loti eats | duddell’s

Duddell’s was one of our favourites of the smarter dim sum restaurants we went to in Hong Kong, with two Michelin starts and some seriously good dumplings. We, along with everyone else, were very excited to hear that Duddell’s was coming to London and now after a few months of waiting, they’ve finally opened up in a beautiful Grade-II listed building right near the Shard.

The huge ceilings and stained glass windows give the space plenty of light and it really does look very impressive when you walk in. If it’s dim sum you’re mainly after, make sure you come at lunchtime as in the evening there’s only a small selection as a starter. This is exactly what we went for as our first dish; three steamed dumplings including king crab, scallop & prawn, and the gold fish-shaped prawn dumpling, all of which were excellent.

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Another of the signatures, the 48-hour roast Peking duck, had to be ordered too, and the first serving came with fresh pancakes, lots of meaty duck and crispy skin, and dressings to make your own mini wraps. Later the second serving came with a ginger and spring onion sauce, though there’s also the option to have either truffle sauce or black pepper Martell with it. We can also recommend the black cod and the crispy yin yang prawns but there’s so much to choose from on the menu that it’s worth exploring and seeing what takes your fancy.

9a St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY