Chino Latino London

Chinese, Dim Sum, Fusion, International, Japanese, Noodles, Pan Asian, Peruvian, Sushi, Thai, Vegetarian·
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SquareMeal Review of Chino Latino London

The Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel towers over the Thames riverside in Lambeth, in easy walking distance of popular landmarks in Westminster and further up towards the South Bank. That makes it especially popular with London visitors, and in-house restaurant Chino Latino is equally so, blending pan-Asian cooking with bright and breezy Latin cocktails.

Don’t be deterred by the nightclub-like wall of flashing neon lights that greet you ascending the escalator – the vista of the Thames that swings into view as you enter Chino Latino is far more reassuring for a hotel dining experience, as too the huge glass windows that flood the clean-cut, modern space with light. On our visit there was also some gentle live music, courtesy of a singer and guitarist rolling out some easy-going swing.

The menu bounces from sushi to sashimi, to occasional Latin flavours like beef taquitos and sea bass tiradito. On the whole we would recommend sticking to the Asian dishes - we found the Latin dishes a bit of a mixed bag, but the bold, accessible pan-Asian cooking is very good. Sushi is a good place to start as Chino Latino has a dedicated sushi chef, so you’re likely to receive this a little earlier. We enjoyed an excellent spider roll and a bit of theatre in the form of a flaming sushi roll, before moving on to equally good steamed dim sum. We’d recommend the same approach with the mains - though pricey, the black cod with spicy miso is a delicious whack of umami flavour, as is the pork belly with lemongrass, galangal and Nashi pear.

Likewise on the drinks, with experience we would stick to the sake as an excellent pairing for the Asian cooking on offer - Chino Latino offers a compact list of excellent sakes and staff are very helpful and always on hand to steer you in the right direction.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum, Fusion, International, Japanese, Noodles, Pan Asian, Peruvian, Sushi, Thai, Vegetarian
Ambience
Cool, Dark and moody, Fine dining, Fun, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Waterside
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

About

Chino Latino London is an up-market Pan-Asian restaurant and Latin cocktail bar, situated in the Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel. It boasts a great location on the Embankment, not too far from both Oval and Pimlico stations, with stunning views out across the River Thames. 

Chino Latino has three restaurants in total, the others can be found in Leeds and Nottingham, but this particular branch has been established for over 10 years. In this time it has won multiple awards and become known for its stand-out sushi and Asian street food dishes. 

The kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Werner Seebach who has developed the current menu which celebrates punchy flavour combinations and tropical influences. The menu is split into three sections, first of all offering a selection of small dishes which spans tempura, sushi, sashimi, salads and starters. Here, you'll find the likes of prawns wrapped in shisho leaf; duck salad with lime mustard maple syrup; and white miso soup with tofu, spring onion, wakame and nameko. 

Mains are separated into meat, seafood, vegetables and sides, with an extensive selection of all. We like the sound of the slow cooked prime beef short rib with teriyaki sauce and baby chicken with plum sauce, as well as the black cod with spicy miso and fried aubergine salad. Finally, it's a deep dive into some East Asian favourites such as dim sum and an extended list of sushi, alongside taquitos and grilled skewers.

With so much to choose from, it might be hard to know what to pick and for these moments, there's the tasting menu. For a set price per person, diners can indulge in eight dishes spread over three courses, finishing with a dessert platter. It's perfect for trying a little bit of everything. And, the desserts certainly do sound delicious with options such as an espresso martini-inspired dessert with tiramisu mousse, chocolate soil, chocolate sponge, coffee and Kahlua, as well as a twist on the pavlova in a meringue dish topped with a fruit compote, vanilla and lime chantilly, and a tropical gel.


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FreeMother's Day Bottomless Brunch
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Mother's Day Bottomless Brunch

10 Mar 2024

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Chino Latino!

Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with a bottomless brunch at Chino Latino on Sunday 10th March, for only £45pp. To start, choose from chef’s selection of unlimited (yes, you heard that right!) sushi and dim sum from the counter, followed by one of our signature mains – including crispy duck pancakes and crispy baby chicken with plum sauce.

Or, choose to upgrade for an extra £10 to our premium selection of mains including Casterbridge sirloin steak served on hot coals with mirin, soy and garlic or Seared salmon with edamame puree, shiso leaf and pomegranate.

All main courses are served with a choice of either cassava chips or jasmine rice.

If you can, save space for our dessert platter which is included for the table every booking.

 

For an additional £20pp, make your brunch truly fizz with bottomless Mum-osa cocktails!

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Location

Park Plaza Riverbank London, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London, SE1 7TJ

020 7769 2500 020 7769 2500

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Opening Times

Brunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 13:00-15:00
Sun Closed
Lunch
Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon 18:00-22:30
Tue 18:00-22:30
Wed 18:00-22:30
Thu 18:00-22:30
Fri 18:00-22:30
Sat 18:00-22:30
Sun 18:00-22:00

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3 Reviews 
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Anon

15 July 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
Chino Latino evening

So pleased this restaurant is open again.  Three friends were staying in the hotel and we met here mainly for convenience.  However, we all enjoyed a nice meal and the service was friendly and efficient.  Would definitely recommend this as a good place to meet friends for a comfortable meal and drinks.  I would suggest you're check out the menu before you book as my least adventurous friend was a bit bemused by some of the dishes.

Anon

15 July 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
Chino Latino evening

So pleased this restaurant is open again.  Three friends were staying in the hotel and we met here mainly for convenience.  However, we all enjoyed a nice meal and the service was friendly and efficient.  Would definitely recommend this as a good place to meet friends for a comfortable meal and drinks.  I would suggest you're check out the menu before you book as my least adventurous friend was a bit bemused by some of the dishes.

Lindsey B

28 January 2009  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 4
Divine food and even better cocktails, lots of attention to detail. The restaurant was completely dead on a Friday night though, not more than 1/3 full despite being below a hotel – but the service was good and the food more than made up for it. Well designed with warm lighting and intimate bar area despite the floor space. Would do far better if more centrally located but I will be returning.
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