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“Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lotus Chinese Floating

Lotus Chinese Floating
Ranked #2,173 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $37
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
Description: 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.
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Have been here a few times service a bit slow but very freindly staff
Best of all for me. I have a gluten allergy and they understand and are very
accommodating . They recommended and cooked dishes for me also very
impressed that the chef did my favorite soft shell crab gluten free style!!
Very nice will be back soon.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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England, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

On the plus side, the prawn dishes are very nice. However the service was awful. Their CocaCola was definitely fake which is a big no-no in my book. Will not be visiting again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MissCancan
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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great dim sum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've been to Lotus Chinese Floating twice now, and both times the dim sum has been some of the best I've eaten in London. Instead of queuing up for what feels like hours in other dim sum restaurants, I've been seated quickly and efficiently both times - with the service no-frills yet quick. The dim sum to definitely go for is the turnip cake, sui mai and the lo mai gai.

Being on a boat really adds to this restaurant - and although I haven't yet been at night I look forward to going again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Megink
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Immense food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have visited here on numerous occasions and the food has always been excellent. The service is second to none and the atmosphere is amazing. If you come here at night the whole boat is lit up and with all the lights around it is simply stunning.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Peta P
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“fantastic for group dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

had a group of 12 people coming from all over london to celebrate the birth announcement of a new baby, ( the weekend after chinese new year) had a table booked and as usual with london trouble on the travel front meant that everyone turned up at different times, 1 pm start with the last guest arriving at 2.10, so we got started and ordered as people arrived and this kept the food coming and fresh. the restaurant staff coped brilliantly with this and had no problem with adding extra food to the table, people sharing their favourite dim sum and chinese foods
we left at 5 pm after a great catch up and a fun time had by all.
this is a very family friendly place with lots of children and large groups on the weekend we were there.
stand outs IMHO
yam croquettes
char shui buns
vietnamese spring rolls

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andrew w
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