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Bright Courtyard
Bright Courtyard

Bright Courtyard Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lifefashiongroup.com/home.html
  • Email: ahung@brightcourtyardclub.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 486 6998
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 11am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Pan-Asian, Wine Bar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our glass-roofed Courtyard Lounge can accommodate 200 seated or 250 standing, it is an ideal venue to accommodate formal banquets or canapé receptions. Menus can be tailored to individual requirements and range from healthy dim sum to the best Shanghai cuisine.

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  • Parking: Street Parking
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been a frequent diner at Bright Courtyard for the last couple of years, always had a great experience apart from the last time we went to dinner where we had to wait an hour for our mains. This time we went for Dim Sum, food was very good, thouh you would expect this as the prices are above avergae. The service was not up to the usual standard, having to wave waiters down to get more tea etc...waiters were just lacking awareness."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Hugely enjoyable evening for our small party. Excellent food in a very pleasant ambiance, the experience enhanced by professional and very friendly service."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "Have been here for Dim Sum a number of times & find quality to be far better & more consistent than Royal China Club across the street or nearby Phoenix Palace. Prices reasonable for this level of restaurant - we spent £100 for 3 people with 2 bottles of wine, tea & numerous Dim Sum, in modern comfortable surroundings. Service on this occasion was well meaning but rather dippy but still a very pleasant experience. Beware that prices for the regular menu are quite steep but stick to Dim Sum menu & enjoy top quality cooking & ingredients at very reasonable cost. Highly recommended."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "This is the third occasion we have dined at Bright Courtyard. Decoratively, the restaurant is really very pleasant. The 'menu' is on an iPad, complete with photos of each dish. The service is good to the point of appearing 'pushy', as if time is of the essence. The wines are pricey, but the food is excellent and mot innovative. It's always busy & bustling with a lively atmosphere. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening there."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "I had a great business lunch here last week so decided to bring my partner for an evening meal after a long week. The food were superb and flavoursome with load of options. I had pan grill scallop and foie gras for starter and braised pork belly for main, my partner had soft shell crab salad then black truffle with wild mushrooms. Not your run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurant dishes but all were excellently executed. Staff were attentive and knowledgable, the waitress who served us always wore a smile. I would prefer this place than the over-priced Hakkasan, totally recommended!"
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "the food was not as good as our first time 3 months ago, and the service was poor, with a waitress pouring the sake without looking and hence spilling it on the tablecloth. We were asked about orders by two different people, there was a lack of coordination The menu on tablets is a gimmick which even the waiter commented upon as more difficult to read than a written menu The fact that we came previously during the week , and this time at the week end is no excuse for the general sloppiness"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Nice and helpful staff when I was making my choice on food.The service was on point and they are calm. No rushing unlike some restaurant that gives their table timing. The food taste good. I enjoyed every bit of it."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Continuing to improve. A very high standard of authentic cuisine."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "We thought we would have a change from Royal China Club across the road as we have been eating their for the last 10 years (and it's still one of the best authentic Chinese/Cantonese restaurants in town!). But Bright Courtyard is far from authentic. The food is amateurish Chinese fare from the frozen dim sum to the joke of a Peking Duck (just simple roast duck mimicking the real royal dish!). The only edible dish was the vegetables but the rest is wanna-be Chinese food. Also, the place is poorly maintained (see the worn stickers on the glass walls and worn corridor leading to the toilets). Service is enthusiastic but amateurish.. just like the food! Forget this place and go across the road for some amazing dim sum & seafood!"
    dined on 03/02/2014
  • "It's my 3rd visit to Bright Courtyard in less than 4 months and each experience has been great with fantastic food and attentive service. Tables are set with a comfortable distance apart giving diners personal space. Without the toptable deal, this would be considered an expensive restaurant but quality of food is commendable. Would return!"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Had breaded prawns and steamed dimsum...lovely...Followed by a whole Peking duck...beautifully carved at the table...delicious...crisp skin, tender meat. Chose black bean sauce for the 2nd service of the duck...washed down with iced cold beers. Absolutely perfect ! The waitresses were friendly, efficient without being too present so we were able to chat ande enjoy our meal without being constantly interrupted. Will definately go again and again !"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Lovely and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant - the Top Table discount makes it good value for money. We will be back."
    dined on 14/01/2014
  • "Went as a casual friday dinner. Food is traditional shanghainese food, so expect to be a little bit more sweeter. Recommend pork stew and roast duck."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "Good location, nice and clean decor, very good service staffs friendly and welcoming and helpful. lovely atmosphere."
    dined on 02/01/2014
  • "Exceptional food, great range of choices and high quality. Excellent friendly service from the staff and the manager. Highly recommended."
    dined on 30/12/2013
  • "The dim sum was good especially the congee and cheung fun. I really enjoyed those two dishes. Atmosphere is def different to the standard dim sum restaurant. The dim sum there was priced slightly higher than other dim sum restaurants."
    dined on 28/12/2013
  • "Good location, nice & bright room. Good dim sum especially the venison puffs"
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "This is a very good Chinese and a good alternative to royal China. I still think royal China is better for food but it's very close. Service is better here and less of the rush and commotion of rc."
    dined on 24/12/2013
  • "Loved it, it wasn't just Cantonese or Western pallet gratification, genuine different regional food, wonderful service, priced for location but really good"
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "Slow service as staff were too busy looking after a Christmas party, I should have deducted the service charge but as I was entertaining a new business client I did not want to make a fuss. The food was very good but they have to organise there service."
    dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Have eaten there several times over the last 18 months and I still maintain it is one of the best, if not the best, Chinese restaurant in London. Fantastic, diverse choice, great quality and service. Highly recommended!!"
    dined on 02/12/2013
  • "I like the peking roast duck with the hand made pancakes. The waiter cuts the roast duck in front of the customer piece by piece which is a traditional way of servicing. The customers enjoy with presentaion and the taste of the food."
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "Nice restaurant, not exceptional dim sum but it was ok"
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "good ffod - upmarket chinesse but wouldnt go without the 30% deicount - not worth full value"
    dined on 14/11/2013
  • "the best Chinese food we have had since living in Hong Kong"
    dined on 17/11/2013
  • "The food at Bright Courtyard was excellent - a carefully stylised take on traditional Chinese dishes with unusual presentation. The food was slightly more expensive that anticipated (we shared 4 starters and had some tea, and the bill came to £40 between 2) and the iPad menus were a little fiddly, if not an unnecessary gimmick. I would have preferred to be able to see full-page spreads when making a decision rather than having to flick through images. The service was very good, and the food speak for itself. Recommended for an evening meal."
    dined on 09/11/2013
  • "authentic Shanghai dishes and excellent service, braised belly pork and tea-infused king prawns are must! Ask for table towards the back for special occasions! Highly recommend."
    dined on 03/11/2013
  • "Food was worse than usual and orders for my wife and me came at different times and very late. Happy to try again as this was our first bad experience after many meals - but restaurant must make amends!"
    dined on 19/10/2013
  • "Quality of food is great, with interesting and creative dishes that are fabulously delicious. Service staff are attentive and responsive. Ideal for family meals and business engagements."
    dined on 06/10/2013
  • "Bright Courtyard offers good dim sum in a clean and calm environment. The food is good, though not spectacular, however be aware that unlike other dim sum places the portions are for 3 (as opposed to 4). As such Bright Courtyard will be pricier then other dim sum places, so great for a more "special" occasion. I find the food better and "fresher" tasting then most other places I've tried in London."
    dined on 30/09/2013
  • "Food consistently delivers. Saturday lunch wasn't too busy so service was ok too. Have had bad experiences in the past with the service, but they seem to be sorting it out. For me Royal China has gone down hill, and I would much prefer bright courtyard!"
    dined on 17/08/2013
  • "Really enjoyed dining at Bright Courtyard. The menu was presented to us on an iPad as photos in the photo application. I have to admit it took ages to go through the options so we asked for the paper menu (which they only had one of!). Veggie spring rolls were so so. Chicken Sichuan was great, as was the prawn in sweet and spicy sauce. Overall it was a pleasant dining experience with attentive service. We were a party of 4 and didn't have any wine and the bill was GBP 50 per head which is reasonable for this type of place."
    dined on 26/07/2013
  • "I found Bright Courtyard to be dull and a little disappointing. The reviews on toptable were good and I was hoping for some excellent dim sum. Out of the six dim sum dishes I ordered one was good and the rest were all very average. The service was poor with it taking up to five minutes for me to be able to attract a waiter's attention (I had been seated behind a pillar and my waitress seemed to have her psychological base ten foot away, directly the other side of the pillar)."
    dined on 14/05/2013
  • "A Chinese restaurant I was not even aware of. The room was filled with light and has a funky bar area. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, at times being sat in the corner at the end of the restaurant meant we were a little neglected. The food was divine and great choice to select from."
    dined on 08/06/2013
  • "We always enjoy the food here -- fresh, flavourful, beautifully-presented dim sum. We enjoy it all the more as we never feel rushed and the staff are friendly and attentive. The room is bright (we've never actually been in the courtyard section) and the decor modern. The menu is massive. However, whatever we have ordered has been very good. On top of that, they serve freshly-pressed/-squeezed juices. However, if you are going on the weekend, it is very popular with families, so if you need high chair, mention it on your booking. We've been twice when they didn't have a high chair for us. They did, however, give us a chair with a full back and two cushions for our toddler. It would have been an issue with a younger child, though."
    dined on 27/05/2013
  • "lovely, very high quality ambience and food. on the high end of pricing for chinese on average, but it is more 'ocassion' dining so with the quality of the cuisine, i think it makes sense"
    dined on 26/05/2013
  • "Booked a family weekend lunch here after being recommended by a friend who told us about a "posh, Chinese restaurant, serving fantastic Dim Sum at reasonable prices". Staff: friendly & attentive, especially nice to the children. Thrilled to get an IPad from the waiter showing us colourful pictures of the delicious food they served - very innovative! After ordering however, had to wait more than 20 minutes before getting our first dish. The food was really excellent and great value, but service was slightly disappointing. Servers were courteous and polite, but under huge pressure due to staff shortage on the day. However, we really did love this place and will definitely go back. Hopefully they will be better prepared next time we eat there."
    dined on 11/05/2013
  • "Still delivers v good quality dim sum in quality surroundings and good service"
    dined on 27/04/2013
  • "Great food and great service. Options for different types of food was good."
    dined on 09/04/2013
  • "Bright Courtyard is now in my top 3 for dim sum in London. Comfortable restaurant with authentic dim sum. Keen to try the Shanghainese menu for dinner next time."
    dined on 01/04/2013