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Duck. That's pretty much all you need to know about Four Seasons. With three locations in London (the original in Queensway, and two in Chinatown (Gerard Street and Wardour Street)) the kitchen here is very competent at a number of things - braised belly pork and flavoursome crispy seafood noodles amongst a few of them - but rest assured, the line you'll inevitably encounter on evenings in London, come rain or shine, is waiting for that roast duck.
Severable high profile food critics have variously deemed it the best in London and one went so far as to say it was better than the duck in Beijing (I wouldn't disagree). Though it's probably better for you to form your own opinion lest you get your hopes up, let's just say this - that half duck you ordered you thought would be enough? Nah. Nope. You'll regret not ordering the whole bird. That fiancé or old friend who's been with you through thick and thin? The enemy, if they come between you and that last piece. Forget Rolo - people could conceivably start wars over this stuff. Half or whole, but always roast and boneless - you're welcome.
What about the rest of the menu? The aforementioned pork is stellar - wagyu beef has the texture and flavour of dirty laundry in comparison. Get it with the braised vegetables (unless you like yams). Greens are always perfectly al dente and slathered with beautiful garlic sauce, and noodles addictively moreish. Service is as any Cantonese restaurant - efficient but brusque - and waits can be long on busy nights, but frankly, we'd wait through a hurricane for a cheap and delicious dinner here.
Daily: 12:00 - 01:00
23 Wardour Street, Leicester-Square, W1D 6PWView Larger Map
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom
- All Ages
- Business Travellers
- Families With Teenagers