Where to find London’s best dumplings this National Dumpling Day

Chopsticks at the ready, as it’s National Dumpling Day. There are plenty of great dumplings on offer in London, so use our handy guide to seek them out and book a table with SquareMeal today. Here’s where to chow down in the capital…

Words: Eamonn Crowe

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Bright Courtyard Club, Marylebone

What: Aiming to emulate the Shanghai original, this huge, high-gloss outpost of Bright Courtyard Club comes complete with more than 60 tasty dumpling options, from Sichuan chicken dumplings to prawn and garlic rolls and minced beef balls – book Bright Courtyard Club now

Where: 43-45 Baker Street, W1U 8EW
How much:
Dim sum platter, £12

National Dumpling Day London restaurants bars pan-asian

Mei Ume at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, City

What: This high-end Asian spot at the City’s Four Seasons manages to pull off serving a menu of both Japanese and Chinese dishes, with steamed or pan-fried dumplings available, stuffed with, among other delights, duck or vegetables – book Mei Ume now  

Where: 10 Trinity Square, EC3N 4AJ
How much:
£6 for three pieces

National Dumpling Day London restaurants bars pan-asian

Park Chinois, Mayfair

What: This opulent Mayfair Chinese is modelled on a 1930s Shanghai speakeasy and doesn’t come cheap. However, we reckon the fantastic dumplings are worth indulging in, with options ranging from a summer truffle variety to fillings of scallops and vegetables – book Park Chinois now

Where: 17 Berkeley Street, W1J 8EA
How much:
From £8.50

National Dumpling Day London restaurants bars pan-asian

Tootoomoo Crouch End, Islington and Whetstone

What: Boasting a please-all menu of Pan-Asian favourites, this stable of restaurants has a dumpling offering that will have you licking your lips. Choose from shiu mai pork, har gau prawn, or soup varieties – book Tootoomoo now

Where: 12 Crouch End Hill, N8 8AA; 278 St Paul’s Road, N1 2LH; 1371 High Road, N20 9LN
How much:
From £3.50

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Ugly Dumpling, Soho

What: Diners practically sit on each other’s laps at this tiny dumpling den, but it’s worth going for the dessert dumplings alone. On our visit, we took a shine to the sweet-as-can-be matcha tea and white chocolate variety, but there’s also a blueberry option which comes smothered in crème fraiche – book Ugly Dumpling now

Where: 1 Newburgh Street, W1F 7RB
How much:
Dessert dumplings £4

National Dumpling Day London restaurants bars pan-asian

Xu, Soho

What: On the edge of Chinatown, this moody restaurant from the team behind Bao brings attention to Taiwanese cuisine. Its dumpling offering includes fillings of Taiwanese sausage or sweet potato – book Xu now

Where: 30 Rupert Street, W1D 6DL
How much:
£5.25 for three pieces

For more dumpling inspiration, take a look at our pick of London’s best dim sum restaurants and our selection of the tastiest Chinese restaurants in the capital.

This article was published 26 September 2017

Where to find London’s best dumplings this National Dumpling Day
National Dumpling Day London restaurants bars pan-asian
It’s National Dumpling Day, here’s where to find them in the capital