Courtesan

Courtesan

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:30
Mon
12:00 - 23:00
Tue
18:00 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 0:00
Sat
12:00 - 0:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Does this restaurant specialise in Cantonese food?
About
The Courtesan offers the finest modern Dim Sum and carefully selected teas, wines and mixed drinks for discerning ladies and gentlemen of adventure. We welcome you into the Courtesans Court to delight in the fineries of the Empire of China and be enchanted by the Courtesans presence. DimSum that touches the heart is created by Fengjuan Xue, one of the very few female DimSum head chefs abetted by four award winning female dessert chefs. In embodying female talent the Courtesan also boasts of the worlds only full female wine list.
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles165 reviews
Excellent
69
Very good
44
Average
21
Poor
18
Terrible
13
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Lucy M
Nottinghamshire1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Amazing venue - we had table of 18 for my birthday and it was the perfect evening. Staff, food & performer were all wonderful and it’s such a great vibe. Thank you for making it so special!!
Written 23 March 2024
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GlobeTrotting782962
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 solo
Amazing evening at the splendid Courtesan in Brixton last night seeing one of the new and brilliant Centre Stage series of shows. Amazing singing performances from Tim Rogers and Simon Bailey, the gig had humour, charisma and true top West End quality. Excellent cocktails and lovely customer service. Can highly recommend.
Written 13 October 2023
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David M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Love this gaff. The dim sum first and foremost. Top quality dim sum at that, is beautifully made and served all day and night, which is quite hard to find. The cocktails are bloody good too, as was the service, Abu and Victoria looked after us expertly and we stuck around for the burlesque performance which rounded off the evening very nicely!! Credit to the whole team here who clearly put their heart and soul into this place. ✌️😎🥢
Written 20 August 2023
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Betsy
London9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
The most charming restaurant and setting to watch an intimate cabaret. One of the most beautiful places you will come across to watch Burlesque so up close and personal. The shows are spectacular, coupled the very best dim sum I have ever had in London. A truly wonderful night!
Written 9 June 2023
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Lydia P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
The phrase 'hidden gem' could literally have been invented to describe this place. I absolutely love it! The best dim sum and cocktails in London in the most gorgeous, elegant vintage vibe restaurant - so cosy and romantic, it's always my fave 'go to' date night place. Also, on the weekend, there is amazing burlesque and cabaret entertainment, there's a cover charge for this but it's totally worth it.
Written 8 June 2023
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Hannah J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
Best night out, friends enjoyed it too! The burlesque act and singers were fun to watch over amazing food and drinks. It’s something you have to experience at least once!
Written 14 May 2023
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Laura
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 family
We visited on a weeknight dinner. We were a bit early and they haven’t opened yet when we arrived. We were quickly seated however, and ordered tea (which was served in a beautiful clay pot!) The food was very high quality, while more fusion type dishes like the squid ink dumplings were new and interesting, the traditional ones like the pork siu mai did not disappoint in quality either. On the website it was stated they did not use msg or preservatives and you can clearly taste that much is true in the food. This is one of the best selling points of this place! The atmosphere was fantastic, we were celebrating a birthday, but I imagine it would be fantastic for couples or any celebration really. The service was great, waiter super friendly and helpful. Overall, definitely worth a visit, if not for a show even just for the food and the atmosphere!
Written 27 January 2022
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János Z
London147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
great wine, great burlesque show, had an absolutely wonderful time, I'll definitely be returning. Didn't have food though, so can't comment on that yet
Written 15 January 2022
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Lindie Goodwin
Rochester5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
My husband and I enjoyed what was simply an amazing meal. Each and every dish was full of flavour and cooked to perfection. The trio dumplings were mouth watering. Wagyu bao buns are amazing along with the chicken meatball nests and the flying cow dumplings. I’m drooling just thinking about them. Enjoyed trying the good variety of cocktails on offer. All staff were friendly, professional and dressed to impress. Loved the whole vibe of the restaurant. It was our anniversary and we were surprised with an additional dessert. Please keep the mango truffles on the menu! If I had to find a negative it would be only for the fact the full menu wasn’t available and the prices had increased via the app. Would we go back? You betcha!
Written 7 November 2021
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Halah A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
The food is always on point, so fresh and just perfect. The staff were lovely, welcoming and accommodating. Definitely recommend for date night it’s quite a romantic dimmed setting and the interior is beautiful x
Written 24 October 2020
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Cardigangirl
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Opium-den chic, very instagrammable! A small group of us girls took our friend for her birthday but it would be a dark and dreamy place for a date. The food is heavenly: our favourites were the char sui bao (as good as ones I've had in Taiwan) and the pinched crab dumplings. We also all loved the house cocktails, especially the Courtesan.
Written 8 October 2020
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Graham B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Really tricky one this. Have been to Courtesan a few times over the years. It is a lovely space, the guy who looked after us on the night was really friendly and engaging, the wine was lovely, but the food is really disappointing. Veggie spring rolls were ok, with a nice dipping sauce. The crab and sea bass dim sum were difficult to eat and the dough stuck to the paper such that you had to totally mangle them in order to be able to eat them. The pork and prawn dim sum was supremely disappointing. Just really bland and poorly seasoned. The flying cow dumplings had a ginger sauce that was pretty bland and the beef inside was quite dry. It’s such a shame because it is a beautiful space with a lovely atmosphere. But the food is such a let down - and when you are paying between £6 and £9 for each serving of dim sum it really needs to taste a lot better than this.
Written 8 March 2020
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Malin
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 couples
This is for sure the best dim sum in London and we are so lucky to have this as our local!!! Always friendly service and food is out of this world! Make sure to order the Cheung fun, it’s just the best!!
Written 7 March 2020
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Elizael
London37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
The decor is excellent although the seats are uncomfortable. The service was a bit slow. The food and drinks were at a high price point and were just not up to the expected standard. We had to send 2 dishes back and the dim sum was overcooked and stodgy. Entertainment was on late so we missed it but by then we were ready to leave after a disappointing night.
Written 19 January 2020
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Vicki Randell
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
A beautiful venue, wonderful food and cocktails! It was a lovely evening full of great tasting food and fabulous drinks. The majority of the staff were wonderful and friendly. However, they did seem a little understaffed and when we went to the bar to order drinks after waiting for over half an hour for service, the barman was quite rude and we were told to sit down. The burlesque entertainment was bizarre. What appeared to be the male manager sang Italian opera for the majority of the show and a woman appeared for short bursts to do two burlesque routines. The show was certainly more about fluffing the man's ego than anything else. For a place priding itself on employing all female kitchen staff and selling female produced spirits, there was only one woman working on the restaurant floor who appeared to be serving all tables for the whole restaurant. The advertisements sell it as a feminist establishment, it certainly appeared anything but that.
Written 11 January 2020
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