What we say
The Noodle Lounge does no worse than many others but, sadly, it does not score as highly as we would like. Going by what's on the menu, our main concerns are the tiger & king prawns and the sea bass. Are the prawns farmed or wild? Do they come with certification of sustainability? Many king prawn farms promote overfishing through their heavy use of fishmeal, among other environmental issues, while wild stocks are in some regions taken in unsustainable numbers so it is important to know the origins. Sea bass stocks in UK waters have declined significantly but it is unclear where the restaurant's supplies came from. Having said that, it does also use rather more sustainable seafood including lobster, crab and squid.
What they say
We were not able to speak to the restaurant and they do not have a website.
About Noodle Lounge
The popular Chinese restaurant is located on the third floor but plenty of customers are willing to regularly take the lift to ‘Jonny Wongs’, as it is known by locals apparently. There’s no fancy decor or fussy frills, not even a tablecloth - as one online reviewer pithily said, it’s “just wipe and go”. Freshly cooked is expertly cooked and delivered quick as a flash from the open kitchen. The friendly waiting staff will help you navigate the menu and it’s worth taking their advice on combining noodle and rice dishes. The average cost per head is between £15 and £20.