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5.4 /6 Excellent 21 Reviews

Canton Element Chinese Restaurant

Holborn Chinese £££ +100
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About Canton Element Chinese Restaurant

Serving some of London’s best Chinese food, Canton Element Chinese Restaurant is setting the bar high for Far Eastern cuisine. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or drinks, this stunning Cantonese restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere for an evening to remember. The service team here is professional, friendly and efficient, offering up a wide range of dishes to strike your fancy from grilled or steamed dim sum delights to king prawns with scrambled eggs, braised pork belly with preserved vegetables and clay-pot braised tofu with fish meat in brown sauce. Be sure to finish up with one of the incredible desserts on offer, whether it’s the tasty mango sago pudding or almond and taro rolls. Discover a whole world of flavour here at Canton Element Chinese Restaurant on Holborn’s Red Lion Street by booking your table ahead of time today.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 17:00 - 22:00
Canton Element Chinese Restaurant, 48 Red Lion Street, WC1R 4PF London


21 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 21 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 10:34

Amazing food with great service - in a and out in less than an hour but fresh tasy food with a great menu selection. Would definitely recommend

1 review so far 6
29.06.2017 08:31

Very impressed with the food at this restaurant. I am a New Yorker and we definitely know good food. Overall not thrilled with the food in London but this was one of our best meals.

1 review so far 6
13.05.2017 10:59

The food is sooo delicious!! And there staff are really helpful, friendly and speedy!! We came here with a group of friends for the kareoke and loved the food so much I brought my boyfriend back for his birthday! Will be visiting again! Wished we lived nearer!

2 reviews so far 6
02.04.2017 15:50

A superb Chinese. The dim sum are not to be missed and sea bass, salt & pepper kings prawns and chilli beef with mango are exquisite. The service is very friendly and lovely and wine list is well chosen and priced.

2 reviews so far 5
14.06.2017 13:51

We had a most enjoyable evening at the Canton Element: friendly service and first class food. We went for the larger of the Set Menus - and not only were the portions exceptionally generous but it was all delicious and freshly prepared. The restaurant is fairly narrow but long and well fitted out with modern touches. Downstairs there are some karaoke areas although, as we were having a quiet dinner for two, these didn't intrude in any way. For a barmy, early June Saturday evening it was less full than one might have expected. However, we have no hesitation in recommending it unconditionally for its fine food, good service and pleasant environment.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 10:15

Really easy to book, great food, and excellent service! We had a great evening and everything was as we would have hoped. I would recommend this place to anyone. They had a great deal that we all went for - a starter and a rice/noodle main dish for a tenner. The starters came almost immediately, which served us well because we were starving.

1 review so far 6
22.09.2016 07:26

Excellent staff is very friendly, restaurant is clean & cosy, big portion, great value for money. This is our 3rd time, we travelled all the way from canary wharf to this place for good Chinese food

1 review so far 6
15.08.2016 10:29

Excellent food, good service, a great place to visit both mid week and quieter at the weekend. Generous portions and a good variety of choices. Very good value for money as well.

1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 19:57

Great food, great service, great prices. The dim sum is very good. The place is a weekly must go for me as I work closeby. I can definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
07.10.2016 07:56

Excellent as always. Fresh food. Nice interior and efficient service. The squid is particularly good here. . . . . . . . . . .

1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 07:53

Great service n good food... i reccomend it. Relaxed ambiance too makes you relaxed for a slow dinner. The staff freindly n helpful snd good prices.

1 review so far 5
06.12.2016 07:40

We three ordered dim sum,Shanghai fried dumplings, vegetable spring rolls and set meals. They were all very delicious. The place was clean and tidy. And the bill was very reasonable.

1 review so far 5
02.07.2017 12:46

Enjoyable food - well cooked and not a long wait. Short wine list but all reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would be very happy to eat here again.

1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 09:53

This has become our regular local haunt. With friendly, efficient staff, great dim sum and salt and pepper squid, reasonably priced, we can't fault it.

1 review so far 5
15.08.2016 09:50

Great food, dim sum was particularly fresh and the curry laksa was impressive. Popped in for a business lunch and the service was quick, efficient and friendly.

2 reviews so far 5
30.01.2017 09:50

Very good Cantonese restaurant. Would recommend trying the dim sum. handy as it is just opposite premier Inn Holborn hotel. Worth booking as restaurant is quite small.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2016 16:13

Good food, and they have pretty fast service so you can have the 2 course lunch deal (pretty good value) within a lunch hour, just!

1 review so far 5
17.04.2017 10:30

Nice food nice service, even the "simplest" egg fried rice is very tasty. Liked the table a lot, like marble surface. Prices are okay too

1 review so far 4
26.07.2017 10:05

Pleasant staff with a good menu selection. A nice clean restaurant but slightly limited on wine by the glass options considering it's location and vast menu.

1 review so far 4
16.10.2016 16:22

good local Chinese that serves all the favorites in a punctual and timely manner, with good flavours and reasonable prices. worth taking a visit soon

3 reviews so far 4
19.04.2017 13:11

Great service, large portion sizes, and a good ambience. It looks very nondescript from the outside but has a good decor. Good for groups also.