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“Yummy cocktails and good dim sum”

Ping Pong Bow Bells House
Ranked #3,168 of 22,544 Restaurants in London
Price range: $12 - $46
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: City of London
Description: Ping Pong Bow Bells House 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.
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Yummy cocktails and good dim sum”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We all know Ping Pong is a chain dim sum restaurant so it won't be michelin starred dining but I have been to this branch of Ping Pong numerous times and the drinks, service and food have always been consistently good and definitely worth the price paid.

Dim sum can be eaten cheaper elsewhere in Chinatown for example but you do not get the same sleek restaurant setting, service and lovely cocktails.

Favourites include the steamed pork buns and lychee martinis. All dim sum has always arrived steaming hot and drinks kept flowing.

A great place for a cheap dinner or lunch with friends.

  • Visited January 2013
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London
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Standard dim sum, passable chain”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We had a fairly nice lunch here at a price you'd expect to pay in central London (£20 a head, no booze).

Ping Pong used to be one of my favourite dim sum joints, but it felt a little tired today, the parcels made of rather too much dough and not enough filling, all rather tasting the same. Soup was grey, no free green tea, only their 'special' (aka expensive) teas, as well as all the other small rip offs you'd expect from a chain (e.g. 12.5% service charge automatically added). Underwhelmed.

  • Visited February 2013
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London
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347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 886 helpful votes
“Lovely branch of PP”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We loved our visit to this branch of Ping Pong. It's on the ground floor of a tall building and has a great after-work atmosphere. The food is great, as are the cocktails and fruit drinks, and the service is very good. We always find Ping Pong to be great value.

  • Visited November 2012
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good but......”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Really nice place. Very good food. A tad expensive but it's in central London right next to St Paul's so prices what one would expect. Let down by patchy service otherwise 5 stars. Some stuff ordered never arrived. It was a bit slow. We went at quiet time so when busy they must struggle. If you are going to add 12.5% to the bill for service it has to be better than this especially at these prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Favourite lunch venue”
Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is close to my office and serves my dim sum cravings well!

The food is great and service is generally good unless its busy. Waiters are slow to bring second drinks round and have on occasions forgotten an item or two that's marked on our order form. So you must watch out and check the bill.

The staff are friendly and helpful.

The venue gets quite noisy and musician quite loud so it's difficult to have a catch up with a friend.

All in all one of my favourites!!

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