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A. Wong

No more social anthropology for Andrew Wong. Instead, the chef took over the humble family restaurant in 2013, and turned into this dusted-off Chinese destination everyone is still talking about: at lunchtime, steady crowd of regulars from around the world chopstick their way through the delicate dim sum menu.

Pressed along the jade green and bright red bar, pick a plump and juicy xiao long bao bearing the vinegar-ginger juice; a soft mushroom-truffle bun in trompe palate style on kitschy grass; and a few more discreet bites… Throw in a moist Peking duck seasoned by the book and a sip of rare teas, before ending on a high note: the luscious, golden duck yolk custard bursting out of a mandarine-looking bun. In the evening, the tasting menu takes you on a three-hour stroll to the borders of China, from Chengdu tofu to Anhui fermented sea bass.

Valentine Benoist

SIBLINGS

Kym’s

MUST-EAT

Steamed duck yolk custard bun

THE SPOTS TO KNOW

‘Bar seat 8’
Forbidden City bar
Terrace

WHEN TO GO

Dim sum lunch
Cookery classes

Dim sum (lunch): £2-12
Snacks: £3-15
Sharing plates (eve): £7-25
Tasting menu (eve): £95
Desserts: £12
Cocktails: £12
Wine: glass from £8, bottle from £30

Monday 5.30-10pm
Tuesday-Saturday 12-2.30pm and 5.30-10pm

Reservation

70 Wilton Road
London SW1V 1DE

+44 (0)20 7828 8931

Victoria
Pimlico
Sloane Square