Bao Fitzrovia

Planning to eat at this cult Taiwanese eatery, originally a market stall established in 2012, is a real expedition. Expect to wait, even outside peak times. But the reward is worth your patience: a seat at the round pared-down counter or next to the basement open kitchen, and kind smiles from the waitresses in their white uniforms.

And then the best bit, tucking into Erchen Chang’s cloudy, pillowy baos: the addictive pork classic (peanut powder, pickles, coriander), the cheeky fried chicken… Keep ticking the boxes on the menu by throwing in some ace xiao chi little plates (aubergine dip and wonton crisps, trotter nuggets), and freshen it all up with a cold brew lemon tea or a Snow Blossom saké.

Valentine Benoist

Last update: 25/03/2019

MUST-EAT

Bao Classic

THE SPOT TO KNOW

Ground floor counter

WHEN TO GO

Sunday Ping Paan

Baos: £4.50-5.75
Small plates: £4.25-17.50
Desserts: £5-5.50
Feasting menu (pre-booking): £25pp
Cocktails: £9-11
Wine: glass from £5, bottle from £29

Monday-Thursday 12-3pm and 5.30-10pm
Friday 12-10.30pm
Saturday 12-10pm
Sunday 12-5pm

Reservation
4+ downstairs

31 Windmill Street
London W1T 2JN

+44 (0)203 0111 632

Goodge Street
Tottenham Court Road