Café TPT

Restaurants , Chinese Chinatown
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Café TPT

Huge flavours from a huge Chinese menu, with small prices and an even smaller kitchen – it’s all a-okay at TPT.

The menu in the window of Café TPT looks longer than the complete musings of Confucius. It’s not unusual to see a big menu in Chinatown, but such a vast repertoire seems impossible from a kitchen galley the size of an origami junk. Not so, because dishes from Hong Kong, mainland China and the diaspora are all produced competently, and some of them with commendable aplomb.

The Cantonese dishes tend to be better than the Malaysian ones: roast duck on rice was succulent, and a generous helping. A sizzling dish of stuffed tofu, served in a hot stone bowl, was a highlight. Seafood is also a strength, with around 50 dishes to choose from; our squid, part of a noodle dish, was fresh and pert.

Many customers were moved to speechlessness by their bubble teas – this is a good place to try these Taiwan-style drinks. TPT isn’t the cheapest of the budget Chinatown cafés, but both cooking and service are better than you might expect.

 

Venue name: Café TPT
Contact:
Address: 21 Wardour Street
London
W1D 6PN
Opening hours: Meals served noon-1am daily
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus tube
Price: Main courses £6.50-£22. Set meal £11.50-£12 per person (minimum 2)
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Misha M.
tastemaker

Pretty legit Cantonese food! I went there at 2am when everything was shut, we wanted more booze and food. Disclaimer: I am only rating this based on what I remember after consuming a ridiculous amount of beers. Everything tasted authentic like you would for a casual Cantonese eatery. I think this was the place that served beer in a teapot after 2am. 

Shona R
Tastemaker

As someone with an asian heritage/being brought up in Malaysia (which has some of the best varieties of asian food) my standards are pretty high.  One of my go-to places for a hit of home is Cafe TPT!


For me, true asian food needs to not be too expensive, should be freshly made and needs to have the same flavours of home (and not be watered-down or catered to western tastes).  Whilst there are still some of those items on the menu ... hello sweet and sour chicken.  There are also some real GEMS on the menu.  The roasted meats (including the BBQ pork and roast duck) is totally worth ordering.  Try the sizzling hot pot! I'd recommend the tofu with prawns or eggplant and pork.  Most of the staff at TPT are actually from either Singapore or Malaysia - so those missing the cuisine from there can be sure to ask for their fave dishes (not on the menu!). 


If you have any space left, branch out and try the frozen beancurd and mango.  It'll surprise you how delicious it is!


The service is hit and miss... although if you go there enough they do warm to you and your loyalty is rewarded.

Paula - ToT
Tastemaker

This is one of my go-to Chinese places in London having been recommended by a Chinese friend.  The food is good and pretty authentic.  The prices are quite cheap and the service is decent.  The restaurant is in the heart of Soho and open until very late so a good spot after a night out in town.

Laura A

Besides the wide variety of menu choices and GREAT food, the customer service here is excellent. From the outside, it looks like nothing, but you cannot beat the value for money, the quality of food or the customer service given. It was the best Chinese food I think I've ever had.

Ma F

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One of the chinese restaurants in Soho you can get in and you'll be not disturbed. Little, small but good. Follow the chief recommendations and you will have a good meal.

Sunny Grewal

The only place I come to in london for my Chinese. I love the atmosphere, staff and the food. I could not recommend Cafe TPT enough it has the most authentic and fresh Chinese food around!! Personal favourite is the hofun in xo sauce with roast duck.

Michelle

The food is fantastic, we have been about 6 times and it's always excellent, the staff could be more inviting then they would get a 5*

TO

My favourite Chinese in town. Cheap, quick and delicious! What else do you want?