There are a few reasons to hit up Leong’s Legend - and there’s often a queue in the evenings - but each time we’ve been, it’s been absolutely worth it. The Taiwanese dishes here are more interesting than your typical Chinatown joint, but there’s something for everyone here - the menu jumps around a lot, but you should definitely get the soup dumplings and stir-fried green beans with pork, and the whole crab that comes smothered in garlic and chilli. The hot pot is an awesome way to spend an evening with friends.
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Jinli is a Sichuan restaurant next to Leicester Square specialising in hot and dry pots. Come hungry and bring friends.
Barshu is the consensus number one option around town when you want to eat spicy Sichuan-style food in central London.
Food House is a Sichuan restaurant in Chinatown serving solid chilli oil noodles, platters of dumplings, and more. It’s good for a group, or solo.
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Master Bao is a Taiwanese spot inside Westfield London that’s perfect for cheap, quick eats, and excellent bao.
Giant Robot is a street food/bar venue in Canary Wharf, from the same people behind Dinerama. It’s great for post-work drinks and something to eat.
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Koba is a swish spot that’s perfect for giving friends an intro to the joys of Korean barbecue.
Olle is a Korean BBQ spot on Shaftesbury Avenue where you’ll get to cook things like like wagyu beef on a grill in the middle of your table.
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.
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