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Lotus Chinese Floating

#3,472 of 17,577 Restaurants in London
#3,737 of 18,500 Places to Eat in London
$$$
Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
Chinese, Diner
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9 Oakland Quay | Inner Millwall Dock, London E14 9EA, England
(020)-7515-6445
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: London's largest floating Chinese restaurant situated on the eastern...
London's largest floating Chinese restaurant situated on the eastern dockedge of Millwall Dock, Isle of Dogs, in the heart of London Docklands. The Lotus Chinese Floating Restaurant offers a superb location to match its award winning cuisine. With the flexibility of its open plan top deck, The Lotus is able to cater for corporate hospitality ranging from outstanding finger buffets to lunch or dinner for small groups through to a banquet for maximum of 500 guests, when both decks are being used. The Lotus is located less than 2 minutes walk from the DLR stations at Crossharbour station & South Quay station.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We went as a party of 12 for a birthday last night and for all most all of us this was a first time visit and overall we were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and if you struggle to sort out your dishes I can highly recommend the set menus which, depending on the menu you choose, offer a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Tara B
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The restaurant serves authentic Chinese restaurant and is floating on a water body within Canary Wharf area with views of the buildings. I found the food prices slightly dearer ! For people who have small kids - you may not find it child friendly as the restaurant is very narrow and during busy times it may not permit baby buggies

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I go here quite often with my family on Sundays for Dim Sum and its a real treat! The food is amazing one of the best dim sum I've ever had and my family all agree. Has a lovely atmosphere and a wonderful view of the river Thames. The food arrives at the table freshly steamed and good quality!

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear lily n, Thank you for your feedback & your continuous support. Lotus won't be here without the supports from our loyal customers. We are so happy & feeling thankful to meet all the familiar faces every time when we see them. See you and your family again soon! Kind Regards, The Lotus More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

From the unusual setting to the service and the quality of the food. This place was great :) The food was a delight and I have to say that I would go back again just to have the Dim Sum, which is freshly made every day. Expect to pay between 20 to 30 per head without drinks.

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear Alberto O, Thank you for your feedback. Yes, our dim sum are freshly made every morning. And, we have introduced a new list of 'Dim Sum Specials' last week, some of the items are return by popular requests, and some are new listed. Prices are competitive in Canary Wharf area. Hope to see you on board to The Lotus... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had a business lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Great location that easy to get to. Good prices for London restaurant and the food quality is excellent. I will be returning here again. Very good restaurant.

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear Kemers, Thank you very much for your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed the food here. Some people says that we are hard to find, but when they do, they just said that we are like a hidden gem in the the Docklands. Hope to see you again on another business lunch or family dinner someday may be. See you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really nice food, beautiful view. A bit pricey, but food is excellent, paying for quality food, we love it!! I will definitely visit again next month when my friend come to visit from Canada, can't wait!!

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear Mandy W, Thank you for your feedback & support. We hope to see you and your friend soon! Kind Regards, The Lotus More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went as a party of 12 for a birthday last night and for all most all of us this was a first time visit and overall we were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and if you struggle to sort out your dishes I can highly recommend the set menus which, depending on the menu you choose, offer a... More 

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear Tara B, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so glad that you and your party had a very good time at The Lotus. You are right, our set menus offers a wide variety of food to taste and choose from, it is very flexible and our prices are very competitive in Canary Wharf area. But if... More 

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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Have eaten here a few times now. We had the set menu which is fantastic. You can choose your main meal from the menu which is great. Good value for money, pleasant and friendly staff.

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear Trevor M, We are glad that you had a wonderful time here. Thank you for your support too. Our set menus are really flexible which allow our customers to have the food they like. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, The Lotus More 

London, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It's a regular restaurant for me, usually a Sunday lunch but sometimes for takeaways and sometimes for meals during the week. It can be a little expensive when it comes to takeaways, but then again, it's probably better quality than the average Chinese takeaway. The service is generally pretty efficient, they deliver the food quickly and are always there to... More 

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan E, Thank you for being our loyal customer. It is always lovely to know that our loyal customer enjoy & love our food. Apologies for making you feel too rush on service especially on weekend busy lunch time. Saturday and Sunday lunch time are on first come first serve basis, people are queuing up for seats and we... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had a great experience in this restaurant. The meal we had was a variety of dishes on the table and my children had a chance to eat with chopsticks and taste different dishes especially being fussy eaters. Not a cheap restaurant. Staff very friendly and service excellent. Lovely food.

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear joyharbro, Thank you for your feedback. Really happy to know that you and your children love our food so much! Our restaurant is the best place for family meal & family gathering. Children are very welcome! Hope we can see you and your family soon! Kind Regards, The Lotus More 

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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great for a special occasion and somewhere different to go. Really nice food and atmosphere, though I didn't think it was any better than. My local favourite Chinese, perhaps more varied selection? It's pretty pricey but great location and nice views! I didn't feel too much like I was on a boat until I was leaving, but I had had... More 

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LOTUSFLOATING, Manager at Lotus Chinese Floating, responded to this review

Dear RachMcBach, Thank you for your feedback. Our location is very convenient, only 1 - 2 min walk from South Quay Station & Crossharbour Station. The public transport link into Dockland is very easy and convenient. If you are driving, we do not have our parking lot ourselves but if you park your car in London Docklands City Harbour NCP(City... More 

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Additional Information about Lotus Chinese Floating

Address: 9 Oakland Quay | Inner Millwall Dock, London E14 9EA, England
Phone Number: (020)-7515-6445
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 39
Cuisine: Chinese, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Oakland Quay | Inner Millwall Dock, London E14 9EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Neighborhood: Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Phone Number: (020)-7515-6445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

London's largest floating Chinese restaurant situated on the eastern dockedge of Millwall Dock, Isle of Dogs, in the heart of London Docklands. The Lotus Chinese Floating Restaurant offers a superb location to match its award winning cuisine. With the flexibility of its open plan top deck, The Lotus is able to cater for corporate hospitality ranging from outstanding finger buffets to lunch or dinner for small groups through to a banquet for maximum of 500 guests, when both decks are being used. The Lotus is located less than 2 minutes walk from the DLR stations at Crossharbour station & South Quay station.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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