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survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Killer dim sum combinations make for an experience not to forget” at this three-storey canteen-style import from NYC in Covent Garden, famous on Instagram for its prawn dish that looks like the ghosts in Pac-Man. Even some fans, though, query “why is it so expensive? The food’s great and fun and adventurous, but simply too pricey!”

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Killer dim sum combinations make for an experience not to forget” at this three-storey canteen-style import from NYC in Covent Garden, famous on Instagram for its prawn dish that looks like the ghosts in Pac-Man. Even some fans, though, query “why is it so expensive? The food’s great and fun and adventurous, but simply too pricey!”

Summary

A fun spin on Chinese cuisine – with an Instagrammable dim sum prawn dish that looks like the ghosts in Pac-Man – this canteen-style import from NYC (where it’s famous) has quietly arrived on a three storey site in Covent Garden with very little publicity, and a recreation of its no-bookings policy. In an initial September 2018 review, The Evening Standard’s Fay Maschler suggests prices are a little “ballsy”, ’specially as Chinatown is only a stroll away.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £9.95  
Brunch   £68.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £26.00 £12.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
9 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HZ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 4 pm‑7:30 pm

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