Traditionally dim sum is never served past 15:00, so for anyone who has craved the Chinese delicacy at night, look no further.
The main difference between Ping Pong and most dim sum restaurants is that there are plenty of options for vegetarians. An assortment of baked, steamed and fried puffs, rolls, buns and dumplings arrive at your table as they are ready in circular bamboo vessels, stacked on top of one another.
Drinks wise, the non-alcoholic coolers are rejuvenating, particularly refreshing is the pineapple juice, coconut puree and fresh lime combo.
A wooden lattice theme runs throughout the restaurant with a brown and beige décor. Upstairs, hanging orange cylindrical lanterns engraved with Chinese characters create a warm soft glow. While there are some private tables, much of the restaurant operates in a shared table policy, creating hubs of bustle, chat and consumption.
Through the giant glass walls you can watch theatre goers, tourists and commuters rushing to catch their trains at Waterloo.
While you can find other Ping Pong branches dotted around London, this location is perfect for a post-dinner wander along the South Bank, my favourite part of London.