Zen China Restaurant
Duck-tastic!The chef really knows how to cook duck! I had shredded duck wrapped in lettuce and my friend had stir-fried duck with beansprouts. The location is stunning, overlooking Big Ben. While the crowds filled the pavements outside, it was quiet and relaxed in the restaurant. Excellent food and location, I would never have found this restaurant without toptable06/05/2013 00:00:00Went there for my dinner dateWent there for my dinner date the service was fast the food was the best loved its the price was also affordable , if u looking for a nice quiet place to eat and enjoy your meal while watching the Thames and enjoying the good view of big ben this is the place04/05/2013 00:00:00Good as alwaysLunch menu is cheap and good quality. Totally worth it Everytime.04/04/2013 00:00:00Good spot in a touristy location!Took mum here on Mothering Sunday and it was a lovely surprise to find some peace and quiet just outside of the London Eye. With a lovely view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Food was nice - especially the Duck Fried Rice and the Salt & Chilli Squid.10/03/2013 00:00:00Amazing view and lovely food!We had a great pre-theatre dining experience at Zen China in London. Beautiful view and lovely food and service! Will visit again soon.01/03/2013 00:00:00gorgeous food, went on a satgorgeous food, went on a sat so 20% discount off food only but not the specials.23/02/2013 00:00:00Delicious food, fabulous views!!!!My husband, brother and I had dinner at zen china a few nights ago. The view was amazing so I didn't mind too much about the quality of the food but I was really amazed by how good the food was. Portion size was huge and all our staters and main meals were superb. Service was great. I will be back again very soon!!!19/02/2013 00:00:00Really Nice ExperienceI booked a table for me and my partner for Valentine's Day and wasn't disappointed.
There was a choice of two set menus (we went for the duck menu) and was delighted with both the service of the polite staff along with the quality of the food.
I would say that the menu was maybe just a tad expensive but that didn't detract from what was a very good dining experience.
Would highly recommend!14/02/2013 00:00:00CNY dinnerI booked the table for 5 for last week's Chinese New Year occasion. The view we were facing was the gorgeous big ben at night and we really enjoyed the warm service and nice food! Would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves Chinese food but also looking for some good views!10/02/2013 00:00:00Surprisingly goodBooked a table for a small group for Chinese New Year dinner.
Despite being Chinese New Year, the restaurant was not too full. We were seated at a round table by the window, which had surprisingly good views of the Thames and Big Ben - definitely worth requesting the window-side table, as the other tables in the restaurant do not offer such views.
We ordered a few simple dishes - e.g. la zi ji (chili chicken), mapo tofu and half a Peking duck. The waiter said the remaining meat and bones of the duck could be turned into a second course (for free!) so we ended up with an additional course of duck soup. The food was tasty and authentic enough to please 4 Chinese people. Service was efficient and pleasant. Very happy with the experience!10/02/2013 00:00:00the food was out of this world,the food was out of this world, and the service, our table overlooked big ben to top the evening off..18/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent meal with fantatstic viewMy wife and I really enjoyed our meal. The Scallop and prawn dishes were fantatstic.
Good value after the top table discount is taken off, otherwise a tad on the expensive side. Bit confusing as to what the discount applies to, some of the more interesting menu items are not part of the discount.
Highly recommended28/12/2012 16:00:00Outstanding China RestaurantThe most wonderful meal I have ever had, excellent service, very well recomended.07/12/2012 16:00:00View Alone Worth ItThis is a new favourite place to take out of town guests. The Westminster river view alone is worth it. On weekend afternoons, it's not crowded -- perfect if you dislike crowded restaurants or loud background music.
The food is quite good (esp Beijing specialities), but dishes vary. Beijing duck was perfectly steamed, moist, artfully carved by the chef. But -- our only complaint -- he plated only half the meat; and took the rest back to the kitchen, never to be seen again! The Beijing style dumplings were delicate and delicious. Try Street Market Potatoes, Aubergine, & Green Pepper -- crisp, soft, and tasty all at once.
The service is excellent. And once done, the outdoor terrace is a peaceful place to linger, away from tourist sounds.10/11/2012 16:00:00Great views across the ThamesGreat views across the Thames to the Houses of Parliament. Excellent staff in a lovely ambience. Ivan Lendl at the next table. Good wine at a reasonable price. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.09/11/2012 16:00:00Authentic Chinese in a great settinService, food and location are excellent. And with the TopTable 35% offer its excellent value for money as well. A little difficult to find in the dark so they could do with better signage but apart from that a great experience and would highly recommend Zen.04/11/2012 16:00:00Excellent viewPerfect place to take visitors to London with great views of the Houses of Parliament. Very good menu.31/10/2012 17:00:00Great view and fabulous food,Great view and fabulous food, especially the salt and pepper squid! Expensive without the TT discount but some tables have alovely view.23/02/2012 00:00:00Zen China Restaurant (London)Zen China Restaurant (London) has a good view of River Thames next to London Eye. The restaurant's signature dish Peking Duck was nicely presented. Other dishes tasted good as well. We came here for dinner on Lunar New Year day, a little surprised that the celebration menu did not have traditional dishes (eg dishes renamed with good names like Fat Choi etc etc). The service was good, staff came round to chat with us and offered to take photos for us.22/01/2012 16:00:00