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China Boulevard on the River

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1 The Boulevard | Smuggler's Way, London SW17 7BW, England
+44 20 8874 9878
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasty food to come for lunch with large company for round table and order 3 types of duck dishes, huge selection of dim sums, spicy soup and various rice dishes. After so much food everyone felt themselves pretty light, if you ll go to fancy Hakkasan and eat quarter of what we ate you ll fell yourself stuffed duck!... More 

Thank Qualityreality
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We are local and have been going to China Boulevard for a few years. It's normally really good and one of our favorite restaurants. However, our recent visit for a family celebration was so disappointing. The food was awful, greasy and salty. Some of the starters were undercooked. The beef was tough and tasteless. The service was slow and not... More 

Thank claire c
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Having lived in Hong Kong, I am rather picky about Chinese food and too much dumbing down for the Western market is too common for restaurants outside the usual China Town areas of Soho and Queensway. So China Boulevard is a great find, and we eat here regularly and are always reassured by the numbers of Chinese regulars it has.... More 

Thank William L
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

this was an invite, so here i am 1st please be warned there is NO parking here, so had to use the multi-storey carpark 2nd as my mum is disabled, access inside restaurant is sub-standard, very poor for any wheelchair user, so be warned!!! so it wasn't and good start, YES the view from the restaurant was nice and pleasant... More 

Thank sunnyng88
Reading, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Although the official address give is 1 Smugglers's Way, the restaurant is actually on the river front within the new apartment complex. Park in the car park servicing the apartments and have your ticket validated before you leave - you get a discount. The place is on two floors. Downstairs is devoted to functions whilst upstairs is for normal dining.... More 

Thank E8hlc
Pune, India
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have read mixed reviews on Trip Advisor. For me this is a must visit on my annual trip to London. The last visit was in August 16. Their top three dishes: The crispy duck pancakes, salt and pepper prawns and green Tongan beans with pork. And runners-up are the lobster ginger and sizzling chicken in black bean sauce. They... More 

Thank PG_Pune
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is a lot of fun - you can eat until you go pop, for not very much money and if you go at lunchtime the dim sum menu is fantastic value for money. You can also go a little crazy and try tripe or chickens feet- they have everything. some times a little quirky, be prepared for your... More 

Thank DuncanD
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

On some days early in the morning, I am awake, but am still half asleep: bleary eyed, still not yet able to see clearly and very dozy. This was how I imagine the state of the chefs was in when I visited this restaurant with friends on Monday night. Almost everything we ordered was just awful and barely edible. Excessive... More 

Thank LikesToCycle
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I was intrigued to try China Boulevard after seeing it on a tv programme. The food was ok but not special. Wanton soup was weak. The salt and pepper spare ribs were very good. The Cantonese roast duck was tender and flavourful but very fatty. There are some other dishes on the menu that look appetising so further exploration and... More 

Thank AlexAW2011
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I was staying close to China Boulevard and decided to take dinner there and I was so happy I did. The food was beautiful... Dim Sum was delicious, main was amazing and the view was lovely. Staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank Sharie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Boulevard | Smuggler's Way, London SW17 7BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8874 9878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?