I too think DC is fantastic, and am a keen supporter. Going on Sunday in fact. However, if you go in cold weather be warned. The heating is inadequate and it gets quite cold. You will need woolies, a hat and scarf. I went with the girlfriend and 11 year old daughter on New Years Eve and we had to leave after the first course (which was scrummy) as we were so so cold. The staff were great, only charged us for drinks, and told us that they had repeatedly lobbied the owner to upgrade the heating but with no success.
Agree with all of the above, including the point about the heating! Last time we went we were given our own personal radiator at the table...although this was an early Wednesday lunchtime so the same level of service may not be maintained on busy Saturday evenings!
Would be intrigued to know how the Dragon Inn is: the two restaurants are roughly equidistant from my house. Almost don't want to go for fear of wasting a Dragon Castle trip!
Visited the Dragon Castle last week for the first time, on recommendation from here, and agree with the above on the quality of the food, and the heating!
A word of warning though: unless you are used to eating vast quantities, beware the set menus. We ordered one for two people and it could have fed at least three, if not four. It was all so delicious, we had to ask for a doggy bag, so breakfast was interesting...
I thought the price very reasonable too, especially given the quality: £45 for the huge amount of food, a glass of wine and two soft drinks.
In my view, better-than-Chinatown food, at E&C prices. Marvellous!
love the food and I second the warning about set menus - had the hungry persons vegetarian menu (the veggie banquet?) for two people and despite normally reasonably healthy appetites could barely stagger out of the restaurant (ok didn't think of the doggy bag option)... but I love the food and just couldn't leave it ;-) Not tried the Old Kent Rd one yet - anyone got feedback??