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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Mexican-inspired fine dining done sexy, Kol is a restaurant you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry.
Chik’n is an upmarket chicken shop on Baker Street and feels like a cross between a Shake Shack and KFC. Great for quick snack if you’re in the hood.
Sidechick in Marylebone specialises in juicy, crispy, roast chicken. And it’s some of the best we’ve ever eaten.
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Old Town 97
Open until 4am every night, Old Town 97 is a super-useful Chinatown spot serving great roasted meats and Cantonese classics.
Jia is a Chinese restaurant in South Kensington that serves excellent dim sum and does a decently priced set dinner.
The Sichuan is an ideal group City spot for ordering as much of the menu as you can manage.
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