Every now and then you discover a restaurant tucked away in the streets of London that is a true find – and Bamboo Basket on London’s Monck Street is just that. Close to St James Park and Westminster tube stations, Bamboo Basket has its entrance on Great Peter Street and is a stylish Chinese and Dim Sum restaurant that caters to city workers and tourists who find their way off the beaten path. The menu is filled with all kinds of delicious dumplings, soups, noodle dishes and stir-fries at reasonable prices, and the restaurant has an intimate feel. Perfect for business dining, dates and after-work meals, Bamboo Basket is one of the capital’s best hidden gems.
£25 and under
First meal since arriving and boy am I starved !
The room is very relaxing and it almost seem as people are speaking in hushed tones to match the ambience, service is incredibly slow - getting the menus took ages and to order took ages but to compensate the food was remarkably fast - kudos to the chefs on that one !
Once I was settled with a glass of wine in hand life seemed very fine...more
Pretty good stuff! I had the lettuce wraps, which were decent but could have used a little more flavor. Then I had the sizzling beef with black pepper sauce, which I really liked. It wasn't huge but I'm a big American and I think I just haven't gotten used to rest-of-the-world portion sizes.
They were very nice servers and they offer 10% off take out so I plan to take full advantage of...more
Last night I met a couple of friends for a drink at a pub and as we were all hungry and fancied some Chinese food, we asked the bar maid if there was any local Chinese restaturants nearby and she gave us the restaurant's business card, so we then headed for it.
Made in China is a fairly nice place with very friendly staff who made us feel very welcome indeed.
We ordered quite a few dishes,...more