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Lotus Chinese Floating

#3,949 of 17,039 Restaurants in London
#4,212 of 17,883 Places to Eat in London
$$$
Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
Chinese, Diner, Dim Sum
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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, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Very good!

Seems like my fav chinese restaurant as I have been there many times! Very nice food with many choices and a long list of excellent dim sum! Nice location and nice view too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2013
Nicolas I
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I came here on a Sunday with a group of friends after a recommendation from a friend at work - the place was absolutely heaving but luckily we had reserved. The dim sum was amazing, I spoke to the staff and they told me how they have a special chef team that come in very early in the morning to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Seems like my fav chinese restaurant as I have been there many times! Very nice food with many choices and a long list of excellent dim sum! Nice location and nice view too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I heard read mixed reviews about this place, I came on a Thursday night and the staff were very nice indeed, the food was excellent and the location was 1 minute away from the nearest DLR station. I will be visiting again at some point.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Contrary to your recent reviewers, we found this to be a good restaurant. The food was tasty, no MSG, the portions more than adequate. Althought the service was frosty to begin with, once we engaged with the staff they became friendly and genuinely tried to look after us. There were many chinese people eating,always a good sign. We would definately... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The service is absolutely atrocious. This is the first time I've been to a dimsum restaurant which DISCOURAGES their customers from placing second orders. Someone even took away our pen so we couldn't write on the order sheet. This is my first and last visit to this absolute farce of a Chinese restaurant. There are other dimsum places in London... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Been here a couple of times a few years apart and will not be returning. Whilst the restaurant has its 'theme', that of being in a good location nea swanky new apartment blocks and supposedly moored like a boat, there really is nothing about this place that will have you coming back for more. Service is just ok although I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This chinese restaurant is very tasty for dim sum, and teh location is very good for people working in Canary Wharf. I would recommend this for a lazy lunch

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

very good dim sum place, price is reasonable. but there is a surcharge if pay by credit card for amount under 15.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Vistited this place 5 years ago and it was a hive of activity, not now. Was so disappointed, place so in need of some decoration and refurbishment. The food was spectacular once and thought this would be it's saving grace, really let down. I had to send back the starters as they were luke warm and the mains were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have eaten here on many occasions through the vicissitudes of the Docklands bomb and the fire which later almost destroyed the restaurant. In my opinion, and that of those I have taken there, this is the best Chinese restaurant which either they, or I, have visited. I mainly come with family and close friends; but I bring a group... More 

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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 38
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Diner, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups

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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