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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    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
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 November 26, 2015
Paradiseash
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

first class food friendly staff great value and fantastic high quality fresh produce all combined to make this a truly Gourmet experience Thank you Canton !

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Thank Billy O
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have used this place many times over 30 years-in the old days it was famed for great value,roast duck and a powerful chilli paste that was on every table-the management has since changed and that chilli has been replaced by something a lot more tame but value still reigns and polite service- If you don't mind sharing a table... More 

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Thank stephen h
Headingley, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amongst the glitzy restaurants in the area this one could be overlooked which means you can get a table always. Super food and not portions are about right My regular Chinese when I'm in London and other people who join me are equally pleased especially when the bill arrives. Only disappointment is the massive price hike to their wonderful crab... More 

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Thank Malcolm P
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151 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We tried the roast duck and other chinese dishes here. Delicious and authentic dishes. Recommended by a friend who is a boss/chef of his own restaurant. Worth a visit when in Chinatown.

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4 Thank CalxBeloved
Iznajar
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited as a couple at the beginning of December and we had a wonderful meal.Perfect food and service and would highly recommend to anyone looking for chinese food. The variation of the food as we like spicy food was wonderful.

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1 Thank CasaPinoSolo
Christchurch, New Zealand
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

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.

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1 Thank Paradiseash
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Barb P
lagos
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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.

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Thank LagosLolly
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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 

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1 Thank souljazz23
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

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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, Asian
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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  • 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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