Mr Bao 1

293 Rye Lane , London, SE15 4UA

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SquareMeal Review of Mr Bao

The second venture from the Peckham-based couple behind Miss Tapas, Mr Bao heads east to find inspiration for its small plates, Taiwanese-style. This light, calm, convivial space has pastel-coloured maps of Taiwan, framed Taiwanese stamps, and contemporary prints dotting its patchily whitewashed walls. A beautiful blue-and-white tiled counter separates the dining room from the open kitchen. Our favourite of the fluffy steamed buns is the ‘bao diddley’, with tender pulled chicken, a slick of subtle but insistent wasabi mayo and a dollop of kimchi; other must-try dishes include the Taiwanese sausage (a spiced pork sausage made by local butcher’s Flock & Herd to the chef’s secret recipe) and the rich, sticky dessert bao – fried, drenched in chocolate, and topped with a toasted marshmallow. An inventive brunch menu incorporating ‘bao benedict’ and saké-based cocktails is a brilliant hangover salve for locals (mainly hip singles) – as is the wonderfully warm service.


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Mr Bao is recommended for

Buzzy | Cool | Fun | Dates | Breakfast | Brunch | Bottomless Brunch

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Peckham Rye Station 642m

Nunhead Station 1km


Address: 293 Rye Lane , London SE15 4UA

Area: Queens Road (Peckham) Station

Opening times

Tues-Sun 12N-3pm (Sat-Sun 11am- ) 6.30-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Premier Cinema 577m

Aquarius Golf Club 1km


Telephone: 020 7635 0325


Cuisine: Taiwanese


Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Emma O. 23 August 2017

The food is really great, not expensive. My partner and I sat in a window seat and enjoyed looking out of the window with a nice cocktail in hand and some tasty food in front of us. I highly recommend the pork bun and the fired chicken. You will not be disappointed.

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