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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Great Wall - CLOSED

The Great Wall
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Neighborhood: Southwark
Redcar, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are staying at the Hilton at Tower Bridge for her Birthday, we thought we would stay local on the Saturday evening and chose this restaurant as it is 20m from the hotel door! Wow...

The atmosphere was perfect, the staff were efficient, friendly and attentive... The food was absolutely beautiful, as a couple that spends a lot of time in Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurants, we were taken back by the quality of this restaurant! To quote a previous post, forget china town, get yourself here!

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Thank james f
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Favourite Chinese House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have used the Great Wall for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. Quite small but perhaps this is why the excellent food and service has never varied. For a quick business lunch or just because you fancy a chinese this is a good choice.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Anthony C
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Kent, UK
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383 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Great value Chinese with excellent service and always good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I've been to this restaurant on many occasions and with a variety of group sizes from 2 to 10. The service has always been excellent - professional, courteous, timely and not intrusive. The food is always very good - only a couple of dishes have ever disappointed. The value for a restaurant in this location is particularly good for the quality of food & service provided. Sure, the restaurant looks nothing special inside and the bathrooms are actually quite shabby - but perfectly clean - but I'll keep returning for what they do so well and the great location.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank PennyPurples
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London
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Top Chinese Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is by far my favourite Chinese restaurant in London - forget China Town!

I have been going here for over 10 years and have now been 50+ times which has included everything from a quick trip for lunch (I work across the road) to several family celebrations and I have never ONCE been disappointed.

Great Wall is totally consistent with food, service, atmosphere, attentiveness, flexibility and value for money.

Favourites on the menu are the deep friend mushrooms which are to die for, the curries which are devine and all the tofu dishes but particularly the grilled beancurd with garlic sauce - Peking style. Even the side dishes, for example the stir fried onions with black bean sauce and green chilli, or the aubergine with garlic sauce are absolutely delicious. Although I am a vegetarian, I am reliably informed by friends and family that all the meat and fish dishes are equally delicious.

The staff are always friendly, particularly the manager, and however busy it gets or however quiet it is (I have been there on a Monday in February with bloke when been the only two people in the restaurant) somehow the atmosphere is always relaxing and you always feel as though you have had a special evening. I have even been known to go there for lunch and dinner on the same day!!

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank alimarcam
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