Aftera good old pub roast, our second favourite thing to eat on a Sunday is an ENORMOUS dim sum feast; there’s nothing quite like heading into Chinatown, settling down for a couple of hours and ordering round after round of dumplings. We recently went to check out Orient London, which just opened at the Leicester Square end of Wardour Street. Pouring over the lengthy dim sum menu we settled on some of our favourites such as fluffy char siu buns, king prawn and dried bean curd cheung fun, and roasted pork puffs. We also loved the caviar Shanghai dumplings, Taro croquette with black truffle and the spicy steamed crab dumplings which were possibly the Dumpling of the Day.
Service is very fast and no nonsense and with prices averaging around £3, Oriental London is really good value for quality dumplings in this part of town. For your next dim sum fix, this place is WELL worth checking out.
15 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PH