A savory dining experience at Chinese Cricket Club restaurant in Blackfriers

London – Nestled within the Hyatt Hotel near Blackfriars tube station, the Chinese Cricket Club restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience. Established in 2009 to honor the Chinese National Cricket team, the restaurant features a minimalist yet elegant interior with a subtle nod to cricket through its decor. Despite its name, cricket memorabilia is understated, allowing the ambiance to remain sophisticated. Helmed by Chef Tony Truong who has designed a menu that takes guests on a journey across a variety of regional dishes, the Chinese Cricket Club is fast becoming one of the favourite chinese dining experience in London. Chinese Cricket Club fuses traditional techniques and the finest ingredients to present a contemporary take on Chinese classics.

The restaurant boasts a rich and diverse menu of homemade dim sum and signature specialties such as Smoked Peking Duck, Royal Har Gow and Golden Fish Gow. Desserts include Matcha Tiramisu, Rose-Raspberry Delight and the restaurant’s signature Mandarin Fortune. A semi-private dining area is available.

The staff at Chinese Cricket Club is attentive, friendly and accommodating, creating a welcoming atmosphere for all guests. The restaurant primarily serves the bustling City crowd, as this side of the river tends to be quieter during weekdays. However, this doesn’t deter diners from across London, who visit specifically to experience the culinary delights offered here.

Our culinary adventure began with two delightful appetizers. We started with fried prawns, perfectly cooked and presented with a flavorful mix of chili, garlic, and nuts. Alongside this, the tender fried tofu provided a delightful contrast in textures and a delicate, savory flavor.

For our main courses, we shared a half roasted duck and fried seabass, along with seafood noodles. The half duck was roasted to perfection, boasting a crispy skin and tender, juicy meat. The fried seabass was equally delightful, with a crispy exterior and tender, flaky fish within. The seafood noodles featured a generous assortment of fresh, perfectly cooked seafood in a savory and aromatic sauce, adding a satisfying depth to our meal.

Every dish showcased the culinary expertise of the kitchen staff, with meticulous presentation and robust, well-balanced flavors that offered a modern twist on traditional Sichuan cuisine. The attention to detail and commitment to high-quality ingredients were evident in every bite.

In addition to the exquisite food, the restaurant’s ambiance added to the overall positive experience. The minimalist yet elegant decor created a serene and sophisticated setting, perfect for enjoying a leisurely meal. The friendly and accommodating staff further enhanced our dining experience, making us feel valued and well taken care of throughout our visit.

To complement our meal, we selected a glass of Chardonnay, which paired beautifully with the diverse flavors of the dishes. The wine’s crispness and acidity offered a refreshing counterpoint to the bold, spicy Sichuan cuisine.

For dessert, we indulged in a strawberry and cream ice cream. The smooth, creamy texture and fresh strawberry flavor provided a delightful, refreshing conclusion to our dining experience. Desserts include also Matcha Tiramisu, Rose-Raspberry Delight and the restaurant’s signature Mandarin Fortune.

The menu comes in different options, from the Business Set Lunch ‎£ 14.99A La Carte Jade Vegetarian Set‎£ 35 Ruby Set‎ £ 43, Royal Set‎ £58, Imperial Set ‎£ 78.

Our dinner for two would have costed a total of £170 which we felt was more the high end price of a typical Chinese restaurant but reasonable considering the quality of the food, the optimal presentation of it and the elegance of the setting.

In conclusion, the Chinese Cricket Club excels in all aspects. Fans of Sichuan cuisine will appreciate Chef Tony Truong’s refined and authentic interpretations of regional dishes. This restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience, maintaining the essence of traditional Chinese flavors while providing an elegant ambiance and attentive service.

About Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand is a global collection of hotels and resorts found in more than 200 locations in over 40 countries around the world. The depth and breadth of this diverse portfolio, from expansive resorts to urban city centres, is a testament to the brand’s evolutionary spirit. For more than 50 years, the Hyatt Regency brand has championed fresh perspectives and enriching experiences, while its forward-thinking philosophy provides guests with inviting spaces that bring people together and foster a spirit of community. As a hospitality original, Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts are founded on openness—our colleagues consistently serve with open minds and open hearts to deliver unforgettable celebrations, effortless relaxation and notable culinary experiences alongside expert meetings and technology-enabled collaboration. The brand prides itself on an everlasting reputation for insightful care—one that welcomes all people across all countries and cultures, generation after generation.


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Francesca Lombardo is a freelance journalist. She holds a Master's degree in journalism from the LCC of London and her articles has been published by the Financial Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, The Herald, Sunday Express, Daily Express, Irish Independent, The Sunday Business Post, A Place in the Sun, Ryanair Magazine, Easyjet Magazine, CNBC magazine, Voyager magazine, Portugal Magazine, Travel Trade Gazette, House Hunter in the sun, Homes Worldwide and to Italian outlets, Repubblica, D Repubblica, L'Espresso, Il Venerdì, Vogue, Vogue Uomo, Vogue Casa, GQ, Il Sole 24 Ore, F Magazine, TU Style, La Stampa, "A", Gioia. Francesca Lombardo has trained at the business desks of the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Daily Express. She has authored a children's book series titled Beatrice and the London Bus. website: www.francescalombardo.net

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