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County Hall, South Bank, Riverside Building, London SE1 7PB
 
 
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Every Day: 11:30-22:30
 

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Zen China RestaurantWith a position which will send other restaurateurs green with envy, Zen China is an exciting addition to the South Bank dining scene. Set within the County Hall, right on the banks of the Thames, Zen China is a high class Chinese restaurant head and shoulders above most. The interior has the atmosphere of an old country house drawing room, owned by a well-travelled aristocrat with an eye for antiques. That is to say that the combination of the very British location and the Chinese cuisine are reflected in the most beautiful way, making the most of a very special location with views over the water to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Serving traditional Chinese cuisine and Imperial style dishes, Zen China is without doubt one of the most unique spots on the South Bank. Zen China"s team believes "green food" is best, therefore they use only green and entirely natural ingredients for all of their dishes - no MSG or colour additives.

 

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  22% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  29% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  21% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 5 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
 
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Red Farm
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
9 Russell Street, WC2B | 13 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
London branch of the New York dumpling restaurant. ... More
 
 
 
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Joy King Lau
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
3 Leicester Street, Soho, London WC2H | 15 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Chinatown’s best dim sum restaurant, (although outdone by the Royal China in Bayswater) this large, well run establishment is an excellent choice for more adventurous diners. ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Kong
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
21 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 15 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
This busy, lively restaurant covers three floors; try to eat upstairs if seats are available. The friendly staff will try and make you feel at home ... More
 
 
 
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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Zen China Restaurant
Dotted with steakhouses, grills, diners and burger joints, London isn't exactly lacking when it comes to options on where to find a good piece of meat, ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
County Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1-2 Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Johann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: Johann Strauss Gala
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 20th January 2018 - 2.30pm
Zen China Restaurant, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
John Rigby conducts works by members of the Strauss family and others, including eternal favourites Blue Danube Waltz and the Radetzky March. The soloists are soprano ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Darkness Visible
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th November 2017 to 25th February 2018 - 11am-8pm
Zen China Restaurant, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
A participatory installation by Sam Winston which explores perception and spoken word....More
 
 
 
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Glengarry Glen Ross
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th October 2017 to 3rd February 2018
Zen China Restaurant, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 7 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Christian Slater, Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington star in the West End revival of David Mamet's lacerating satire about four cut-throat Chicago ...More
 
 
 
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect place ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Arch 233
London > Entertainment >
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events.... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Zen China Restaurant
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Zen China Restaurant
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the new ... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Zen China Restaurant
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and watch ... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Zen China Restaurant
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction. A ... More
 
 
 
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 15 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 16 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Zen China Restaurant
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Zen China Restaurant
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 6 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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Zen China Restaurant clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Zen China Restaurant
... More
 
 
 
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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel) elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Zen China Restaurant
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
 

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Witness For The Prosecution
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Theatre | Until 11th March 2018 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth and must prove his innocence in director Lucy ...More

 
ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2018 

Southbank Centre 4 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

This December, the Southbank Centre presents major new exhibition Abba: Super Troupers. Created in association with ABBA The Museum in ...More

 
Johann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: Johann Strauss Gala
Concerts | On 20th January 2018 

Southbank Centre 4 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

John Rigby conducts works by members of the Strauss family and others, including eternal favourites Blue Danube Waltz and the ...More

Darkness Visible
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

Southbank Centre 4 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

A participatory installation by Sam Winston which explores perception and spoken word....More

Amadeus
Amadeus
Theatre | 22nd January 2018 - 17th February 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 6 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

Following a sell-out run last year, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati, who "cuts ...More

 
Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Playhouse Theatre 7 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

Christian Slater, Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington star in the West End revival of David Mamet's ...More

 
John
John
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 7 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016, is back with John, ...More

 
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Theatre | Until 7th April 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 7 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

After co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will ...More

 
Network
Network
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 7 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee ...More

 
John
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Zen China Restaurant

Twenty-nine-year-old Elias and his girlfriend Jenny are en route to New York when they take a detour to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ...More

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