Feng Shang

Cumberland Basin, Prince Albert Road, Camden, London

Feng Shang
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9/10 from 3 user reviews

Overpriced

Feng Shang, exterior picture

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Address: Prince Albert Road
Camden
London
NW1 7SS
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:Chinese
Region:Camden
Nearest Station:Camden Town
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon:12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tue:12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wed:12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thu:12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Fri:12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Sat:12:00 - 00:00
Sun:12:00 - 23:00
About: Feng Shang serve a variety of Peking dishes at their restaurant. Spinning tables for up to 10 people are available, but guests are required to book in advance. In addition to this, catering for private parties of up to 20 people is available upon request. Spinning tables are located in the smoking area.

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"Overpriced"

Review Rating: 5 / 10
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Ever since I was a child this curious floating venue has fascinated me. I didn’t know what it was, but its red exterior and colourful lanterns made for a vivid image which ingrained itself in my memory whilst I lived abroad for ten years. On my return I discovered it was a Chinese restaurant, and years later both the foodie and the child in me wished to dine here.

We were ushered downstairs to a table by a window but being a rainy, dark evening, any hopes of being able to have dinner whilst observing the pretty boats on the water outside were dashed. The combination of the flooring, the bar along one side of the room, and the beige colour scheme with ornate Oriental features thrown in for good measure reminded me of a hotel lobby. Perhaps they’re trying to move away from their tourist customer base and towards a more corporate one.

The menu had a considerable variety of dishes, but nothing spectacular. It comprised all the Chinese take away favourites: spring rolls, pork or chicken sweet & sour and noodle dishes; nothing seemed to jump out of the page.

As a starter we opted for the Feng Shang Platter for two, which at £18 was bound to have good sized portions of everything. When it arrived I was a little disheartened to see a plate with two mini spring rolls, two sesame prawn toasts, a small portion of shredded chilli chicken, and some pieces of cucumber. Expensive, however I have to admit it was all rather tasty, in particular the sesame prawn toasts which were practically jumbo prawns coated in sesame seeds and breadcrumbs.

For the main we chose the venison, which was fried and served in a sweet and sour sauce. This was passable, however the method of cooking and the heavy sauce meant that we may as well have been eating pork. Unremarkable.

We washed down our meal with a pot of sake which at £6 was the best value out of everything we consumed. After glancing at the dessert menu which consisted only of ice cream we decided we better get out of there before spending any more money.

I am pleased I fulfilled my childhood dream of visiting Regents Park’s floating restaurant, but I won’t be going back. The food is overpriced – you’re basically paying for the experience rather than for gourmet food. Our £35 could have gotten us a far better meal just a few minutes round the corner.



Leila reviewed Feng Shang on Wed 22 Jul 2009


The Latest User Reviews of Feng Shang


User Rating: 8 / 10
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Rich, Acton
Added: May 2013
All In London User Recommended Business
I was recommended this place by a friend and was very glad I went. It's a great place to see, stunning location and venue, which is the main selling point. I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the official review here, but I wouldn't say it's too overpriced. The food was delicious and for £35 each we had starter, main, sake and wine. I'd definitely go again.

User Rating: 9 / 10
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A Customer
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really wonderful! Service was friendly and efficient and the food was amazing. The beancurd and aubergine claypot was fab, as was the shredded smoked chicken. Highly recommend this place. Plan to go back very soon.

User Rating: 9 / 10
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Butch
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I recently went to the Feng Shang restaurant for my 21st birthday, it was absolutely amazing! The atmosphere was not too imposing yet still had a subtle class, I really enjoyed the fact that it was a themed restaurant and you had a real feel of 'China'. The food was delicious, my favourite dish of the night was the 'Lamb Chop' I highly recommend everyone to try this dish! The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly my family and I will definitely come back to this wonderful restaurant!

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