In London’s Chinatown it takes a special kind of restaurant to stand out, but that’s exactly what Tao Tao Ju does. A relatively new addition to the Lisle Street scene, Tao Tao Ju is all about taking the Chinese dining experience to the next level, giving guests a touch of class and attentive service as well as great food straight from China. Elegantly decorated, the Tao Tao Ju dining room has plenty of traditional touches, including rows of red and gold paper lanterns in its windows and dark wood latticework panels but the understated colour scheme and simple contemporary furnishings are upmarket and chic. Food is all about flavour here, with great care taken to produce authentic versions of both favourite Chinese regional dishes and house specialties inspired by the home and restaurant cooking of the country’s diverse cities and villages.
£25 and under
Western looking decor inside, food average....dissapointed with roast meats & pork belly with taro, soggy dim sum(har gau, chive dumplings, siu mai) so far off the mark. Lovely staff......nothing more to say.more
Cheapskates on the ready! Since it's a pretty new dimsum place in C-town, they're offering 20% off the bill which, was pretty damn good value. However,there are some minor problems they need to watch.
After weaving through some tiny looking monkeys (Oh, I can't call them that? They're called children now? Really?) in south ken to return some books to the library, which was a feat and a half...more