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Ping Pong Southbank

Belvedere Road | Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 20 7960 4160
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (291 reviews)
“dumplings” (90 reviews)
“spring rolls” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Belvedere Road | Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for dinner with my family and the food was absolutely amazing. Very friendly staff, specially our waiter Jose, excellent service! For sure he made our evening extra special.

Thank Anelise N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting much more from a place with this location and price point. Most of the food was bland and tasteless, and the place is quite chaotic. The service was quick considering how confusing everything is.

Thank Tea B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really disappointing experience. I have been to ping pong in various locations and never really had much of an issue. Booked a table for 8.45 and we weren't seated until 9.30. When we arrived we were shoved upstairs in a corner by...More

Thank Storm A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a quick lunch here yesterday and the place didn't look or feel clean. Tables were sticky, bar area was a mess. The biggest issue by far though was the general smell of old fat (cooking oil). Nearly £30 for some average dumplings. I...More

Thank cmart72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Ping Pong in a large group without booking after an event at the BFI that we were involved with. They managed to seat us, even though it was busy, without much of a wait. Even getting us two adjacent tables of 8...More

Thank richarddin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for friends on a Friday night after work - make sure you book as it gets very busy. On arrival staff were very attentive - we had multiple members of staff ask us about allergies and explain how things worked - but when it...More

Thank J0B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place open till 2am which was handy as we were both really hungry. For a place in the heart of Westminster (South Bank) close to many tourist attractions and offices: where a high number of people have allergies: they didn’t seem to have...More

Thank Kafayat Toks T
PingPongSouthbank, Manager at Ping Pong Southbank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Kafayat Toks T, Many thanks for reviewing Ping Pong Southbank Centre on TripAdvisor. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us and that you found our team to be accommodating. We are always aiming to make our guests...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Ping Pong about 5pm, only a few other diners in so we had out pick of tables and we chose one in the main restaurant where the lighting was better but we shouldn't have bothered as the lighting dimmed while we were there...More

Thank Jeanette M
PingPongSouthbank, Manager at Ping Pong Southbank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Jeanette M, Thank you for your time taken to review our restaurant. We are sorry to hear that you weren’t completely satisfied with your recent dining experience. As a sharing style dim sum restaurant, our dishes are served when they are ready, which is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a higher expectation. It's too commercial. Food is very poor, very noisy, service very slow, we called for service many times. After we paid they didn't return the change until i asked for it although service is included. I won't recommend it.More

Thank Maysa B
PingPongSouthbank, Manager at Ping Pong Southbank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Maysa B, Many thanks for your time to review our restaurant. We are sorry to hear that your recent visit with us did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves for our high standards and lively, cosmopolitan venues; we are very keen...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop in after a day of attractions. The food was pretty good with decent portion sizes. The only downfall is the restaurant was extremely loud and it felt like we were screaming at each other. The Honeyed Chili Chicken & Mushroom Rice...More

Thank LC07110224
PingPongSouthbank, Manager at Ping Pong Southbank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear LC07110224, Thank you very much for taking your time to review our Ping Pong at Southbank Centre. We are really pleased to hear that you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed our selection of yummy Dim Sum. As we are...More

Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a
thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National
Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the
reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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Marcelle P
23 October 2017|
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Response from Rolanda D | Reviewed this property |
They had special Xmas menus, but not sure if was also for Christmas Day.
26 February 2017|
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Response from Chris F | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. They have a lift and it's wheelchair accessible.
Jon M
11 May 2016|
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Response from PingPongSouthbank | Property representative |
Hi Jon, Yes, we have a lounge area upstairs where we serve cocktails and nibbles. Hope to see you there soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belvedere Road | Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7960 4160
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Ping Pong Southbank is a modern Dim Sum restaurant with a touch of the ancient traditions of Chinese tea houses, like meeting to relax and share. Enjoy the sharing experience at 9 London locations, with an endless assortment of Dim Sum, cocktails and Chinese teas.
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