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Ping Pong Southbank London, London,

Ping Pong Southbank London

3.9
3.9
172 Reviews
£25 and under
Asian
Our restaurant on the Southbank has 2 floors, featuring the floating Lotus Lounge, a buzzing cocktail bar and an outside terrace. With its variety of spaces we are perfect for any party booking.
Whether you are looking for lunch, dinner, drinks or a party booking – let Ping Pong Southbank take care of you.

Offering:
Happy Hours Monday to Friday 3-6pm ( last order 5.30pm) excluding Bank Holiday & December
Half price on selected food and drinks including cocktails and beers!
Saturday Free Flowing Drinks Brunch - 12-5pm ( booking slots 12/12.30/1/3/3.30pm £35pp
Sunday Lazy Sumday unlimited food for 90 minutes on selected items £25.95pp

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Dim Sum

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7960 4160

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Waterloo and Southwark Underground Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South East London

    Good for groups

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  1. b

    bobby

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    been here a few times but this time the staff didn't seem so friendly - shame as the food is nice. Happy hour food selection seems to be much much smaller too
  2. NI

    NICKC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great and helpful service with a buzzy atmosphere
  3. MT

    MTKUK

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and nice waiting staff. Hostess was pretty stern for someone who’s supposed to be welcoming people.
  4. M

    Marquis

    London

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The ordering, with a pencil on a paper, was chaotic, especially if you ordered an extra item, twice received something we didn’t order, one item never arrived, the waitress was lovely and hardworking, but the system is flawed and pathetic. The food is average standard, the price is extraordinary high for the quality and the portion size.
  5. MO

    MayowaO

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Poor service and treatment by staff, they treated us very badly.
  6. HR

    HR22

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    We had a terrible table, which was annoying because we pre-booked and arrived early. They sat us right by the main door cramped up again 2 other tables, when there were better options available. We were a table of 4 women on a date with a couple just separated by plexi glass - awkward. We went pre-theatre and told the waiting staff. It took way to long to order and then too long for our food to arrive. Half of it was overcooked too, the other half was cold. We had to repeatedly remind whomever we could grab that we still had food that had not yet arrived. Over an hour to get prawn toast is not great. The time between dishes was too long. Nobody checked if we wanted more drinks and the waiting staff all seemed harangued and over it, there was no charm or even helpfulness. The food was okay, some of it was cold by the time it reached us. Good value for money but we would’ve spent more with better service. Nobody asked if we wanted to order more dishes either, not a pleasant experience. It felt like they were short-staffed.
  7. AB

    ABCDE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great meal - only downside was that one of our dishes went missing and we ran out of time to get it. Staff could not have been nicer or more apologetic.
  8. S

    Suki

    Berkshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Great food as always but service was slow for a fairly quiet evening.
  9. SK

    ShaK

    London

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We've been to several branches of Ping Pong and the food is consistently good. Service however was disappointing. Friendly staff but repeatedly got our orders wrong which slowed things down and put a downer on the evening. Staff need better training
  10. JS

    JodieS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A to add we’re all friendly. We tried everything that was gluten free on the menu and it was all delicious.
  11. D

    David

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had to wait a long time for our drinks, lots of items were missing off the menu. Food was fair, if you want quality Chinese food, best go to a real Chinese restaurant. There’s however great ambience for a fun night out with friends.
  12. E

    Em2601

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    The food was great and the atmosphere was just right as it wasn’t too noisy to hear what people across the table from you was saying. I would say the service could be improved, we were left for a very considerable amount of time, all requiring more drinks but being unable to catch the attention of the staff. That was the only disappointing factor. However, when we were served, the staff was friendly.
  13. R

    Rachel

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t fault ping pong, a definite favourite and we will be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were in the queue to get in as there was a delay in opening the doors but once in, we had lovely table service, attentive without hovering and the food was amazing! One of our party tried eating dumplings for the third time ever. It was third time lucky as he loved them
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The food and service were both great. But if you want to have a conversation over your meal, this is not the place for you. It’s super noisy!
  16. M

    Meee

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The restaurant wasn't overly busy - but there was a definite lack of staff. Our waiter was lovely, but our food took an age to arrive. We had to request the bill at the same time our food arrived as we were going to the theatre & were running out of time. Our waiter was not at fault at all, but if there are limited waiting staff you should have stopped seating walk-in customers. It was disappointing & a lot of flies in the restaurant.
  17. G

    Gourmet

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our specific Table request on Open Table reservation was not known on arrival. Complained. After being seated between two tables in a noisy area, we were moved by helpful Morio to another section with good table. Not a good start on a first visit.
  18. b

    bobby

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    By chance it was happy hour, which was great! A little hard to get served but otherwise everything was great.
  19. HZ

    HZ2016

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food as always, was faultless and delicious. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because of the noise level. It was far too loud to have a decent conversation without having to shout! Otherwise food and service were superb.
  20. l

    lewis

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ping pong is a great choice for relaxed dining
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    We reserved a table well in advance. When we arrived no table had been reserved the man insisted there were no tables and we were offered a table next to the bar and where they cook the food. We were going to leave and a waitress then took us to the other side where there were other people sitting and at least 20 plus empty tables. Throughout the meal we could hear the man complaining about people to other staff. Food was great, table service feels rushed and you are not given time to look at menus . We told the waitress about the mans poor communication and seating and we would complain how we were treated and she offered us free vouchers for dumplings . I Wouldn’t book this ping pong branch again there are much better ones in London I have been to for a number of years. If you do book don’t expect you have reserved a table you will be sat wherever there’s space
  22. SS

    StephenS

    Newcastle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb lunch in all regards. The service was excellent, the food sublime and watch out for the adorable robots.
  23. CG

    CGgastro

    London

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Very popular - need to prebook for early evening.
  24. CM

    ChicagoMatt

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was great, but the restaurant seemed very loud and crowded. I could barely hold a conversation with my guest.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Anna Maria was amazing and each server was helpful and always keen to help. We had a an amazing time!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff , great service with friendly conversations on what’s on the menu . All the food came on time was delicious.
  27. B

    Bearo

    Hertfordshire

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was incredibly slow, I suspect from having too few staff. Food was nothing special, although good value if you go in the ‘happy hour’ before 6pm.
  28. PR

    PRISB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Friendly restaurant. Nice food. A bit pricey. Very convenient for Festival Hall etc. A bit noisy.
  29. F

    Fran

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was excellentllent, service was good but food timing not guaranteed to eat together at times. Ambience not so good in the glass front section and noisier, this did not spoil our experience for lunch. Most enjoyable, will definitely be repeated.
  30. CV

    CamiloV

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Front of house was not great, seemed to have more important people to attend to, took a good 10min before we were given a menu to order, very disorganised tbh, on the other hand the location was great and the food was delicious. Would go again for the food but maybe a different location.
  31. CB

    CarolB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed our food. Would have been helpful if the ordering system had been explained to us on arrival instead of having to ask. We did feel a little rushed. Ordered cocktails but hardly started them before dinner arrived. In and out in 60 mins. Useful if going to theatre, but not everyone is that much of a rush.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Service is awful. Unfriendly. Considering it was a birthday, the waiting staff didn’t even acknowledge the occasion. Didn’t want or expect anything to be given but a “happy birthday” or “enjoy the occasion” wouldn’t have cost anything. Food was great. Very tasty. Entrance area had a dirty floor (glad wasn’t sat in that area). The robot waiter looked filthy; glad it wasn’t serving the food! Was disappointed the beautiful flower ceiling wasn’t up. There was a odd cherry blossom twig; not quite the same effect!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    CheongFun was dismal. Portions were minuscule. Outdoor was promised but not open. Very unprofessional dismissal on explanation and no apologies offered.
  34. SA

    SamanthaA

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    This was a terrible experience. We were ignored and didn’t receive all of our food and then accused of lying about it. Would not return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Fixed Saturday brunch menu. Overpriced. Salty food. Avoid if you can.
  36. HG

    HitherG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    disappointed.. service awful.. food very average. highlight of the night is the toilets with the sneaky gap to see into the mens!
  37. R

    Ruthie1

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a fantastic lunch at Ping Pong. Ordering was easy. Drinks were delicious. Lots of choice or an all-in-one option which I liked. Was quite busy and lively but the staff were still attentive and the food tasted great.
  38. NW

    NW2019

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was fine but the service was awful!
  39. MZ

    MassyZ

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Missed orders, slow service. Table half cleaned during meal. Desserts were served and half the plates from the main meal were never cleared away. Glasses or plates continuously being dropped/broken. Seems to be a lot of staff, but nobody really doing much. That said, the food was very good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant experience staff and food were fantastic also left my birthday bottle of champagne and of course they still have it

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ping Pong Southbank London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ping Pong Southbank London also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7960 4160.

Ping Pong Southbank London is rated 3.9 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Ping Pong Southbank London

Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Dim Sum

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Waterloo and Southwark Underground Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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