Mandarin Kitchen at Bayswater

Mandarin Kitchen in Bayswater offered a blend of hits and misses.

The famed Lobster Noodles (£58) disappointed slightly with a lack of sufficient gravy to complement the dry noodles. Lobster is really fresh!

However, the Mushroom Soup (£4.50) was a triumph. Its generous serving of mushrooms coupled with the deliciously clear broth made it a standout starter dish.

Be prepared for a wait, though; we faced a 30-minute wait time without reservations.