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Oversea Chinese Restaurant

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7 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5PH, England
+44 20 7434 1888
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we had such a good meal on our last visit we went back for a £15 set menu which on this occasion we were a little disappointed with a couple of the dishes, although the Beaujolais wine was a reasonable price and decent flavour. The staff were friendly and polite. I think they should also increase the number of... More 

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Thank phillipg110
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write this review. Your comments are very important to us. They will help us continuously to improve our service standards and quality of food served. We regret that your recent experience at the Oversea did not fully meet your expectations. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't have more to say, I'm a frequent London Chinatown Chinese food lover, this is the worst restaurant I ever experienced. Avoid avoid avoid! Worst food ever

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1 Thank Gary M
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for taking your time to write to us, your comments are very important to us. We are very sorry that you had an unpleasant experience whilst dining at the Golden Pagoda Chinese Restaurant recently. Please accept our sincerely apologies for any inconvenience caused. We will take your comments on board and review both our customer service... More 

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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a late dinner after arriving in London by train. An excellent meal, served by excellent, helpful staff and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend the crispy duck.

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1 Thank MrHedgehog65
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write, your comments are very important to us. They will certainly help us to continuously drive up our high standards. We are glad that you had an enjoyable time with us and hope to see you again soon. Best Regards! Ping H More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with friends for a quick lunch and absolutely hated it. Was told how good the food was, but it was not good at all. My dish took ages to prepare, while others were finished with theirs, mine was not even ready. The waiter was incredibly rude, telling me that I should not order particular dish because I... More 

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2 Thank Lohengrin74
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for taking your time to write to us, your comments are very important to us. We are very sorry that you had an unpleasant experience whilst dining at the Oversea Chinese Restaurant recently. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. We will review our customer service standard to ensure all customers receive a polite,... More 

Cirencester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a late lunch on a Saturday. Chose a set menu and really enjoyed it. There was plenty of food for the three of us. The restaurant was clean and the staff friendly. The price was very reasonable. My only negative was the time it took between each course, but this could be because each dish was cooked... More 

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Thank Clare D
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write to us providing positive customer feedback on the Oversea Chinese Restaurant. Your comments are very important to us and they will certainly help us to continuously drive up our high standards. I am glad that you had a most enjoyable time with us and I will pass... More 

London, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Everyone sells dim sum at lunchtime, but very few reach the high standard achieved here. My guest (Chinese) said of the siu mai "like my mother made"! Rice pot most flavoursome. Lunch for two: 4 dim sum, rice and tea was £22 (US$ 29).

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Thank Robin042042
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very important to us and will help us to continue to improve our service. I will pass on your comments to its management for their view. Best Regards! Ping H More 

Somerset
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Small-ish restaurant and was quite full when we visited and was seated downstairs. Downstairs not as nicely decorated but was clean and tidy. Staff very good and attentative but not over the top - just right. Advised on the menu and the food was lovely. As I said it was quite busy and the small wait we had for food... More 

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Thank Burtybasset
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. Although, we always try to maintain consistently high service standards in some circumstances we recognise we still have some way to go. That said, I am glad that you had a most enjoyable time... More 

London, UK
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329 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Just like Chinese restaurants used to be like in the 70s. Nothing appears to have changed which, in some ways, may be a good thing if you're after nostalgia which suited us fine. We were sent upstairs to a rather dreary room, but as others have mentioned, the food was absolutely fine, and with doggy bags we were set for... More 

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Thank PestfromBuda
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for visiting us and taking the time to write this review, your comments are very helpful to us. Although, we always try to maintain consistently high service standards in some circumstances we recognise that we still have some way to go. That said, I am glad that you found our food pleasant. I will... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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532 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Great no-fuss Gerard Street place. Really brilliant duck pancakes and drinkable house wine. Stays open late.

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Thank higvin
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to write this review, your comments are very important to us and will help us to continue to improve our service. We are glad that you had a most enjoyable time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Best Regards! Ping H More 

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We came almost by chance and found it to be very good. Although it is not very pretty the food is very good and prices are ok.

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Thank Blancamvelazquez
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write positive review. Your comments are very important to us. We are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience at the Oversea and hope to see you again soon. Best Regards! Ping H More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7434 1888
Description
Oversea is a traditional Cantonese restaurant on Gerrard Street specialising in duck and dim sum. The window is always full of ducks roasted in the traditional Cantonese way - marinated and air dried to achieve that trademark crispy texture. During the day the restaurant serves a wide selection of dim sum.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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