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survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Spicy, authentic Sichuan cuisine” makes this Chinatown destination “worth hunting out” – it’s “way above the bog-standard fare nearby”, with “amazing taste sensations including a lot more besides the fragrant heat of the eponymous Sichuan pepper”. And “friendly staff made choosing from the huge menu easier”. Top Tip – find a table downstairs if you can, to avoid the “weak ambience on the first floor”.

Summary

£51
   ££
5
Exceptional
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “amazing Sichuan specialist” stands out from the competition with a “really interesting selection” of super-spicy options that are “a long, long way above and beyond the usual Chinatown fare”. “The recently revamped menu is now even better than before”“not the greatest ambience but my goodness the food is good” (“took a gourmet friend who declared that six of the seven dishes were exceptional… the seventh was just delicious!”). Top Tip – “if you have a dry wok dish and don’t finish it, get a doggy bag”.

Summary

£47
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Spice heaven!” – this “old favourite” is “worth a detour north of Shaftesbury Avenue” to “experience genuinely interesting and mouth-popping Sichuan specials” – so “be brave when you order”. The food-writer, China expert and consultant “Fuchsia Dunlop’s touch makes it a regional Chinese diamond in the Chinatown rough”.

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28 Frith St, London, W1D 5LF

Restaurant details

Highchair
12, 12, 10
No dress code
100
2+

Barshu Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Barshu Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Barshu restaurant.
Nick G
Back to late noughties form, Bar Shu is rel...
Reviewed 2 months, 1 day ago

"Back to late noughties form, Bar Shu is reliable, spicy and fun - prices have shot up a lot, however!"

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Fritz G
Really authentic Szechuan cuisine - Chinese...
Reviewed 11 months, 28 days ago

"Really authentic Szechuan cuisine - Chinese taps, great discovery!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £26.00 £4.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
28 Frith St, London, W1D 5LF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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