Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


Ground Floor, 160 Piccadilly Send to Phone
020-7499 6996


Open Mon.-Sat. noon-midnight, Sun. noon-11.30pm
  • Dress code: Casual

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED China House Restaurant Review

: Housed in the magnificent domed former banking hall of Barclays Bank, China House incorporates an upstairs restaurant, a retail outlet and a casual ground floor bar and café. It serves what it calls modern Chinese ’express food’ with Western influences, which translates into a menu ranging from squid with mustard sauce to dumplings in chilli soy, all at £3. Main dishes at £6.50 might be a seafood bowl of prawns, crab, squid, and vegetables with Szechuan cabbage or roast duck with vegetables and shallot crisps, served with wet or dry noodles or rice. Children, thankfully, have smaller (’panda’) portions at £4.50. More Western and child-friendly influences come in the £3.50 desserts---ice creams, frozen yoghurts, chocolates and fruit. But don’t treat this as just a café, there’s a minimum charge of £6.50 per person.

Best Kosher Wines
Best Kosher Wines

Check out GAYOT's list of the Top Kosher Wines.