Phoenix Palace is one of the most upmarket of London’s old-school dim sum palaces, set in a series of huge, opulent rooms that’ll make you feel like you’ve walked into an actual Qing dynasty palace (not that we’ve ever been to one). The high-class Cantonese food is several notches up from the standard fare and costs are justifiably higher than the average, but they’re well worth it. The dim sum list is all about the classics, and it’s perfect for an occasion when you want to invite all the friends, or when you’ve got parents or family along for the ride.
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This is the original of the excellent Patty & Bun restaurants, and a great place to grab a burger and cocktail on busy James Street.
Portland is a great restaurant in the vein of so many in London that focus on simple ingredients and offer a reasonably priced tasting menu.
Lurra is a beautiful restaurant in Marylebone serving Basque inspired tapas and one of the best steaks in London.
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Duddell’s is restaurant in a converted church near London Bridge. It’s pricey, but it serves good dim sum, as well as other Cantonese dishes.
Green Papaya Xi’Viet
Green Papaya Xi’Viet is a Vietnamese and Xi’anese hybrid on Kingsland Road that suits any situation, and serves some really good noodle dishes.
Chang’s Noodle is an excellent Chinese restaurant in Bloomsbury that can handle pretty much any situation you throw at it.
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