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Be transported to the legendary clubs of 1920s Shanghai at Courtesan.

Sample dim sum among velvet cushioned seats and cabaret-style tables set against a backdrop of vintage Chinese design, as you enjoy live entertainment featuring jazz music and burlesque dance.

An all-female chef team uses ingredients sourced from around the world and prepares them with ancient Chinese techniques. In addition to dim sum, the menu features noodle dishes and bao buns, and a drinks list containing wine and spirits from female producers.


Typical meal price From £25.00 per diner

£25 and under

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Venue Details & Map


71-73 Atlantic Road

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Courtesan

1.0 out of 5
04 April 2018
by Nick R.

Abysmal. Dumplings tasted like they were frozen and heated into the microwave. Service was even worse...the waitress was incredibly passive aggressive, seemed annoyed when we asked for soy sauce.

There are much better places to go in Brixton. This place is not worth the price The empty seats are a pretty good sign ... more

3.0 out of 5
29 June 2016
by Yuen P L.

You know the saying 'actions speak louder than words'? Well similarly, food speaks more volumes than the extravagant descriptions provided by Courtesan's menus. Following my second trip, novelty has worn off and I saw a decline in the quality of dim sum, plus I saw three different desserts and all were not as impressive as the menu would lead you to believe. more

3.0 out of 5
06 March 2017
by Kate D.

Was taken here on Friday for a birthday dinner. We were there incredibly early so the restaurant was empty- no their fault! Service was good, not particularly friendly and with such a vast menu we would have appreciated some recommendations. The food that came was great, but I think I prefer other places for dim sum, as it didn't seem as "fresh" and wasn't presented as prettily as I've seen... more

4.0 out of 5
26 February 2016
by Virginie F.

We live in Brixton and we were looking for an alternative to the busy (amazing) Brixton Row and Brixton Village Friday night. We decided to try the Courtesan after reading an article in the Time Out.

We were delighted by the look of the place. Definitly a great joint to hang with friends. The music was really good (mellow french oldies, Eric Satie...). We ordered two drinks (Sour Sour and... more

4.0 out of 5
09 May 2017
by Amanda M.

I love me some dim sum. We arrived on a Sunday evening (I think) and it was really quiet. The place is beautifully lit and it makes the feeling cozy and mysterious. My husband and I ordered 3 different dumplings and 2 different buns. The dumplings were very yummy- salmon & seabass, magic mushroom, black prawn. They all had very nice flavour and were pretty! The two buns we got were fluffy and... more

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