Our day leading up to our visit to Ping Pong was out of this world! We'd been to the Planetarium in Greenwich and after a busy day decided to take a walk along the South Bank and get something to eat.
We ended up at the back of the Festival Hall at Ping Pong, which Dad made several jokes about being a Table Tennis venue, but was really a Chinese dim sum restaurant.
Dim sum is a bit like Tapas - it's loads of small dishes that you share, so there isn't really a kids' menu, but there are loads of dishes perfect for kids.
You get a menu and tick the dim sum you want - we seemed to tick most of the menu!
We ordered all sorts of buns, rolls, skewers, and apart from the prawn crackers and the spring rolls it was all pretty new to us.
I think what makes Ping Pong such a fun place to have dinner is that it's all about sharing. A lot of the dishes come in threes, so there's usually some bartering involved ("You can have the pork bun if I can have the duck roll...") but any meal that's built around sharing is perfect for a family.
I (Riley) wasn't that keen on the Shu Mai, but I tried everything. If you're not the sort of person who likes trying new food then this might not be the restaurant for you, but if adventure is your middle name, then it's definitely worth checking out!
By the end of our meal we were tired! Dad's phone says we walked 20,000 steps today around Greenwich and the South Bank. Add in a LOT of Dim Sum and we were all ready for bed. Ping Pong was definitely a great place to enjoy a fun family meal at the end of a fantastic family day out.
FOOD: E4 R5 = 9/10
ATMOSPHERE: E4.5 R5 = 9.5/10
FRIENDLINESS: E4 R4 = 8/10
KIDS MENU: E4 R4 = 8/10
KID-FRIENDLY: E4 R4.5 = 8.5/10