The food at Ba Shan hails from Hunan province, and it definitely doesn’t resemble the takeaway you ate last week. This kind of Chinese food is spicier and doesn’t shy away from chilli - the spicy softshell crab is excellent, and the red-braised pork is non-negotiable, so long as you’re not afraid of pork belly. The best seats are at the front of the restaurant, where it feels like you’re in a traditional inn in the Chinese countryside. It’s a little pricey, but the food’s worth it if you’re looking for a break from the typical Chinatown fare.
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Sit at the bar at The Palomar, this Israeli small plates restaurant in Chinatown, and you’re guaranteed a good time.
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The Four Seasons in Chinatown is famous for their roast duck, which is not only excellent but one of the best things you can eat in London.
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Wuli Wuli is a no frills cash-only Chinese restaurant in Camberwell serving excellent value Sichuan cuisine and a bowl of chicken you’ll dream about.
Yauatcha is a high-glam Chinese restaurant in Soho serving dim sum and beautiful desserts, with service that’s either perfect or absolutely rubbish.
Chinese restaurant Phoenix Palace is one of the most upmarket of London’s old-school dim sum restaurants, with great versions of Cantonese classics.
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