Ping Pong – St Katharine Docks
They say that good things come in small packages, and this is certainly true when it comes to the dim sum at Ping Pong. Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine that refers to a selection of bite-sized dishes. They’re normally eaten over a long brunch and with tea but Ping Pong serve these little parcels of goodness throughout the day with cocktails. Dim sum can be steamed, fried or baked, and come filled with seafood, meat or vegetables.
Ping Pong restaurants offer peckish diners the chance to sample these delicious Chinese delights without having to board a plane. Find the stylish dining rooms scattered across the capital in prime locations such as Covent Garden, Soho and St Christopher’s Place. The Ping Pong name has become synonymous with excellent dim sum, cocktails and tea – no matter which restaurant you choose to visit, you’ll discover a buzzing vibe, an impressive choice of tipples and a selection of mouth-watering food that’s been created with socialising in mind. Sharing dim sum with family or friends is an essential part of the experience.
The drinks are just as important as the food offering. You’ll be wowed by the flowering teas and exclusive range of cocktails including the likes of Hong Kong Colada and Hibiscus Spritz.
You might like to snack on edamame with honey garlic sauce or salted cashews while you ponder over the menu choices. Crispy duck spring rolls, Shanghai chilli wontons with a dressing of chilli oil, Chinkiang vinegar and sesame seeds, and beef kimchi gyoza, which boasts flavours of ginger, chestnut and chilli, are sure to rev up your appetite. We recommend that you pair this with bao buns – pillowy steamed Chinese bread – with the likes of chilli prawns and pickled carrot and cabbage, or crispy duck and hoisin sauce. Complete your feast with sticky rice and some delights from the fried and baked selection. If you fancy something a little sweet, sample a mochi – soft rice pastry balls filled with ice cream – you won’t regret it. All of the venues offer a takeaway service so you can enjoy the food from the comfort of your own home.
At the end of the week, kick back and relax as you treat yourself to a Lazy Sumday, where you can snap up unlimited dim sum for just £24.95 per person, or £11.95 for under 12s. For just over £10 more you can add a bottle of Prosecco and really start your weekend with a pop. If the delicious food alone isn’t enough to tempt you, the welcoming staff and easy-going atmosphere certainly will.
If you’re looking for somewhere to host your next special occasion, Ping Pong offers unique event spaces and can cater for all manner of occasions. From intimate dinners, full venue hire for up to 500 guests, and weddings, to interactive dim sum or fun cocktail masterclasses, the team can take care of things from start to finish.