Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant in London's East End has just about the coolest location of any Chinese restaurant in London: right on Hanbury Street, the main route between Spitalfields markets and Brick Lane. Its location alone would be enough to make it popular with students and locals needing a quick, economical nosh, but Sichuan-Folk is the real deal: a reasonably authentic Chinese restaurant with a focus on Sichuan cuisine and with a few intriguing dishes to tempt the punter. Try the Sichuan-folk special-flavoured chicken or peng-peng crab or jump right in to the frog legs with pickled ginger. There are vegetarian options and children are welcome. The dining room is cosy with Eastern-motif-painted walls, dark wooden tables and seating and trad tassled silk lamps. Sichuan-Folk is still a great choice for quick meals, but the food and the warm welcome lift the restaurant into something more.
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Venue Details & Map
Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant
32 Hanbury StreetShadwellLondonE1 6QR
- Public transport:
- Shoreditch, Underground
You can tell a Chinese restaurant is good when:
1. The staff is Chinese
2. The portions are huge
This place covers them both, but I didn't have such a nice impression when I first walked in. A friend brought me here yesterday as we were both starving and when it come to eating, we eat like hungry wolves.
Don't expect luxury or fancy décor, as the interior looks pretty simple. This is why I...more
Came here for lunch with a bunch of friends after visiting the Terry Pratchett mural at the Pillow Cinema.
The staff were friendly despite the fact that there were 27 of us and we turned up without reservations. They suggested the "tourist menu" which meant that for a fixed price a head, they brought out a variety of dishes (after taking note if special dietary requirements).
Other than one...more
Brick Lane. Great place for a Chinese.
Sichuan Folk sits on Hanbury Street amongst hundreds of great food places and thousands of not so good Indian restaurants.
It's an unassuming place. Actually the room is really quite cold and functional. bare walls, blocks of tables. Not much to excite curiosity or make you want to hang around too long. Unpromising.
But the menu is full of authentic...more
One of my favourite places in London.
Twice cooked pork is mouth-wateringly good, as are the signature dumplings.
Don't be put off by some of the stranger things on the menu as the helpful staff are more than willing to recommend great dishes.
The beef cooked with chilli is one of my favourites too, yum.more
We've been here for the all-you-can-eat hot pot as well as ordered a la carte off the menu.
Coming from New York, we've had some pretty good Sichuan meals as well as some good AYCE hot pot. Thus, the cold London winter elicited a craving for some hot pot. A quick search on Yelp showed that for central London there were only a few options. We had been referred to Sichuan Folk for their a la...more