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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%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible24%
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“dim sum” (74 reviews)
“cheung fun” (5 reviews)
“wonton soup” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
15A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JD, England
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1 - 10 of 391 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worst service ever. I ordered two dishes for me and my wife. Mine came first and the other one never made it before I finished my own one. I asked a few times to chase it, eventually we cancelled the order and left. When we...More

Thank Derek L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i would say that this is the best yum cha restaurant in Chinatown, good portions, fresh, good service and the price has stayed the same for a few years.

Thank thd007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hospitality is beyond ecxellence & the F&B is flawless. I'm very glad to have eaten here & I felt at home

Thank PiyushSaraf0210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dim Sum menu is good, it arrives quickly and is enjoyable. Service is usually fine, the food comes quickly and it is a good place for lunch.

Thank Abbie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a meal in this restaurant and was disgusted at the customer service I received !!! At the end of the meal they bought the bill over and I left the money on the dish. A member of staff came to collect the money...More

Thank Metoyou123
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Been a few times and would still go again but today for lunch our crispy duck was seriously charred. The most overdone duck I've ever had. The crispy pork was soggy, the char siu was good, the veggies didn't show up at all and it...More

Thank effingpot
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely chinese meal, a little pricey compared to our local, but it's London. Service excellent and menu extensive, no service charge, toilets upstairs.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

To the side of the restaurant, there is a separate entrance for the counter to buy Chinese roasts to take away. The service was quick and friendly. The roast was nice and delicious. I ordered char siu and crispy pork. The portion size was good....More

Thank AndrewFromEngland
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It was a busy Tuesday night when we went. We managed to get a seat upstairs. The restaurant was nice, like any other Chinese restaurant. The service was average. there was nothing outstanding about it, but nor was there anything bad about it. The food...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

When I visit London and I fancy a bit of Dim Sum, The Golden Pagoda is always my first choice and never normally have to wait more than 10minutes to be seated. However I will add I do notice that they completely change their tone...More

Thank Peggy C
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Pagoda AKA The Lotus Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear Customer Thank you for being our loyal customer and providing this review. We are glad that you had an enjoyable time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Best Regards! Ping H

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Sandra M
Do you serve dim sum in the evening? Also we would want to bring a small child with us. would that be okay for an evening booking?
21 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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