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A hot little number, the Baozi Inn mini-chain was among the first to break the Cantonese stranglehold on Chinatown. These folksy looking trio of restaurants, related to the more upmarket Bar Shu, major in the flavours of regional China, especially the fiery cooking of Sichuan – though each branch has its own specialities. There’s no doubt you’ll get ‘proper’ Chinese food whichever you choose, witness the likes of cold ‘golden coin’ ox tripe, served as a starter at the Little Newport Street outlet (a tiny little townhouse formerly called Baiwei). If you’d prefer a less uncompromising introduction to the cuisine here, head for the mao cai hot-pot broths, into which you can drop up to 16 different ingredients to boil. The Romilly Street operation is where to order jiaozi (wontons), grills and ‘flaming skewers’, while Newport Court has more of a northern Chinese accent; don’t miss the house special baozi filled buns either, which are fluffy, soft and delectable.
BaoziInn-Romilly St is recommended for
Grilled Lobster and Beer at £18.90 and 25% off the Ala Carte Menu
Choose a Lobster of your choice and a beer from the drinks menu, a.Lobster with Buttery Black Pepper, b.Lobster in Fragrant Chilli Sauce (approximately 1 Lb). Set Lunch Menu not included and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
This offer are subject to availability.
Table available for 2 hours.
A discretionary gratuity of 10% will be added to your total bill.
Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.