Canton Element

Chinese, Dim Sum·
London, WC1R 4PF ·Website ·Call020 7242 1515

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Chinese, Dim Sum

About Canton Element

There’s a lot going on behind the modest frontage of this Chinese restaurant on a Holborn side street. Step inside and you’ll find a striking minimalist space done out in pastel shades with grey banquettes, marble-topped tables, modernist chairs and oriental plants, plus two karaoke rooms for hire downstairs. As you might expect, the food has a Cantonese bias with a strong showing of dim sum heading up proceedings: steamed prawn and courgette dumplings, ‘golden lava’ buns (with a creamy egg-custard filling), stuffed beancurd-skin rolls and spicy pork wontons are just some of possibilities. The full menu covers everything from  braised pork belly with preserved vegetables to crispy aromatic duck, but also look for ‘new dishes’ such as deep-fried chicken wings with salted egg yolks, poached beef in chilli oil or claypot fish with aubergine and sea-spice sauce.

Location for Canton Element

48 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4PF

020 7242 1515


Opening Times

Mon-Thurs 12N-10.30pm Fri 12N-11pm Sat 5.30pm-11pm

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Thomas L

26 July 2019  
Authentic Cantonese fare, as the name implies. Clean and stylish decor makes the delicious dim sum even better to enjoy. Food quality equals that in Chinatown and set in a much more sophisticated setting. A winner.
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