Here's good news for anyone in North London who loves decent Chinese Food. Shikumen (who have two branches already in Shepherd’s Bush Green and Ealing) are now opening their third restaurant at the O2 centre on Finchley Road. Expect to find their legendary dumplings on the menu - Fay Maschler called their Xiao Long Bao 'superb' - along with a range of new dishes devised for this opening.
On the robata they'll be grilling dishes like Beef with Crunchy Chilli, Garlic and Sesame Seeds or Grilled Cauliflower with Black Sesame Truffle Sauce and Scallop. There will be four new dim sum platters and a temporary special Crispy Grilled Eel & Seaweed Cheung Fun, which was such a huge hit in Shepherd's Bush, will now be on the menu permanently.
Shikumen Finchley Road opens in October 2016 at 255 Finchley Rd, London NW3 6LU with room for 80 diners. Opening hours will be Monday - Saturday: 11.30 - 23:00; Sunday: 11.30 - 23:00. Keep up with their news on Twitter @ShikumenUK