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Yauatcha

Lucy Lord celebrates Chinese New Year by feasting on dim-sum at Soho’s Yauatcha

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Dim sum teahouse offering contemporary Cantonese dim sum, patisserie inspired by European culinary techniques and Asian ingredients, and an extensive range of tea, wine and … Read more →

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'Unusual service was forgivable since the food was so on-point'

Shikumen

Open Mon-Sat midday-11pm, Sun 11:30am-10:30pm

The blurb

Shikumen presents Chinese fine dining and handcrafted dim sum within the sleek Dorsett Hotel in Shepherds Bush. Shikumen means “stone gate,” and the restaurant takes its name from traditional 1940s Shanghai architecture, which … Read more →

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'An out-of-this-world baked Chilean sea bass with kumquat glaze'

Hakkasan Mayfair

Open Monday-Wednesday midday–12:30am, Thursday-Saturday midday-12:45am, Sunday midday-12:00am

The blurb

With a whole constellation of Michelin-starred chefs and eleven locations worldwide (in chichi cities such as Doha, Shanghai, and Dubai), Hakkasan is a global brand with a well-deserved golden reputation for … Read more →

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'The dishes were authentic... The brusque service, however, interrupted our reminiscing'

Royal China, Fulham

Open Sun midday–4pm and 6pm–10pm; Mon–Sat midday–4pm and 6pm–11pm

The blurb

Using traditional ingredients and skills, this mini-chain of restaurants is headed up by award-winning executive head chef Man Yuk Cheung.

Well-known for its lunchtime dim sum menu, the dim … Read more →

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'[Maxims] allows you the rare (and intriguing) opportunity to mix and match your dishes'

Maxims

Mon—Sun 7pm—2am

When looking for a new restaurant, a casino might not be the first thing that springs to mind. After all, gambling and food are not the greatest of bedfellows and while we all like going to new places, … Read more →

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'However, it was the tea that really stole the show.'

Bo Lang

Open Mon–Sat midday–11.30pm, Sun midday–3.30pm

Step off of South Kensington’s Draycott Avenue and straight into the warmer climes of China: Bo Lang’s black lattice interior immediately transports you to the Orient. The dim sum and teahouse restaurant, led by head … Read more →

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'Min Jiang is not your average Chinese'

Min Jiang, Royal Garden Hotel Kensington

Open daily midday–3pm, 6pm–10.30pm

Recently I’ve had the unsettling thought that I may be tiring of a relationship that I thought would endure until my old age. It started 15 years ago and had, until recently, been a beautiful journey … Read more →

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'Original flavours and textures in impeccably decorated surroundings'

Good Earth, Wandsworth

Open Mon–Sat midday–2.30pm & 6pm–11.15pm, Sun 12.30–2.45pm & 6pm–10.45pm

This new branch of Good Earth on Bellevue Road produced easily the best Chinese food I’ve had in a long time. Service is top-notch and it boasts a fabulous location overlooking … Read more →

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Guo Yue's class

Guo Yue at Divertimenti Cookery School

Open Mon–Sat 9.30am–6pm; Sun midday–5pm

There are quite a few cooking courses out there for those looking to either learn some basic skills, or for those who feel a huge need to be knock-out in the kitchen. The boy-who-is-a-friend in … Read more →

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Royal China restaurant

Royal China

Open Mon–Thu midday–11pm, Fri and Sat midday–11.30pm, Sun 11am–10pm

Royal China has long been known for the quality of its dim sum, with queues regularly forming at the Queensway branch at weekends. My excuse for this return visit was to … Read more →

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