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Gourmet San

261 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6AH, England
+44 20 7729 8388
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible25%
26 Jan 2016
“OK Chinese - lacked ambience ”
5 Dec 2015
“Spicy intestines!”
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Chinese, Asian
261 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6AH, England
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Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

I went there for dinner yesterday with a friend - I think this place has been renamed My Old Place. The menu lacked description so I found it hard to choose a dish to eat. The lady that was serving us seemed a bit annoyed...More

2  Thank 4Eva2015
Reviewed December 5, 2015

I had a spicy but tasty kung pao pork intestines with peanut sauce. If you never tried intestine before, come here to try it!

Thank noelito74
Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The more people you go with the more dishes you can order and therefore more variety. Some of the dishes are a bit hit and miss. Be aware of the sezchuan peppercorns! The cucumber dish is incredible and the lamb skewers are Moorish and so...More

Thank Ell1981London
Reviewed September 4, 2015

Every time I go to this place, I'm surprised by their authentic cooking which tastes really great and makes you discover tasty dishes away from the usual Chinese dish. Prices are very reasonable. The decoration is not surprising and simple - but you wanna eat...More

Thank Shaftesbury G
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Although I agree with reviewers who describe this restaurant as bare bones in decor and service, I had a great experience with the food. We enjoyed the lamb skewers, vegetable dishes and spicy calamari. The food was very good, much better than any Chinese food...More

Thank Justine S
Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had Sunday lunch there today, five of us, on arrival I was rather anxious as I had read the poor reviews. The restaurant doesn't look very inviting and there were few other diners there so my anxiety increased, but when the food arrived I...More

Thank NowlookatmeBanburys
Reviewed February 25, 2015

Probably one of the worst Chinese restaurants I have visited. I'm a fan of Szechuan food, but there is little to recommend the food here. Excessively oily, overloaded with onions, very little meat and overpriced. The service is lacklustre too. It was rated highly by...More

1  Thank woodtroll
Reviewed February 15, 2015

I actually used to like gourmet San but after this experience never again. After the initial order was placed, 2 hours went by with no means of knowing where our food was. After numerous attempts to call they said the driver will be 10-15mins by...More

2  Thank SONNY1989
Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was just so disappointing. I used to visit this restaurant often when I lived in Bethnal Green around four years ago and I have been recommending it even since I've moved away. My boyfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to a Sunday night...More

Thank Ashleigh3175
Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very basic canteen/cafe style decor. Probably best a to come if you're adventurous with meats. Very worrying when you could hear the microwave going constantly in the kitchen. (Visit - 04/10/2014 Lunch Service)

1  Thank Shaun D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7729 8388
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