Zen China Restaurant

About

With a position which will send other restaurateurs green with envy, Zen China is an exciting addition to the South Bank dining scene. Set within the County Hall, right on the banks of the Thames, Zen China is a high class Chinese restaurant head and shoulders above most. The interior has the atmosphere of an old country house drawing room, owned by a well-travelled aristocrat with an eye for antiques. That is to say that the combination of the very British location and the Chinese cuisine are reflected in the most beautiful way, making the most of a very special location with views over the water to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Serving traditional Chinese cuisine and Imperial style dishes, Zen China is without doubt one of the most unique spots on the South Bank. Zen China"s team believes "green food" is best, therefore they use only green and entirely natural ingredients for all of their dishes - no MSG or colour additives.

Prices
Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD38.53) per diner

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Venue Details & Map

Zen China Restaurant

Address
Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth
London
SE1 7PB
Public transport:
Lambeth North, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Zen China Restaurant

2.0 out of 5 1 May 2015
by James C.

Went and I felt really sorry for the owners. I'd be heartbroken if this were my restaurant with beautiful views of the river and only three tables filled at 7:30 on a Friday eve. As you can imagine it was eerily quiet with all of us speaking in hushed tones as if in a library. Chinese spa music was softly playing in the background. Service was awkward. Most of the food was not very good. The...more

4.0 out of 5 27 August 2014
by Grace S.

After enjoying the views from the London Eye, I got hungry. I was craving Chinese food and little did I know that this place was in super close proximity - County Hall. Hard to find if you aren't looking for it but there were signs advertising this place and a nice fellow who told us exactly where to go. The inside is nice and big. There was only one group at a table. Felt like me and my mom...more

3.0 out of 5 31 January 2014
by Courtney L.

It was not exactly what I expected. Food was great (some of the best duck I've had in a long time) but way overpriced. Another blip is the staff's inadequate behaviour. They did not have knowledge of some of their dishes and also managed to mix up our order. Well, it was rectified and all but did we really have to go through all that on our private night out? The space was not that big and...more

3.0 out of 5 19 December 2013
by Keyang L.

I came here for the crayfish. But not as good as I expected and not the same as the one in China. Noisy and the service is just so so.more

4.0 out of 5 24 October 2013
by Rachel Z.

Summary:

+ Great location to take out of town guests, amazing view of Big Ben and the Thames

+ Really good food, authentic pecking duck

+ Reasonable price for central London (esp for half of a duck)

+ Off menu specialties are very tasty : spicy stir fry pot(麻辣香锅), spicy crayfish pot(麻辣小龙虾)

- Don't expect great service

I discovered this place on Chinese Twitter. They happen to make two of my...more

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