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Ping Pong Southbank

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Belvedere Road | Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 20 7960 4160
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a busy, buzzy restaurant at the back of the Southbank complex. It's part of a chain of Dim Sum / Asian restaurants and the menu was interesting but the tables are extremely close together and service was very rushed and not particularly helpful. The biggest issue though is that all of the food you order arrives at the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dined here with another family (with three kids) and fortunately we made reservations for what was a very busy Friday evening. Because our reservations were at 6:30pm the restaurant wanted to turn the table one (maybe two) more time so despite the outstanding food, we did, at times, feel rushed by the server and the host on duty. Aside... More 

Thank Jan P
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner on St Patrick's Day, restaurant was super crowded but the wait staff was fast, efficient and patiently explained the menu ordering method. Meal was very tasty and delivered in quick time, especially enjoyed the Thai style chicken wonton soup. Enjoyed the overall ambiance at the restaurant and the surrounding Southbank area.

Thank TouristFromLA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tables are too cramped and oddly protected by staff who turned us away as they were too busy all night inside but told us we could sit outside at 6.. (10 mins time) so we were shooed away for 10 mins (apparently we'd be too much bother to sit and rink cocktails at one of the tables they'd already... More 

Thank AngryNorthener
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite restaurant by far. Brilliant service. Great atmosphere. Great location. Great quality food! And not bad price.

Thank Parisa S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous service and food. Our sever, Szilvia was outstanding! You must ask for her if you dine here. They made Mother's Day for my wife truly special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We where 6 friends and we decided to try the restaurant, in fact it was good experience, food was good and the services not bad .

Thank Haytham A
Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived on time for our booking which did not appear on the restaurant system which rang alarm bells but the management handled the situation impeccably and we were seated quickly with no fuss. Set menu exceeded expectations it was wonderfully light and fresh food beautifully presented. I would love to return to try some more from the main menu. Serving... More 

Thank stickinsect
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best dim sum in London! Really great food, gluten free options, generous wine portions. This gets pretty busy after a concert, but we did not have to wait too long for our food. Even with the evening rush, our server Emilio took the time to kindly answer all our questions and make us feel like we were in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal, decided to go for the meal for two which you should only go for if you're extremely hungry. The food was great with a lot of variety which is always good! Shoutout to are waiter (I think his name was Ivan) who gave great recommendations for food and drinks. All in all, a top Friday night experience!

2 Thank Yank90

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belvedere Road | Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7960 4160
Ping Pong Southbank is a modern Dim Sum restaurant with a touch of the ancient traditions of Chinese tea houses, like meeting to relax and share. Enjoy the sharing experience at 9 London locations, with an endless assortment of Dim Sum, cocktails and Chinese teas.

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Staying in Southbank

Neighborhood Profile
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
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