Imperial City


The vaulted cellars of the Royal Exchange in the heart of the City's financial district have been converted into a seductive temple of south-east Asian cuisine in the form of Imperial City. A bare brick interior with two separate dining rooms is livened up by sleek partition screens, trailing lights and a rocky waterfall. Celebrity chef Ken Hom designed the restaurant menu, which has plenty of fresh flavours alongside the usual favourites, including crocodile with broccoli and cashew nuts and Nonya sea bass fillet wrapped in banana leaf.

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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD31.87) per diner

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3.0 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Imperial City

5.0 out of 5 26 September 2016
by Judith A.

Lovely restaurant!

I tried the 4 course set service and it was fantastic

Very fresh high quality food with large menu

I will be backmore

1.0 out of 5 25 November 2015
by Yang D.

Went out with clients for lunch. We ordered crispy duck with pancake, lobster noodles, ribs, and garlic kailan. I must admit this restaurant is benefited from nice location, nothing more should attract you going there. Especially the lobster noodles was the worst I've ever had in whole Europe. Lobster was slim and not much meat even. We ordered ginger and spring onion lobster style, I had no...more

1.0 out of 5 17 May 2014
by Ken L.

Being Chinese myself and never being a fan of Chinese food outside of Chinatown or my mother's house, I cringed when my boss suggested taking a client out to this local plush restaurant for a spot of lunch.

If I'm going to be honest, i was taken aback by the deco when I first walked in. It was genuinely well designed and hid the fact that it was probably an underground wine cellar or some...more

2.0 out of 5 8 October 2012
by William M.

Very average, nice enough room pretty good service but the food was only ok, and expensive.more

3.0 out of 5 21 June 2012
by Nava N.

Maybe I need to come back when it's not a corporate function type thing.

It was just okay. I've been to another restaurant in this restaurant group's... group... and it's really good (Gatwick Oriental), but I found Imperial City a little lackluster by comparison.

Crispy Hoisin duck starter is definitely a highlight.more

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