Where To Find London's Best Dumplings

Ahh, dumplings... the delicate bite-sized morsels that we just can't seem to get enough of. From hidden Chinatown restaurants to sexy sky-high eateries, these are the top places to get your East Asian fix. Whether you've got a taste for succulent steamed parcels and drool-inducing cheeseburger-stuffed gyoza or oozy xiao long bao, our guide on where to find London's best dumplings has it all.

Last updated on 25th August 2020




If there's one place that you can always rely on for great cocktails, service and dim sum in London, it's Ping Pong. And with outposts in Shepherd's Bush, Southbank and St Paul's just to name a few, you'll find Hong Kong Coladas and Chinese Lynchburgs matched with delicious bites all across the city. 

Inspired by NYC's dining scene and the music that comes with it, Dirty Bones is bringing a flavour of the Big Apple to Shoreditch, Soho and Kensington. There's bottomless brunch, vegan burgers and crafty cocktails but it's the cheeseburger dumplings for us; think housemade gyoza stuffed with mince and melted cheese. Drool.

Bringing some of the city's top street food traders together under one roof, Market Halls is the place to find some of the best dumplings in London. At the West End and Victoria sites, BaoziInn has got dim sum like pork baozi and ruby prawn balls.

XU

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From the brains that brought us Bao comes Xu, an upmarket Taiwanese hideaway located on the edge of Chinatown. When you're not sipping on tea or playing mahjong, make your way through glass noodles, handmade dumplings and afternoon tea in a slick setting.

Hakkasan

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Nestled in the heart of Fitzrovia, Hakkasan is a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant bringing a modern spin to traditional Cantonese cooking. Think swordfish shui mai, shitake puffs and chive dumplings stuffed with soy crumble and bean curd.

Nestled on Soho's bustling Old Compton Street, Robata brings a taste of East Asia to the West End. Choose between sushi, small plates, bao buns and skewers grilled on the open flame. Whatever you do, leave room for the miso aubergine and a helping of kimchi gyoza.