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23 August 2014
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Barshuone star

28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF

£49.00 Chinese , Szechuan Soho

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  • Wine: £21.90
  • Champagne: £49.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm

Square Meal Review of Barshu ?

‘Not for the faint-hearted’, Bar Shu delivers a full dose of Szechuan fire and mouth-numbing intensity, but also bags of ‘real taste’ – according to aficionados of this potent regional cuisine. ‘Excellent choices’ from the pictorial menus include fish-fragrant aubergines laced with spiced caramel, numbing-and-hot fish fillets and the ‘moreish weirdness’ of pock-marked old woman’s beancurd, while sides of phoenix-tail salad and smacked cucumbers help to temper the fires. Daring diners wanting a challenge can sample ‘bushtucker trial’ delicacies such as spiced pig’s intestines, chicken gizzards or unnervingly slithery jellyfish ribbons – although the serene dining room is a world away from I’m A Celebrity… with its ornate wooden arches, glowing red lanterns and traditional silk prints. ‘Surly’ staff have an unerringly ‘cool disdain’ for customers, but Bar Shu still holds an ‘addictive’ allure – just remember to bring a bulging wallet.

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  1. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    GH

    Authentic food

      Gold Reviewer  (77)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  2. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    OrientalGo­urmand

    Best Sichuan in London

        (14)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  3. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    Gourmand Gunno

    Not for the faint-hearted or small-walleted

      Gold Reviewer  (103)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  4. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    The Cheese
        (28)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 5

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  5. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    Na W.
        (1)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 1

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  6. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    Peter M.
        (1)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 1

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  7. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    Chris D.
        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 6

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  8. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    Ian S.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 1

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  9. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    John R.
        (2)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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  10. Barshu

    28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
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    Rana T.
        (3)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 2

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  1. Published : Monday, 16th December 2013

    little swallow : china doll :: Bar Shu, Soho

    If you like spice, this is the place for you. We had a couple of non-chilli lovers with us so we curbed back on ordering the super chilli charged dishes, but I'm going to have to go back to set my mouth on fire sometime soon. Asian is my comfort food. Chinese vegetables, noodles, fatty pork, dumplings, chilli. Pure comfort...
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Essential Details for Barshu

  • Address: 28 Frith Street, London W1D 5LF
  • Telephone: 020 7287 88 22
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm
  • Capacities: Private rooms for 12, 16 people

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