48 Red Lion Street , London, WC1R 4PF

SquareMeal Review of Greenleaf

Set up by Oxford graduates Jason Lan & George Wang, Greenleaf strikes a contemporary note very different from the regulation template for most neighbourhood Chinese restaurants. It’s a spare, clean space done out with grey ‘ghost’ chairs, marble tables, muted colours & the occasional orchid dotted here & there for effect. The menu ranges far & wide, picking up deep-fried celery & scallop balls, snails on a bed of ice with soy & wasabi, marinated duck tongues & stewed brisket hotpot, as well as Szechuan stewed ma-po tofu, brown vinegar ribs & fried ‘ho fun’ noodles. Set menus look pretty fair value, & one-plate rice dishes are an affordable call at lunchtime. Greenleaf also has two karaoke rooms, which can be hired for private parties, with food & drink provided as part of the deal.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Chancery Lane Tube Station 342m

Holborn Tube Station 356m


Address: 48 Red Lion Street , London WC1R 4PF

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-3pm Mon-Sat 6-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Cochrane Theatre 213m

Gray's Inn 323m


Telephone: 020 7242 1515


Cuisine: Chinese

Private Dining: 10, 18

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