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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Zen Garden

15 Berkeley St. Send to Phone
020-7493 1381
Underground: Green Park
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Lunch & Dinner daily
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  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Zen Garden Restaurant Review

: Here is Hong Kong luxury in London. Impressive kitsch, deluxe décor in the windowless room includes fine Chinese fabrics and porcelain. Suave skillful service is surprisingly sympathetic. The long menu offers classics of Chinese haute cuisine including whole suckling pig, birds’ nest soup with coconut or almond flavours, and superior tiger shark’s fin in crown style with two kinds of gravy---at £130 for two. Lobster, sea bass, turbot and Dover sole variously prepared are charged by the pound---or possibly the kilo nowadays. There are a few ’modern eclectic’ dishes such as nori scrolls Japanese seaweed rolls, and coffee spareribs. Set menus from £29.50 to £138 per person suggest unlimited luxury, but Chinese earthiness can be found too, in mixed vegetable and roasted duck in a clay pot, and perhaps in ’flaming drunk pork’. Less expensive are lunchtime dim sum, ordered by ticking choices on a paper menu. Among mainly familiar items, the unpromisingly named pan-fried Chinese turnip cake is enjoyed by almost everybody; ’mixed cannelloni’ are what Chinatown calls cheung fan noodle rolls. A wide range of carefully prepared vegetables pleases vegetarians. Set lunch £15.50, set dim sum £13.50; set dinner from £29.50.

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