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Zen China Restaurant - CLOSED

County Hall, Riverside Building | Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
+44 20 7251 1196
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
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“peking duck” (11 reviews)
“curry” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
County Hall, Riverside Building | Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
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Reviews (236)
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Looking for somewhere to eat on way back to the hotel and came across this restaurant. Food was really good but a little expensive. Probably because of its location overlooking the Houses of Parliament. Lovely friendly staff who looked after us well. I had Sweet...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went there on a trip to London. The food is very good and fresh. But the service from the chinese waiters i poor. Worst of all we did't even Got our beverages bevor dinner was on the table, and first after i asked for...More

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went for a Valentines Dinner, View over Westminster was great, very attentive staff although the restaurant wasn't too packed, but very nice service. Old-school Imperial British/Chinese decor. All of the food was fresh and some of the best Chinese I have had in England. Peking...More

Thank crispygooey
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Now called the Bao Fa Garden, we visited for their special Chinese New Year dinner. The service was appalling, we had to ask for napkins and chopsticks, some of the food was ice cold straight from the fridge, when we pointed it out the waiter...More

Thank TravelMarkSurrey
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Stunning decor, gorgeous views across the Thames to Big Ben. The King prawns were amazing, as was the service - quick, attentive and very friendly. Would certainly recommend.

Thank Hannah A
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were sceptical at first, but pleasantly surprised. Service was pleasant and very friendly. Food was nice and reasonably priced. View from the table was great. We could see Big Ben illuminated in green lights. Very nice to get away from the crowds and still...More

Thank DanWon47
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This restaurant provides beautiful views of the river, and Big Ben!!!! Food was ok, lots of items on the menu not available, so we kept having to go back and select different options over and over. Service provided was minimum, not friendly and not unfriendly,...More

Thank Luv2travel101974
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Two of us popped in here for lunch and shared half a crispy duck. The restaurant was decked out nicely and you got a great view of the Thames and Parliament from out of the windows. To say that only 4, or 5 tables were...More

Thank EastyMagic
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I had read some mixed reviews on the restaurant but I was happy to give it a try as the location is so convenient if you are visiting the London eye. It was quiet when we were dining but that was nice. I think people...More

Thank Neil-Mac-87
Reviewed 5 October 2016

we ate here on our second night in London It was close by to our hotel so we gave it a go, first thing I noticed was the lack of fellow diners as it was a secluded entrance ,lt forms pat of the semi- cicular...More

1  Thank boxywicklow
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a
thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National
Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the
reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$27 - US$60
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Groups, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: County Hall, Riverside Building | Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
  • Public Transportation: Buses: 12, 53, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341, 381, 453, 507, C10, RV1 Tube: Waterloo, Westminster, Embankment Taxi drop-point: Belvedere Road off Chicheley Street.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7251 1196
  • E-mail
Bao Fa Garden Restaurant and Bar is the trading name of Zen China Restaurant Ltd. t is recently expanded and renovated with an open kitchen and a new bar. It is located right inside County Hall, on Queen's Walk, on top of Aquarium, next to London Eye. Inside the restaurant there are stunning views of the Thames River, Big Ben, Parliament and London Eye. It has capacity of over 200 seating and 400 standing. There is big screen, sound system and computer system. It is suitable for big group booking, all kinds of parties; cooperative events, business meetings and weddings as well as private dining. Classic Fusion Cuisine, Chinese and Asian Cuisines are served, with very high quality of food, like Beijing Roast Duck, Seafood hotpot and home made Tofu and a series of healthy food. It is described by the customers as A home for tourists, A Meeting place for family and friends, A venue for big parties, A holy palace for brides and grooms, A place for any kinds of business meetings conferences. the restaurant is aiming very high to provide the best quality of food and best quality of services to all customers.
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