For locals looking for authentic Chinese restaurants in London, there’s no better destination than Chinatown. But while many eateries may promise authenticity, few come close to one of its longest standing restaurants, New Mayflower. The family-run eatery has become a favourite of foodies and expats alike, who praise its fuss-free casual atmosphere and traditional home-style Chinese and Cantonese dishes.
Diners will find the hidden gem just a short walk from Leicester Square, The Hippodrome and Trafalgar Square. New Mayflower’s central location in Chinatown makes it more than ideal for visitors looking for places to eat in London. It’s also perfect for casual meals after work with friends as Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus tube stations are less than five minutes’ walk away.
Set across two floors, the sprawling eatery may be one of the largest restaurants in London. Just like its hearty traditional dishes, the restaurant aims to leave their guests feeling like they’re home. They’ll find relaxing yet contemporary dining rooms that would make the perfect setting for family celebrations, date nights or dinner parties with a few good friends.
From prawn dumplings and wonton soup to Peking duck and chow mein, New Mayflower has something for all tastes. As Chinese restaurants in London go, their menu is one of the most extensive, with a range of meat, vegetarian and seafood dishes to choose from. But for the real adventurous, diners should consider specialties such as their stewed mutton and bean curd hotpot.
When it comes to authentic Chinese and Cantonese cuisine, there’s no finer pick than New Mayflower. Any occasion will be even more of a treat for tastecard members who can look forward to exclusive restaurant savings when they call to book ahead and present their cards upon arrival. It’s a good chance to treat themselves to pudding, another round of drinks or a few dishes to share with friends.
Please note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.