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The Golden Pagoda AKA The Lotus Garden

15A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JD, England
+44 20 7434 2888
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible24%
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“dim sum” (76 reviews)
“cheung fun” (5 reviews)
“roast duck” (7 reviews)
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15A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We fell into this place in Chinatown and expected something rather better for a Chinese meal. We had a set menu for two, which was pretty unremarkable except for the crispy duck. It wasn't over expensive, but was rather like eating on a conveyor belt...More

Thank Dibleygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time around and the starter was the soft shell crab which as before was excellent. Beef in back bean sauce was ok but all in all perfectly acceptable and more to the point as far as I am concerned the service was good and...More

Thank Beefing
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I stepped through the door I was shocked at how tranquil the place was in contrast to Gerrard Street, which is always so busy. The quality of the food was excellent. While we were waiting to order, a couple of dishes appeared at our...More

Thank sonicthehedgehog2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not had what i thought was authentic Chinese food in years, so i figured China Town would be the most authentic as possible to satisfy my craving. There was no real reason we chose the Lutus Garden compared to the many different Chinese...More

Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we love this restaurant. it's pretty typical for Chinatown where they serve so many people fault it can look tired. we have never had a table downstairs but are always accommodated on the 2nd floor. we don't like 1st floor as very crowded and tight....More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Strongly suggest to find other alternative restaurant.. this is definitely the worst experience I have in London for Chinese dinner!!

Thank jammimilan
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my parents, granny and my brother. We were hoping for some good quality, tasty Chinese food, it being in Chinatown after all. We walked past lots of restaurants and were tight for time so decided we should go eat here since...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Been here before and enjoyed it immensely, so whilst in Chinatown, we wanted to eat there again. Seated without fuss, even though it was busy. The menu was in Mandarin & English and we settled on lots of different Dim Sum along with some Beef...More

Thank Leiyu
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Went here as we thought we would try proper Chinese food in china town and what a let down it was. Ordered starters and mains. The mains arrived first then the starters came whilst we were eating our main. The chicken mushroom soup was bland...More

Thank Dhaddow
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My 21 year old son took me here for a treat! I've been before but today I had the sweet and sour chicken which was terrible - couldn't break it into two without pulling it apart with my hands. So much so I got sweet...More

Thank tonto09
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Sandra M
20 April 2017|
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Response from Anna Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi , they don't serve dim sum in the evenings unfortunately. But children are definitely ok. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7434 2888
  • E-mail
It is located on the corner of Gerrard Street and Macclesfield Street in the heart of London's Chinatown and easily recognised from our traditional Green Tiled Pagoda entrance

Spread over 3 floors and lavishly decorated, the restaurant seats up to 150 guests and it also has a private room for special requests. When making your order, be sure to try some of our Chef's signature dishes such as Crispy Duck, Fresh Lobster with dry chilli and garlic, House Supreme Hot Pot and the ultimate special Three Kinds of Mixed Barbecue Meat.

No booking is required. Walk-ins are welcome during our opening hours.
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