London is a multicultural melting pot of cuisines, meaning you can get everything from won tons to arancini in not only the same area but sometimes even the same road. Dim Sum is done particularly well in the city, but there are a lot of options and it would be impossible to try them all before you have to head back to Park Grand London Heathrow before your flight out of the UK’s bustling capital city.
We have cut out the admin and made a list of the best places in London to eat Dim Sum, so you don’t have to.
There are two branches of Baozilnn in London – one in Soho and one by London Bridge. Ultimately, your deciding factor ought to be what you plan on doing before and after your meal, given that both are equally impressive. For instance, if you plan to spend the day shopping on Oxford Street, or spend your evening watching a show in Theatreland in London’s famous West End, then the Soho branch is your best choice. Whereas, if you want to walk along the South Bank, enjoying the fascinating architecture of London’s bridges, or catch a play at The National Theatre, then London Bridge is a better option. Whatever you choose, you can rest assured knowing that the dim sum will be the stars of the show. These steaming buns will leave you hungry for more, bustling to get back to the city for this Northern Chinese delicacy which is done perfectly at Baozilnn.
Address: 24 Romilly St, Soho, London W1D 5AH (Soho)
34-36 Southwark St, London SE1 1TU (London Bridge)
More info: https://baoziinn.com/
Contact: 020 7287 3266
Like Baozilnn, there are two branches of Yauatcha in London – one in Soho and one in Broadgate Circle. You may have picked up a pattern here, even with just the two suggestions listed so far. Soho is a hub for Chinese and Cantonese food, and you will find Chinatown at its core, the beating heart of the cultural food and entertainment district. In fact, if you are feeling adventurous, you could probably just wander the streets of Chinatown and you would come across a dim sum venue that appeals to you. However, if you like to stick to suggestions, then listen to us when we say that Yauatcha is the place to be ordering dim sum. Yauatcha is on the top-end of the price scale, but that is because it remains one of the city’s most upmarket restaurants. The word “gourmet” has never been so accurate as from straight off the dim sum menu at Yauatcha.
Address: 15-17 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 0DL (Soho)
1 Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS (Broadgate Circle)
More info: https://www.yauatcha.com/
Contact: 020 7494 8888 (Soho)
020 3817 9888 (Broadgate Circle)
You may feel overwhelmed when visiting Paddington’s Pearl Liang and learning that they have a menu all to itself for dim sum… Though it may be tempting to peak at the Peking duck on the main menu, trust us when we say that dim sum is where Pearl Liang shine. The dim sum come in all shapes and sizes (and colours), stuffed with a range of flavours you didn’t even realise could work so well together, like zucchini and prawn. Deep fried or steamed, these buns are pearls and should be treasured as such. There are two dim sum menus available – a lunch one and a dinner one. So no matter what time of day the dim sum pang hits you, Pearl Liang have you covered.
Address: 8 Sheldon Square, London W2 6EZ
More info: https://pearlliang.co.uk/
Contact: 020 7289 7000
Phoenix Palace in Marleybone is not a dim sum specialist, but rather a Chinese cuisine master – however, their dim sum is so good that if it was the only thing available on the menu, nobody would complain. It is authentic and the traditional decor only adds to the taste experience. The last order of dim sum takes place at 4.45pm every day, so make sure you factor that into your schedule because it is really top tier food they are serving here. It is very near Baker Street, so may serve as the perfect dim-sum-refuel amidst your day at the Sherlock Holmes Museum or Madame Tussauds. Order the mini ribs in black bean sauce dim sum and you will spend the rest of your life recommending it to others!
Address: 5 Glentworth St, Marylebone, London NW1 5PG
More info: http://www.phoenixpalace.co.uk/
Contact: 020 7486 3515
There are four Dim T restaurants around London, meaning that no matter where you are staying or which hotel package you are optimising, there is never one too far. This is a relief, given that it serves up some of the finest dim sum in the city. There is one with a view of Tower Bridge, one in Soho (of course), one in Pimlico and one all the way north in Hampstead. Their steam buns leave you wanting more – and more is what you will order if you have any say in the matter after a mouthful of the Char Sui Roast Pork or the chicken, cashew and coriander.
Address: 32 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2NQ – 020 7637 1122
2 More London Riverside, London SE1 2DB - 020 7403 7000
56-62 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1DE – 020 7834 0507
3 Heath St, London NW3 6TP – 020 7435 0024
More info: https://dimt.co.uk/
There it is – a small selection given the number of options in London, but all you need to know if it is the best of the best you are looking for. You probably won’t manage to eat at all of them – especially if you want to tuck into the other cuisines on offer around town – so the only solution is to cash in on Premier Rewards and make sure you are back in London, kicking it back in Park Grand hotels faster than you can say “dim sum”.