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A Cantonese restaurant near Elephant and Castle.
Like to live life on the edge? Then this family-run Cantonese restaurant is the won(ton) for you. Once you’re past the impressively ostentatious entrance (koi carp pond, gigantic gold-studded wooden doors flanked by a stone dragon statue) and into the slightly cold-feeling dining room, you’re treated to food that’s either great or a bit disappointing – with seemingly nothing in between.
Duck taro croquettes were nauseatingly oily, spring rolls were bland and the filling to the BBQ pork cheung fun was scanty and dry. But stewed XO tripe in black-pepper sauce was a gently spiced and impressively delicate dish, while prawn dumplings were squidgy and excellent.
A main course of ‘Chairman Mao pork belly’ turned out to be intensely rich and melt-in-the-mouth soft; with his kitchen talents, the totalitarian leader was clearly wasted on politics. Is this a place for a guaranteed delicious meal? No. Is it possible to have delicious food here? Yes. But it’ll involve a bit of chance and canny picking.
100 Walworth Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Elephant & Castle|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £50.|
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Users say (20)
Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
- 5 star:16
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
We go there a fair bit as it’s local. Standard dim sum place. Staff, as noted elsewhere, do not seem to go out of their way to be friendly. Barn-like room which can be freezing if you go for lunch and get there before the heating has kicked in. Sitting next to a window I have had to wear both coat and hat. Relief is in sight however as a new entrance is to be installed, finally putting an end to the howling gale which accompanies new arrivals. Perhaps better in the summer?
Incredible rude staff. As soon as we walked in from doing some groceries shopping on the Walworth Rd, they looked at my and mother up and down as we were scum. I over looked it as i had always wanted to try it and didn't feel like walking to Borough, where I always go for Chinese and Dim Sum. We were sat, looked over the menu.
First thing, the menu is incredibly outdated and hard to find things in.
Once we finally decided what we wanted, we could feel eyes staring (from the waiters and talking about us) my poor mother was mortified.
Once finally 1 waitress got to us, another stepped in and took over in a very abrupt and disrespectful manner.
I finally had enough and gathered my belonging and left.
Never have i been so disrespect and insulted by such a cheaply made, outdated and snooty place. Mind you i been to Sexy fish, Hakkasan, Sushi Samba. Even the greasy Chinese in the E&C shopping center is more welcoming than this place.
100% do not recommend! Do not come here, the wait staff are absolute brutes and incredible rude and disrespectful. I was shocked by such bad customer service, acting as if their establishment was in Chelsea when they are in Walworth road in the ghetto.
Best place ever food amazing staff so friendly decor spectacular if I could go to one restaurant for the rest of my life it would be DRAGON CASTLE! 🐲🐲🐲
Our favourite Chinese restaurant, dim sum menu, 2nd to none. Sugar cane prawn lollipop, superb. 3-meat dish wonderful. I can not recommend this restaurant enough.
We head here at least twice a month. Great family orientated family restaurant and reasonably priced
My friends and I always make sure to catch up over a dimsum lunch whenever we can. reasonable prices and no need to go to Chinatown- bonus!
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