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Dumplings' Legend

Dim Sum Restaurant££££
Chinatown
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6.1/10
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  • Jan
    "Try the soup dumplings!"(11 Tips)
    Lee P.
    "Best dim sum place in China Town in my opinion."(4 Tips)
    Jenny B.
    "Best soup dumplings (siu loung bao) in London, but the indifferent service..."(2 Tips)
    Lisa N.
    "Spicy pork soup dumplings were delicious."(3 Tips)
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  • Pia K.
    Pia KhanOctober 30, 2012
    My 3rd time here in about as many weeks and the food is delicious!! Every time! The dim sum is to die for!! The prawn & celery cheung-fun is particularly delicious!!
  • Justine B.
    Justine B.August 15, 2014
    Delicious dim sum : soft and fresh. The other dishes are also very nice, especially the egg fried rice and deep fried chicken. Best in Chinatown so far.
  • Paola M.
    Paola MelloSeptember 27, 2015
    Come here very often for the classic pork and steamed prawn dumplings - goes very well with Tiger Beer. Service and atmosphere are very, very poor though.
  • Nicola D.
    Nicola DLDecember 7, 2014
    Despite the other opinions, the food was good and standard with other prices around China Town (can't compare with All you can eat Menus)
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a wide range of Xiao Long Bao - exceptionally tasty at this spot. Warning: avoid spicy pork Xiao Long Bao unless you wanna burn.🔥💥💀
  • Benni P.
    Benni PrinzSeptember 3, 2013
    I am shocked about the comments below... Food was excellent and the service was fine. Soup dumplings are highly recommended.
  • James W.
    James WhatleyJuly 25, 2015
    Been here a couple of times now and it's definitely one of the better restaurants in China Town. Enjoy!
  • Jim B.
    Jim BanksMarch 13, 2016
    Not the cheapest Chinese restaurant, but the food was top notch, service was really good and had a nice vibe. Busy though, so expect to wait
  • Lee P.
    Lee ProvoostDecember 4, 2011
    Best dim sum place in China Town in my opinion. The servings are pretty big (often 8 instead of the usual 3).
  • Huss Z.
    Huss ZulkifliJune 2, 2011
    Good dumpling place eat. Clean, relax. Unfortunately, the staff are mostly temperamental. Surprisingly, even to asians. Which is quite sad really. Otherwise, an excellent place.
  • Gaby Z.
    Gaby ZdApril 6, 2016
    Absolutely the best place to go for dim sum! Steamed prawn ones are all time favourites.
  • Kei L.
    Kei LawfordApril 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Siu Leung bao are a specialty here so try a variety. I tend to have the pork and crab dumplings.
  • Jenny B.
    Jenny BPNovember 13, 2010
    Best soup dumplings (siu loung bao) in London, but the indifferent service nearly ruins the experience. Try the pork ones for good value.
  • Ana L.
    Ana LaraOctober 4, 2014
    The dumplings with soup inside are great!! Totally an experience to eat them properly!
  • George
    GeorgeMarch 14, 2015
    Fantastic place for dim sum. The soup filled dumplings are incredible!
  • Steven K.
    Steven KerrSeptember 2, 2013
    This is defiantly my spot to go to with all the different choices in Chinese town. Food is was high priced but went down a treat.
  • Elias G.
    Elias GerstmayrJanuary 31
    Great dumplings, also try the choisum in garlic sauce and the spicy pork.
  • Metro.co.uk
    Metro.co.ukDecember 2, 2010
    It may not be as groundbreaking as it thinks – they need to work on staff training in a big way – but Dumplings’ Legend offers a fresh approach for Chinatown. We gave it 3 stars. Read more
  • Thierry B.
    Thierry BourretAugust 16, 2013
    Great food but you need to work hard at getting staff attention
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChuckApril 27, 2013
    Dumplings are really nice, but some serious staff training is needed in relation to service, it's rubbish!
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NuskeMarch 20, 2014
    Spicy pork soup dumplings were delicious. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Franz V.
    Franz VitulliFebruary 3, 2016
    The food was good, but the service was quite poor actually - waiting staff didn't know what they were bringing to the table therefore some of us weren't able to recognise their dish of choice.
  • Kazz C.
    Kazz CMay 19, 2012
    Best dumplings in London. Classic pork xiao lung bao are the best.
  • Artur F.
    Artur FieJanuary 18, 2015
    Good food but staff need some more training and when we were in the place there was something leaking from the ceiling... Avoid duck soup which contains meat with small bones.
  • Helen M.
    Helen MerekatFebruary 8, 2016
    Singapore curry was drenched with chilli, dumplings are good! They have added service to the bill, however service is not the best...
  • Paula P.
    Paula PVSeptember 5, 2015
    I have no idea why This place poorly ranked! The dumplings are amazing!!!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The food here are good (provided you know what to ask for - Siu Loung Bao dumplings) but the service is absolutely terrible!
  • Herry L.
    Herry LawfordMarch 18, 2011
    Actually the dumplings are great if not as good as Taipei. Try the taro pastry too!
  • Angela F.
    Angela FlltJanuary 29, 2013
    Try the dim sum, they're delish and home made !
  • Tee
    TeeOctober 19, 2014
    Great dim sum, but only during lunch. Dinner menu is avoidable.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChuchmekNovember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good, but cant say exceptional. Take dumplings!
  • Elias G.
    Elias GerstmayrJune 19, 2016
    Best dumplings in china town. Service staff is very slow though.
  • eda b.
    eda bAugust 14, 2014
    Seafood dumplings are the best ones I've eaten so far
  • Clea R.
    Clea RomeoAugust 15, 2012
    The classic xiao long bao was very good. The Singapore noodles only average.
  • Emilio L.
    Emilio LaraDecember 21, 2013
    Dumplings are as good as in Shanghai... Go for the soup dumplings. Waiters are nice but as in china, service is just average
  • Johannes D.
    Johannes DriessenSeptember 20, 2014
    Open late. Deep fried chicken was too greasy but the dumpling platter was great
  • Ilya K.
    Ilya KorobovMarch 20, 2013
    If one wants to eat some bones and muscles - this is the place to go! Awful meet dishes
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LamFebruary 16, 2014
    the Peking duck is a huge disappointment. the skin is not crispy enough at all. looks the same as normal roasted duck. the waiter doesn't even know how to slice the duck properly!
  • Sabrina T.
    Sabrina TMay 28, 2013
    Just beautiful love it here waiters are polite
  • Valentina D.
    Valentina Dal MasMarch 5, 2014
    Food is good. Service fast but basic, don't deserve any praise. Service of 12.5% is included. Don't understand why...
  • Russ B.
    Russ BJuly 13, 2012
    Dumplings Legend... At last I see the benefit of growing old... I don't have to live so long without her......
  • KucingComel
    KucingComelFebruary 27
    Dumplings and other dim sum items are just average. But the BBQ pork buns are good.
  • Martin O.
    Martin OakleyMay 30, 2013
    Busy and hardworking staff my be mistaken for rude by those we don't see beyond their own needs.
  • Hela S.
    Hela SlimDecember 2, 2014
    Nice food but the service is really disappointing. Especially when it's 15% of the bill.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GambierOctober 6, 2013
    Great service and open until 3am
  • David C.
    David ChowMarch 2, 2014
    The veggie noodles were very good actually
  • Paul G.
    Paul GordonNovember 16, 2015
    Average Chinese food at a pretty high price. Had to ask to be moved as we were sat next to the door into the pot cleaning area.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LamFebruary 16, 2014
    bad service. the dough of the dumplings are too thick and break easily. the outer skin of the dumpling should be smooth and shiny, and thin enough that it won't break. not rough.
  • Dimos
    DimosDecember 20, 2016
    Absolutely disappointing food. The quality is really bad. Probably the worst dim sum i have ever had. Not even worth the money that we spent!
  • Iain D.
    Iain DendleNovember 12, 2015
    Steamed prawn dumpling are delicious.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KokcharovApril 9, 2012
    Food was average and overpriced (spinach stir-fry was a whopping £6.50!). Service is slow and below average. Beware of the massive 15% service charge added to the total!!! It'd huge. Avoid the place!
  • Kareena U.
    Kareena USeptember 24, 2012
    I'd come here for the dumplings and then have my main course elsewhere.
  • Audrey Q.
    Audrey QFebruary 18, 2011
    Not recommended! Dumplings good but overall the menu does not even have enough of a dumpling menu to justify the name of this joint! Eat the dumplings if you must come here but forget the rest!
  • Julia S.
    Julia SandlerSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Classic Pork Xiao Long Bau :)
  • Leo
    LeoSeptember 22, 2012
    Awful, awful service. Dumplings were good, but the meat dishes were pretty much all fat in very greasy sauces. Not recommended. Go to Jen's Cafe round the corner. Amazing and super cheap.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FitzgeraldAugust 10, 2013
    Good Karoke night with Julia and her friends. Very nice!
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CamplinJanuary 30, 2012
    Choose wisely and the food is really good. Service is questionable...
  • dummyhof
    dummyhofJanuary 1, 2015
    Just don't, unless you like being burped in your face, and eating something similar to street food.
  • Tai
    TaiDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food. Horrid service.
  • Peter F.
    Peter FrostSeptember 8, 2013
    Just say no, even if you are hungry and wet do yourself a favour and keep walking
  • Andreas C.
    Andreas CohenAugust 16, 2015
    Despite the freshly made Dim Sum being made live, this is some of the worst Chinese I've ever had. Recommend avoiding
  • Catered by Justin
    Catered by JustinNovember 10, 2012
    Not impressed.... Overpriced Luke warm food. Had to ask for my drink 4 times before I actually got one and then they have the cheek to stick on 15% service???? Avoid...
  • Hugh F.
    Hugh FlouchAugust 12, 2011
    Try the siao long bao (or the soap long nap if iPhone autocorrect gets its way)
  • Argiris G.
    Argiris G.December 28, 2013
    Do not try anything else than dumplings.
  • Alex C.
    Alex ComerfordMay 6, 2012
    Your bill includes service @ 15%. Don't add more on the card terminal
  • Tina
    TinaApril 7, 2014
    The waitress confused me with different types of water. I just asked for a simple water. The service was absolutely horrible. 👿🙌
  • Paola
    PaolaFebruary 1, 2014
    Biggest shithole! 😒 just don't go here! Service was shit, food was meh, my friend had to change her order 3 times! And the service charge is ridiculous
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisOctober 17, 2015
    Good but not outstanding dumplings
  • Ian W.
    Ian WynessSeptember 5, 2015
    Very nice dumplings!
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WermuthMarch 31, 2015
    Service was quick. The soup broth was a bit bland but the dumplings were good.
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SoaresNovember 3
    Meat platter!!
  • Alina M.
    Best Dim Sum ever!
  • Wendy Y.
    Wendy YipMarch 18, 2012
    Shockingly bad service. We waited over 30 mins for our food. And we had to remind them THREE times with only half hearted apology offered the 3rd time.
  • Bill P.
    Bill PetroAugust 9, 2014
    Dim sum before 6 pm.
  • Uwe P.
    Uwe PressSeptember 14, 2013
    Awesome Dumplings!!!
  • Jan
    JanApril 2, 2013
    Try the soup dumplings!
  • Melis
    MelisJuly 6, 2015
    Dimsums are delicious
  • Jessie R.
    Jessie RafdalSeptember 8, 2013
    Give it a miss! Very disappointing dim sum. The noodles are good and that's about it.
  • Katrina S.
    Katrina SchmidtMay 9, 2013
    The slowest service ever, and they still put on a hidden service charge on the bill. It was almost like they were purposely avoiding us!
  • Maya K.
    Maya KornNovember 28, 2010
    Unfortunately very poor service here. Numerous mistakes and a huge gap between the main meals arriving. My dining partner and I essentially ate separately. Bland noodle soup. Stodgy rice.
  • John K.
    John KowAugust 25, 2014
    Dim sum and Chinese cuisine
  • Chris C.
    Chris CoughlanApril 30, 2015
    I'd say the rating (6.1) is about right. Nothing special and a little overpriced for the dumplings
  • Tai
    TaiOctober 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food. Bad service.
  • Sarietha E.
    Sarietha EngelbrechtFebruary 10, 2013
    Worst place in the world. We've been sitting here for more than an hour and a half and we still haven't received our food. Terrible service. Avoid!!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HughesJanuary 27, 2013
    Decent food, chaotic service
  • dummyhof
    dummyhofJanuary 1, 2015
    No one dedicated to serving water. This is not real chinese!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberSeptember 9
    Enjoyed the xiaolongbao
  • Etienne P.
    Etienne PollardJuly 5, 2015
    Soup dumplings
  • Stacey Y.
    Stacey YuenMay 27, 2016
    Late night Chinese
  • Clinton S.
    Clinton SweetOctober 28, 2014
    I agree with Julia
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HeungAugust 6, 2016
    Too expensive given the quality of food..
  • Daniela
    DanielaJune 2, 2013
    Really bad service!!!! And the dumpligs are not that good,rather go next door or Ping Pong!!!!
  • Seven W.
    Seven WeiApril 4, 2012
    What shit food!!! I have never ate any food rubbish likes here!
  • Katie K.
    Katie KhanNovember 14, 2011
    Thoroughly average; truly meh.
  • cui
    cuiDecember 10, 2011
    I'd rather not having dumplings at all than eat the ones here. Mediocre food :(
  • Missy H.
    Missy HiiApril 7, 2013
    Expensive , nothing special ! Will not return !!
  • Faith B.
    Faith BakerFebruary 5, 2011
    Awful service and food is cold. Avoid this place no matter how nice it looks on the outside!!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BarbiratoFebruary 13, 2012
    Very bad service. Waiters are poorly trained and ill-manered.
  • Chelle L.
    Chelle LeongJune 2, 2011
    worst place to eat really. service is utterly horrendous. never coming back for sure
  • Adrian W.
    Adrian WoosterMarch 30, 2013
    The slowest service and then some. Not recommend
  • Ali B.
    Ali BFebruary 9, 2016
    Mediocre. Food is ok.
  • Cecilia
    CeciliaOctober 15, 2010
    AVOID. Low quality, overpriced chinese food.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AtkinsonMarch 9, 2016
    Horrible food
  • Carol C.
    Carol ChanFebruary 26, 2012
    Horrible service. Not recommended!!
  • Vivian Chew V.
    Terrible service
  • Ivan C.
    Ivan C.February 3, 2013
    вкусно все. целая пекинская утка это очень много, но если закажите четверть или половину не получите кожу-решать вам
  • marie L.
    marie LFebruary 8, 2016
    Les dim suns de folie!!!!
  • Vicente M.
    La comida está buena y sirven relativamente rápido. El precio algo elevado.
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