Best Chinese Restaurant in London

Gouqi, Chinese Fine Dining

Chef Chee Hwee Tong has had a successful career developing Chinese cuisine at famed restaurants in Asia and London. Since returning to London, Gouqi will be Chef Tong’s first solo venture that he launched on the 17th of February 2023 across from Trafalgar Square, London.

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Chef Tong

Gouqi, marks Chef Tong’s return to the London restaurant scene following his departure from International Restaurant Group, Hakkasan in 2019 as Executive Head Chef.

Under his leadership, Hakkasan Group became the global leader in contemporary Chinese cuisine, with Hakkasan, Yauatcha and HKK all winning Michelin stars.


The name Gouqi, originated as a play on the goji berry, a symbol of health and vitality that inspires the ethos of the restaurant.

Gouqi’s interior is refined and understated with low lighting, exquisite finishes with artwork from 6 different award winning artists and flower arrangements by Botanique Workshop. The restaurant offers ample banquette seating and views of the kitchen from the restaurant. 

In addition to the main restaurant, there are also 2 private dining rooms, The Ruby and The Crimson and 3 tables in a semi-private area.

Gouqi Island is the second largest island in Shengsi County, Zhoushan City, where goji berries grew and one of the best-preserved fishing villages. The restaurant name derives from the goji berry, as a symbol of health and vitality that inspires the ethos of the restaurant. Offering the highest of standards in personalised silver service, guests will receive a memorable experience to match the food and drink quality.


Using premium live produce, seasonal ingredients to offer a range of flavours, techniques, ingredients and dishes drawn from across China that can be reflected in our menus.

Guests can enjoy a variety of set menus, including our 8-Course Tasting Menu and 5-course Duck Menu with wine pairing options, a 3-Course Signature Sharing Menu, 3-Course Theatre Menu including a cocktail, 2-Course Lunch Menu, and our Dragon Afternoon Tea with a range of drinks packages.

Berri Bar offers Asian inspired cocktails and an eclectic wine list.

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Private Dining

Gouqi has two interconnecting private dining rooms; Crimson & Ruby, which seat 12 and 10, and combine to accommodate up to 22 guests. For standing events, the rooms can accommodate 15 in each room or 40 combined.

Private Dining


Lunch & Dinner

Monday - Thursday

12:00 – 14:30
17:30 – 22:00


12:00 – 14:30
17:30 – 22:30


12:00 – 15:00
17:30 – 22:30


12:00 – 15:00
17:30 – 22:00

Have a question?

Yes, the chicken and Peking duck are halal (not including the sauce). We are also looking to introduce beef Halal options in the future.

Yes, we offer both and your server will be happy to run you through the options when you visit.

Yes, we have two interconnecting private dining rooms, to enquire more please email .

Robert Richardson FIH MI, CEO

Gouqi Restaurant has recently joined as a company sponsored member of the Institute of Hospitality, an award-winning, global, professional body of almost 16,000 hospitality professionals worldwide.

Robert Richardson FIH MI the CEO of IoH, and his team are dedicated to driving the recognition of the hospitality profession and uplifting its membership through lifelong learning and network-building. They also join the mission to accelerate equality, diversity and inclusion within the hospitality sector.