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#8,508 of 18,280 Restaurants in London
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Chinese, Noodle, Asian
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11 Newport Pl, London WC2H 7JR, England
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12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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    3 of 5 stars
Nice Meal

Me and my girlfriend are in London for the weekend. Went to canton and the soup was delicious. We shared main courses and they were also nice. Very filling. We ordered two portions of rice which was not needed. Nice friendly staff too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my girlfriend are in London for the weekend. Went to canton and the soup was delicious. We shared main courses and they were also nice. Very filling. We ordered two portions of rice which was not needed. Nice friendly staff too.

Thank Paradiseash
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been meaning to add a review for this place for years. Every so often we visit London from the West Country and make a beeline for Canton, passing numerous chinese buffets on the way! It's a very unpretentious little restaurant. If you like tablecloths and nice linen this is not for you. The windows to the restaurant are their... More 

Thank Barb P
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Traditional Chines Cuisine. Soup was a great start. Meal was sumptous. Duck was well prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The set menu was quite rich and there was more than enough to eat. No space for desert and fortune cookies which they do not serve anyway. Vey traditional indeed.

Thank LagosLolly
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned after a bit of a break (6 months) to find that things have steadily improved and in my opinion back to the quality of 'yesteryear'! However prices have risen and not the 'cheap' place it once was! Generous portion of hot duck for two very well cooked!, boiled rice for two 'heaped' into what could have passed as a... More 

Thank souljazz23
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Returing from son’s party, my wife and I decided to have a bit more to eat as it was getting late. I have visited the Canton restaurant fifty years ago when I was a student,it was brilliant then.Yesterday I ordered my food in Cantonese as it says on the sign, CANTON RESTAURANT but the waiting staff did not understand me... More 

Thank firedog238
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

For our usual dishes Canton is the cheapest in China town and the portions large enough for us to take home the left overs. We really enjoyed all the dishes ... the service is the usual aloof functional approach which seems standard in China town but id thoroughly recommend it

Thank W13_and_beyond
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Last visited this place in the 1980's. Still looks the same from the outside. Went in and the place wasn't as busy as I thought it would be at lunchtime, which is not a good sign. Although it's had a refurb since I was last here, it was still dimly lit and the decor still looks dated. I ordered my... More 

Thank Taylor K
Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It is basic yes. But food is amazing. Couldn't ask for a better place to eat. Staff are friendly and helpful. Even will teach you how to use chopsticks but I still can't use them. But oh well! Visited about 4 times while away east to get to.

Thank Jack-DanielJDW
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I visitied the resturant after a night at the theatre. It looked quiet basic (like a canteen) but I thought I give it a try as I have not been here before. The price is resonable and this is reflected in the canteen style of resturant - basic but functional. we ordered three main dishes: Char Sui, duck with rice,... More 

Thank Mike888125
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The restaurant doesnt look very welcoming from the outside, but the staff is very nice and the food is good as well! It is not outstanding but for the prices there it is of good value. I have the chicken curry every time i go there and its fantastic.

Thank nadiq

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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, Noodle, Asian
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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