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Lotus Chinese Floating

$$ - $$$
Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
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9 Oakland Quay | Inner Millwall Dock, London E14 9EA, England
+44 20 7515 6445
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Felt like I was in Hong Kong, floating restaurant was funny. Was an above average experience, menu typical but excellent dim sum. Atmosphere made up for it. Overall a good night out.

Thank Don F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The floating restaurant looks amazing in the Thames. Unfortunately, that alone is all that is amazing. I think that as you walk towards the restaurant, your expectations are elevated and thus the disappointment is even greater after you try their food. It's not bad but true Asian flavours are completely lacking. Service is slow and you even feel like you... More 

Thank PauPintoAraya
Kent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was meant to be a romantic dinner for too, i asked if one of the dumpling option was available in vegetarian, i was told a simple firm No. That didnt go down to well, as there was no explaining of other options that might be available. Our waiting staff did not smile, nor was attentive when i finished my... More 

Thank TSShah
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible customer service. I have been to many Chinese restaurants in London but this one is the worst ever! Waste of money and ruined Chinese meal! Food tastes horrible and is over priced for what is offered. Won't be visiting here again.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for dinner. They were a bit fussy about letting us sit near the window since there were only two of us, but eventually relented. The service was fast and efficient. The food was at most average-- nothing special, but the choice of alternative Chinese restaurants in Canary Wharf is minimal.

Thank UD K
Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am really surprised by the good reviews.. I have been in many other chinese restaurants in London, Europe and even in China. The Lotus was really disappointing to say the least. We went there with some friends and we all agreed. Dim sum are NOT real chinese dim sum, but rather something awfully spongy that are not even resembling... More 

Thank MatteoMa64
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been on ICE RINK in Canary Wharf and afterwards were looking for a nice place for dinner, and we found LOTUS Floating Restaurant. It looked good from the outside and later on we found out that it has got a good value for money food, quick and fanastic service and very delicious dishes inside :) Before we arrived... More 

Thank Vera M
Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this place Food is amazing and staff are excellent . You have to have the prawns and sea bass . An amazing meal

Thank jillylangers1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best dim sum I've had. Came here in a business lunch as a recommendation from those who worked at a local office. Let them order off the dim sum menu and glad we did, we had a big selection and they were all good. I will definitely return if I am in the area.

Thank adamcobb
March, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We chose to have our reunion lunch here for the very first time. There were 8 of us. Our table with a lazy Susan was situated right by the window overlooking the quay. The moment we arrived we were warmly greeted and led to our table. No rushing our order, we took our time and eventually ordered 2 types of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Oakland Quay | Inner Millwall Dock, London E14 9EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Neighborhood: Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7515 6445
London's largest floating Chinese restaurant situated on the eastern dockedge of Millwall Dock, Isle of Dogs, in the heart of London Docklands. The Lotus Chinese Floating Restaurant offers a superb location to match its award winning cuisine. With the flexibility of its open plan top deck, The Lotus is able to cater for corporate hospitality ranging from outstanding finger buffets to lunch or dinner for small groups through to a banquet for maximum of 500 guests, when both decks are being used. The Lotus is located less than 2 minutes walk from the DLR stations at Crossharbour station & South Quay station.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?