Best Restaurants For Dim Sum In London

When it comes to the perfect food, a lot of people rate dim sum up there. And we can see why. Bite-sized portions of meat, veg and crystalline dough that sum up Chinese hospitality, the afternoon meal is raved the world over. From the steamed baskets of Soho to high-end restaurants serving up unique takes on the small plate favourite, check out our recommendation for the best dim sum restaurants in London below.

Last edited by Lauren Cole

Ping Pong London

Enjoying incredibly slick and brooding interiors, Ping Pong adds some evening-appropriate intensity to dim sum. A top choice for cheap dim sum in London, the restaurant's sultry vibes, dark wood and distinct features will soon get you glugging sake and popping dumplings from Soho to Southbank.

Inamo Covent Garden

Inamo brings technology and innovation to London's eating out scene. It's a tech friendly place where guests place their order via sleek tablets, immerse themselves in the evening by projecting their own tabletops and even check in on the kitchen via chef cam. Away from all this techy excitement there's actually some damn fine fare up for grabs; enjoy delicious pan-Asian fare and Oriental themed cocktails in the basement bar.

The Courtesan

The Courtesan is a genuinely surprising and elegant establishment in the heart of Brixton's bustling foodie scene at one of the best places to eat dim sum in London. Going for a gracefully Chinese theme with minimal yet well selected finery giving an uncluttered yet luxurious atmosphere. Both calming and buzzing, The Courtesan treats customers with assorted dim sum, unusual teas and speciality cocktails. 


Striking every note perfectly to create an idiosyncratic yet evocative dim sum experience, Yauatcha is the cool and contemporary choice. Boasting a slim, bright blue fish tank and starry sky ceiling; the ambience is eccentric yet consummately stylish. Setting itself apart with its foray into puddings, you must deviate into the sweet menu. Everything is executed to perfection and dishes are reasonable at about £5 each. 

Park Chinois

A great choice for Chinese food in Mayfair, Park Chinois offers a menu of beaut bites in decadent surroundings. Visit every Thursday and Friday from 12pm, where the dim sum lunch menu pairs dishes like the Ibeìrico siew long bao with a choice of no or low-alcohol French Bloom cocktails.


Dubbing itself as an exploration into 'elegance, energy, invention; Hakkasan really goes for it in terms of the whole dim sum experience. And why the heck not? Get into the delicacy and intrigue of the eating experience, built around savouring rather than devouring, in an opulent setting. Slick lacquered wood and electric blue features give this Mayfair eatery a very buzzy, bar-like ambience whilst the dim sum remains almost terrifyingly skilful.