About Hing Lee
About the restaurant
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.