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
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
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
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
I hope people start coming here. I know there is buzzing Brixton Village/Market just up the street and this place can look a bit dark from the outside, but the dim sum is surprisingly lovely. I grew up in a Cantonese family so can vouch that this (aside from a few fusion items on the menu) is the real deal! Their shrimp dumplings (har gow) have chunks of shrimp in them and the wrapper has a...more