Courtesan offers the finest modern Dim Sum and carefully selected teas, wines and cocktails for discerning ladies and gentlemen of adventure. We welcome you into the Court of the Courtesan to delight in the fineries of the Empire of China and be enchanted by her 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 the worlds only full female wine list.
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Venue Details & Map
71-73 Atlantic RoadBrixtonLondonSW9 8PU
- Public transport:
- Brixton Railway Station, National Railway
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
I walked past here for more than a year, and always thought it looked dodgy, or just closed. Then I read reviews, and after moving away from the Brixton area, came back just to try it. And boy did I regret not coming here before!
Standout, amazing dishes: roast pork puff, taro croquette, mango chicken (not authentic, but delicious), mushroom puff (if you like mushrooms),
Fine, but wouldn't...more