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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by Kake and doop on 27-Aug-2007. Opening hours taken from a business card on that visit.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by Kake and doop on 27-Aug-2007</div>
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hours_text='noon-11pm Mon-Sat; 11.30am-10pm Sun and Bank Holidays'
hours_text='noon-11pm Mon-Thu; noon-11.30pm Fri-Sat; 11.30am-10.30pm Sun'
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opening_hours_text='noon-11pm Mon-Sat; 11.30am-10pm Sun and Bank Holidays'
opening_hours_text='noon-11pm Mon-Thu; noon-11.30pm Fri-Sat; 11.30am-10.30pm Sun'
The Dragon Castle is a Chinese restaurant on Walworth Road near Elephant and Castle Station. The huge traditional studded door sets it apart from the rest of the buildings in the area; walking in through a slightly less imposing glass door set next to it, we were immediately whisked to a table.
The menu has an impressive range, from the usual Chinese restaurant staples right up to chilli frog's legs and shark's fin soup. Pork dumplings were very well done and tasted extremely fresh. The scallop sashimi starter included an ingenious little leaf of coriander which exactly complemented the taste of the scallop.
The sea-spiced aubergine main course was tasty (somewhat on the greasy side according to doop, but just fine and only to be expected for this dish according to Kake); the home-made-style tofu was very good and served with perfectly stir-fried vegetables. The poached eel, however, was composed of little mouthfuls of erotic bliss: it's really hard to exaggerate just how amazingly good it was.
The service was friendly, and very attentive indeed, without getting in one's way. The main seating area had quite small tables, but a large party was sitting in a slightly raised section at one end of the room, and it looked like there were other rooms upstairs.
Dim Sum served until 5pm.
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