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Breaking news

October 2021: despite the promised Centre Point branch still not having opened, DTF are opening a branch in Selfridges.

Harden's says

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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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Makes me feel as if I’m back in Asia” – this “busy and large” Covent Garden “canteen” is the first London outlet of an “international chain specialising in dumplings”, founded in Taiwan 50 years ago. “In Bangkok, in Manila, in Singapore, this is mall food” – and after the launch here newbies were “not sure the PR hype was warranted” with “better in Chinatown”. Still, for “top soup dumplings” (xiao long bao) and “consistent dim sum” it does win lots of votes – “and if children get bored they can watch the chefs making the dumplings in the kitchens”.

Summary

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.

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No dress code
250

Din Tai Fung Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Din Tai Fung Restaurant in WC2E, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Din Tai Fung restaurant.
James A
A favourite of mine in Asia. More upmarket ...
Reviewed 3 months, 16 days ago

"A favourite of mine in Asia. More upmarket here snd expensive yet the service can be hit and miss and slow. "

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Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£10.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑10 pm
Tuesday11 am‑10 pm
Wednesday11 am‑10 pm
Thursday11 am‑10 pm
Friday11 am‑10 pm
Saturday10 am‑10 pm
Sunday10 am‑10 pm

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