On Ursule's (thats her VT ID name as well) recommendation, and previous history of frequent patronage, we stopped in here on our 'show our visiting Aussie VTer a few spots around London with character and culture' crawl for a 'good chinese Dim Sum lunch'.
And it was good. The dim sum we chose (most from the usual range of the best dim sum delicacies to go for though we did get to try some new ones - that even I nor Ursule had tried or seen before) were excellent and were not less than the yum yum cha I expected!
The were a good number of clients of chinese appearance also which is also a good thing to show local acceptance and patronage or reputation.
and we ate and drank (chinese tea of course) well for only about £12 a person.
Favorite Dish: The prawn and vegetable dim sum, the flat noodle prawn dim sum, the bok choi was good too.
and the customary egg custard tarts to finish the lunch off on a sweet note were very good too - really fine and light pastry.
This restaurant is renowned for it's world class dim sum. One of the largest restaurants in Europe with a capacity for 700 covers over three separate floors. Decorated in a pseudo Chinese fashion, the staff are friendly and helpful and as you can imagine, a place this size is
New World seems a popular choice for many people wanting a Dim Sum meal in Chinatown. I think there are cheaper places, but this is one of the only old-fashioned restaurants where girls are wheeling around the usual carts full of goodies. We had a good lunch - moderately priced for London. As usual, the drinks cost almost as much if not more than the food!