The Top 7 Places To Eat Dim Sum In London
Situated in Hyde Park, on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, you can enjoy classic dim sum whilst taking in the amazing views of Kensington Garden. Min Jiang is elegant and sophisticated – and that all comes at a price. However, what you are paying for here are stunning views and first rate service in a stylish setting. Treat yourself to this as a one-off dim sum experience.
Meal service:Lunch, Dinner
Traditionally decorated in warm reds, pinks, and oranges, and adorned with Chinese floral art and lanterns, Pearl Liang has long been a favorite with those seeking a business lunch venue. The great quality that keeps customers coming back for more – the dumpling skins are thin yet sturdy, and perfectly translucent. Traditionally, dim sum is a lunch time meal, so their lunch menu is cheaper and far more extensive; however, they also have a great selection of dim sum in the evenings to satisfy your late-hour cravings.
Meal service:All Day
Part of the Royal China Group, this restaurant is one of six in London. The original in Queensway, Baywater, is a long-standing community favourite. They have a hugely extensive dim sum menu, and great value lunches. If you’re unsure about what to try, ask for a recommendation from the friendly and attentive staff.
Set over three floors, this Chinatown establishment could not be less like its neighbours. Edgy and alternative, this dim sum-come-cocktail bar features a relaxed shabby-chic setting of bold oriental-printed wall papers and quirky Chinese detailing with delicate ornaments and bamboo baskets. Their eastern-inspired cocktails are designed to accompany dim sum. The dim sum here have unusual flavours like crab and samphire, or mushroom and truffle. This place is sophisticated without being overbearing and perfect for an intimate date night.
Meal service:Dinner, Late Night
Atmosphere:Cosy, Gourmet, Casual
Another Chinatown classic that sets itself apart from the crowd, Plum Valley is dark and mysterious with its sleek black exterior that continues inside – dark and simple, with an exotic glamorous edge. The high quality food and friendly staff really set this place apart, and the addition of private karaoke rooms is another plus, ensuring a night of fun for groups. The jasmine tea here is really special – don’t leave without trying some.