Discover the best Chinese restaurants in London, with everything from Michelin-starred dim sum to authentic regional cooking available across the city.
Chinese Restaurants London Highlights
Located on Camberwell Church Street, Silk Road is always packed and for good reason as it’s got to be one of the cheapest yet most delicious Chinese restaurants in London. You can spend ages in there with a big group, ordering all the food and drinking all the beers, and it’s somehow impossible to ever spend more than £15 a head.
It’s easy to go wrong in Chinatown but we’ve never gone wrong at Beijing Dumpling on Lisle Street. You know it’s going to be good when you spot the chefs in the window, mostly hidden by huge bamboo baskets and bellowing steam, and it doesn’t disappoint. The dumplings are fresh, the service is brisk, and it won’t cost the earth – just how Chinatown should be.
When it comes to the finest dim sum in town, Yauatcha is pretty hard to beat in our book. It now has two locations, the original in Soho and the newer one in Broadgate Circle, and we never tire of going in for some prawn and bean curd cheung fun, xiao long bao, or char sui buns. Admittedly it’s not the cheapest on this list but if you can get there between 2pm – 5:45pm Monday to Thursday you can have the Taste of Yauatcha menu for £19 per person.
Strange little name but who cares when you can try out food from Xi’an by the same people that bought you Sichuan Folk? It’s cheap and cheerful and you can’t go wrong with the pork and veg dumplings, the hand pulled noodles with chunky beef and chilli sauce, and the Xi’an pork ‘burger’. Highly recommended if you’re in the area and want to impress someone with your knowledge of regional Chinese cuisine.