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Friendly Inn

47 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5QJ, England
+44 20 7437 4170
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
20 Jun 2015
“It's not the best but better then the rest”
28 May 2014
“Best Chinese in Chinatown”
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Chinese, Steakhouse, Asian
47 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5QJ, England
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

Nice cheap meal. Food is hot and good quality and the change in staff is a welcome. Since the refurb it's improved 100% well worth a visit.

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I've been visiting this fab Chinese restaurant for well over 20 years now, and although I no longer live in London, I still go back to the Friendly Inn when I have a chance. The food is superb, without a doubt the best Chinese I've...More

Thank jillypuma
Reviewed 11 April 2014

If you've been to London you know that the town is expensive in almost every way--and especially eating out. We were in the show area and decided to have Chinese. After walking up and down Gerrard Street twice (and around the corner), we went in...More

Thank RRRice
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Let's face it unless you want to pay and arm and a leg getting a meal in China Town of Leicester sq is going to cost you big time bucks. But this place serves great food and good value for money. Ok no frills not...More

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 2 March 2014

My boyfriend and I were looking for a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, we found this one just off of it and went in. The waitress was rude and threatening, we were scared to ask for anything. The meal wasn't exactly satisfactory and after about 3...More

Thank Yasmin B
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Family break so took in Chinatown on a Saturday night , every where seemed packed so found this place at the end of gerrard st.. Have to say the food was plentiful and served quickly and was very tasty , menu d for 3 shared...More

Thank martin1967ad
Reviewed 6 February 2014

This small restaurant at one end of Chinatown has been a favourite of mine for a few years now. The menu is long, the choices excellent and the food top notch. The service is fast and low key too which makes it an ideal place...More

Thank MaliaLondon
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The restaurant was quiet when i visited but I would recommend if your are looking for reasonably priced food with quick and efficient service. I selected the set meal for two with a colleauge at only £14 this was a great choice with prawn crackers...More

Thank waldo68190821
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Without a doubt my favourite place to visit. The owner is an amazing character who gives great banter (other reviewers mistaking this for rudeness)! Open very late and generally pretty busy, but have always been found a table in the past. Reasonably priced, and great...More

Thank jollymuncher
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I never usually write reviews but this was one of the worst dining experiences of my life. The female waitress is the rudest woman I have ever encountered in my life. Clearly she and her staff care very little about their customers. The food was...More

Thank Pól Ó
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, After-hours
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
3:30 PM - 1:00 AM
3:30 PM - 1:00 AM
3:30 PM - 1:00 AM
3:30 PM - 1:00 AM
3:30 PM - 1:00 AM
3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 4170
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