Ping Pong are a new chain of restaurants offering a glamorous take on Chinese dining. They specialise in what they call 'little steamed parcels of deliciousness' - dim sum. The Southbank branch of Ping Pong sits close to all of the attractions that line the River Thames and is in easy walking distance of Waterloo station. The slick setting of the restaurant (expect long black tables, low seating and neon green lights) attract a dynamic young crowd. The restaurant also makes a suitable place to head for a touch of night time glamour due to its late opening hours (see times below) - head here for some well-made Asian influenced cocktails and some dim sum snacking.
Ping Pong restaurant is one of many restaurants in the Southbank Centre. You'll probably find yourself in the area if you are heading to one of the galleries or museums. To find out more about what cultural treats the Southbank has to offer, see our Guide to the Southbank in London.
Cuisine: Dim sum/ Chinese
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7960 4160
Website: Official Ping Pong Website
|January - December||Sunday - Wednesday||12:00 Noon - 22:00|
|Thursday - Saturday||12:00 Noon - 23:00|
Tube: Waterloo (Black Line / Northern Line and Brown Line / Bakerloo Line and Grey Line / Jubilee Line and Pink Line / City Line)
How to book:
Telephone bookings: You can book over the phone using the number above. However, you can only make a booking for 8 people or more.
Online bookings: You can book a table at Ping Pong at the Southbank by using the online booking service:
However you can only book if you are coming with a group of eight people or more.
E-mail bookings: You cannot book via email at Ping Pong in Waterloo. If you wish to book online you will need to use the online booking service (see above).
Walk-in bookings: Ping Pong Southbank is a good dinner or lunch option if you have not made a table booking. The restaurant is large and the service is speedy. Also, table bookings can only be made for groups of eight or more - this ensures that most of the tables are free for walk-in diners. At busy times you may find that there is a queue for the restaurant and it may appear dauntingly big. However, you will generally never wait more than twenty minutes - the restaurant is large and the stool style seating allows space for lets of customers.
You will find that the Southbank Ping Pong is not the only one of its kind in London. This chain has branches throughout the city. To find out the locations of the other restaurants, check the Official Ping Pong website