Dim Sum is a meal I can hardly ever say no to, so when I heard there was Dim Sum in Canary Wharf I had to try it! This restaurant overlooks the river, so is a very scenic spot for lunch! We ate outside ( my first time actually eating Dim Sum outside) so it was a great experience for myself! If you don’t know, Dim Sum is lots of little dishes to share, usually eaten with a big group of people. It was a Sunday afternoon ( around 12) so was quite busy. Luckily as there were only two of us we managed to get some good outside seats overlooking the river.

Review
Overall
8.8/10
8.8/10
  • Food - 9/10
    9/10
  • Ambiance - 9/10
    9/10
  • Service - 9/10
    9/10
  • Value for money - 8/10
    8/10

Verdict

A tasty variety of Dim Sum along the river.

Website: www.royalchinagroup.co.uk/
Price Range : £££
Telephone: 020 7719 0888
Address: 30 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 8RR
Nearest Station: Canary Wharf

Drinks

Traditionally with Dim Sum you have to get a pot of tea. Drink Tea in Cantonese (Yum Cha) is another name used for Dim Sum which shows the importance of the tea with the meal. If you know what tea to order there are several varieties to choose, we chose tit gūn yām (Tieguanyin or Iron Goddess of Mercy tea.) This is my personal favourite tea to have with Dim Sum and it was a good choice. When the teapot has been emptied don’t forget to ask them to refill the pot if you want more tea free of charge.

Tea and Chili Sauce/Chili Oil

Mains

Between the two of us we chose 5 dishes to feast on. I’d say 2-3 dishes per person is a good choice depending how hungry you are! We chose 4 savoury dishes and one sweet dish to have at the end. On the menu here you get pictures of each dish which is really helpful if you are unsure what to order. They also brought out a tray with chili sauce and oil if you enjoy a bit of spice with your food. My first pick, which is my personal favourite which was Wuh Gok ( Fried Yam Paste Meat Dumplings.) It has a Crispy outer layer of Yam with a soft moist inside, which has ground pork. The dish did not disappoint here, they did it justice. Very tasty.

Fried Yam Paste Meat Dumplings (£4.30)

My second pick was the Vietnamese Spring Roll. The Spring roll is filled with meat and vegetables and is nicely deep fried. It comes served with a tasty Fish Sauce which compliments the Spring Roll well. 

Vietnamese Spring Roll (£4.60)

The third dish we picked were Prawn Dumplings (Har Gau) which was the only steamed dish we chose. When ordering these dumplings you get 4 dumplings while most other dishes only give 3. The Dumpling has a soft smooth casing with a tasty prawn filling, it was delicious.

Prawn Dumplings (£4.90)

We also picked a noodle dish to accompany the Dim Sum. We went for the Mixed Seafood Fried Noodles.This was a tasty choice, the seafood and vegetables complimented the noodles well and the portion was a big one.

Mixed Seafood Fried Noodles (£12.80)

The last dish we chose was a sweet dish to give a sweet taste for the end of our meal. This was a dish I had never tried before. This was the Black Sesame Dumplings in Peanut Crumbs. It was a very tasty way to end the meal. The outer layer was a similar consistency to Mochi with a liquid filling inside.

Black Sesame Dumplings in Peanut Crumbs (£4.60)
Black Sesame Dumplings in Peanut Crumbs (£4.60)

Overall the food was delicious, the ambiance was great. It was a good experience to be able to sit outside overlooking the river. The service was very efficient and polite , however the Dim Sum was a little more expensive in comparison to some you find in China Town. We would recommend this place to eat at, it has a very good location and tasty food!

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