. How right we were, we found the service to be excellent along with the wine and particularly the Champers, which should accompany every celebration. We had the Chefs Dim Sum to start with such classics as Prawn har gao and what I found out to be Chicken wor tip. This was followed by sof shell crab which was delightful, with Prawn Chilli & Black Bean and what for me and the whole party felt was the stand out dish, Fried Perch…UNFORGETTABLE! All in all we had a delightful lunch and would recommend the Chinese Cricket Club to anyone, go and enjoy you won't be dissappointed.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Charlie 30 November 2009

Was a little surprised to find another great restaurant at Crown Plaza City but this is a Sublime! A wonderful experience from beginning to end with wonderous food, luscious wines and great service – it all exudes a total commitment to creating an aunthetic and memorable meal. Dim Sum was by far best since visit to Beijing and sliced duck, sheer heaven. Restaurant Manager choose our selection of food and wine and it was just perfect. All staff were attentive and delivered a rarely experinced level of service. Decor was gossamer light and in harmony, difficult to achieve in a busy hotel but they have really delivered, and then some. In two minds to review as want to keep this rare gem a secret ! This is a must visit if you enjoy quality Chinese cuisine in London.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Helen M. 27 November 2009

As Roald Dahl would say “scrumdidlyumptious”. We recently enjoyed the most lovely evening in the company of Tony Chan and his team at the Chinese Cricket Club. Never really knowing my way round a Chinese menu with what would compliment each other I left the choice up to Tony – of some of the dishes he choose for us the stars for us where the tea smoked duck salad, the soft and plump steamed dim sum and the Hunan Lamb, however without a doubt the dry sautéed green beans for anyone ordering beware!!! you’ll want more…I would suggest ordering two portions edible by the bucket.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Simon C. 17 November 2009

Turned up on the offchance and was treated like royalty. The service was impeccable and the Restaurant itself quite classy – although based in a posh hotel, it ought to be. We ordered the Silken Tofu – delightful but best not eaten with chopsticks – waiter brought spoons without being asked. The squid was sublime. Both quite chili- hot but the food is based on that part of China. We followed on with Seafood Noodles (enormous) and the Beef in Orange. Excellent. Don't want to bang on about it but we came away totally delighted. Meal for two with a great bottle of Marlborough Pinot Noir came to £84. Tap water supplied and two helpings of pre dinner nibbles. Staff could not do enough. Saw a waiter giving some guy a short lesson in how to really use chopsticks!