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20 Sep, 2009

Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant (文兴酒家)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Chinese Food|United Kingdom

Sorry for not updating for quite some time, we have been quite busy these few weeks. Anyway, here’s a post on our 1 day trip to London. After we done enough of shopping in London, we took the underground to Bayswater to the Four Seasons Restaurant – the restaurant known for its legendary delicious roast duck.

Within minutes, we arrived at the Bayswater Underground Station.

The restaurant is only a few steps away from the underground station, very visible and easy to look for. There are quite a number of souvenir shops located in this area, a nice place to buy or just take a look at gifts.

It was only half past four when we arrived at the restaurant. We were early because we wanted to avoid the crowd and also simply because we were hungry after the rather unpleasant breakfast which we had in Chinatown, which we will post in the future. The restaurant was considerably small but clean and pleasant.

The various types of chili which went perfectly with the roast duck!

Priced at £10.50 for half a duck, the Cantonese style special roast duck (粤式烧鸭) was superb! It was simply one of the best roast ducks we have had so far, and it was quite hard to believe that London is the place we had it, instead of somewhere else in Malaysia. The skin was so nice and crispy while the meat was so sinfully delicious, very moist, flavourful and chewy. The sweet sauce complemented the duck so well, and the thick layer of fat beneath the skin of the duck was the hidden treasure. Every bite was sensational!

Priced at £6.80, the hot and spicy bean curd with minced pork (麻婆豆腐) tasted very good too! It was originally served with minced beef but we changed it to pork since I don’t take beef. The dish was moderate spicy, but very delicious, flavourful and aromatic! Very nice to go with white rice, we wiped the plates clean as we did the same for the roast duck.

Service was a little below average and it takes quite a long time for food to be served. Fortunately, food was excellent and authentic. If you really want to try good roast ducks, this would definitely be the place for it. Very highly recommended!

Restaurant Information
83 Queensway,
Bayswater,
London W2 3RL,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 02072294320

14 Responses to "Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant (文兴酒家)"

1 | ♦♦豆豆♦♦

September 20th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

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nice food…

makes me so glad to see that ~

2 | 追梦者

September 21st, 2009 at 2:29 am

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i remember i been to bay water..^^

3 | Little Inbox

September 21st, 2009 at 4:08 am

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Both dishes also look mouth watering. :)

4 | ai wei

September 21st, 2009 at 2:46 pm

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finally u are back on food posting again. miss u guys so much here…
u guys just can't get rid off the ma poh tofu. hehe

5 | Tarts and Pies

September 21st, 2009 at 4:10 pm

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England…
I didn't go to that place when I was in England

6 | ♥-wanyi-♥

September 23rd, 2009 at 3:16 am

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toufu toufu~haha
looks so good!
i even thought that was a malaysia's restaurant
how i wish there can be one in Bakersfield.(where i'm staying now)

7 | sock peng

September 23rd, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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nice food
long time not saw ur sharing

8 | squall

September 24th, 2009 at 4:44 am

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seem that UK chinese cuisine is much more better than malaysia…all look delicious…

9 | kampungboycitygal

September 25th, 2009 at 12:18 am

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they have an outlet in capital square, dang wangi. quite good as well

10 | thenomadGourmand

September 25th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

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u must tell us if u have come across any in KL that tasted remotely the same since i dont think i'll ever step into London!

11 | mimid3vils

September 27th, 2009 at 11:45 am

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I know they have a branch at KL :)

12 | TL

July 6th, 2010 at 11:51 am

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they have a shop in kl? i thought it is opening soon in pj subang, inside EMPIRE shopping complex?

13 | Anonymous

August 21st, 2010 at 9:51 am

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it used to be in capsquare..closed down di…empire only small shop

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September 24th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

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