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15 Wardour St. (Chinatown)
(44) 020-7437-5065 | www.londonjadegarden.com
BEST FORDim Sum
RESERVATIONSRecommended for large groups; call to book. Not accepted Sundays.
PRICEAppetizer: GBP 2.50-7; Entree: GBP 6-20; Dim Sum: GBP 2-4
FAMOUS PLATESDim sum; noodles; congee
DRINKS AND WINEStandard cocktail and beer selection; wines
# OF SEATS50-75 in main dining room; banquet rooms available
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
TUBELeicester Square; Piccadilly Circus
Typical dim sum hurly-burly and bustle, especially on weekends. The décor is "meh" (though it’s a couple steps up from "hole in the wall") and the service is surly, but the dim sum is dreamy. Their setup is especially great for groups, so bring your friends.
Dim sum aficionados mingle with dazed tourists and in-the-know office workers from the surrounding area.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Honestly, anything goes. We’d wear pants, flats, and a basic top or sweater, but it’s really up to you on this one.
GO HERE WITH
Large groups; family; friends
WHY WE LIKE IT
Dim sum, dim sum, dim sum. Yum. Need we say more?
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The grim service. It is truly stop and go–they make you wait for your food, then rush you through your meal.
GOOD TO KNOW
If you’re going for dim sum, try to get there around 12:30pm-1:00pm and you won’t have to wait long. (Go later and risk food running out.) Don’t bother lingering after your meal, especially at peak times–they’ll just ask you to leave. Reservations are not accepted on Sundays (their most popular dim sum day), so definitely make sure you get there early.
Royal China (London)
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