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Little Four Seasons

Restaurants, Chinese Chinatown
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)

Time Out says

A little sister to next door’s Four Seasons, this restaurant specialises in hot pots, including spicy chicken, pork belly, and spicy and sour fish.

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Address: 11 Gerrard St
London
W1D 5PP
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

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I've dined at the Little Four Season's on each of my last two annual visits to London.  The corn crab soup is always excellent and is the shredded duck.  I can honestly say that all the items I have ever ordered were excellent !

Tastemaker

I very much enjoyed my lunchtime jaunt to Little Four Seasons. 


The first thing to note - is that there is a Four Seasons and a Little Four Seasons.They're right next door to each other on Gerrard St, the main drag of Chinatown. Therefore, it's totally possible if you're meeting someone there that they could be in the wrong restaurant - as we found today. That said, once that drama is out of the way, you're in for a treat.


We were warmly greeted by friendly but quietly spoken staff (I find this to a rarity on Gerrard St it's usually 'fast and furious' over 'service with a smile.') Not so in here, where we were treated super well. We had the chicken hot pot, the barbecued pork, rice and some Chinese broccoli on the side, washed down with a soft drink (although you can order booze, don't fear, ye alcohol lovers). 


The barbecued pork wasn't to my liking but the chicken hot pot (my first one ever, despite a trip to China...) was outstanding. Succulent pieces of chicken with a superb spicy flavour to the sauce, all super fresh and very tasty. We ordered medium strength spicy and it was exactly that. Bonus - I don't think it's too calorific for you (good if you're on a diet as I am at this time). You will need plain rice to go with it to mop up the sauce. We finished our meal with quarter pieces of fresh orange as well as hand wipes, both of which are absolutely necessary! 


I would certainly return to this Chinatown gem and thank you to the manager for the cheery send off - a nice touch.

Tastemaker

This is the best Chinese I have experienced in London so far, and I will defiantly be back for more. We had garlic choy sum, BBQ duck and pork belly and a spicy chicken hotpot with rice.

The BBQ meats were to die for! The duck was basted in a delicious sauce and both came with cabbage underneath. The duck was by far my favourite cooked perfect as it should with a nice crispy skin, the pork belly also came with an amazing thin slice of crackling on top of every bite. 


The spicy chicken hot pot was also nice, my only criticism here was that it was not as spicy as we were hoping, we asked for medium and I don't think it was as much as I would like. This was not a hotpot I have ever had before - it was not like a Shenzhen hot pot in which there is a lot of oil and you cook the meat / veg yourself in the oil. This came out all pre cooked with only a small amount of sauce (which was delicious and I wish there was more) and a load of meat. 


The portion sizes were huge and we couldn't finish it all despite leaving full to the brim, but they boxed it all up for us to take home. 


The staff were really nice and friendly, and when you are finished they also give you some orange slices to cleanse your pallet and then some nice mints with the bill.


All round a great experience and I will be interested to try out some of their other stores. 


Tastemaker

We visited earlier this week, and between the two of us we shared a chicken hot pot, and bbq duck with steamed rice. We also tried some great chinese vegetables. The meat was all cooked well, but the stand out dish was the chicken hot pot - they heat this on your table, and it's great to see it bubbling away! The portion of rice is also very generous. The vegetables were delicious and garlicky - I could've eaten loads more! The manager was friendly and accommodating. I would definitely go back .

tastemaker

Situated in the heart of Chinatown, Little Four Seasons is a bit of a gem. It is not little as it has quite a sizeable upstairs area as well as ground floor. My companion and I ate the duck , chicken hotspot and green vegetables. The duck was succulent and well-cooked but the star of the show was the hotspot which arrived in a saucepan already cooked and was placed on an integrated hot-plate and continued to bubble for the duration of our meal. The hotpot was bursting with flavour provided by star anise, whole garlic cloves, coriander and various leaves. The sticky rice was a pleasant bland accompaniment. The vegetables were also covered in garlic and cooked well. The staff were attentive and very pleasant. We left deciding to return at some point in the future.

Tastemaker

If you like Chinese cuisine, then the Little Four Seasons in the centre of Chinatown is a must stop for you. But please pay attention: there are 2 doors next to each other - The one labelled "Four Seasons" and the other "Little Four Season" (the word "Little" in small white letters). Completely different entrances, service, dishes.

Little Four Seasons has the most friendly service I have ever experienced in a Chinese restaurant in London. The stuff working here is well informed and ready to help you decide on what to order. Apart from the usual Chinese traditional dishes (duck, pork belly, fresh boiled vegetables, duck wraps), the main delicacy here are the hot pots. A great variety of them; I went for the spicy chicken one which was well cooked, with strong aromas and soft tasty chicken bits.

I was positively surprised to find a Chinese restaurant in the so touristic Chinatown with reasonable prices and nice food.

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