Joy King Lau is definitely one of the more relaxed restaurants in Chinatown, and one you should head to if you have a meal with your parents or relatives in the diary. Speaking of older folk, they also have a lift installed in case you don’t feel like trekking up the stairs, and it’s a multi-storey place, so there’s a good chance you might need it. The food’s solid, and we like their dim sum and their crab - it’s messy, but worth it.
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Sit at the bar at The Palomar, this Israeli small plates restaurant in Chinatown, and you’re guaranteed a good time.
Jen Cafe is the easiest dumpling fix in Chinatown. This Chinese cafe is basic i, so you really just want to hit it for a quick snack before moving on.
Old Town 97
Open until 4am every night, Old Town 97 is a super-useful Chinatown spot serving great roasted meats and Cantonese classics.
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My Neighbours The Dumplings
My Neighbours The Dumplings in Clapton is a dim sum parlour done East London stye. There’s a great bar and Chinese dishes, Totoro optional.
Park Chinois is a very entertaining upmarket spot in Mayfair serving very average and very expensive food.
The Duck and Rice
The Duck and Rice pairs cold pints of Pilsener Urquell with brilliant Cantonese dim sum. Hit it up for a weeknight dinner or an afternoon snack.
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There are lots of restaurants in Chinatown to visit if you just want a plate of roast meat and rice, or some noodles, but TPT is our favourite.
Leong’s Legend serves Taiwanese dishes that are more interesting than your typical Chinatown joint.
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