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Master Wei

After the cult following of their Arsenal eatery, chef Guirong Wei has now set foot in Bloomsbury for her first solo canteen, putting the Shaanxi food under the spotlights once again. Past the panda cook sign, the decor is still super low-key, with slight upgrades: embroidered fringed cushions, illuminated regional pictures of terracotta soldiers and a giant map in case you had forgotten where the focus was.

The menu features mainly the classics that have people queuing up at Xi’an Impression: silky, gigantic hand-pulled veggie biang biang noodles draped in seriously tickling spicy sauce; crunchy crushed cucumbers; pulled pork and cumin beef baps; soft pork and veg dumplings to dip… Still no dessert, still super cheap, still super good – this time with a license to sip on the spot!

Valentine Benoist

SIBLINGS

Xi’An Biang Biang Noodles
Xi’an Impression

MUST-EAT

Biang biang noodles

THE SPOT TO KNOW

Two tables outside

DELIVERY

Deliveroo

Starters: £6.20-9.80
Mains: £5-10.90
Soups: £4.80
Wine: glass from £4.50, bottle from £17.95

Monday-Thursday 11.30am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11.30am-10.30pm
Sunday 12-10pm

Reservation

13 Cosmo Place
London WC1N 3AP

+44 (0)20 7209 6888

Russell Square
Goodge Street
Chancery Lane