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Silk Road

#1,460 of 17,720 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
+44 20 7703 4832
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just really good simple food. Make sure you book ahead, though as it gets busy. It's not your fancy place so don't expect much in the way of service for example - but the food is flawless and great value. Well worth the visit for the Big plate chicken and skewers.

Thank Dimitri P
London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant, cuisine from Northern China, with mouthwatering food. Best value. Only takes cash though.

Thank Gandee V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is busy... Came and got turned away, then called to book and re-arrived 1.5hrs later. Had lamb skewers to start (very good) and 3 mains to share between two, all very good also. This is definitely the hottest noodles i have ever had. The level 3 chilli 🌶 dish made my mouth hot as hell. Very very nice.

Thank Alittletipple
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Silk Road is one of those places that you have to visit. The food really is pretty incredible and it's very cheap. It's nothing like the Chinese food that normally caters to the British palette. Don't expect to find any 'sweet and sour chicken' here. If you're happy to take a couple of chances on the menu - you're sure... More 

Thank Theo T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Silk Road this evening and have mixed feelings... more of a 3.5 than a 4. The service was actually pretty good despite some of the reviews here! The staff all seemed very friendly and helpful. The food was pretty good. Anyone expecting your 'typical' Chinese dishes-check the menu on Zomato before going! (I had but my friend hadn't.)... More 

1 Thank Hannah C
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a fan of Chinese food but my friend insisted this one is different. Its ok. Some of the servers were polite. Didn't lije that they brought my food out first then about 10mins later, my friend's food came out. I was waiting for theirs so we could eat together but mine started to get cold so i had... More 

1 Thank dew_76
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Food taste always good and in consistent with its fine standard and I love the hand pulled noodle very much.

Thank crazypeaheadLondon
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This was a work Christmas outing for ~ 15 people limited choice but really good fixed price 3 course menu at a pretty attractive price for London in the run up to Xmas. Mixed starter were excellent - best Satay I have had outside a Dutch Indonesian. Turkey Krob? was good as well although I have no idea just how... More 

Thank StephenH H
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Silk Road is an unassuming northern Chinese restaurant which serves up one of the most incredible Asian menus in all of London, at superb value. All of the dishes we had were deliciously flavoured. After 6pm the place is heaving (testament to how good it is) so try and get in a bit earlier if you can or the staff... More 

Thank Rel_Hayman
Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

For people hankering after regional Chinese food this is a good option but is definitely geared for the average British palate and lacks an authentic level of heat. Having said that, it's a much better option than your average sweet and sour pork high street Chinese restaurant. They have soy, black vinegar and chilli oil on the table so you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7703 4832

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?