Where to find London’s best dumplings this National Dumpling Day

Where to find London’s best dumplings this National Dumpling Day

Posted on 26 September 2017 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

Where to find London’s best dumplings this National Dumpling Day

Chopsticks at the ready, as it’s National Dumpling Day. There are plenty of great dumplings on offer in London, so use our handy guide to seek them out and book a table with SquareMeal today. Here’s where to chow down in the capital…

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Bright Courtyard Club, Marylebone

What: Aiming to emulate the Shanghai original, this huge, high-gloss outpost of Bright Courtyard Club comes complete with more than 60 tasty dumpling options, from Sichuan chicken dumplings to prawn and garlic rolls and minced beef balls.

Where: 43-45 Baker Street, W1U 8EW
How much:
Dim sum platter, £12

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Mei Ume at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, City

What: This high-end Asian spot at the City’s Four Seasons manages to pull off serving a menu of both Japanese and Chinese dishes, with steamed or pan-fried dumplings available, stuffed with, among other delights, duck or vegetables.

Where: 10 Trinity Square, EC3N 4AJ
How much:
£6 for three pieces

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Park Chinois, Mayfair

What: This opulent Mayfair Chinese is modelled on a 1930s Shanghai speakeasy and doesn’t come cheap. However, we reckon the fantastic dumplings are worth indulging in, with options ranging from a summer truffle variety to fillings of scallops and vegetables.

Where: 17 Berkeley Street, W1J 8EA
How much:
From £8.50

Royal China, Fulham, London

Royal China Queensway, Paddington

What: West London's premier dim-sum haunt features a gold-leaf ceiling and glossy black panelling overlaid with hand-painted Chinese art, showing off a menu as traditional as its interiors. Dumpling wise, you can enjoy all varieties, from prawn, to crab, to pork.

Where: 13 Queensway, Paddington, W2 4QJ
How much: Dumplings from £4.60

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Tootoomoo Crouch End, Islington and Whetstone

What: Boasting a please-all menu of Pan-Asian favourites, this stable of restaurants has a dumpling offering that will have you licking your lips. Choose from shiu mai pork, har gau prawn, or soup varieties.

Where: 12 Crouch End Hill, N8 8AA; 278 St Paul’s Road, N1 2LH; 1371 High Road, N20 9LN
How much:
From £3.50

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Ugly Dumpling, Soho

What: Diners practically sit on each other’s laps at this tiny dumpling den, but it’s worth going for the dessert dumplings alone. On our visit, we took a shine to the sweet-as-can-be matcha tea and white chocolate variety, but there’s also a blueberry option which comes smothered in crème fraiche.

Where: 1 Newburgh Street, W1F 7RB
How much:
Dessert dumplings £4

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Xu, Soho

What: On the edge of Chinatown, this moody restaurant from the team behind Bao brings attention to Taiwanese cuisine. Its dumpling offering includes fillings of Taiwanese sausage or sweet potato.

Where: 30 Rupert Street, W1D 6DL
How much:
£5.25 for three pieces

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Yauatcha, City and Soho

What: Ultra-cool Yauatcha still impresses Londoners, despite being around for a few years now. Among the pitch-perfect menu of Asian fare, you’ll find the signature venison puff, alongside dumplings filled with either chicken or vegetables.

Where: Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS; 15-17 Broadwick Street, W1F 0DL
How much:
Dumplings from £8

For more dumpling inspiration, take a look at our pick of London’s best dim sum restaurants and our selection of the tastiest Chinese restaurants in the capital.