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“Excellent restaurant with outstanding views of Westminster”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zen China Restaurant - CLOSED

Zen China Restaurant
Price range: $26 - $58
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Southbank
Transit: Buses: 12, 53, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341, 381, 453, 507, C10, RV1 Tube: Waterloo, Westminster, Embankment Taxi drop-point: Belvedere Road off Chicheley Street.
Description: Bao Fa Garden Restaurant and Bar is the trading name of Zen China Restaurant Ltd. t is recently expanded and renovated with an open kitchen and a new bar. It is located right inside County Hall, on Queen's Walk, on top of Aquarium, next to London Eye. Inside the restaurant there are stunning views of the Thames River, Big Ben, Parliament and London Eye. It has capacity of over 200 seating and 400 standing. There is big screen, sound system and computer system. It is suitable for big group booking, all kinds of parties; cooperative events, business meetings and weddings as well as private dining. Classic Fusion Cuisine, Chinese and Asian Cuisines are served, with very high quality of food, like Beijing Roast Duck, Seafood hotpot and home made Tofu and a series of healthy food. It is described by the customers as A home for tourists, A Meeting place for family and friends, A venue for big parties, A holy palace for brides and grooms, A place for any kinds of business meetings conferences. the restaurant is aiming very high to provide the best quality of food and best quality of services to all customers.
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant with outstanding views of Westminster”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

The entrance is not obvious but that's the only negative point (look for the stairs up one level). Lovely restaurant, subtle decor and every table has a view over the River and Westminster. Great atmosphere and tables are not too close to each other. Service was excellent - attentive and with a smile. Best of all though was the food - cooked to perfection. Considering the location and great views, the cost was very reasonable. I will definitely be back and especially for any celebration from 2 people to a large party.

  • Visited July 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A wonderful restaurant to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

My wife and I ate at Zen's and had a wonderfully tasty meal. The staff were very attentive and our food came in good time. The pricing is very good for inner London and the location is stunning, overlooking the Thames.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Pachacaid
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food with Style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food was of a High Quality. The Menus catered for every taste and the Service was polite, helpful and was made to feel welcome.
The DECOR was something else. The old oak panelling from the former County Hall has been retained and the Chinese influence was not over done and in good taste. Try and book a table overlooking the the Thames and Houses of Parliament for that extra Zen feeling.

Visited September 2012
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Thank KenAnna657
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Bishops Stortford
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Quality Food and Caters Well for Large Parties”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very nice entrance (entrance into County Hall), good food and décor. The starters were of average quality - spring rolls, prawn toasts, seaweed and satay chicken. The crispy duck and main course were far more interesting. We got slightly lost finding the restaurant and ended up at the Zen Café which was not to the standard of the restaurant. We were a large party and there was plenty of food and good service.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Alastair C
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Chinese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Really liked the quality of the food which I thought it was superb, I as always had duck and this really tasted like the one a ate in Beijing, crispy on the outside and very tasty.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Suzanna O
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