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The Good Earth, Knightsbridge, pricey but great food

We fancied going out for a chinese on Saturday night so headed down to old family favourite "The Good Earth" in Knightsbridge. I have lots of fond memories of going there as a kid for crispy duck and my father always insisting we had a round table. We have tried to go there a couple of times recently but it has been full which is a good sign.

We booked in advance and had a nice table for two upstairs. The restaurant is pretty much as it has always been but the bar has been re-done to accomadate those waiting and to accomodate extra diners. Service was friendly and efficient, we went for our usual mix of starters and a couple of main dishes with egg fried rice and Singapore noodles. The food was excellent, really tasty not huge portions but all very filling. I washed it down with a perfectly adequate glass of Shiraz and some nice green tea.

The bill came to £80 for two which I thought was going some. We hadn't had loads and only I was drinking so I thought it wasn't fantastic value for money. However the food was very good and the restaurant full. We will definitely go back again but I do feel if it has priced itself out of being the family restaurant I knew and loved.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 6

It is pricey but the food is very good. We have been back several times and it is consistently good. It is also our default choice for chinese takeaway. I only wish its prices weren't so punchy

Gallery Mess, Kings Road, Chelsea

Bodeans, Soho, this place was the start of the dude food revolution