Phoenix Palace is one of the most upmarket of London’s old-school dim sum palaces, set in a series of huge, opulent rooms that’ll make you feel like you’ve walked into an actual Qing dynasty palace (not that we’ve ever been to one). The high-class Cantonese food is several notches up from the standard fare and costs are justifiably higher than the average, but they’re well worth it. The dim sum list is all about the classics, and it’s perfect for an occasion when you want to invite all the friends, or when you’ve got parents or family along for the ride.
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One of London’s most exclusive hot spots, Chiltern Firehouse has a reputation for a see-and-be-seen vibe as well as some great food and service.
Chik’n is an upmarket chicken shop on Baker Street and feels like a cross between a Shake Shack and KFC. Great for quick snack if you’re in the hood.
Dinings is a very cosy sushi counter and downstairs Japanese restaurant that just happens to have some of the best sushi in London.
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Park Chinois is a very entertaining upmarket spot in Mayfair serving very average and very expensive food.
The Sichuan is an ideal group City spot for ordering as much of the menu as you can manage.
Xi’an Biang Biang Noodles
Xi’an Biang Biang is a casual Chinese spot in Spitalfields specialising in hand-pulled noodles.
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