HK Diner

Price guide: Budget

22 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6QQ

Price guide: Budget

HK Diner by day

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#110 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.5
3.5
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3
3.0
Location:
3
3.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Nightlife, No fuss, People watching

Expert review of HK Diner

Need to fill up in the early hours of the morning? This Hong Kong-style café hits the spot.

A favourite with London’s Chinese expat community, HK Diner stays open until 4am to welcome clubbers and other night owls with hearty food and cheesy Hong Kong pop music.

Food and drink: 

Most come for the roast duck and pork, which hang glistening in the front window ready to be served with gravy over nourishing plates of rice. The stir-fries and set meals are a bit so-what; better is to look at the specials list and homely claypot and noodle dishes. There’s a seemingly decent range of bubble teas advertised but whether or not a flavour is available when you ask for it is another matter.

Ambience: 

Smart curved wooden booths add a touch of privacy, or sit at the counter for a diner vibe.

Service: 

Sometimes friendly, sometimes disinterested or grumpy, but reliably fast-moving.

Location: 

Close to Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue and Piccadilly Circus – great after the theatre or cinema.

Price advice: 

Main courses start at £5 a plate, and there are bottles of wine around a tenner.

More information on HK Diner:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Diner, Takeaway
Food:
Chinese, Traditional
Address:
22 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6QQ
Telephone:
020 7434 9544
Serves:
Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 11am-4am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
late night opening, roast duck, bbq pork

Have you been to HK Diner? Would you recommended it?