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.
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Venue Details & Map
71-73 Atlantic RoadBrixtonLondonSW9 8PU
- Public transport:
- Brixton Railway Station, National Railway
Absolutely amazing Dim Sum, plates piled high and fun was had for sure. I don't think there was a single part of the menu we didn't enjoy. A return or three are most definitely on the cards in the future.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'm a little torn.
The decor is fantastic, and the efforts they've gone to keeping it candle-lit and intimate are commendable; even at their own expense I suspect - it always looks closed when you walk past! Not being able to see in, see other people enjoying this place, could well put you off entering in the first place.
But if you do, you'll find a really good menu (with some curveballs...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