Din Tai Fung Covent Garden review – people are queuing for hours to order the wrong dish at this dumpling restaurant
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Din Tai Fung Covent Garden review – people are queuing for hours to order the wrong dish at this dumpling restaurant

The biggest restaurant chain you’ve never heard of has opened in central London It should go without saying, but no restaurant is worth queuing for – at least in London or any other metropolis that’s similarly bursting at the seams with other restaurants at your disposal. Queuing for potentially hours on end does nothing but … Continue reading

Red Farm review – this Chinese restaurant isn’t revolutionary, but it is quietly radical
★★★★☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles

Red Farm review – this Chinese restaurant isn’t revolutionary, but it is quietly radical

It’s an import from New York in Covent Garden, but don’t hold that against it ‘Red Farm’ sounds like a Maoist agricultural collective where exiled bourgeoise are forced to hunt sparrows as part of their re-education, but it’s actually the name of a Chinese restaurant in Covent Garden. It’s quite unlike any other Chinese restaurant in … Continue reading

A. Wong review – Victoria Dim Sum and Peking duck
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings

A. Wong review – Victoria Dim Sum and Peking duck

Plus the most mumbling tasting menu ever The overall trend in London restaurant menus, for the past few years, has been brevity. A few dishes, done well. Avoiding the false benefit of ‘choice’ and focussing instead on quality has been a very welcome development, but not every restaurant believes in short menus. A Wong has … Continue reading

Beijing Noodle No 9 review – Vegas noodle soups and dumplings
★★☆☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Sichuanese

Beijing Noodle No 9 review – Vegas noodle soups and dumplings

This review of a Las Vegas restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Caesar’s Palace hotel in Las Vegas has several dining options and one of the glossier ones is Beijing Noodle No. 9. This Chinese restaurant is very eye-catching thanks to its fish tanks full of goldfish and oddly snowflake-like … Continue reading

Din Tai Fung review – the biggest restaurant chain you’ve never heard of
★★★★☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Taiwanese

Din Tai Fung review – the biggest restaurant chain you’ve never heard of

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage During my recent visit to Shanghai I sadly neglected to have any xiaolongbao, the city’s trademark soup-filled dumplings. I had previously and mistakenly believed that these delicious little dumplings were from Taiwan and that’s due in large part to … Continue reading

Bo London review – ‘X-treme Chinese’ arrives in Mayfair from Hong Kong
★★★☆☆ / Chinese

Bo London review – ‘X-treme Chinese’ arrives in Mayfair from Hong Kong

Proper Bo or just Bo’ Selecta? Many of the new restaurants that have opened in London over the past year have inexpensive menus, but that’s definitely not the case with Bo London. This new restaurant, from Hong Kong chef Alvin Leung, serves only three different tasting menus at dinner time and is unashamedly expensive with … Continue reading