Taiwan Village

85 Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1UD - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7381 2900

Taiwan Village Restaurant In London
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Overall 4.0
Food 3.0
Service 5.0
Atmosphere 6.0
Value 2.0
Based on 1 reviews

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we visited after an elapse of years and found the usual combination of tom yum style soup with minced pork, funky fried starters, which were quite tasty and more-ish. they added in peking duck with pancakes which is nice enough but it would have been better to have more taiwanese nibbles.

however these were followed up by mains which were all nothing other than meat cooked in a generic variety of stir-in sauces, all with huge quantities of chopped onion, as the 'chef's choice' on a saturday night. no noodles or rice dishes.

this was disappointing.

don't know if the 'good chef' has headed home to taipei, or he's found uncle ben's is a satisfactory substitute for cooking decent taiwanese food for a british audience.

but not us. i guess we are more exacting than most ... one of our party is a restaurant manager, another worked in chinese restaurants for years while another still is from mainland china, so they know that of which they speak.

no complaints about the service and the ambience which remain good.

overall, we thought it average at best; for £27.50 pp you do expect a bit better.
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benscaro
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 3 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 2
Sunday, September 30, 2012

Really slow service. Food is good but you might die waiting
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Adrian Parker
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 7 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 4
Friday, May 18, 2012

My wife daughter and I took a short holiday in London in August and did some research on where we would like to eat.

We chose the Taiwan Village because of the good reviews on a number of different sites and were not disappointed. The food is authentic Asian and, perhaps just as importantly, the people are authentic. It is family run by Mr & Mrs Hwang and staffed by some very pleasant Burmese ladies, all of whom made mydaughter feel really special.

They were happy that we went for the meal for 2 with an extra place for my 9 year old daughter who can be suspicious of "spicy" food. They were attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The mixed platter starter and deep fried green beans really hit the mark and although we were paying for a meal for 2, there was plenty of crispy duck for the 3 of us. The main courses - chilli beef, chicken in plum source and prawn in black bean and garlic - were generous and delicious.

In all we went back twice in a 7 day stay and will do so again when next in London.
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JohnW
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Saturday, May 12, 2012 - A trio of delicious deep fried morsels then were placed on our table. Taiwanese fried chicken was beautifully crisp and dry and dusted with five spice - I could have hoovered the entire portion for all three of us. Crispy Tiger Prawns were served with salad cream which always weirds me out a bit but then I end up enjoying it. The Deep Fried French Beans were nothing short of amazing. They had been lightly battered, fried and then tossed with fried chillies, garlic and spring onions; they were incredibly moreish.

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