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24 Sep, 2011

Gold Mine (金山楼)

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

After a relaxing visit to the lavender farm, we took the train back to London and decided to have dinner in central London. We thought about visiting Gold Mine since it was located near our hotel and we heard good reviews about the restaurant.

London Eye, London
Before reviewing the restaurant, we would like to share a few photos that we took in London at night. Pictured above is the world well-known London Eye, with the County Hall on the right, which houses the Sea Life London Aquarium, London Film Museum and the Namco Station amusement arcade. This photo was taken from the north bank of River Thames, on the Westminster Bridge. The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK. It would be advisable to book your tickets online if you’re interested in the ride.

London Eye, London
London Eye and River Thames at night.

Tower Bridge, London
The photo above was the Tower Bridge, the iconic symbol of London. The nearest underground station is Tower Hill. Definitely one of the must-visit attractions in London!

Gold Mine
Back to the main theme of our blog, Gold Mine is located strategically in Bayswater, on the same street as Four Seasons.

Gold Mine
We were early for dinner, which was why the restaurant was less crowded at that time.

Gold Mine
We started our dinner with Gold Mine’s specialty – special roast duck Cantonese style (粤式烧鸭). Priced at £9.80 for half a duck, the roast duck was very delicious. The duck was indulgently fatty and the sauce was sweet and addictive. However, we somehow prefer Four Seasons over Gold Mine’s.

Gold Mine
Priced at £8.70, we also had a double cooked pork belly with yam in hot pot (芋头扣肉煲). The pork belly was tender and juicy, and the yam was soft and powdery. It was very nice when eaten with white rice.

Gold Mine
Lastly, we also tried their braised bean curd with minced pork, diced Chinese mushrooms and radish (玉子豆腐煲). Priced at £8.70, the braised bean curd was a delightful dish. The bean curd was soft and silky and the sauce was very flavourful. Definitely one of the better versions of tofu that we had!

Service was average and varies according to the staff. Expect to get an express meal instead of a relaxing atmosphere to dine for long. But food was good overall. Stay tuned in our blog for an upcoming post about English afternoon tea!

Restaurant Information
102 Queensway
Bayswater
W2 3RR London
United Kingdom.
Tel: 02077928331

5 Responses to "Gold Mine (金山楼)"

1 | ai wei

September 24th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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nice photos of london night
do post more on london view!!!

2 | choi yen

September 24th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

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Oh, with that yam pork belly I can go with multiple bowls of rice!!!

3 | The Yum List

September 25th, 2011 at 9:32 am

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Awesome photos of the London Eye and bridge. Makes me want to go back sooner rather than later.

4 | Eat Only Lar! » Blog Archive » The Georgian Restaurant

September 26th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

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[...] previously mentioned that it was advisable to book tickets online for a ride on the London Eye, we did exactly that and [...]

5 | eatonlylar

September 27th, 2011 at 12:47 am

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ai wei: Thanks! We’ll have another London series coming up next time. That one probably wont have as many scenic pictures, but we’l ltry! =P

choi yen: Hehe, we were tempted to as well!

The Yum List: Thank you! Our time in the UK has been fun, we hope to return sometime in the future as well!

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