Mandarin Palace

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The only way is Essex if you’re looking for some of London’s best dim sum. Gants Hill’s Mandarin Palace, now well into its fourth decade, draws in diners from across east London all the way into Essex, with a blend of traditional Cantonese cooking & timeworn (although rather lovely) oriental opulence. Family parties, among them many Chinese diners, throng the place at the weekend for dim sum of superb quality & value. Slabs of creamy deep-fried turnip paste are enlivened with a fiery XO sauce, & lotus sticky rice with grated scallop also appears on the chef’s speciality list. Come the evening, the restaurant takes on a charming, romantic glow as couples pile in for the justly renowned barbecued meats & extravagant seafood dishes (lobster with ginger & spring onion, say), to be accompanied by some fittingly ‘grown-up’ wines.

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Mandarin Palace

559-561 Cranbrook Road ,London IG2 6JZ

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Mandarin Palace Gants Hill - No Thanks!

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Oct 2013

Over 10 times to call for a reservation. Eventually gave up and just turned up. Asked TWICE if we were ready whilst still studying the menu. MY starter was brought after my partner had almost finished his. MY main was 2 dishes. One arrived on time, the other after my other dish had gone cold. – The Bill was the quickest thing that arrived tonight. Never again. It's gone down hill faster than a fat man on a bob sleigh. I've eaten there many times in the past. No More!!! Only 2 times in my life have...

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

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Mandarin Palace

559-561 Cranbrook Road ,London IG2 6JZ

Overall rating: star halfstar emptystar emptystar emptystar empty

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Oct 2012

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It was my first visit (and last) to the mandarin palace, gants hill. I ordered various dim sum and singapore noodles. However, entwined amongst the noodles was a long black hair. When i showed the waitress (i left the hair amongst the noodles) she took the plate (evidence!) away…there was no apology. The older woman stampeded over to me (i think the owner) holding a brown ‘string’ of bamboo and waving it at me. She arrogantly told me that what i had seen was a bamboo strand like the one she was holding,...

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U. K.'s rating

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

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Essential Details for Mandarin Palace

  • Address: 559-561 Cranbrook Road, London IG2 6JZ
  • Telephone: 020 8550 7661
  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 12N-4pm 6.30-11.30pm (Fri-Sat -12M) Sun 12N-11.30pm

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