Ping Pong Covent Garden

4.1
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80 reviews
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£25 and under
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Asian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Buzzing with the excitement of opera and theatre land, Ping Pong Covent Garden is located on Maiden Lane and is a short walk from both Covent Garden Station and Charing Cross Station.
Set over three floors, the restaurant features an incredible new design with an exuberant bar to greet guests on arrival, transcending into a welcoming, chic restaurant. Unique to Ping Pong Covent Garden is access to a mezzanine level private dining room, as well as the semi-exclusive basement floor, both perfect for functions and masterclasses. From Corporate Functions to Hen Parties, Ping Pong provides the perfect setting for all types of events. Pick from set menus or work with our Ping Pong Party Planners to tailor packages to your requirements.
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.8
Value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Surprisingly good food and very friendly service

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LaurenD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Genuinely fantastic, authentic food. Couldn’t fault it.

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vipTAbe
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Ping Pong food is always reliable. On this particular trip the waitress spilt drink all over my partner's jacket and clothes. She was very apologetic and we understood it was an accident. What was nice was that the restaurant was very apologetic and was forth coming with compensation via a reduction in the bill or offering us dessert on the house if we wanted. We were in a rush so didn't opt for the dessert but appreciated they offered to reduce the bill without us having to ask. Thanks again for your service

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GiuliaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Great place for groups since the quality and quantity match the price. The atmosphere was laid back for a Saturday night. The Soho location is definitely more lively if you are looking for a dj and more up-beat diners.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great gluten free options and very friendly staff! The food was good, I do think some things did not taste as good for how much they charged.

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vipAlexA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Too noisy. We won't come back.
The staff in training should be... trained more before allowed onto the job? The person who waited on our table forgot to give us menus when we moved to a different table (as the original one was next to a super-loud party). We asked her for the menu but then she forgot to bring us a pencil. She then brought a pencil which was broken.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious, no faults at all with the standard of the food.
Took us over an hour to receive one of the dishes we ordered, firstly were given the wrong dish to then have to ask two more times to finally receive the correct item.
Staff were really accommodating and discounted the bill because of the inconvencible.
Really affordable, especially the happy hour deal.
Would definitely go again.

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Kishan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good place for Chinese food, can imagine the lower level being a better atmosphere than the entrance floor.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

I ordered large plate katsu curry rice bowl and jasmine and lily tea pot. I must say it’s not worth the price. Food was okayish, not so remarkable and worth craving for. Staff were nice though and friendly. A good try to dine with but maybe not coming back again.

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GirlWithACurl
London
63 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great venue to share food with friends. The chocolate fondant dessert is recommended.

MT
MariusT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Food OK. Service miserable. Took long time to order. All waiters/waitresses in bad mood. Gave us what we ordered on the thrid attempt. Used to love PingPong. Surprised by the fall in the service and quality. This was defintely my final visit.

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PeterR
Warwickshire
12 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Second time we have dined here in the last month. Food quickly prepared and good quality, service was a bit erratic but a big table landed, so perhaps understandable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service was superb!

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PeterR
Warwickshire
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This isn't a 100% traditional dim sum, but a fusion with some different dishes. Not a vast selection & you won't find chicken feet, but everything is well cooked & presented and we will certainly be back.

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HappyGoLucky
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and service was lovely as always and it is definitely value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great! Loved it.

M
Madeleinevdh
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very unique form of dining, you have to fill in your own service card and then hand it to the waiters. I think this restaurant is a really fun idea, however may be better suited as a lunch place rather than a dinner place. Overall, I would recommend to friends as the food was really good and I like the concept of the restaurant.

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SteveO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Everyone came in just before 5.30 and the kitchen couldn’t cope. This shouldn’t be a surprise to a restaurant in theatreland particularly when the last booking time for a pre theatre dinner offer is 5.30! No designated waiting staff per table so if food doesn’t arrive nobody notices. Veggie rice came 20 mins after we had finished main course and it contained prawns! We were given free dessert but the restaurant was badly run. We have been to three other locations of Ping Pong which have been good so maybe this was a bad day, or maybe they need more training.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and restaurant is very nice

CB
ClarB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Nice place, quick service, not a lot of music. Went on a Wednesday night and it was nicely quiet. The food if delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thank you for being very accommodating when our group number went from 6 to 9 people.
Food was great and service was brilliant

TK
TimK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

While the food was a good choice, the level of service and attentiveness to needs was severely lacking. We had to find the waitstaff whenever we needed something, they did not pay attention to the dishes piling up on our table, food came in waves and there was no room to put in down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Poor service, average food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Have been here once before and whilst the food was good the service is shockingly bad, unfortunately it was the exactly the same. I don’t understand how waiting staff can ignore customers. I asked for water when we were seated and multiple times after but only got it at the end of the meal. They do seem to like talking to each other. One member of staff, who was dressed slightly differently, so I assume was a manager, not only had a permanent scowl on her face but also after nearly knocking out food over, spilling one of the drinks and getting the order wrong never so much as offered an apology. Surely it’s just courtesy. Anyway, chefs do a good job but won’t be rushing back here.

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AmitS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Really average food and terrible service. Staff was not attentive to any request

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

service was a little slow at times

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food was mostly very good but one of the large dishes came out late after 2 reminders - it was cold so had presumably been sitting there for a while. My elderly mother did not complain.
The waitress clearing the table dropped a dirty knife on one of our party and was unapologetic!
We had to ‘chase’ to order coffees and desserts.
Waitresses need to be much more customer service driven/friendly, smiley and helpful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Chinese food? 🤔 never eaten a similar Chinese food in all of my journeys around the world!

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AlexiaB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Not many vegetarian options but what they had was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Birthday night with mates. Service could have been better, not very attentive. We ordered extra dumplings after we finished first course and they never came so we had to cancel. They weren’t apologetic and came across a tad annoyed! Everything else was perfect, great drinks, good quality food, and lots of fun.

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GemmaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

I like Ping Pong however was disappointed with the Covent Garden restaurant.
Staff had no knowledge of my booking.
We waited for 20 mins for our drinks and entree to arrive only to find that half the order was missing. Staff were not very attentive, in fact I had to wave my arms around (only to be ignored by 2 members of staff having a chat about their weekend) before another lady came over.
We were not advised that portions came in threes (there was 4 of us) so when some dishes came out, we asked for the future dishes to come out with 4 portions and we would pay the extra. They didn't.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Not having been to a Ping Pong before it would have been helpful to have had some guidance on how to order. You fill in a form and try and get someone’s attention. No one even seems bothered about taking your drinks order and only 25 mins after arriving did we manage to flag someone down. The food arrived quickly once ordered but attention pre-ordering really needs some work. Disinterested staff are not helpful to newbies. This is definitely somewhere you feel more comfortable in if you’ve been before and know the ropes.

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Londoner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is excellent, although you should question the size of the servings. We were three people, and had we known that several items come in three pieces, maybe two dishes would have been ample.
They hand you a list to tickbox, but the lighting isn't really bright enough for this. The service is friendly but their paperwork is a bit chaotic!

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NicolaK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an early table booked and when we first got there it was quiet but filled up pretty quickly so I would recommend booking a table if possible.
Food was lovely and waiter and waitress gave details of food when prompted. The food was well presented and delicious. We ordered the shared set meal which was ample for two people and we also made the most of the happy hour offer of discounted Prosecco!

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EmmaY
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The ambiance was really nice but the food was not very good. The dim sum is not at all authentic and the dumpling dough was very heavy. Xiaolongbao should be served with soup spoons.

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SteveD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Nobody seemed to be doing front of house but after we managed to get seated the food and service were great. Nice atmosphere although was a bit hot. Had a good meal and would go again!

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NondasT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my son’s 16th birthday and obviously a very important day for all the family. We had been Ping Pong before and always left with the best impressions.
The food was excellent and the staff made every effort to make us feel nice. They even arranged to come to the table holding a small cake with a lit candle and started singing Happy Birthday to my son. They made a great effort to create a nice atmosphere for this important day. We were really pleased and we think that they truly deserve a full 5*.

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Jessica
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly staff and the food was great . Got the set menu which was great value

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NickyS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Good food and fairly quick service but not particularly attentive I.e. had to keep asking for water refills and for some soy as none on the table. Saying that menu is great and all food tasted great. Fairly noisy but great for a bite pre theatre

RK
RenuK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The food was not fresh. It seemed as if everything was reheated and stale. Did not enjoy my experience at Ping Pong this instance.

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Ping Pong Covent Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Ping Pong Covent Garden is rated 4.1 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

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