20 April 2014

Leong's Legends

4 Macclesfield Street, London W1D 6AX

£31.00 Chinese Soho
  • Wine: £12.50
  • Champagne: £35.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm

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Done out like a storybook market inn, this Soho sibling of the Bayswater original is patrolled by tough silk-clad women, who aren’t above rushing their customers, but can be persuaded to offer guidance if you don’t know what’s what. Taiwanese dishes to look out for are the siu long bao soup dumplings, spicy beef noodles & braised pork belly, all served in generous portions; a dish called ‘Taiwan’s most popular omelette’ is a homely staple, if salty enough to beg for some rice, & there’s always plenty for offal-seekers, such as hot & fiery beef slices with tripe or fried pig’s liver. If the place is crammed, a less crowded satellite called Leong’s Legend 2 is a stroll away at 26 Lisle Street (020 7734 3380).

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  1. Leong's Legends

    4 Macclesfield Street, London W1D 6AX
    Overall rating:
    Grumbling Gourmet
      Gold Reviewer  (87)
    Editor's pick

    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 9

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  1. Published : Monday, 3rd March 2014

    The Hungry Porker :: Leong’s Legends

    We knock, a bolt slides open and a face appears behind the crack of the door and tells us to wait outside until a table is free. The door then closes again and the bolt slides shut. I’ve witnessed this door policy at the nearby up-their-own-arse cocktail bars Opium and Experimental Cocktail Club, but never at a fairly run-of-the-mill restaurant bang in the middle of Chinatown. If I hadn’t found it so strange and funny, I’d probably have seen it as just about the least welcoming introduction to a restaurant I’ve had. Fortunately the wait was only a couple of minutes and we were soon seated with a steaming pot of Chinese tea in the tasteful (for Chinatown) and warm surroundings, studying the intriguing Taiwanese influenced menu, which to my delight me was heavily pork centred...
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  2. Published : Friday, 13th December 2013

    S.W. Foodie :: Leong

    My friend and I had a slight hangover and thus meaning I had one of two cravings - dim sum or sushi. Today dim sum was calling and therefore being a short hop to Soho I decided to try somewhere other than my beloved New World. Hearing mixed reviews about the Taiwanese restaurant Leong's Legend I decided to try it for myself one lunch and left with my craving content. The restaurant is set out simply and similar to a small Chinese tea house, lots of wood, low tables and as traditional exterior as possible in Soho...
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  3. Published : Tuesday, 19th March 2013

    Gingle lists everything :: Leong

    I heard about Leong's Legends when I sent a plea to secret_london for places in London that do soupy dumplings after I was disappointed with the ones in Beijing Dumpling. So all I was really interested in was how well they did this one dish. And they were far superior to the Beijing ones - these ones actually had a spoonful of porky soup in them, and the dumplings themselves were tasty - light skins, fully filled...
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Essential Details for Leong's Legends

  • Address: 4 Macclesfield Street, London W1D 6AX
  • Telephone: 020 7287 0288
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm
  • Restaurant Facilities: Accommodation available
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £31.00
  • Wine: £12.50
  • Champagne: £35.00

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