Bun House

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23-24 Greek Street , London, W1D 4DZ

Bun House London Soho bao restaurant
Bun House London Soho bao restaurant
Bun House London Soho bao restaurant

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This Chinese bun fight comprises a casual ground-floor diner and takeaway, as well as a subterranean bar and lounge. As you may have guessed, it’s all about Canton-style bao, which are the closed, ball-shaped variety. Served in their bamboo steaming baskets, we recommend ordering the dark chocolate, pig blood and chilli variety for its novelty factor, as well as its half-crispy exterior and darkly gooey filling. The signature BBQ pork belly bao is a sticky, must-order mouthful, while a grilled chicken thigh variety balances its rich liver pâté with a faint prickle of Szechuan chilli. For the uninitiated, a range of pickled fruit and vegetable pots may seem obscure, but proved to be the highlight on our visit: the perfect antidote to all that fluffy dough, pickled baby shallots with rice vinegar and Shaoxing wine are far sweeter and moreish than they might sound. A side of deep-fried duck tongues criss-crossed with mayonnaise was a bony step too far for us, but there’s culinary joy to be found in experimenting with this unusual spread at such low prices. 

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Bun House Location

23-24 Greek Street , London W1D 4DZ

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm (Thurs-Sat -12M) Sun 12N-10pm

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