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This tiny, two-floor site is now home to a dumpling den, after a busy recent history in which it’s played host to Pitt Cue Co and Rockadolla hotdogs. Not the place to come if you want to discuss something secret (diners practically sit on each other’s laps), Ugly Dumpling is a buzzy space with simple interiors. The concise menu is split between ‘street food classics’ and ‘new favourites’; the dumplings come in portions of three pieces or you can opt to try all five varieties on each menu for £6, as we did. From the classics, we loved the fragrantly sweet duck dumpling and the sticky-glazed pork option, while stand-outs from the newer selection include an earthy mushroom and truffle combo. Don’t skip the fun sides either, which see crispy tempura aubergine drizzled in sweet honey dressing and topped with peanuts for extra crunch. Dumplings even appear for dessert; we preferred the sweet-as-can-be matcha tea and white chocolate take, while the blueberry variety came smothered in crème fraiche that was a little too thick. Chatty staff and run-of-the-mill cocktails complete the casual picture.  

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Ugly Dumpling

Ugly Dumpling

1 Newburgh Street ,London W1F 7RB

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Great for a quick, tasty bite

by   platinum reviewer (86)

Aug 2017

A small restaurant with a relatively small menu (mostly dumplings but a few salad side dishes too), I think there were around 8 different dumpling fillings to choose from, and they come in threes. I was very disappointed that the pork belly dumplings weren't available but this was all forgiven as we ordered the "special of the day" beef rendang (so good we ordered another plate), the duck and the satay chicken, all were delicious alongside a pickled watermelon and avocado salad. The...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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  • Address: 1 Newburgh Street, London W1F 7RB
  • Telephone: 020 7287 6336
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 11.30am-10pm (Fri -10.30pm) Sat 11am-10.30pm Sun 12N-5pm

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