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Canton

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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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
No frills, in-and-out tasty grub

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Loveday C
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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South West
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
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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Nicosia, Cyprus
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We liked the authentic character, nice and simple. Staff were very attentive and quite polite! Duck was good, other dishes were good too! Overall recommended

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The food here is what you'd get if you were in the markets of Beijing. Home food with no frills attached!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was the most awful experience in Chinatown I've ever had - I was told it was a cheaper and better alternative to Wong Kei's rude but reliable restaurant - how wrong that was. This place is also such a rip-off - plain boiled rice for 2 people - £5!!! A plate of Chinese greens - £9!! Just blatantly ripping... More 

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very simply, only go for the Chef hand made house noodle dishes, these are the really only authentic dishes and noodles are all -well- made by hand. So,soft and chewy in texture. There are only few of these dishes, last page of menu when they should be front page headlines because everything else is just quite bland and nothing special.... More 

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london
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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

if you go make sure you order the lobster noodles with ginger and spring onion - with one portion of noodles it's £14 - with two portions of noodles it's £19. Delish. Canton is an old Chinatown faithful - it used to be open 24/7 and my parents remember treating themselves to chinese food here after a late night showing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ok, lets be fair its not gourmet dining but the food is fresh, hot, tasty and relatively authentic. When the fresh duck or pork come up from downstairs grab some, get the lean one its delicious especially the belly pork. The steamed fish is also good. Take away what you can't manage. The service is tolerable try ordering in stages... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A very warm welcome when we arrived. Basic establishment but clean. Speedy service with a smile. Food was of a good standard. I particularly enjoyed the lemon chicken. This dish can be sweet and cloying but here it was sharp and tart as it should be.This quality is reflected in each dish that they serve. I've been to China a... More 

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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