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Canton

#8,601 of 17,119 Restaurants in London
#9,200 of 17,997 Places to Eat in London
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11 Newport Pl, London WC2H 7JR, England
(020)-7437-6220
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12:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 9
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very Reasonable Unpretentious Restaurant

An enjoyable second visit to this popular restaurant. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful and the food tasty. The restaurant itself is fairly basic and a bit cramped but clean. At the cheaper end of the range in China Town but none the worse for that. We had a set meal for 4 and there was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Came here with friends after a few sharpners in the nearby Fitzroy Tavern. It has a very canteen feel to it as you walk in. It was very busy which was a good sign. I ordered the roast pork crispy noodles and a Tsing Tao. Unfortunately when the food came the waiter had messed my order up and brought me... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have eaten a number of times in this small unpretentious restaurant which is just around the corner from Gerrard Street. The menu has all all the usual Cantonese staples and the duck and pork rice dishes are reliably good. Service is quick and you can be in and out in 30 mins with the simpler choices on the menu.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Arrived here after walking up and down Chinatown. Located towards the back and not standing out. The restaurant is on the smaller side but was quaint and comfy. The Bbq in the window looked yummy but we started off with wonton noodle soup and followed with roast pork tofu hot pot and seafood chow mein - Hong Kong Style. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had Lunch at The Canton recently. My first time for a Chinese Soup, my choice Crab meat Tofu was a tasty new flavour and welcome on a chilly spring day. My main dish, Fried Beef with Ginger and Pineapple was a nice combination of flavours I thought. The Canton is an authentic no-frills Cantonese Restaurant, serves an economical lunch... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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102 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Pressed ducks hanging in the window ready to be chopped up, this is true Cantonese food and is similar to any number of restaurants you would find in Hong Kong. The interior is very basic with formica tables and bright lights, but the food is not anglicised in any way and is as close to the original as you will... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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126 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

An enjoyable second visit to this popular restaurant. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful and the food tasty. The restaurant itself is fairly basic and a bit cramped but clean. At the cheaper end of the range in China Town but none the worse for that. We had a set meal for 4 and there was more... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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171 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Offering traditional Chinese food, Canton offers no frills sit down or takeaway food which is very fresh and very tasty and very CHEAP!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This isn't your romantic getaway restaurant - but a great place to go to eat some scrummy Chinese food before a show or film with a friend or even solo. Even though it's just around the corner from Gerrard Street it feels kinda off the tourist trail somewhat, and the prices dip slightly accordingly. As with a lot of the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A very disappointing experience. I've eaten in many restaurants in China Town, I will not be returning to this one. I was dining with a colleague on a Wednesday evening, we chose this restaurant as it looked busy and the menu was inviting. When we went in we were shown to a dingy table at the back of the restaurant... More 

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I had lunch here during my stroll around Chinatown and I really liked the food - I had one of the noodle options which I think is their specialty. The staff was really nice and the service was fast. The prices are also quite cheap considering it's in Central London. There are also vegeterian options available :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Newport Pl, London WC2H 7JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: (020)-7437-6220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

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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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