Another adventure into a Chinese Restaurant? Yep... Miss Pinky and I just missed the dim sum serving time and it was a 45 minute wait at Golden Dragon on a wet Chinese New Year Day. So we started exploring for food and shops (well, we didn't go far and beyond as it only lasted for 2 minutes)...
We ended up in this place Golden Pagoda 金滿樓. Miss Pinky is becoming a very fussy person and she doesn't like to venture into different restaurants unless someone has recommended it, and says this is the place to go. She really wanted dim sum, but we just missed out... (She was not happy! Tough luck :P, she didn't mention it to me earlier, so we don't get dim sum! - Mean Geek!).
So as we were waiting I casually asked a couple of people at the door who were waiting outside with us (it was a 20 minute wait, but we waited for 10 minutes... so lucky!) who I believe has dined at this restaurant before. And they said they've been to this place several times, and they always got what they wanted, items could be swapped around etc., etc... So that was good to know! And I was quite pleased to have asked, and Miss Pinky was ok with that! ^_^
|Outside Golden Pagoda|
|At the door waiting outside|
|Finally inside - New Year's decorations|
|Free prawn crackers|
|Tsing Tao Beer|
|Starters - mixed hor d'ourves - spare ribs are good!|
|Crispy duck and pancakes - the pancakes were lukewarm|
|Pak Choi - this was so-so|
|Chicken with peppers and onions in black bean sauce - not fantastic but it was ok|
|Spicy crispy pork - I liked this!!|
Total price came to £64.10. A bit expensive... £19.50 for each person, and we did have two beers each, and the scallops were £3.50 each!!
My geeky rating: 4/5 Although the food was good, I would say this place isn't the best of all in China Town but would definitely try it out again for the dim sum.
- Ok service
- Food was filling and tasty but pancakes were warm
- A little bit on the expensive side compared to other Chinese restaurants
- Service was ok, but I could sense they were under pressure, unlike at Golden Dragon the waiter at the door wasn't
- Didn't have duck noodle soup on the menu (Miss Pinky - not me)
Address: 15A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JD
Telephone: 0207 434 2888
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