Whether you’re a London local or just passing through, there’s always plenty of discover in Chinatown. Just a stone’s throw from Leicester Square, its streets are lined with busy restaurants, noodle bars, and Chinese supermarkets stocked with exotic ingredients you won’t find anywhere else. Chefs move on and restaurants change quickly here, but we’ve rounded up eight of the best places to eat right now. Avoid the all-you-can-eat buffets and try one of these instead.
Orient London, Wardour Street – Slicker than your average Chinatown restaurant, Orient London serves excellent dim sum (until 4.45pm) and Szechuan and Cantonese specialities in the evening. It’s smart enough for date night but also perfect for weekend feasts with friends. Don’t leave without trying their mini roast pork buns and the crystal king prawn dumplings with black truffle and XO sauce.
Four Seasons, Gerrard Street – A Chinatown institution for over a decade, Four Seasons is famous for its roast duck – all crispy skin and tender, flavoursome meat. According to the Financial Times, the marinade and sauce ingredients are a closely guarded secret, known only by the chef who prepares it. If you don’t fancy duck, their barbecue pork is equally good and there are plenty of classic Cantonese dishes on the menu.Continue Reading