This Soho branch of the dim sum chain is one of eight now in London, and a solid example of why this group seems to still be doing so well. It's somewhere that works well as an accessible introduction to yum cha - before you get to the tripe, the chicken feet and the duck tongue.
Most of the dumplings here are steamed, with recognisable options including chicken and cashew nut, scallop and shiitake, char siu (barbecue pork in a fluffy white bao) and har gau (king prawn and bamboo shoot in a translucent dough). Expect, too, baked roast pork puffs, griddled spinach and mushroom dumplings and even gyoza, for a slice of how they do them in Japan.
|Venue name:||Ping Pong||Contact:|
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 £3-£7. Set meal £11-£42|
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Average User Rating
3.3 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:7
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:2
I was so excited about eating here! It's a shame it didn't live up to expectations! Had to ask several times for our drinks orders, food was not hot, was barely warm.
Rice was cold, dim sum was soggy. Staff were not attentive, I understand it was a Friday night, but having to ask repeatedly for our food and drinks, throughout the night is not acceptable. I wanted to be able to write a good review about this place. However I can't, as my experience was not good. I wouldn't go back there again.
We had not been here for at least 6 years and we found the service terrible, the food terrible and overpriced. Not a place to go with children.
We had the vegetarian rice with the mushrooms and black beans . Too bland.
We also had all the vegetable dumplings. Too expensive .
They did not have a children's menu on a Sunday - when are they supposed to have a children's menu? During the week when the kids are at school? So we landed to have to get the kids the chicken skewers and rice seperate which was way overpriced.
Overall we were dissapointed with the service as the waitress expected us to just remember how it all works. The food was very bland and the price was steep, so we will not be coming back here.
We landed paying 70 pounds for 2 adults and 2 children under 5.
Very disappointed with the service. The waitress dropped food on my face and didn't apologise. We has 3 different servers who were really grumpy. I emailed customer services who advised they would call me to discuss how I felt , but they haven't.
However the food was nice although quite pricey and will try other dim sum places in the future.
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++++