Fung Shing reviews
The restaurant was busy, so I wasn't too surprised that it took them over 15 mins to take our order; however, it then took over an hour to bring us our food. The dim sum we ordered came after our main meal was served (or rather everyone was served but me, my rice was served but nothing else) and they brought out the dessert dim sum over 10 mins before they brought the savoury. When the meal I had ordered arrived, it was cold and my rice was cooling rapidly. When I mentioned this they took it away and came back 2 mins later with the same plate. Judging by the moisture condensing on the bottom, they had just microwaved it - and for a very short time at that, so it was only just lukewarm.
A large number of Chinese people were eating there, which is normally a good sign, but I shan't be going back to the Fung Shing any time soon.
by the-mental-one, 27 Feb 2011
by milesmclean, 26 Sep 2008
by bobbypants (52 reviews), 17 Jun 2007
Fung Shing epitomises all that a good Chinese restaurant shouldn't be: the food takes ages to come, with dishes served individually and intermittently; lukewarm portions were miniscule; there is no ambiance; prices are unjustifiably high for the area. I don't mind rude service in Chinese restaurants but complete incompetence is unacceptable. Also, I'm not quite sure how they get away with a smoke-wherever-you-want policy...
Frommer's (the US tourists' bible) rates Fung Shing as the 'best' Cantonese in London, and this will ensure that naive travellers continue to flock there in droves. Without question, however, this is the worst Chinese restaurant I've been to.
by jw eats, 19 Dec 2006
by Anonymous, 22 Oct 2006
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by FredK, 06 Apr 2006
Perhaps with my tradition I will always be treated well: never had cocky waiters in more than 20 years. Have in the past dined there with the resident cook, Mr. Wu, who unfortunately succumbed to the charms of brandies better than Hennesey XP. Have treated real Chinese Trade Delegations there, have showed up with some 30 odd people on a Friday night(!) and was extremely well attended!
The decor was never Fung Shing's forte, the prices may have gone up since 1982, but I vouch for Messrs. James & David and can 100% recommend Fung Shing!
by Anonymous, 14 Jun 2005
We endured the seaweed (£4.50 a plate) even though it had obviously been cooked in old oil which had the hallmark taste of overcooked and over used oil.
When a complaint was made about poor quality of luke warm food, said cocky waiter disputed the issue and insisted that I let him put the plate on my hand in a pathetic but utterly failed attempt to show me (presumably by burning the palm of my hand) that the food was hot - the plate was just about bordering on warm but the food was luke warm at best. In the end, after much dispute and a refusal to eat the food or pay for more than the awful seaweed and water, and enduring more waiter rudeness, we escaped.
I cannot stress too highly that his was the worst Chinese restaurant experience I have ever endured.
by Anonymous, 31 May 2005
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