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
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
Amazing food! It was as good as the sichuan food i used to get in Shanghai. Service was also fast and very friendly. And the price was 30-50% cheaper than other Sichuan places in Soho. Will definitely go back and will probably not go to other places now for spicy chinese food.more
I came here with friends and half of us ordered "hot pot" dish. Which is £20 per head. What do you get for that money?
A pot of boiling water with some vegetables inside and chicken stock. And a huge pile of mixed meat, veg and fish.
Problem starts when everyone who is new to this starts to through all types of food inside.
Fish becomes overbooked and falls apart.
In the end the whole...more