The easiest dumpling fix in Chinatown is at Jen Cafe, where a plate of seven Beijing-style dumplings with minced pork is only £5 a pop. The restaurant’s very basic but the dumplings are nicely-made and filled generously. Hit it when you need a quick snack, and don’t forget the chilli oil.
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Bake is a cash only bakery in Chinatown serving fantastic soft serve out of their trademark taiyaki - a fish-shaped waffle situation.
Experimental Cocktail Club
ECC Chinatown is one of the best cocktail bars in central London, and it’s great for an intimate hang with a few friends. It’s close to Soho, too.
Old Town 97
Open until 4am every night, Old Town 97 is a super-useful Chinatown spot serving great roasted meats and Cantonese classics.
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The Four Seasons in Chinatown is famous for their roast duck, which is not only excellent but one of the best things you can eat in London.
There are lots of restaurants in Chinatown to visit if you just want a plate of roast meat and rice, or some noodles, but TPT is our favourite.
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