Bright Courtyard Club

Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Bright Courtyard Club

Bronze Award

Aiming to emulate the Shanghai original, this huge, high-gloss outpost of the Bright Courtyard Club comes complete with some lovely porcelain pieces, tea sets for sale, huge chunks of polished wood, screens and stools, plus an atrium for for dim sum. Naturally, much of the cooking has a Shanghai-style slant (dumplings, marinated tofu, smoked fish etc), and the menu has lots of luxe touches including Madagascan jumbo prawns with black truffle dressing; otherwise, expect intriguing ideas such as edamame with zhouzhuang pickles, braised sea cucumber in abalone sauce, dry-fried lobster with egg yolk or pork belly with ‘grandmum’s recipe’. Sadly the food is reckoned to be “OK, at best”, with long waits and “rude” service ruining it for one couple. Drinks-wise, a wine wall suggests an interest in the subject, but tea is also taken seriously.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Eat at Home
Fun, Luxury
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Birthdays, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


43-45 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 8EW

020 7486 6998


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:30
Tue 12:00-23:30
Wed 12:00-23:30
Thu 12:00-23:30
Fri 12:00-23:30
Sat 12:00-23:30
Sun 11:00-22:30


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17 Reviews 

Nicky L

13 October 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
Fabulous restaurant

Relaxed atmosphere - amazing food and very attentive staff.

Highly recommend as one of the best in London.

Christopher B

27 March 2018  
Freshly cooked Asian food. Unbeatable flavours. Great value. Friendly staff.

Christopher B

05 May 2017  
We have been eating at this restaurant for a long time and it has consistently delivered high quality Chinese food with dishes created in Shanghai which are innovative and fresh. More recently the focus on live seafood has been a positive move to new menus.

Elaine B

08 October 2016  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
The Best Dim Sum in London. Brilliant value when have special offer unlimited for £18.99
We love this restaurant its in a great location nr Selfridges and Marks and Spencer at Marble Arch set back off Baker Street. The food is delicious and staff and restaurant wonderful. You will not be disappointed go soon as you can.

Wingyui W

26 May 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
good Chinese restaurant
Very comfortable environment. The service is much better than most of the Chinese restaurant. Food quality is good. It will be excellent if more variety is available.

Christopher B

28 October 2015  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 3
Value 4
One of the best in London
We visit most of the top Chinese restaurants in London and have concluded that Bright Courtyard provides the most consistently high quality food with generally attentive service in the Capital. the weakest area is the neutral décor and occasional misunderstandings from Shanghai.

gowsia H

03 March 2015  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4
Baker Street Chinese
Usually quite a popular restaurant. iPads instead of menus. Good food. Front desk service should improve significantly. Big restaurant.

Nick R

27 April 2014  
Food & Drink 3
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 1
My wife had been here for a friend's birthday midweek at lunch and had a lovely meal so we went with friends on a Saturday evening. Given this is a reasonably expense restaurant we had high standards but hard to imagine how it could have been worse. Firstly they didn't have enough menus, one iPad although they eventually found a couple of paper menus. The food was ok (at best), a couple of dishes were cold. We sent one back and the same portion came back microwaved so we didn't send the other one back. Having received half our starters we then had to wait half an hour for the rest of starter, so having arrived at 8.30 it was after 10 before we had been served all starters. Then they tried clearing the plates before we were finished and the waitress was rude to my wife . When we told the manager he desciplined her at our table in front of us!! We didn't have a main course as was too late so left hungrey. Will definitely not be going back.

Jamal R

20 April 2013  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 2
Decent but expensive
Best dishes: starters: crispy chilli smoked chicken, soft shell crab, prawn dumplings, prawn toast Mains: lamb very very good, vegetables not great compared to other chinese places and quite expensive, duck very fatty skin but decent wrt taste, iron bowl marinated chicken pretty good, beef pretty good although not as good as lamb. Overall good food but around £50/person with wine. yauatcha just as good if not better and the same price bracket with a better vibe/atmosphere.

David E

26 December 2012  
Food & Drink 3
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 2.5
A bit chaotic, and, sad to say, both us of us had sore throats afterwards. Food was interesting TBH, but he whole things needs co-ordination and staff training. London needs a good quality Chinese to challenge the staus quo. I hope these guys can overcome their teething troubles and achieve their goal. We rate the top Chinese as 1. Princess Garden 2. Pearl Liang 3. Royal China Baker St
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