Friday, September 16, 2011

Grand Imperial - restaurant review

The Grand Imperial Cantonese restaurant opened earlier this year in The Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria.

There isn't a wealth of good eateries in the area, so I was keen to try it out, particularly when I heard they had a dim sum set lunch.

Entering the restaurant from the hustle and bustle of Victoria station, you find yourself in an altogether more serene environment.  The room itself is, fittingly, grand.  High ceilings, marble pillars, dark wood furniture and crisp white table cloths are the order of the day. It's the sort of place where you almost feel the need to whisper - although this may have been because the restaurant was almost empty on a Friday lunchtime.

The express dim sum lunch is £20 for two people and allows you to choose five dishes to share, from a fairly standard selection.  We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered but only one was particularly memorable; the deep fried whisker black cod, which was served with a delicious creamy, fruity dipping sauce.

Unfortunately, although the deal is reasonably priced, it really isn't enough food for two and we left slightly hungry.  If we were to go again, I'd definitely order a bowl of noodles on the side.

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  1. If there was ever a time to break with convention and serve dim sum in multiples of two rather than three then it's in a set lunch deal for two! It looks nice but there's definitely not enough to go round!

  2. You're totally right! We thought that at the time. c


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