Taking its name from a northern district of Hong Kong, Kowloon is a restaurant and bakery split into two halves, serving up traditional Cantonese buffet dishes on the right-hand side and delectable Chinese pastries and desserts on the left.
Among the delicacies on sale at the bakery are lotus seed buns, sesame seed balls stuffed with red bean paste, and egg custard buns with shredded coconut paste.
Venue Details & Map
21-22 Gerrard StreetLondonW1D 6JH
- +44 20 7437 1694
Top 5 reviews of Kowloon
Buffet review only:
'Twas a rainy evening in London on Christmas, and my family and I were tourists trying to find a decent and inexpensive place still open for dinner. Seeing the multitudes of people inside, we assumed Kowloon was an okay restaurant and entered. Fake news! Turns out the others inside were also misguided tourists who stumbled into this trap of a sad, sad restaurant.
We were... more
It used to be the best Chinese bakery in Chinatown but I'm afraid their standards have dropped in the last couple months. What used to be fresh egg tarts with the fragrant egg middle and buttery flaky crust is now replaced with a diluted egg filling and a really sad crust. Along with the egg tarts, I bought my usual share of beef curry turnovers, banana mochi, melon cake and sesame ball. Melon... more
Another one of the Restaurants in Chinatown that has a bakery front so you can just buy and go. I selected a duck pastry (wasn't sure what it was and took a risk) and got a red bean mochi ! The mochi was delicious! So delicious I wanted to go back and get more! The duck pastry was interesting to say the least. I started with the duck pastry and ate only half. It had interesting flavours,... more
BAKERY Review Only:
This is the most authentic Chinese bakery in London. We enjoyed it so much that we made the effort to visit a 2nd time after finishing a tour in Trafalgar Square.
Egg tarts - Yes, good crust that doesn't collapse on the first bite. Center contents were perfect as it was smooth and rested on my tongue with no running liquid and reminds you of egg custards back in the days... more
Once upon a time, the foolish hungry american tourist stopped at the buffet. happily never after.
Food: admittedly tastes alright, but choices are limited (many are filler vegetarian items - fried wontons with no filling, potato pastries, fries, sweet potato tempura only, fried rice with no egg, etc.) meat dishes (ex. beef stir fry, chicken w/black bean, mongolian pork were good) but i tried... more