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Joy King Lau

3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
(020)-7437-2629
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Ranked #3,105 of 17,445 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

18 of us had dinner from a set menu here yesterday as part of a stag do. The food and service was excellent and the price was very reasonable (even with a few beers the bill came to £35 per head). Great price considering the amount of food and the location, right on the edge of Leicester Square. I'm not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Seats are a bit cosy, but food pretty decent. We were a group of 10 and managed to get seated straight away. Great variety of fresh food, will cater for most palettes

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Wollongong, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is my goto restaurant for Chinese in central london, in fact it's my only goto Chinese in london. Straight out, the best dish is deep fried squid, it is so un-greasy. just try it. It's almost £10 but worth it. Another good one is the baby squid from the lunchtime Dim Sum menu. Ask the staff for recommendations and... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The title says it all! We had a very good time here with a very wide range of interesting dim sum. If you can go as a group then do so: you'll be able to eat a wider range of items than if you normally go as a couple, which will let you explore the many varied tastes. Make sure... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I have been coming to this restaurant for many many years. While their more run-of-the-mill food is good and they have a wide choice of dishes, we try to come for the daytime dim sum, which is (as far as we know!) authentic and certainly delicious. I particularly like the glutinous rice -- don't be put off... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After having done some online research I chose to try Joy King Lau for Dim Sum while I was in London recently. After reading all the reviews about Chinatown and rude staff combined with hit & miss food standards I wasn't sure what to expect. I was travelling on my own, when I walked in I was promptly seated at... More

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Edinburgh
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were in that not unusual state of visitors to Central London - hungry, footsore and surrounded by nothing, it seemed, but fast food or chain eateries. Despite being busy, we got a table immediately and the service was prompt. My crispy wontons were extremely crispy and the belly pork both moist and tasty. The house white was one we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We must have been lucky since after reading the other reviews we had expected poor manners and not a warm welcome. We manged to turn up right before the rush lunch hour and did not have to queue to get a table. however whe we left there was a queue outside the restaurant. Staff was very courteous from the lady... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

don't miss out- it was the best meal i had in london. not expensive and fantastic, the din sum is served till 17 but everything was great! don't let them sit you upstairs- insist on the dining room in the ground floor.

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London, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Dim Sums were far from the best you can find in London. We could not eat the Pork ribs, and left them on the table, as they were full of nerves and the taste was awful (We waited 20mn for that !!)..As we were "only" two persons they squeezed us between 4 or 5 huge tables occupied by yelling... More

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Additional Information about Joy King Lau

Address: 3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England
Phone Number: (020)-7437-2629
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
Cuisine: Chinese

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