Set in the historic labyrinth of streets close to Butlers Wharf and the southern end of London’s Tower Bridge, Hing Lee is something of a spot for City workers looking for an affordable and authentic Chinese food fix. Found along Curlew Street, Hing Lee’s green decor is unmistakable in this ex-industrial corner of Bermondsey. Take a seat inside and choose from a long list of dishes taken from the annals of Chinese cuisine. There are a good range of set menus available, plus a range of drinks to accompany your meal.
Most fans of Chinese cuisine begin to salivate when they hear the term crispy in connection with Far East food. Hing Lee doesn’t fail such Pavlovian desires, with the special crispy platter for two featuring sesame prawn on a bed of toasted seaweed, crispy (there you go!) spring rolls and dry spare ribs ideal for sharing between two. You can, of course, go solo if you arrive at Hing Lee’s Curlew Street premises in London’s Bermondsey with something of an appetite. Certainly those crossing Tower Bridge from the City by foot for a business lunch seem to – they tend to catch a cab back in the opposite direction.
Seafood is a big deal at this almost-riverside London Chinese restaurant. Topping Hing Lee’s selection is the premium (and seasonally available) braised lobster with ginger and spring onions, or the same again with a very traditionally Chinese black bean chilli sauce. From there, Hing Lee’s kitchen serves up a cornucopia of seafood, fish and shellfish, depending on what gets delivered daily to their Curlew Street premises in Bermondsey. There are ample meat and poultry dishes on offer, plus spectacular hot pots and dishes plated up still sizzling: the Cantonese-style fillet steak and the vegetarian lo hon vegetable hot pot come particularly recommended.
We always enjoy very much going to this restaurant. The food is great, but the absolute high point is the friendliness of the staff, who are wonderful.
Off the beaten path, this Chinese restaurant proved to be a great find. Attentive service and excellent food made it exactly the kind of place we were looking for. Thanks!
Food was lovely. Couldn't find fault with the food or service. Staff were friendly service was very fast even with large party I was with
Lovely Restaurant the food was fabulous and the staff really pleasant and we will be going back at least every month also prices are very reasonable.
It is some time since we have been there for reasons that have nothing to do with the restaurant. It was therefore fantastic to find that the food is at least as good as ever - actually, we thought it was even better, if anything. Moreover, the owners and the serving team are just such lovely people.
Great food and service. Very polite and helpful staff. Didn't need to wait long for food to arrive. We will definately come back next time we are in London
Excellent meal and very good value for money. Had the set banquet and everything was tasty and fresh. Would definitely recommend and will return soon.