SquareMeal Review of
Good Earth Knightsbridge
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.