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Stick & Bowl

#4,208 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
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Earls Court
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31 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP, England
+44 20 7937 2778
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Essex
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I regularly go to the Albert Hall once or twice a year and always make a point of visiting this restaurant for a fast delicious Chinese meal. The food is very reasonably priced, particularly for Kensington, and drinks are fairly limited, but this all adds to the ambience of the place. It is more like a cafe/diner than a restaurant... More 

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Thank OhmyGod12
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Exactly the kind of place London tends to lack. Somewhere cheap and easy with every possible Chinese dish you could like

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Thank jackyd1235
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking by and decided to pop in. Stools screwed to the floor and everything compact. Food was very tasty and arrived promptly. Just like Soho twenty years ago. Definitely would return and cannot see why we should not join the army of regulars. Looked like cash only, which suited us as the bill for two was great value. A real... More 

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Thank Ian0090
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter fancied Chinese and as we are staying in Kensington we went to this restaurant. As the previous reviews say the food is excellent, the service is fast and efficient. The decor is a tad tired but the food was wholesome. The menu is large enough and has many favourites. If you fancy Chinese, are in Kensington and fancy... More 

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Thank Blunden123
Derbyshire
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault it Brilliant Good honest food not overpriced Beef curry rice Dumpling noodle soup Loads of choice

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Thank Freyaandislasdad
Armadale, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat here every time I'm around Kensington. Its one of my little London secrets! Look, the restaurant looks a bit grubby and is based on takeaway rather than restaurant dining. It's cash only so go prepared, ...... but the food!!!!... The food is simply amazing and is at a great price too. I love to head in here, sit... More 

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Thank Colin M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I've been several times both for take away's and eat in, up to now I've never been disappointed. The portions are satisfactory, the staff are always friendly and polite and the price is reasonable. It's not gourmet dinning but it's definitely enjoyable.

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Thank Antonio B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We have been enjoying lunch at Stick & Bowl for years... it is the staple cheap and cheerful Chinese for Kensington locals. The ramen soups are particularly good and the kitchen can easily make it without msg upon request. Our other favorites include BBQ pork with plain rice and baked fried chicken... the fried seaweed is good albeit a bit... More 

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Palm beach club tenerife
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It has gone down hill big time, the menu has changed and the food is simple disgusting and taste of nothing like the original owners cooking also prices here are very pricey for very average food.

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Thank Nei67
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Dont expect a normal restaurant, but best Chinese food, to realistic price. You find yourself a seat at a high bar table or one of the few normal tables. Dont go here if you look for privacy, or for hanging around long. Many take aways. Singapore noodles are great. There are small plates with chillies and spicy sauce, included in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
  • Neighbourhood: Earls Court
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 2778

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