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A faithful servant of the Chinese culinary cause around London for more than 30 years, the Good Earth group has a reputation for solid consistency, without risk-taking or frippery. The Knightsbridge branch does a strong trade on this touristy stretch of Brompton Road, dishing up a catalogue of old-wave and regional standbys ranging from honey-glazed ribs and won ton soup to aromatic crispy duck, kung-po prawns or char-sui pork. Also look for pan-Asian interlopers in the shape of satay skewers, mixed tempura, beef fillet with wasabi or tangerine kaarage chicken with flakes of sweet potato and mango purée. Jade busts, gilded sculptures, ornate scrolls and traditional paintings add some flamboyance to the well-heeled dining room, while businessmen prop up the sushi-style counter. Good Earth is also renowned for its ‘express’ branches specialising in takeaways and local deliveries.

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Good Earth Knightsbridge
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Good Earth Knightsbridge

233 Brompton Road ,London SW3 2EP

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Sep 2012

This is the most disappointing Chinese restaurant I have been to in ages. After reading some glowing reviews, I expected it would be above average, but I was let down. The food is bland (even the so-called spicy dishes) and sweet (sugar-coated smokey spiced chicken?). The service is slow, even though there were only two other tables occupied at lunchtime. I can understand why all the other clients we saw during our time there were non-Chinese. I eat in Chinese restaurants of all styles throughout...

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Henry S.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 3

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Good Earth Knightsbridge

233 Brompton Road ,London SW3 2EP

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by   platinum reviewer (125)

Feb 2012

Like with so many Restaurants in London, The Good Earth is a place one has to “understand”. The reviews here below seem to suggest that people either love it or hate it. However, I think it is about “what to expect”. It is a restaurant which does what it does and does it very well: classic Chinese food. What I mean by this is well executed, well sourced but “old fashioned” dishes (Try anything in their X.O. sauce!). Having said that, if you go there expecting Min Jiang or Hakkasan you are bound to...

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

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Good Earth Knightsbridge

233 Brompton Road ,London SW3 2EP

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Mar 2011

Are they kidding? The owners are living in the past, the food is bland, and as tasteless as the surroundings, which are tired and a little grubby. Im amazed that it has managed to stay in business for 25 years! I have however had a few take-outs from them in the past which have been fine, not amazing, but edible.

Benedict R.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Good Earth Knightsbridge

233 Brompton Road ,London SW3 2EP

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by   platinum reviewer (90)

Dec 2010

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Good Earth has long been a firm favourite of the affluent locals of Knightsbride; living slightly further away, I never had the pleasure of eating there myself until this weekend. We stopped in for a late lunch and were shown to the downstairs restaurant area, virtually a ghost town with half the room completely without light. We mainly ordered a mixed selection of starters including honey BBQ spare ribs, which were moist and the meat just fell off the bone. Our Chu Yim salt and pepper squid was...

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

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Good Earth Knightsbridge

233 Brompton Road ,London SW3 2EP

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Nov 2008

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Just down the road from Harrods indeed! Being a restaurant on this street limits presentation since space is limited, unlike restaurants which have their own stairways and reception areas before reaching the dining area itself (like Hakkasan), yet The Good Earth in Knightsbridge does a more than adequate job of it. This is a nice looking restaurant, make no mistake about it. Yet again, presentation of the restaurant matches the food (it looks more and more like the awful Maroush Gardens is an exception...

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SilverSurferS5's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Area: Chelsea
  • Price: £43
  • Wine: £43
  • Champagne: £43

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