Life is about taking chances, like skydiving or having unprotected sex. We’re afraid of both, so a far wiser chance to take is to try eating at any of the anonymous-looking Chinese cafes close to Charing Cross road. That’s how we stumbled on Baozi Inn, which looks pretty unassuming from the outside but actually does brilliant bowls of spicy dumplings and noodles from Beijing and Sichuan. It makes for a perfect casual dinner with a few friends, especially if you’re down with amping up the spice factor.
The Best Restaurants in Chinatown
Whether you’re looking for the restaurant that does the best roast duck or dim sum, here’s where you should be eating in London’s Chinatown.
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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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Chang’s Noodle is an excellent Chinese restaurant in Bloomsbury that can handle pretty much any situation you throw at it.
Yauatcha is a high-glam Chinese restaurant in Soho serving dim sum and beautiful desserts, with service that’s either perfect or absolutely rubbish.
Hutong is the Shard’s ultra-swish Chinese restaurant, and if we were going to throw down on a pricey dinner with a view, this would be on our list.
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Four Seasons | 文興酒家
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.
Leong’s Legend serves Taiwanese dishes that are more interesting than your typical Chinatown joint.
Barshu is the consensus number one option around town when you want to eat spicy Sichuan-style food in central London.
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