Chop Chop by Four Seasons: Authentic Cantonese Cuisine in the Heart of Leicester Square

Situated inside the basement of London’s iconic Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, Chop Chop by Four Seasons is the ultimate destination for those craving authentic Cantonese cuisine. Open from 6 pm to 4 am, it’s the perfect spot for a bite to eat after work or a late-night meal post-theatre.

The moment you walk downstairs to Chop Chop, you’re transported back to 1950s Hong Kong. The décor is a charming homage to Hong Kong’s famous tearooms, with intimate booths and high counter seating that evoke a sense of nostalgia. A striking neon dragon adorns the booth walls, symbolising power and strength, and adding a touch of mystique to the restaurant’s retro design.

At the heart of Chop Chop’s menu is a commitment to authentic Cantonese flavours, with each dish prepared using traditional techniques and the freshest ingredients. Among the signature offerings is the roast duck, a dish that has received rave reviews for its succulent texture and flavourful marinade, with a crispy skin that gives way to tender, juicy meat – a true hallmark of Cantonese cuisine. The steamed garlic tiger prawns served with glass noodles are another highlight. We tried the classic chicken fried rice, and it was equal parts delicious and comforting.

Another must-try is the premium dim sum selection, which includes an array of steamed bites in vegan, meat, and chicken options that are perfect for sharing. The chicken chiu chow dumplings are a must-try, as well as the vegan dumplings (even if you aren’t vegan). Equally delightful are the BBQ Pork Buns, which are fluffy, savoury, and satisfyingly sweet.

For those looking for a unique dessert experience, the yuzu cheesecake and pandan & coconut jelly ice cream stick are a must-try. This sweet treat echoes the restaurant’s blend of tradition and innovation, offering a refreshing end to a flavourful meal. The ice cream stick is just one example of how Chop Chop seamlessly integrates contemporary elements into its classic Cantonese offerings.

Adding to the unique dining experience is Chopi, the robot plate clearer, an endearing and efficient addition to the restaurant’s service team. Chopi navigates the dining area with precision, with the waiting team collecting plates and ensuring that tables are promptly cleared. This modern touch not only enhances the dining experience but also adds a playful element that guests of all ages will enjoy.

Chop Chop’s beverage menu is equally impressive, featuring a selection of cocktails and traditional Chinese teas that provide a soothing end to any meal. The jasmine tea is a fragrant and calming accompaniment to the rich and varied dishes on offer, enhancing the overall dining experience.

Chop Chop by Four Seasons is more than just a restaurant; it’s a culinary journey that brings the flavours of Hong Kong to the heart of London. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual bite or a late-night feast, this hidden gem in the Hippodrome Casino offers an authentic and memorable dining experience. Chop chop! Book your table at Chop Chop by Four Seasons today.

Chop Chop by Four Seasons Hippodrome, Cranbourn Street, London WC2H 7JH