One of the most hyped openings of the year, DTF is known and loved for its precisely made xiao long baos (dumplings with exactly 18 pleats and a variety of fillings) that are already clogging up most foodies' Insta-feeds. The beef noodle soup and fried rice are also much-mentioned. The second branch will open at Centre Point soon; expect to queue, even with 250 seats available.
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Since launching in Taipei in 1972 – selling dumplings as a sideline from a cooking oil store that was struggling to make ends meet – this soup dumpling and noodle brand has gone global. Its first foray into the UK market was due to open at the revamped Centre Point development in Summer 2018 but will now open in 2019, preceded by this ‘second’ outpost in Covent Garden late in 2018; exact opening dates still TBA.
Din Tai Fung Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Finally in London, this Taiwanese dim sum restaurant rests on its laurels as one of the top in the world. Their reputation is due mainly to their delicious and beautifully prepared (before your eyes) xiao lung bao (pork and soup dumplings) Now that the hype had died down, it's worth going"
"Food almost lives up to the hype (as do the prices), but get there early or be prepared to wait in the pub for a table. Slightly unnerving to be served by people in face masks."
"Good but the waiting a little bit long and no booking service "
|Monday||11 am-10 pm|
|Tuesday||11 am-10 pm|
|Wednesday||11 am-10 pm|
|Thursday||11 am-10 pm|
|Friday||11 am-10 pm|
|Saturday||10 am-10 pm|
|Sunday||10 am-10 pm|