Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gold Mine 金山楼

Aubergine with Minced Pork (£11++)

If you've heard a little about it, people tend to compare Gold Mine and Four Seasons. This is really subjected to personal preference. Four Seasons is much more popular, but Gold Mine is picking up! When I first visited Gold Mine in 2012, the shop was fairly small with just one shoplot. Today, they have occupied the shop next to it and have expanded!

They serve typical Cantonese dishes, not sure where the chef is from though there are a lot of Malaysian staffs running the place.

Stir Fry Beef with Spring Onions and Ginger (£9++)

This was not as fresh as the one we had in Wing Sing Inn, Edinburgh. It was too starchy and the beef was too thick.

Whole Roast Duck (£22++)

As for the duck!!! I thought I prefer Gold Mine's duck more than Four Seasons. I haven't had Four Seasons for 2 years now, but it was one of my regular joints because it was more convenient than heading down to Gold Mine. I prefer this version more because I did not have to pour the sauce over the duck to have it. Skin was a little crispy but not entirely, very juicy fats dripping on the plate and it was just memorable. Prices are slightly cheaper as compared to Four Seasons too.

P/S: Be prepared to wait, 30 minutes with reservation and 1 hour without a reservation!! We arrived at 8.30pm and only got our table around 9pm... Also, please don't expect Michelin star service, it's just a regular classic Chinese joint where it's inexpensive and people queue for it.

Likes: Authentic Chinese food... Good Cantonese choices. 
Dislikes: The wait is crazy, even with reservation.... Though I would say, it's definitely worth the wait!

Gold Mine
102 Queensway,
London W2 3RR
United Kingdom
Opening Hours
Daily 12pm - 11pm

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