Phoenix Palace is one of the most upmarket of London’s old-school dim sum palaces, set in a series of huge, opulent rooms that’ll make you feel like you’ve walked into an actual Qing dynasty palace (not that we’ve ever been to one). The high-class Cantonese food is several notches up from the standard fare and costs are justifiably higher than the average, but they’re well worth it. The dim sum list is all about the classics, and it’s perfect for an occasion when you want to invite all the friends, or when you’ve got parents or family along for the ride.
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Portland is a great restaurant in the vein of so many in London that focus on simple ingredients and offer a reasonably priced tasting menu.
Roganic in Marylebone is a ‘let me take a moment to explain the menu’ kind of place featuring foraged ingredients. That said, it’s really very good.
Hoppers - St Christopher’s Place
This second Hoppers location in Marylebone serves the same excellent Sri Lankan food as the Soho original, and actually takes reservations.
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At Hunan, a Chinese restaurant in Victoria, you don’t choose the menu - the menu chooses you. Their ‘trust me’ tasting menu is a classic.
Wuli Wuli is a no frills cash-only Chinese restaurant in Camberwell serving excellent value Sichuan cuisine and a bowl of chicken you’ll dream about.
Green Papaya Xi’Viet
Green Papaya Xi’Viet is a Vietnamese and Xi’anese hybrid on Kingsland Road that suits any situation, and serves some really good noodle dishes.
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