I think that's the problem for the OKR Dragon Inn - no one's going there! I suspect the make money from takeaways but I have never seen more than two tables full in there on an evening, and most of the time its completely empty. I think the get some business from the hotel but not enough....it's a shame because they have done it up nice.
Dragon Castle makes standard dim sum dishes very well and the cheap prices and unlimited pot of tea always draw me back. One bit of advice, as I've recently experienced the heating issue (ranks up there as one of my worst dining out experiences): Don't go there during the winter season.
Finally visited Dragon Inn on the Old Kent Road on Sunday afternoon and will definitely be visiting again.
Can't say for sure if it is the same, but the menu looks very similar to Dragon Castle with a wide range of dishes.
Delicious - we had a few dim sum plates which were very good and then a sizzling plate of very tender beef with a hot black pepper sauce, some vegetables and rice.
It was very quiet, with most of the other customers we saw coming in for take-away. The decor is not as lavish as the Dragon Castle (no fountain and fishpond) but it is a smaller space and they've done a nice job with the lighting and the slates.
No heat problems at the Inn - it was nice and cosy inside!
Today, me and my partner has gone to the dragon inn, as we have been there once before on valentine day for the first time, and had a good experience with the food and service. It has a good atmosphere and busy.
However today we decide to go again. It was quiet for a friday night. And we were the only two in the restaurant. Had the crab meat and sweet corn soup ( (average)and quarter duck (good) for starter however the pancake was a bit cold.
The main course however was a massive disappointment - we had the sizzling fillet steak with schezuan sauce. We order this as we had it on valentine night and it was to die for.
But tonight the taste was odd had a weird after taste and the meat smell a bit. We complain about this, and the waiter who serve us was unhelpful and rude. Told us that the meat is fine and he spoke to the chef. My partner said that he wants to meet the chef and for him to come in front of us to say that it was fresh. However this did not happen, which to me was not a good sign, my other half felt sick and went to the bathroom and after coming back, the waiter rudely imply that he was faking, and saying that the chef said it was fresh. The waiter then remove the table cloth which my partner ask why, he said he had to remove it. My partner ask for the table cloth back for evidence he refused and said that it is in the laundry now. Which confirm that they wanted to remove all evdience of the unfresh food that they serve.
FYI be careful when you go there. YOu do not know what you will get. I think some nights it is fresh, some nights they might cover up the meat with vineger to cover up the smell which is off. It is all on the taste and smell. You never know.