Dumpling fever! – London's best dim sum

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.

Dim Sum Sundays at Hakkasan, W1.

Dim Sum Sundays at Hakkasan, W1.

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.

Honourable mentions: Critically acclaimed Yauatcha in Soho; Chinatown favourite, Plum Valley; Mayfair stalwart, Princess Garden; Dragon Palace in Earls Court; and Chelsea teahouse, Bo Lang.

Is your favourite missing from our list? Let us know in the comments!