Best Places to Have 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. Perfect, bite-sized portions of meat, veg and crystalline dough that sum up Chinese hospitality, dim sum is raved the world over, so where can you get it in London? 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.

Lan Kwai Fong

56 user reviews 4

Midway between Chalk Farm and Camden Town, this funky East Asian restaurant is serving up more than just some of the best dim sum in London. Head down to the Chalk Farm Road spot and get stuck into a range of activities, including karaoke, beer pong and much more.

Inamo Covent Garden

385 user reviews 4

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.

Found at the stunning Crowne Plaza and housing some of the best dim sum in London, Chinese Cricket Club is the ultimate space for these punchy and petite parcels. From shrimp notes to pork bites, head on down for the ultimate Asian dining experience alongside some serious, steamed goodies at this top dim sum restaurant in London.

The Courtesan

287 user reviews 4

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. 

Enjoying incredibly slick and brooding interiors, Ping Pong adds some evening appropriate intensity to dim sum. Traditionally taken in the morning or afternoon, Ping Pong's sultry vibes, dark wood and precise features will soon get you glugging sake and popping dumplings way into the evening. With a menu split up into 'fried and griddled', 'baked', 'steamed', 'soups' and 'specials; navigating your way through dim sum is made easy. 


1 user review 5

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. 


4 user reviews 4

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.