Ping Pong

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Chinese lattice screens and giant paper lanterns fail to boost the authenticity of this dim sum chain. Ping Pong’s menu is possibly intended as an introduction to dim sum for beginners, with unexciting set menus and tips such as ‘do not eat the lotus leaf’ served with lotus leaf rice. The relatively brief menu is devoid of dim sum names, except for favourites such as siu mai and har gau, both of which looked pretty in their bamboo steamers. However, the little meat parcels were ruined by their thick and mushy dumpling skins. Char siu buns were better, moist and fluffy with a hint of barbecued sweetness in the pork. Ping Pong does try to bring dim sum away from the constraints of brightly lit Chinatown restaurants, but in doing so, the result comes over as half-hearted, with a number of inauthentic dishes reminiscent of student cooking.

Venue name: Ping Pong
Address: 45 Great Marlborough Street
Opening hours: Dim sum served 11am-midnight Mon-Fri; noon-midnight Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus tube
Price: Dim sum £1.65-£6.95. Set meal £11-£42

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Great service, ordering system explained to us as it was our first time there. Food comes as and when it is ready and everything tasted good. Only reason for 4* is that I think it is a bit overpriced....


Been here twice now, lovely atmosphere and I like the water feature outside- great to look at during the meal! I enjoyed the food and drink, good service too and very clean washroom facilities. Would recommend it to others for a pleasant meal


excellent service! I went to South Bank Branch, amazing! good value for money! nice atmosphere, amazing food!! dumpling paradise and more! my suggestion! A++++