Dim T West End

32 Charlotte Street , London, W1T 2NQ

SquareMeal Review of Dim T West End

Dim T’s sexy good looks – all low lighting, dark wood & orchids – are aimed at those with Hakkasan tastes on a Chinese takeout budget. The menu takes a ‘greatest hits’ approach to South-East Asia’s cooking, throwing in a few fusion numbers for good measure. Sweet & sour chicken, crispy duck pancakes, Thai green curry & even the dim sum (after which the group is named) are pretty unambitious examples of their respective genres; the noodles are rather better – customers choose their own, plus toppings & sauces from the bar. A brief list of teas, juices, lemonades, exotic cocktails & quaffable sub-£18 wines completes the offering. Staff ‘try hard to keep you happy’, which should be achievable if all you are after is a quick, fun & affordable feed.

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7.0

Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 7.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Rita W. 10 November 2010

Food: Dim T has a great selection of main courses to choose from. The noodle bar offers you the flexibility to construct your own dish, you can choose from you favourite type of noodles, toppings and sauce which is a nice, personal touch (especially for fussy eaters like me). There is also a great selection of healthy dishes and teas for you to have if you are on a restricted diet, which is a lovely change considering that some of the sauces and toppings in the other main dishes can be quite heavy. They also have the traditional dishes such as Crispy Duck with pancakes or Thai green curry, which are good, not great btw. They have wonderful noodlesoup dishes they do taste great, but they are massive (almost American style massive). The Dim Sum, which I was under the impression was there forte considering they are called Dim T was disappointing and there wasn't enough of it. It was, frankly, over-cooked. This is another restaurant where the starters overshadow the main course. The starters are gorgeous, especially the Gyoza, it is beautiful and not greasy or dry just perfect. The Spicy Squid is delicious too and has a sauce that compliments it really well. Service Dim T in Charlotte Street is the best in regards to service, the staff are very friendly and even during times where the food takes longer than expected they are always trying hard to keep you happy. Atmosphere The deco inside is good considering they have such a small space, however the music was so-so, they didn't have enough tasteful music playing in the background. It would have been nice to hear, for instance, music of that culture. It's beautiful and compliments the food and enhances the surroundings Value for Money Certainly – the only thing I think is a bit of a rip-off is the Dim Sum as you don't get enough for what you pay. On the whole it is definately worth going to.

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