South London

Dragon Castle

Chinese | South London

Restaurant details

114 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL
Nearest station: Elephant & Castle
Telephone number: 020 7277 3388

Opening times: Mon-Thur 12pm-11pm; Fri, Sat 12pm-11.30pm; Sun 11.30am-10.30pm


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114 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Matthew Norman Guardian
Reviewed on November 08, 2008
"Sweet and sour pork belonged to the upper end of the takeaway market, crispy noodles came with strips of mediocre beef in black bean sauce, but aubergine in a smoky, border-trangressing teriyaki sauce were squidgily caramelised and divine." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on July 22, 2006
"Look, this place is terrific. Absolutely terrific. Best Cantonese I’ve seen in ages. It has the huge, busy feel of the really good middle-tier eating houses in Hong Kong, and food of a quality that they’d queue round the block for even there." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on June 26, 2008
"What we can say, however, is that absolutely everything we had – including dim sum from the extensive lunchtime menu – was realised to a standard equalled by relatively few other Chinese restaurants around town." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed by June 25, 2006
"The fact remains that Dragon Castle is one of the best Cantonese restaurants I have tried in London in a very long time. And it's in the Elephant and Castle. Think of it as a genuine diamond in the rough..." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 07, 2006
"Dim-sum, served daily until teatime, would almost certainly be worth the detour. In the evening, remember to request the other menu to keep the interest of obviously expert chefs who have yet to make compromises." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on May 31, 2006
"This was a hugely decent meal. A far cry from the MSG laden stodge that forms the basis of most Chinatown menus and enough to get me coming at least this far South of the River on a fairly regular basis." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on May 24, 2006
"Dragon Palace is that rare thing in London: a genuine find" READ REVIEW

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