Top 10 Chinese Restaurants To Try Now

The Best Chinese Restaurants in SW London & Surrey

Satisfy your Chinese food cravings with these fabulous places, and they offer takeaway too

Whether you’re going for midweek dim sum, or celebrating the Lunar New Year in style – make sure you know where to find the best Chinese restaurants in your local area. From vibrant noodle dishes to dumplings packed with flavour, these restaurants are a cut above the rest…


Good Earth, Various Locations

With locations dotted across south west London and Surrey, you’re never too far from a fix of fine Chinese cuisine with The Good Earth. The menu features dishes such as fresh lobster on a bed of noodles, sauteed fillet of monkfish, and whole aromatic duck with all the trimmings necessary for a savoury pancake extravaganza.


Yimchai, Kingston

Typically a meeting ground for families and friends looking to congregate over piles of dim sum, Yimchai serves delectable Cantonese cuisine in house and via Deliveroo. Deep fried crispy shredded beef and classic fried noodles sit alongside more adventurous offerings such as double chilli spicy pork stomach.


McChina, Wimbledon

Winner of multiple Time & Leisure Food & Culture Awards, this Wimbledon secret on Haydon’s Road has a cult following among local fanatics of all things Chinese. A wide choice of classic dishes is available, alongside fabulous lunchtime special deals.


Dumplings & Baos, Clapham

Start your Dumplings & Baos experience with aromatic duck pancakes, then tuck into however many fluffy pockets of goodness tickle your fancy. King scallop & prawn, fresh lobster with tarragon, butternut & mushroom, and charcoal teriyaki chicken are some of the fancy fillings served up, while classic stir-fries and curries are also on offer.



IDimSum, Wimbledon

This fresh take on a contemporary Chinese dim sum teahouse has an impressive menu boasting fried, baked, grilled and steamed dim sum alongside other fab dishes, an innovative cocktail and wine list, and an extensive bubble tea selection. The new Kingston outpost IDimSum Luxe has a fab riverside setting and a great range of dim sum and fresh seafood.


Meiwei London, Putney

Boldly declaring themselves to be London’s most authentic Chinese restaurant, Meiwei’s menu boasts an extensive list of Chinese dishes, with set menus available for the more indecisive among us.


Four Regions, Richmond

With chic and stylish interiors, Four Regions knows how to elevate your dining experience. Enjoy starters of expertly-made pan fried pork dumplings and salt-and-pepper crispy tofu, followed by a delicious range of dishes from sha cha to kung po and various yummy stir fries. Their dim sum is also excellent – we recommend the 8-piece platter.


Mamalan, Brixton

Serving up authentic Chinese street food, Mamalan has quickly become a beloved staple of Brixton Village. Its legacy stretches all the way back to the 1940s, when the owner’s grandfather ran a bao shop from the road side in Beijing. Brixton may be a far cry from Beijing, but the legacy continues through Mamalan’s delicious, pillowy bao buns of chicken, crispy panko prawns or tofu. They also offer a scrumptious selection of noodle and rice boxes.



Royal China, Fulham

Royal China knows how to do Chinese dining properly. The artfully-designed interiors conjure an atmosphere of elegance and finery, but of course the star of the show remains the food. From the extensive dim sum selection, the stand outs are the minced-pork-and-shrimp dumplings and the honey roast pork puffs – explosions of sweet-and-salty excellence. This year, they are also running a special Lunar New Year dim sum menu, in which you can enjoy delicious traditional plates like su mai with black oyster and pork trotter with black sea moss.


New Culture Revolution, Chelsea

This traditional Chinese jiao-ji mein (dumplings and noodles) restaurant serves up a range of dim sum, handmade noodles and popular dishes in a modern setting interspersed with some fantastical décor. Highlights of the dim sum selection include pan-fried pork and Chinese leaf dumplings and a warm soup-filled Xiao Long Bao. Their noodle menu is not to be outshone though; their noodle master trained in Beijing and this expert training is reflected in delightful dishes of chow mein, lao mein and tang mein.