Average Price: £26 to £40
Dress Code: Casual Dress
||7.3 miles from London center (as shown on map)
Yi-Ban Chinese restaurant in London’s Docklands overlooking the London Regatta Centre has a vast, soaring dining room that gives every table a view of the water, City Airport and the skyline of East London. It faces south so the place is awash in sunlight at lunchtime. There are smart, sleek design details everywhere in the groovy bar, the cool restaurant, even on the linger-inducing terrace with some Chinese red and gold tactfully employed a well. Yi-Ban translates as First Class, so you know how high this establishment is aiming. Yi-Ban has the traditional gigantic Chinese menu, including classic dishes and dim sum, with particular emphasis on the fish and seafood. We always go for Peking or crispy duck, but the shark's fin soup is a favourite, as are the noodle dishes. The full bar with view and terrace makes this a terrific place to gather after work.