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Peking Chef 

178 Hoe Street

London, E17 4QH  
Tel. 020 8520 5918

We are lucky enough to live nearby, so we use Peking Chef all the time, mostly for dinner delivered, but sometimes we take friends and eat in. I have a severe allergy, and the friendly and courteous staff always take good care of me: that alone is worth its weight in gold. The menu might look standard at first sight, but if you eat in, you'll find a list of superb specials. The food is always freshly cooked, never greasy, and portions are generous. Very highly recommended.

August 2013


A really nice eatery, the Management is friendly and food very tasty..

I tend to go there for a lunch time meal, the atmosphere is always friendly and the Manager Ming is extremely friendly and worldly..

The meal is slightly expensive but they throw in a pot of Jasmine team, the real stuff not tea bags. I rate it 8 out of 10, 7 being the average of a good restaurant, because it’s all about the food ! 

December 2011


We stopped using our previous Chinese after stumbling on a diabolical hygiene report from the Council. Tried the Peking Chef (rated ok).  Slightly more expensive but the food was undoubtedly better in quality, and didn’t leave us with that unhealthy feeling we’d come to expect – I guess they are using less salt, and better ingredients.  We mostly use take-aways rather than visit restaurants (as we can’t bear to leave our beloved dog behind!).  This latest time we ordered Singapore noodles, King Prawns with ginger and spring onions and Crispy Shredded Chicken with Pepper & Salt (oops!) for £13.60.  Delivery was offered spontaneously and the food arrived remarkably quickly.  It was so delicious that I rang them back afterwards to tell them!  Warmly recommended.

December 2009

Hoe Street has a plethora of Chinese takeaways and the Peking Chef is one of them - but its also a restaurant. The menu is what you would expect with no surprises but the food is above average, everything seems to be cooked freshly and portions are healthy. The décor is minimalist with wooden bench seating and loose cushions (for those of us that need a little comfort). Service is efficient and not over-friendly. 
A meal for three came to
£48 including two starters, four main courses, enough rice to feed the terracotta army and four bottles of Tsing Tao Chinese beer. With plenty of food to go around this is good value and makes the Peking Chef worth a visit.

October 2008


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