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.
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.
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.