Xu, Soho

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From the people that brought you Bao, this is a beautiful Taiwanese experience with classy interiors to match.  When I went they had recently revamped the deco and added a dumpling lunch menu; both were top notch.  I felt like I was in a classic Asian train carriage with mahogany panelling, marble bar, green banquet seating and ferns galore.  I went and had a slap-up lunch of fermented beetroot broth with wontons, seasonal greens, chilli egg drop crab, Shou Pa chicken and mixed mushroom dumpling in Sichuan chilli oil.  I also highly recommend their blood Mary’s with fermented chilli and fennel.  So delicious!

30 Rupert St, London W1D 6DL

020 3319 8147

http://xulondon.com

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