Jia is an old school spot near South Kensington. And by old school, we mean they don’t have a website. The restaurant itself is modern yet simple, and despite there being crispy duck, sweet and sour sea bass, and wasabi king prawns on the menu, the steamed dumplings are where it’s at. Their curried king prawns, scallops, and black cod shu mai dumplings are among the best we’ve had in London, and even though things can get pretty expensive, pretty quick, the £28 set dinner comes with sweet and sour chicken, green curry king prawns, rice, vegetables, and, crucially, a dim sum platter.
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Hjem is a coffee shop on Launceston Place, which is one of London's prettiest corners and only a ten minutes walk from High Street Kensington.
A casual, kitsch coffee and light bite situation inside Institut Français, Café Tangerine is worth keeping in mind when you’re in Kensington.
Fernandez And Wells
A five minute walk from South Kensington’s museums, Fernandez and Wells is a cool and casual coffee spot.
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Joy King Lau
Joy King Lau is one of the more relaxed restaurants in Chinatown, and one to head to if you have a meal with your parents or relatives in the diary.
Dimsum & Duck
Dim Sum & Duck makes second-to-none handmade dumplings, glistening roasted meats, and will become your new go-to from your very first bite.
Yipin is an upscale Chinese spot in Islington. The menu has a lot of options, but you should focus on the Sichuan and Hunan dishes.
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