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71-73 Atlantic RoadBrixtonLondonSW9 8PU
Me and a friend decided to have dim sum for lunch on a Sunday, as is a usual tradition on a weekend, so we ended up venturing down South to Brixton to try out Courtesan. A bit of an odd location to go for dim sum, but we're always up to try something (not so) new.
It was located about a 5-10 minute walk (depending on your speed!) from the station, and the exterior of the building looked quite...more
True to its name, Courtesan does court with you, tempting you with so many unique dim sum options that all sound enticing yet not outrageous. There is a good balance of originality represented in dishes such as 'Crocodile Bites', 'Hot Frogs Legs' and 'Curry Pumpkin Buns' infused with a choice of favourites such as 'Char Siu Buns' and 'Cheung Fun'. I also appreciate the fact that they have gone...more
The decor is great. The pork and chive dumplings were good
Xiao long bao with lamb stew was a good variation on the classic. However they didn't give us spoons to eat it with. Remember to get a spoon otherwise your tongue or the roof of your mouth will burn.more
tl; dr: mediocre food, bad service.
It's gorgeous inside here. Really beautiful. They've put in a lot of thought and work on the decor. That's nice, but it's just a nice to have.
Slightly worrisome is the menu. Some traditional dim sum, but they've got jerk chicken dumplings and tempura tofu. OK. I'm willing to go with that, but it's often of concern.
Prices were OK, and there's a decent...more