China City

3.8
49 Reviews
£25 and under
Chinese
China City restaurant can be found near London’s Russell Square in the heart of Bloomsbury, handy for the British Museum, Euston Station and several universities. The tasteful dining space is decorated in the sleek, modern style in tones of white, chocolate and lacquer red detailed with Chinese lanterns and artworks. The mezzanine level is flooded with light from the big plate glass windows. The award-winning chef came via the Marriott Hotel Malaysia. Dim Sum is available until five pm daily and there’s always a vast a la carte menu with many signature dishes, particularly in the fish and seafood line. China City is a branch of the fab Colindale establishment – lucky Bloomsbury.
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rsdm
London
55 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, great service. I've eaten here before and will eat here again. Very good.

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Charlie
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best salt and Chilli ribs in London. All the food is well presented and tasty and tables are a good size to allow for all the dishes. We go to this regularly and have recommended to lots of friends.

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rsdm
London
55 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

China City, Russell Square, London - another great meal, with efficient service. What more could you ask for.

PB
PBPB
London
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2012
Overall4food5service4ambience4

China City - great food as ever. Delicious!

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rsdm
London
55 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A tasty meal with pleasant staff.

r
rsdm
London
55 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2011
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Another great meal at China City, Russel Square, London. A restaurant I keep coming back to.

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vipAsianeater
London
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2011
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Convenient location, the food was simple and not fussy. The decor was a bit tatty, and the service was mediocre.

FE
FussyEater
London
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2011
Overall2food2service1ambience3

A very disappointing meal. The food was pretty average (save for the beef fillet) and the service was poor.

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Foodxc
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

China City in Bloomsbury never fails to disappoint. The dim sum is excellent and the service is always of a high standard. It is ideal for large groups and for business lunches.

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rsdm
London
55 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2011
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again, another great meal at the the China City, London.

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Foodxc
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service

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Foodxc
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and great dim sum

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Gunner
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2011
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Went for Dim Sum at China City in Russell Square and was surprised by the excellent quality of the food, if not the decor.

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rsdm
London
55 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've eaten here many times and will again.

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Laura
London
26 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not been here for a long while and real enjoyed the food. Good quality.

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rsdm
London
55 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another enjoyable meal at CHina City, Bloomsbury. I've been a regular hear for some time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I felt that the food was not of fantastic quality and the staff were not as friendly as they could be. We had a good time, but wouldn't go back.

NL
NorthLondoner2
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

China City, London.

This was my first visit to China City and I thought the food was very good. The staff were friendly. It was good value and would definitely recommend it.

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rsdm
London
55 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

China City. London. I've eaten here many times in the past and will return.

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vipfood4thought
London
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice as always for a quiet lunch.

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Happyeater
London
51 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to China City in Russell Square on a Monday lunchtime. The restaurant was pretty empty, but the service was good and the food well cooked and reasonably priced.

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vipfood4thought
London
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reasonable quality dim sum and standard prices, if compared to other dim sum restaurants in London China town it sits in the middle of the pack. The restaurant is big and usually very quiet, so I choose to come here when I'm looking for some local quick dim sum (I live in the area) and to avoid the hussle and bustle that is usually associated with the dim sum experience.

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Eatallday
London
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2011
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food was not bad at all. Authentic in most aspects but I suppose I am a fan of dimsum and am Chinese myself so I've tasted better around London. More than anything, the restaurant is quite daunting. Very dated, very badly lit, and dont expect much in way of service. Just go for some relatively decent dimsum, In and out quick, and u should be fine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
60 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2010
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose China City in search of a quiet lunch and were not disapponted - the restaurant was peaceful and the service attentive but unobtrusive - the crispy duck was delighful as were the sweet and sour prawns and the vegetarian spring rolls. We enjoyed the luch very much and will return - we recommend it as good value and a very good experience.

GD

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2010
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wow! What fantastic food!!
Superb cosy and intimate dining space decked out in sophicated browns and silver. I started with the honey basted/cooked pork spare ribs which were fabulous. (Tip: They honey is so thick and dry it plays havoc with your nashers! Don't eat if you have dentures!) Special curry was superb as was the lemon chicken. Rice was fluffy and tasty. Great attention to the appearance of the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2010
Overall4food4service4ambience3

China City - Woburn Place - near Russell Sq tube was very good. very fresh tasting, delicate flavours, good service and very reasonably priced. The only thing to spoil it is that the tables, which are too big, look like they came from my local snooker club. Nothing against such clubs but everything in its place

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gingermoggy
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2009
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good quality food and excellent Service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
42 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2009
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped here for a quick pre-theatre (Bloomsbury Theatre is nearby) bite to eat. Efficient service, good food. The crispy duck was particularly nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2009
Overall4food3service4ambience4

China City-Russel Square had friendly efficient staff and comfortable table arrangements. The mixed starters were very nice, however the mains were covered in very sticky artificial sauces (more like take away than restaurant fresh cooked style). Reaonably priced wines.

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food4thought
London
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2009
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to China City, Russell Square on Saturday as I was going to be in the area. The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived at 7.15 but became steadily fuller as the evening wore on. Given its location among a large number of hotels, you might imagine that this restaurant would offer a non-descript tourist experience but it was better than that. The food was tasty and of good quality and, given its WC1 location, even the prices were reasonable. Worth a try.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2009
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to China City for a family meal while on a trip to london, service was excellent and food was good tasty and reasonably priced. Plenty of choice and also cooked something off menu for my son as he is fussy. Would be worth another trip as a family maybe not best suited for couples looking for gourmet dining.

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fair
London
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2009
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal we had a fantastic time thanks you so much

CS
CScc
London
47 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2009
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Bit over attentive with the service but still a great meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2009
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and reasonably priced. Good atmosphere and decor. Would go there again.

M
Macca
London
36 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2009
Overall4food4service3ambience3

China City near Russell Sq was ideal for our event. We were 18 boys on a stag do, and we got lots of good food, quickly and at a good price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2009
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a nice dining experience. Very good service and decent food.

j
johnno
London
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2009
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the restaurant was very quiet we had a very nice meal with excellent service. Will definetly visit there again.

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2046fox
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2009
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Average dim sum. Service was severe and they have a very dubious minimum order of £10 per head at lunch time for dim sum. Not sure I would go again.

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vipcarakins
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2009
Overall4food5service5ambience3

China City in Russell Square follows on from the restaurant we know from colindale with great food and great service.
We went for dim sum which met high standards, char siu buns are my favourite and they havent failed here!
Only thing we noticed is how quiet the restaurant was compared to their old colindale restaurant in oriental city, however this didnt effect the quality of service or food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2008
Overall3food4service3ambience2

China Kitchen
Pleasant enough set up - undertandably quiet for 12:30 on a Tuesday afternoon but then service was a bit OTT. food came reasonably quickly and as we had ordered lots of Dim Sum - it came out in a good time and was fairly tasty. Presentation left alot to be desired but for £55 for more than enough for 3 hungry businessmen I couldn't really complain

FAQs

China City does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

China City is rated 3.8 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.