New bar spy - Daddy Bao

Mr Bao's new Tooting venue comes packed with steamed bao buns and lychee craft beer

Daddy Bao

Added on . By Tom Capon.


February 2018

What they say:

After Mr Bao stormed into Peckham in 2016, it’s been a bit of a South London brunch favourite - and that’s not something you hear every day about a Taiwanese restaurant. And this love has clearly paid off, because we're getting even more bao-y goodness as they open their second site, Daddy Bao, in Tooting. The venue takes its name from Mr Bao’s dad, a former restauranteur and professional eccentric who he credits with the success of the first venue. The menu will be packed with a mixture of classics alongside some new exclusives to Tooting.

What we say:

Obviously, bao buns are the star at Daddy Bao. Their famed brunch menu will be making a return, including their tasty Bao Benedict, made from slow braised pork, wilted spinach, free range egg, and hollandaise sauce. Their dinner menu follows a more traditional path, alongside smaller dishes to share like pork dumplings and smacked cucumber. Meanwhile, the drinks are classic cocktails with a Taiwanese twist – think sake martinis and Szechuan Old Fashioneds – alongside specially brewed lychee craft beers from their neighbours, Old Kent Road Brewery.