With Chinese New Year fast approaching (and diets a distant memory), it’s time to round up some friends for a dim sum feast. Whether you prefer them steamed, fried or doused in chilli oil, you won’t go hungry at any of these London dumpling hot spots.
Hakkasan, West End – Why not treat yourself to Hakkasan’s signature ‘Dim Sum Sundays’ menu? For just £58 per person, you can linger over cocktails, half a bottle of Champagne, and six stunning courses, including their delicious XO scallop dumplings, venison puffs, and golden lobster rolls.
Pearl Liang, Paddington – Ideal for a business lunch or a cosy catch-up, Pearl Liang serves dim sum all day and boasts a stylish cocktail bar. Save room for their signature stir-fried lobster noodles.
Bright Courtyard, Marylebone – Despite its modern décor and iPad menus, this Baker Street gem serves traditional dishes like siu long bao (soup-filled dumplings), cheung fun, congee, and Shanghai wontons. Book this month and you’ll receive a free glass of Prosecco and 30% off your food bill.
Min Jiang, Kensington – With its extensive tea menu, views over Kensington Gardens, and elegant plates of dim sum, Min Jiang never fails to impress. Don’t miss their crispy Beijing duck rolls!
Courtesan, Brixton – The fuss-free menu and creative cocktails make this Brixton dim sum parlour a perfect choice for a girly gathering or a relaxed dinner date.
Joint award: In Victoria, you’ll find top quality dim sum at both A Wong and Grand Imperial. At the latter, you can enjoy an Asian-inspired afternoon tea, complete with Champagne, your choice of tea, and a tiered stand of dumplings and sweet treats.
Is your favourite missing from our list? Let us know in the comments!