Restaurant’s shocking offer: ‘Average’ soup sold at staggering £128 price tag

Indulge in the UK’s priciest soup at Gouqi restaurant for £128. Discover its luxurious ingredients and alternatives for every budget.
Indulge in the UK's priciest soup at Gouqi restaurant for £128. Discover its luxurious ingredients and alternatives for every budget.
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The UK’s priciest soup, selling at £128, is now available at Gouqi restaurant in London.

Dubbed “Monk Jumps Over The Wall,” it’s a shark fin soup comprising quail eggs, scallops, chicken, pork, sea cucumbers, and shark fin, named for its purported ability to tempt vegetarian monks.

Despite being intended for two, diners are dismayed by the steep prices.

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A patron, JB, criticized the restaurant’s exorbitant pricing, deeming it not worth revisiting.

Indulge in the UK's priciest soup at Gouqi restaurant for £128. Discover its luxurious ingredients and alternatives for every budget.
Menu featuring the expensive soup (price circled). (Picture: Jam Press)

Ki Su stated that “The dishes are average, the price is expensive, not recommended.”

Similarly, Helen remarked, “High end restaurant with decent food but overpriced. Cocktail and desserts are the highlight. A lot of specials require preorder. Service is ok.”

Indulge in the UK's priciest soup at Gouqi restaurant for £128. Discover its luxurious ingredients and alternatives for every budget.
Reviews for the Gouqi restaurant. (Picture: Jam Press)

Fortunately, there are more affordable options available at Gouqi. For instance, patrons can indulge in sweet corn soup with chicken for £15 a bowl or hot and sour soup with seafood for £16.

However, for those with a taste for extravagance, there’s the Royal Superior One Cup Bird’s Nest Soup priced at £95 a bowl.

This unique delicacy is made from swiftlets’ saliva, renowned for its purported health benefits and anti-aging properties.

Indulge in the UK's priciest soup at Gouqi restaurant for £128. Discover its luxurious ingredients and alternatives for every budget.
The Monk Jumps Over The Wall soup. (Picture: Jam Press)

Londoners are accustomed to shelling out significant sums for dining experiences. For instance, The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont Hotel, Mayfair, made headlines recently by offering tea at £7 per cup.

Despite the hefty price tag, the establishment has garnered praise for its British and grill cuisines, boasting an impressive average rating of 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor.

One satisfied diner commended the venue for its superb food served in an elegant art deco setting, describing it as an excellent choice for business meetings or indulgent meals.

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