Imperial Treasure's UK branch serving authentic Chinese dishes
Imperial Treasure is a well-known and high-end group with over 20 branches in Asia, but just two in Europe, one in Paris and one in London. I have visited the Imperial Treasure in Singapore (where 14 of their branches are) that is famed for its duck and I was indeed impressed, leading me to be excited for this overdue visit to its London branch. Whilst the dishes in general are good quality, diners do need to note that you must look carefully at when various menus are available and as I learned the hard way, if you wish any duck, be it Peking or Cantonese, you need to ensure you have booked in advance. The dim sum, mapo tofu and Singaporean chilli prawn dishes we had were indeed good quality (especially the turnip cake), but when one portion of egg fried rice is £20 alone it is not a cheap outing. The £317 bill for 5 with three glasses of wine represented just about fair value for money (roughly £63 per head), but I feel a reshow of some sort is necessary as this price tag is greater (on average) than both Michelin starred Hakkasan venues and more than Canton Blue, yet the return in food and overall experience seems better at the latter venues mentioned.
Food Grade: 67%