• Master Wei in Bloomsbury is the first solo restaurant from Xi'an Impression chef Guirong Wei

    xian impression

    The chef behind popular Chinese restaurant Xi'an Impression is opening her first solo restaurant. In a tweet today, the Sunday Times restaurant reviewer Marina O'Loughlin drew attention to a new opening called Master Wei. 

    The hoarding flags up a new restaurant that's coming soon serving up Xi'an cuisine, headed up by chef Guirong Wei who co-owns Xi'an Impression with her husband. She's taken over the site of Cagney's which boasted that it was one of

  • Test Driving Andrew Wong's Kym's at Bloomberg Arcade

    meatsAndrew Wong is following up the eponymous A Wong in Victoria with Kym's, a restaurant at Bloomberg Arcade that takes the cuisines of Chinatown as its inspiration. We head down for a look. 

  • Top Chinese restaurant Imperial Treasure is coming to London

    imperialtreasureduck1Imperial Treasure restaurants have been winning Michelin stars and more awards across Asia and now they're opening in London. Expect a Chinese fine dining experience in a luxe restaurant. 

  • The Chinese Laundry is back with a six month residency at The Mountgrove Bothy


    When it first opened on Islington's Upper Street, Chinese Laundry quickly developed a fan base. Giles Coren loved it, saying in the Times; " they have done exactly what hipsters do, and they have done it brilliantly. So welcome to Chinese Laundry – Britain’s first Chinese Hipster Restaurant". And Olive magazine dubbed it "Quirky, fun and super-friendly".

    But when fire damaged the building and then squatters moved in, it was all

  • Test Driving RedFarm London - Pac Man dumplings and so much more arrive from NYC

    pacmanWith their Pac Man dumplings, the New York Red Farm became a huge hit. But there's much more to the restaurant than that - and we went along to their new Covent Garden location to see what they can cook up.  

  • Kaki brings a huge new authentic Chinese restaurant to King's Cross

    Kaki brings a huge new authentic Chinese restaurant to King's CrossTaking over the space left by Canal 125 is this large Chinese restaurant with a menu full of authentic Chinese dishes. 

  • Baker Street's Royal China Club is unveiled after a big revamp

    Royal China Club

    The latest of London's classic restaurants to get a big overhaul is The Royal China Club. It's been part of Baker Street for 12 years and now they're just coming out of a big revamp, during which they've taken over the building next door too. 

    That next-door takeover now means that they've grown to twice the size - fitting in 180 people. Most of those extra spaces come from the brand new private dining rooms. And they haven't held back on that

  • Southwark's Chinese Food Festival returns with a 14 vendors in a night market setting

    Southwark's Chinese Food Festival returns with a 14 vendors in a night market setting

    It sure is festival season, isn’t it? (And we don’t just mean Boomtown, Wilderness et al.)

    We’d only just gotten over WingFest, before starting to gear up for 

  • Yipin China

    Hunanese cuisine in Islington

  • Mao Chow vegan Chinese brings its devilled eggs and sashimi to Behind The Wall



    East London's popular vegan Chinese restaurant Mao Chow broke the hearts of plant eaters across town when its last pop-up at Pamela finished. But now owner Julian Denis whose self-proclaimed "inauthentic Chinese Food" broke Instagram with shots of incredibly realistic looking vegan 'eggs' in various Chinese dishes has moved it to a more permanent footing.

    They open at Behind the Wall in Hackney on Thursday for an

  • Pleasant Lady are bringing their jian bing trading stall to Spitalfields


    They've been doing a storming trade out of their street hatch in Soho, but now Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall are bringing their Chinese snackage to Spitalfields. They'll be opening a stall in The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market.

    If you haven't made it down yet to the original Soho hatch in the wall, what you've been missing out on are crispy skin crepes, stuffed with savoury fillings - including aromatic Iberico Char

  • Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall hatch opens in Soho's Greek Street


    Given how popular they are in China, it's actually a little surprising that London doesn't have more places serving up jian bing. Essentially crispy skin crepes, stuffed with savoury fillings, they're folded and wrapped and designed to be eaten on the go. A quick google showed that there's a hatch on Newport Street doing them, but when Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall opens on Greek Street today it doesn't appear to have too much in the way of

  • The best Chinese New Year dishes from London restaurants

    hutongLondon's Chinese restaurants are getting ready to welcome the Year of the Dog. We pick out five of the best dishes for you to try during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

  • Shu Xiangge arrives in Chinatown with authentic Sichuan hotpots

    Shu Xiangge arrives in Chinatown with authentic Sichuan hotpotsThere are 80 ingredients for you to build your ideal hotpot from at this sizable new Chinatown restaurant, from traditional tripe and aorta to Wagyu beef and seafood.

  • Bubbledogs are running Chappett’s Café for one night only to celebrate Chinese new Year

    Bubbledogs are running Chappett’s Café for one night only to celebrate Chinese new Year

    Here's a one-night pop-up that you'll want to get in your diary. Bubbledogs have hosted special events before, but this is the first one that will see both Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang and James Knappett (of the Kitchen Table behind the curtain) in the kitchen together. It's all as a one-night-only Chinese New Year celebration that sees Bubbledogs become Chappett’s


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