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Canton

#8,868 of 17,572 Restaurants in London
#9,482 of 18,495 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: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tasty but poor value for money

We were taken to the back of the restaurant, kinda cramped and out of the way. Food portions are really tiny for the price and poor value - you can get so much more at other places! We had siu yuk (crispy pork) and there were like 3 rows of the chopped pork and this cost £8!! To take away... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have been coming to Canton's for 28 years, alas since I moved away from London only twice a year. Never changes, great value authentic Chinese - I have bbq pork on rice (meat served cold but the rice and pok choi warms it) still great value at £5.80! Where else can you get that good value in the West... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A regular visitor to the Canton when I was a firefighter at Soho fire station, because it appeared that this is where the local Chinese population frequented. Cafe style rather than restaurant and you have to look past the decor, furniture and lighting, but do that and you will not be disappointed by the food. After 20 years, it is... More 

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Rugby
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were taken to the back of the restaurant, kinda cramped and out of the way. Food portions are really tiny for the price and poor value - you can get so much more at other places! We had siu yuk (crispy pork) and there were like 3 rows of the chopped pork and this cost £8!! To take away... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Never again will I go to this restaurant. There was pig poo in my pork intestine!!!! The Manager didn't even care or do anything about it. Utterly disgusting. Avoid at all costs.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Additional Information about Canton

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

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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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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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