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Silk Road

49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
+44 20 7703 4832
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb skewers” (25 reviews)
“noodles” (42 reviews)
“tripe” (9 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a not so hidden gem and my favourite place to eat out in London. This is not your usual western version of Chinese food, no sweet and sour pork here! My recommendation would be to book ahead as there are usually lines...More

Thank Estella C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to visit a couple of times now and been turned away by arrogant staff forcibly shutting the door and forcing us out. Will never return.

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty, good value, service is brash and ambience is lacking but we went there for a good meal not a romantic date so we were very happy!

Thank Hattie S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Where to start - get the cucumber, the homestyle cabbage, dumplings, lamb skewers, double cooked pork... I've never had a bad dish or meal.... Cheap as chips, only takes cash, wait the wait if you have to ...

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

you do not go here for the service or the decor ... you go for the food . lovely menu choices and spicing and quickly served . The down side is they do not take cards so remember to take cash with you . That...More

Thank ian m
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Love the pace and pretty much all the food. They always at least try to get you in. When I'm fed up with Londonderry lack of consistency I come here.

Thank bo73
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our Son booked a meal here with the warning 'You are not here for the ambience, Just the food' well he was right there on both counts. the ambience is very low but the food is very different to your normal Chinese food more of...More

Thank belly5uk
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We booked for five at 6.30 and already the place was pretty full and it looked as though the next available tables were for 9pm. The food was very good; with an uncommon twist on things and generally involving spices that one does not associate...More

Thank Kj2_12
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Ambience, none. Food ok. I would rank it 3 out of 5, but can't change rating to reflect what I want.

Thank gracie698
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Probably the tastiest Chinese food you'll find in South London. It's a bit of a trek if you don't live in South or is staying nearby, as nearest tube is Elephant and Castle, which is a bus ride away, but I would almost say it's...More

Thank zecuritas
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Tadej P
26 August 2017|
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Response from Pangchetta | Reviewed this property |
Download the Citymapper app. It really helps for London and Silk Road can be tricky to find.
25 January 2016|
Response from asjam89 |
My partner called up and asked - the lamb and beef is halal. Please double check for yourself if in doubt. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
Been reviewed by Jay Rayner in the Observer and a host of food bloggers
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