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Silk Road

#1,613 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
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49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
+44 20 7703 4832
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 23:00
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Hong Kong
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For people hankering after regional Chinese food this is a good option but is definitely geared for the average British palate and lacks an authentic level of heat. Having said that, it's a much better option than your average sweet and sour pork high street Chinese restaurant. They have soy, black vinegar and chilli oil on the table so you... More 

Thank KagTok
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendations of several friends and having also read the reviews here and I have to say I am baffled at the praise this place is given. The only explanation I have for it is that people are so hooked onto the food being authentic and so convince themselves that it is amazing. Also it is... More 

Thank rubberbandgirl21
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved the food in this little gem in Camberwell! Traditional Xinjiang Chinese restaurant with lovely flavoursome dishes. Extremely good value for money! I had the lamb skewers and the chicken middle plate with their flat noodles. The flavour of the chicken soup dish was so so good, my mouth is watering as i'm typing this!! I suggest booking... More 

Thank Stavria A
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to like this place, having heard so many good things. Sadly we were left disappointed. Having booked and been allowed a 1 hour slot to eat (yes we were warned but I kinda thought he must be joking) we rushed our way through our dining 'experience'. Could have been forgiven if they had remembered to bring all... More 

Thank LucyH156
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely need to book even on a week night, we didn't but went to a pub round the corner for an hour until a table would be free. Worth the wait though! Had the chicken with green chilli, shrimp dumplings and an aubergine dish which was my favourite. Will come back soon!

Thank Sophie P
Singapore, Singapore
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

For my partner and I we ordered a hot and sour shredded potato, 10 lamb skewers, a medium Da Pan Ji (big plate chicken) and a ox tripe. The shredded potato was lacking in salt and the spicy kick that is usually present in this dish. Ox tripe was somehow done with too much finesse (if that's even possible), and... More 

Thank joanlow
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Greasy food, full of MSG, over priced and even my simplest home cooking Chinese food is 100% better. The place is small but packed with customers. Not a comfortable meal. May attract non-Chinese customers but never for me again.

Thank sun-machine
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! If you Are hungry enough, go for the suggested meal for two.... Delicious!! We had 2 skewers each, fried cabbage, the medium chicken meal and dumplings (we had the shrimp and egg ones but would be keen to try the pork ones next time!) fantastic food, fantastic prices! Go here and you won't be disappointed!

Thank Olga G
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have been visiting to the Silk Rd for a few years now. We used to live in Camberwell and visit often. I now live in Surrey and still try to get my Silk Rd fix a few times a year. If you haven't experienced this cuisine, I would describe it as Big and Bold flavoured food. I absolutely love... More 

Thank Rayeatswell
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here after several strong recommendations and was not disappointed. The food here has something different from all the Chinese I've eaten before, you don't end up in a sickly msg haze, even after eating ridiculous quantities. My favourite dish of the many we ordered was the lamb and spring onion. Staff are not friendly but who cares when everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7703 4832

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?