We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Imperial City Chinese Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€
City of London
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Royal Exchange | Cornhill, London EC3V 3LL, England
+44 20 7626 3437
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 103: English reviews
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
777 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here and enjoy our evening. The crispy duck was good but then, it is difficult to get that wrong. The rib-eye with black pepper was nice, although drier than I expected. The chicken with mushrooms was very good. All in all it was good but not great. The aircon was also blasting out making it a bit... More 

Thank AnanB
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

jolly location......... been her for ever. so had the crispy duck. went early on a friday after work. nice venue an polite service. the food however is poor. the crispy duck at £16 a quarter was extremely dried up. prawns in a thick heavy batter. some of the courses lukewarm. frankly best avoided.All rather dreary.

Thank neil l
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have been going there for years, it has been there for years. Underground feels intimate. The food is reliably good. Nothing experimental, but good quality. Love the sweetcorn soup, the shredded chilly beef and the duck, but anything you have is very good. Private rooms as well for special office outings.

Thank SFO87
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A splendid and tasteful setting with attentive service and good decor. Well-spaced tables allowed conversation without difficulty. We took the four-course menu: starters were not special or very tasty but the duck which followed was excellent. Our main courses were very good too, although the sea bass had clearly been popular and was sold out. The tropical fruit dessert was... More 

Thank Roger D
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
188 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for at least 15 years. Always good food and service. If I'm stuck for a business lunch venue this is my "go to" regular.

Thank Peter H
Level Contributor
189 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Restaurant itself is nice location and setting and the staff were very helpful. However, the food was good, not great but okay. Would not say it is worth the visit or to go out of your way for and it is not the cheapest but was nice.

Thank Ginner77
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Have been going to this restaurant for many years - best Chinese / Cantonese Restaurant in London, Management and all staff are the best and all excellent and very accommodating, professional, welcoming, friendly, hard-working and very efficient and nothing is too much trouble [they can't be bettered], not opened at weekends due to the city - highly recommended - Score... More 

Thank Keith L
Level Contributor
33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Probably not very authentic cousine but good quality, well prepared and presented. Service is very efficient. Prices are usual for the City.

Thank Gil P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I went there for a business lunch. Despite the restaurant being busy, the service was quick and attentive. Possibly it helped that we were a party of 20. We had the set Summer menu, which was priced at £45. The starters, Peking duck and main courses were very tasty. There was a dessert which most people did not have of... More 

Thank HarryHotspur1959
Level Contributor
117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Although we had the suckling pig as a starter, I can't say that I was overly impressed with the tastiness of the food. Most of it was rather bland or over-salted. The occasional dish stood out. I mainly feel bad that my brother-in-law spent >400 quid for everyone for just an okay meal.

1 Thank Chuck C

Travellers who viewed Imperial City Chinese Restaurant and Bar also viewed

London, England
London, England

Been to Imperial City Chinese Restaurant and Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$32
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Royal Exchange | Cornhill, London EC3V 3LL, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube: Bank, Monument, Liverpool Street, Mansion House
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7626 3437

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Imperial City Chinese Restaurant and Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City of London

Neighbourhood Profile
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
Explore this neighbourhood