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Mandarin Restaurant: "Excellent Chinese food in Paddington" The Mandarin Tip by tvor

The Mandarin, London: 1 reviews and 0 photos

We walked around the block from our hotel on Gloucester Terrace and passed the Mandarin restaurant. We decided to try it and we were very glad we did. It's a small restaurant, about 10 tables including two round ones that could seat 6. The decor is non-existant, just plain white walls with a print with Chinese writing on the two side walls. Don't let this put you off though. The service was very good and the food was fantastic. Food is Peking and Szechuan. A real hidden jewel.

Favorite Dish: We had a few nice dishes, including my favourite, crispy duck pancake. The special fried rice was lovely, the spring rolls stuffed with goodness, the plain noodles were very tasty. We had a half bottle of house wine and it was very good as well.

With wine, and the various dishes we ordered, the bill came to about 60 pounds with a tip. A bit expensive and they do have "banquets" available, with set menu prices for several courses

Address: 33 Craven Road, W2 3BX
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: From Paddington Station, cross over the main street, walk west along Praed which turns into Craven for about three or four blocks.
Phone: 020 7723 8744
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 5
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2005
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