Ping Pong Southbank London

4.3
117 reviews
£25 and under
Asian
Our restaurant on the Southbank has 2 floors, featuring the floating Lotus Lounge, a buzzing cocktail bar and an outside terrace. With its variety of spaces we are perfect for any party booking. We also offer masterclass experiences – shake up your event with our cocktail masterclass, or get cooking with our masters of dim sum class.

Whether you are looking for lunch, dinner, drinks or a party booking – let Ping Pong Southbank take care of you.

COVID-19: Following the new government guidelines any bookings from the 12th of April and 16th of May will be outside and we will only take bookings of 6 or less ( mixed household). Your reservation is for 1h30 minutes. NHS app check in, face mask and temperature control are still in place.
We cannot guaranteed your table will covered or under a heater.
From the 17th of May, we will be able to host you inside. Same rules as above.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 117 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
Ambience
4.1
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88888888
London
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place and the food. Quick and efficient service. If I had to be really picky I’d say it’s a bit crammed in abd could do with more space between tables.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was my birthday and they brought me a little brownie and ice cream which was adorable, food was very fast and hot and yummy. We spent about 35 per person plus a bottle of wine. It was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

First time at Ping Pong, unfortunately nobody told us how ordering works & we were left sitting for 15mins waiting to be served. Food was nice & enjoyed something new, but would say we were lucky by coincidence that we arrived during happy hour otherwise it definitely not worth £90 in my opinion, esp when service as we said was only so so

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We had a poor experience which was a shame because we were all looking forward to it. Was rushed along multiple times by rude waiting staff as they were ‘closing’ upstairs (where by the way they chose to seat us.) Waiter pushed for the full service charge on the bill, starters were okay, mains were cold and of bad taste. Bad experience all in all, would never go back.

MF
MarkF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff, good food and a great place for a casual dinner.

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vipLibby5
London
24 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

We were upstairs and train line was very annoying plus the staff were very nice but not the best ..

LM
vipLeeM
London
60 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Still great dim sum; was a little chaotic but the food arrived promptly; it's a busy location that's all; perfect for pre-theatre.

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vipTedRott
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Quick meal with my daughter prior to BFI screening. Service was really good - although lack of masks on chatty staff was a concern. Food was mainly good - chicken skewers very gristly- apart from that ok. All prompt - but very far from a real Dim Sum experience.

LH
vipLiamH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Food is excellent. Service is brisk and impersonal.

JJ
JoJoJo
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I enjoyed the meal, but was asked to leave after 1.5 hours even though my booking instructions clearly said we could stay for 2 hours. We were disappointed as we would have liked to have looked at the dessert menu or have another drink.

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therabbit
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Poor meal, average quality.
Squashed in and noisy, first table had hot air fan blowing directly down on table, second one was like 10000 lumens of lighting above, and VERY smelly near the end of the bar area. Nowhere to leave a bag without it tripping over everyone else (we're near Waterloo, having an average size holdall bag shouldn't be uncommon)
DIdn't feel like we ate much at all, only 3 drinks in total across both of us and still £80 bill also, don't mind the money but would expect a lot more!

very disappointed

Gone seriously downhill

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

Probably the worst dumplings I have ever had. Gelatinous eyesores. Dipping sauce? No, hyper saline soy sauce an no vinegar. Jiaozi and baozi can be delicious so what’s the excuse?

SL
SkierLondon
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, with lovely Dim Sun. excellent service.

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Nalini
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the dishes were excellent. The service was efficient and staff very friendly.

H
vipHarri
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food and cocktails were really good, especially the bao buns and rice bowls. Given a paper menu where you can tick what you want which is good, but had to wait a little while for it to be collected then make it clear what we had already had.

LG
vipLG12
London
120 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

perfect place for a relatively speedy dinner ahead of going to an event at the Southbank.

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christineg
London
25 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service and if you order before 6pm lots of the menu is half price!
Would definitely reccomend.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Rude servers, bad food, poor table options, really poor experience in general.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food, service and prices!

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Tomo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and prices especially during the happy hour period 👍

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Gollywhoa
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

I have been dining at Ping Pong from the off. Now that I’m no longer London based, it’s always a treat to visit… well, usually. The food prices have shot up which is not unexpected in this climate, but for a £70 meal for two, you’d expect a decent level of service. The waitstaff were pleasant/efficient enough - once the hostess was actually able to locate the Open Table bookings and seat us. The cocktail, requested with no garnish came fully garnished! All of that was in the minor irritation zone. When one of the hostesses came round and said “not sure if anyone told you but, tables are for 90minutes and handed us the bill saying the table was needed in five minutes,” my back was up. No one had come round and offered dessert or enquired if we wanted anything else and then explained the table timing. It was simply “on yer bike.”

We then went to the loos (together - to allow staff to turn the table over) and ALL THREE toilets were clogged and not flushing. When we reported this to another hostess, she insisted the toilets did flush and it was user error. Rather than simply apologise and tend to the matter. I did not even use the loo as they were so disgusting. I really want to still love this restaurant, but think I’ll try another branch when in town next. The hostess staff would benefit from some customer service training.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good, service a bit slow. No spicy chicken dumplings as they ran out at 7pm!

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Doug1410
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was tasty and the service was fine, marked it down a bit because it was difficult to talk as the surroundings don't absord much sound so a bit like Wagamamas it that regard

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice restaurant with fairly good food. Service is great and staff are very friendly. There is scope for improvement in terms of food. Lots of seating available and generally non-fussy.

AM
AMR2014
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Surly staff ruined the night. Tasty enough food, but apart from one lovely young woman server (who appeared to be trying to manage a large group of tables on her own) the meeter and greeter and the maitre d' were blooming rude and surly throughout the evening. It was horrible! And it was so noisy. So don't go to Ping Pong at Southbank if you want a warm welcome! For £30 a head (only one glass of wine each) it was poor value for money

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had so much food and the price was incredibly reasonable! Great experience, great food and such a good location.

c
christineg
London
26 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food, lovely helpful service & a nice outside spot. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were very friendly. The food came out hot and tasted fresh! We could actually taste the alcohol in the cocktails. 10/10 would highly recommend.

SG
SteveG
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Terrible quality food and cocktails. Strongly advise against going. Better dim sum can be found elsewhere!

J
vipJack
Miami
85 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The hostess was absolutely rude,most of menu items were unavailable;we requested an outside table but gave us an indoors,waited for 25 min to have a waiter showing up to order but they just passed through our table…we stood up and left,,,not worth going at all

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aname
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ping Pong I always an enjoyable experience. There is something on the menu for everyone. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

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Voni
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, service and promo 😁

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was excellent, got very good customer service from an employee named Chloe! She deserves a raise honestly she was a lovely lady

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Christian, one of the host we had at the southbank branch was very helpful and super nice!
Lazy sumday is always a good idea 😊

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vipDstuff
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great veggie options and food was tasty and fresh! Felt service was a little slow, but wasn’t too much of a bother!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are super friendly, great vibe and amazing value food

JK
JulietK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. So nice to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

They didn’t have our booking but managed to create us a table

FAQs

Ping Pong Southbank London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ping Pong Southbank London also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7960 4160.

Ping Pong Southbank London is rated 4.3 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.