Ping Pong Covent Garden

23-24 Maiden Lane , London, WC2E 7NA

SquareMeal Review of Ping Pong Covent Garden

When the first Ping Pong launched on Great Marlborough Street, it was something of a revelation. Decent dim sum was suddenly available outside of lunchtime, in stylish surroundings, and with great cocktails to boot. Nowadays, the slick interiors and killer drinks remain, but the culinary standards are inconsistent at best. When on song, it’s a fun place with dates or mates: the 60-strong, ‘pick and tick’ disposable menu even has boxes so you can alert staff to a celebration or the need for privacy. Traditional dim sum is the order of the day, from doughy buns stuffed with char sui pork to steamed seafood shu mai and hoisin vegetable puffs. It’s just a shame that dishes often lack finesse, with too-thick pastry and under-seasoning regularly cited as criticisms. Service can also be brusque. Perhaps there should be a box saying ‘could do better’?

Bookings of 10+ must be made via telephone. Credit card details will be required.

Special offers

Valentine's Cocktail Offer

Ts & Cs: Min spend to claim complimentary 'Swipe Right at First Sight' cocktails is £25 per booking. Offer valid for a booking of two only. Can not be used in conjunction with any other special offer or discount.

From: 09 February 2018

To: 18 February 2018

Max: 2

Baos and Bubbles for two, just £18.50

Subject to availability. Available Monday to Saturday between 12pm - 6:30pm. Offer includes one baos and two glasses of prosecco or two bottles of Tsingtao 330ml beer. Must book online in advance to get this offer. For dining in only.

From: 18 July 2017

To: 05 September 2050

Max: 0

Lazy Sumdays - Unlimited Dim Sum £24.95 per person, £11.95 for under 12s

Available on Sundays & Monday bank holidays only. Drinks,seasonal specials,set menus,special dishes & desserts not included.Only available when everyone in your party orders this menu.See ordering sheet for full T&C's.

From: 06 October 2016

To: 30 December 2017

Max: 9

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8.0

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Gina H. 07 September 2009

Went here at the weekend for a friend's birthday and was well impressed. The service and organisation of everything was great considering there was a large group of us. Everyone enjoyed their food, a whole range of little dishes that cater for everybody's tastes. Best thing about the experience would have to be the cocktails – I managed to get through 3 or 4 and although pretty expensive they were well worth it! This is a really cool place to come out with friends as the atmosphere is good without being too loud. An all round good night.

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  • Ping Pong Covent Garden

The semi-private mezzanine level dining room, seating up to 30, overlooks the main restaurant. The semi-exclusive lower floor, occupying the basement holds up to 60 seated or 80 standing.

Semi-Private Mezzanine
Capacity: 30
Special offers

Valentine's Cocktail Offer

From: 09 February 2018

To: 18 February 2018

Max: 2

Baos and Bubbles for two, just £18.50

From: 18 July 2017

To: 05 September 2050

Max: 0

Lazy Sumdays - Unlimited Dim Sum £24.95 per person, £11.95 for under 12s

From: 06 October 2016

To: 30 December 2017

Max: 9