London wins out in battle for UK's best Chinese
18th January 2012 Print Email Share
Qype, Europe's leading consumer reviews site, has revealed the consumer's pick of the best Chinese
restaurants in the UK, ahead of Chinese New Year next week (23 January).
Eight London restaurants ranked in the top ten, according to real reviews posted on Qype.co.uk over the
last six months.
Yauatcha Restaurant in Soho came out on top, with Dragon Castle in Elephant and Castle, Hakkasan at
Covent Garden and Magic Wok Restaurant in Bayswater all making it into the top five.
The only restaurants outside the capital to feature in the top ten were Peterborough's Imperial
Bento and Sheffield's Hui Wei.
Yauatcha Restaurant was praised for its fantastic ambiance and exceptional food. A modern interpretation
of the old Chinese teahouse, the restaurant received a Michelin star within a year of its opening in 2004.
"Yauatcha is a temple where I go to revere the soft shell crab, squid with chili, baby steamed vegetables
and tea smoked ribs. As Chinese restaurants go, this is a triumph. Brilliant on all accounts," says Qype
"With a new review posted every 30 seconds, Qype is an indispensable resource to help you find the best
places to eat and drink whether you're a local or a visitor," says Richard Dennys, Qype's Chief Marketing
"With today's smartphones it's easy to take Qype with you, so you can post reviews on the go and tell
people about the best, and worst, experiences you've had; we have listings and reviews on everything
from Chinese restaurants to mini cab companies," continues Dennys.
Attracting up to 25 million visits a months, Qype is the source for independent and trusted reviews. With
Qype's app you're never far from an amazing Chinese meal, with instant, on-the-go access to over 2.3
million reviews including restaurants, cafés, bars and bistros, across 166,000 cities worldwide.
Top ten Chinese restaurants according to Qype reviewers:
Yauatcha Restaurant, Soho, London
Imperial Bento, Peterborough
Dragon Castle, Elephant & Casgtle, London
Hakkasan, Covent Garden, London
Magic Wok Restaurant, Bayswater, London
Hui Wei, Sheffield
The Royal Dragon - Leicester Square
Bar Shu, Soho, London
Y Ming, Soho, London
Royal China Restaurant, Bayswater, London