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:|
21 Wardour Street
|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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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
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Not the place to go for a quiet chat. It's a bit of a tight squeeze and it gets a tad noisy as there's nowhere for the sound to go. Perfect for pre-theatre, though. Service is swift and the staff charming and helpful. As for the food - wonderful!! We decided to bypass the set menu and went a la carte, two mains plus veg and egg-fried rice, all to share. The best sweet and sour fish I've ever tasted and the sizzling beef was excellent, too. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back.
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.
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.
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.
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*