Bao Soho

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 counter 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 raise a glass of homemade peanut milk or a Snow Blossom saké.

Valentine Benoist

Last update: 25/03/2019


Bao Classic

Baos: £4.50-5.50
Small plates: £4-6.75
Sides: £2.50-6.50
Dessert: £5
Lunch menu (Mon-Fri 12-3pm): £15
One of everything: £90
Cocktails: £5-9
Beers: £4.50-6.50

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


53 Lexington Street
London W1F 9AS


Piccadilly Circus
Oxford Circus
Tottenham Court Road
Leicester Square