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“just another yumcha place”

The London Restaurant
Ranked #219 of 9,452 Restaurants in Hong Kong
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mong Kok
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

No english menu, but was alacart so we managed. was really busy and full of locals. been to many other places and were more tasty. but if you're in the area why not.

probably would not go again..

Thank Dtran44
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

There are lots of places to enjoy delicious dim sum in Hong Kong. Restaurants that employ “trolly dollies,” or female workers that push carts of steaming dim sum to their patrons are disappearing fast, and London Restaurant is one of the few that maintain this dying art of service.

The London is on the second floor of an office building in the Mongkok neighborhood of Hong Kong quite near the LANGHAM PLACE hotel. When we visited an older woman was in the lobby with a sign with the name of the restaurant, seemingly to reassure those walking in that they had indeed come to the right place.

We went up the elevator with a group of Hong Kong women and emerged on the second floor into a bustling dining room. Dim Sum is a tradition and there were lots of local families, groups of women, and older folks, enjoying their typical Hong Kong brunch in this convivial setting. The London is open daily from 7am to 4pm.

We were seated and plied with hot tea immediately. As Westerners, we were given picture menus to make things easier, but were encouraged by those at nearby tables to take our punch card up to the women roaming the carts with food and explore their offerings too.

Standouts were Stuffed Green Peppers (stuffed with shrimp paste, we think), Spicy Wontons (these were on the menu with pictures but not on the card they gave us, we had to make a special request for them but they were worth it), and the egg custard steamed in a whole coconut. We also had fried spring rolls, steamed shrimp dumplings, and chiu chow dumplings, all of which were excellent. Unfortunately for us, they were out of the baked barbecued pork buns when we arrived at 11am.

If you’re staying in Kowloon, and especially at the Langham Place hotel, the London Restaurant is a very convenient place to get a sense of the traditional dim sum experience, mingle with some locals, and enjoy some really delicious food at the same time.

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Thank jonathantweed
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

This has to be my favourite place whenever I'm in Hong Kong. Their dim sum is superb but expect to pay a bit more compared to traditional teahouses. The "must trys" are their egg tarts and crispy roasted pork. The egg tarts are the smaller ones that can fit right into your mouth (at least it fit into mine). The pastry is light, custard is not overly sweet and the taste is heavenly. The crispy roast pork is nicely done and never served cold. Worth the extra calories I tell you.

The dim sum are still served in push carts which is the traditional way. The servers are friendly and never grouchy. Also do try their congee. It's not the usual porridge but this is the smooth version with lots of flavour on its own.

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Thank samuel_leecf
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Chance upon this restaurant as we were walking along Nathan Road. Saw a few elderly folks waiting for the lift and happen to ask the waitress standing there. She mentioned there is Dim Sum on the 3rd /4th Floor and so we proceeded to go with the crowd.
Sat down with a given table and the waiter came with a white card. Each time we order a dish from the push card auntie, she will stamp a number on your card. This card is to be presented to the waitress when paying for the bill. We spend a total of HKD480 for 4 adults & 2 kids.
Please note that you can order a-la-carte dishes should you not want to get from the push-carts.
Dim Sum is good...not like those laden with MSG (where you feel thirsty after a meal).
Atmosphere is noisy but is a good experience. Beware...some auntie waitresses are very rude and impatient when you asked a little more about the type of dishes she has on the cart.

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Thank Nickel69
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

This is one restaurant i go to everytime i'm in HK. Dim Sum are tasty, economical (weekdays before 11am) and you see the dim sum push carts selling their different treats. YOu will appreciate it more if you are cantonese speaking. If not, just point and order. You be given a white card where all food orders will be stamped and recorded for billing. Don't be surprised if you have to share a table, its quite common in HK. Once you are seated, you be asked for your tea choice and you will served with 2 pots, 1 with tea, 1 with hot water. You wash your utensils in a bowl with the tea (1st brew are usually not drunk) and the waitress will clear the bowl once you are done. Then pour the hot water into the tea pot. everytime you need hot water, just leave the lid off the pot and they will top up for you.

Dim Sum choices are plenty and i would recommend the steam milk in coconut with bird nest,
This is where the locals eat so you will get to see the everyday hong kongers "Yum Cha" routine.

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Thank Papacheong
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