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Oversea Chinese Restaurant

#4,715 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#5,069 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
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7 Gerrard St, London W1D 5PH, England
+44 20 7434 1888
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Oversea is a traditional Cantonese restaurant on Gerrard Street...
Oversea is a traditional Cantonese restaurant on Gerrard Street specialising in duck and dim sum. The window is always full of ducks roasted in the traditional Cantonese way - marinated and air dried to achieve that trademark crispy texture. During the day the restaurant serves a wide selection of dim sum.
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
If its Dim Sum you are looking for this is the place to go!

Lunch time Dim Suk with my daughter. Make sure you ask for the Dim Sum menu as the normal lunch time menu doesn't have any dim sum on. Tasty and fresh Excellent service and very helpful even helping us find our way to our next destination in town. Very good value. Certainly will be back on our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Lulu-Pixie
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Malton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Rehovot, Israel
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Authentic restaurant in the middle of Chinatown. We ordered some 7 dishes (4 meat dishes and 2 noodle dishes + rice) for a party of 8. Service was very quick. The quantity of the food was more than sufficient, and all the dishes were tasty. The total came out to less than £10 per person, which is very reasonable.

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. I am glad that you had a most enjoyable time with us and I will pass this to the restaurants management and all the hard working staff. They will endeavour to continue to provide high... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The dim sum here was the best we have tasted. It has a large dim sum menu as well as a la carte. We visited at 11am on a Monday morning and the place was full. The most popular dim sum were the steamed prawn, crispy squid and steam pork balls. We didn't have any dishes from a la carte... More 

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you very much for taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. I am glad that you had a most enjoyable time with us and I will pass this to the restaurants management and all the hard working staff. They will endeavour to continue to provide high... More 

Malton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Lunch time Dim Suk with my daughter. Make sure you ask for the Dim Sum menu as the normal lunch time menu doesn't have any dim sum on. Tasty and fresh Excellent service and very helpful even helping us find our way to our next destination in town. Very good value. Certainly will be back on our next trip.

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. I am glad that you had a most enjoyable time with us and I will pass this to the restaurants management and all the hard working staff. They will endeavour to continue to provide high... More 

Espoo, Finland
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Absolutely great authentic Chinese restaurant. The food was so good, will definitely go back when next time in London.

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. I am glad that you had a most enjoyable time with us and I will pass this to the restaurants management. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit us soon. Best Regards! Ping... More 

Potton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After my wife and I attended the Anniversary games we decided to go to China Town for a meal. we considered a couple of restaurants before deciding on The Overseas. We were encouraged to find that there was no service charge a bonus when eating in London. We chose the Set Menu for 2 starting with dim sums, then the... More 

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. I am glad that you had an enjoyable time with us and I will pass this to the restaurants management and all the hard working staff. They will endeavour to continue to provide high standards... More 

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Like most of the restaurants in the area, Oversea Chinese Restaurant offers menus for two people. After looking at easily a dozen restaurant and menus, my wife and I chose OCR because the menu offering were among the most interesting for the price. The menu for two consists of a choice of two appetizers, shredded duck with pancakes, and a... More 

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. Although, we always try to maintain consistently high service standards in some circumstances we recognise we still have some way to go. That said, I am glad that you had an enjoyable time with us... More 

London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a number of time, both in it's current guise and it's previous. Each time I had never been disappointed hence the return trips. However my last visit was pretty bad. Everything was just drowned in soy sauce and so salty, I can only assume the regular chef was having a day off and some... More 

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for being our loyal customer and taking the time to write this honest review. Your comments are very important to us. They will help us continuously to improve our service standards and quality of food served. I am regret that your recent experience at the Oversea Chinese Restaurant did not fully meet your expectation. Please accept... More 

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Service was unfriendly. Food was like any sub par chinese restaurant except that the peking duck was super slimy and revolting. This restaurant would never stay in business where repeat business was needed. They are lucky that they are on Gerrard Street with the endless supply of tourists.

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for taking the time to write this honest review. Your comments are very important to us. They will help us continuously to improve our service standards and quality of food served. I am regret that your recent experience at the Oversea Chinese REstaruant did not fully meet your expectation. Please accept our sincere apologies for any... More 

London
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366 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went for a family lunch mid-week and we were impressed with the food, and the service was fine. There was the usual choice of dim sum but all were tasty and fresh. We particularly liked the prawn dumplings, baked roast pork buns, and the bean curd crispy rolls. We also had the fried beef ho fun noodles....all washed down... More 

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us providing customer feedback on the Oversea Chinese Restaurant. Your comments are very important to us and they will certainly help us to continuously drive up our high standards. I am glad that you had a most enjoyable time with us and your comments will be passed... More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Some of the reviews are not excellent but we decided to come anyway, we must say that the food was good and the service kind and attentive.

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Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. Although, we always try to maintain consistently high service standards in some circumstances we recognise we still have some way to go. That said, I am glad that you had an enjoyable time with us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Gerrard St, London W1D 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7434 1888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Oversea is a traditional Cantonese restaurant on Gerrard Street specialising in duck and dim sum. The window is always full of ducks roasted in the traditional Cantonese way - marinated and air dried to achieve that trademark crispy texture. During the day the restaurant serves a wide selection of dim sum.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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