Probably the only restaurant of its kind, Greenleaf in central London combines Cantonese and Chinese food with all the fun of karaoke. This sleek dining room is found on Red Lion Street in the heart of Holborn, close to Grays Inn Field and as such has a more refined and sophisticated flavour than your average karaoke bar, catering to the upmarket locals from the nearby offices as well as the more enthusiastic wannabe Kate Bushs out there. Central to Greenleaf is the restaurant, the surroundings of which are beautifully appointed in tones of gray and with quirky little touches throughout. The menu created by Greenleaf’s kitchen features both classic Chinese and Cantonese favourites and creatively invented signature dishes in which authentic spicing and flavours are used in contemporary and surprising ways. The result is a grown up, high-end menu that will appeal to Chinese food fans and gourmets alike.
£25 and under
Reliably good traditional Chinese food without going all the way to Chinatown? Don't have to ask me twice.
Real honest-to-goodness xian yu ji li chao fan (salty fish fried rice) and properly spicy mapo tofu are a great start to any meal. Top it off with some fresh greens and tender flaky steamed fish and you have a veritable feast.
All the goodness of an old-school going-out meal that my...more
This brand new Chinese restaurant on Red Lion Street in Holborn is still finding its feet but there's a lot to leave me feeling optimistic about it. Namely, the morning glory with garlic and the salted fish egg fried rice (don't knock it til you try it.)
I'd recommend against ordering the Szechuan spicy and sour rice noodle soup. My dinner companion and I were seduced by the sound of it and...more
I called at 5PM for a take away at 6PM. When I arrive it was ready and packed and good to go. The staff actually smiled! at me and were friendly. The food was great - right quantities, fresh to taste with the correct level of spiciness for us. Will definitely visit again.The have wifi inside. I recommend the place - would love to see them flourish.more