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Silk Road

49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
+44 20 7703 4832
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lamb skewers” (26 reviews)
“noodles” (46 reviews)
“tripe” (9 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to eat at silk road, the place serve proper and tasty chinese food at affordable prices. After eating here i can say that yes, the food is properly chinese, taste good and is not too expensive, but few of the dishes...More

Thank CarlitosScarface
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I've been to Silk Road twice now and have thoroughly enjoyed my visit each time! The opportunity to try cuisine from this part of China was wonderful - I really enjoyed the pulled noodles, the portion sizes, the cheap prices and the friendly waiter. Highly...More

Thank Woofter186338
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is the kind of food you would get in a run of the mill restaurant in China, without the spice of Sichuan or Hunan. Nothing particularly Uighur or Xinjiang about it except for very poor kebabs. Lamb dishes are found all over China (ie...More

1  Thank Domirwin
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Fantastic Chinese restaurant in Camberwell. Brilliant vegan options (I went for the aubergine and a massive bowl of rice), and my other half chose the spicy chicken - which certainly lived up to its name! Food comes out really quickly and all tastes wonderfully fresh....More

Thank H L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

A friend made a recommendation as he lives up the road and we came in for a quick meal on an early Saturday evening. The place is buzzing with a constant queue of hungry diners waiting for tables. The menu is interesting and had lots...More

Thank Funkyflea
Reviewed 29 December 2017

A true happening where you can travel to the Chinese north-west frontier province of Xinjiang without leaving Camberwell. And keep your shoes on and not need a passport. However, due to popularity, you may need to arrive two hours before you commence your culinary travels....More

2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for Saturday dinner with the children - my friend had read reviews in Time Out about how great this place was and so we decided to try as it was not far from her place. The service was anything but friendly- we were made...More

1  Thank Raniya78
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I visited Silk Road with friends on a busy Saturday night. The place was extremely busy, with a queue out the door but my friend had booked a table so we were seated quickly, I'd recommend others do the same! The restaurants menu says it...More

1  Thank Eilidh M
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

One good reason for not coming more often is that you want to store up all the anticipation of pleasure and flavour to come. The dumplings the plain ingredients stirred to a frenzy by judicious adding of chilli ( does that make sense!) anyway its...More

1  Thank phfos1
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This place never ever fails me. Amazing dumplings, lamb skewers, cucumber salad, various amazing pork dishes... Honestly never fails and so so cheap. Don’t expect polished service, and you’ll be placed where they have space as they are always so busy so this is not...More

1  Thank Kate C
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2018|
Response from Kate C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. And I would. I went again last night. Amazing food. Go.
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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