BaoziInn - Romilly Street

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Dim Sum

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Baozilnn, an 80-cover restaurant serving authentic, affordable Northern Chinese street food, and the first in London to offer all-day Cantonese Dim Sum with Sichuan and Hunan influences. Our star dishes include Prawn and pork wontons, Chengdu jiaozi dumplings drenched in the best quality XO Sauce, incredible handmade Dan dan noodles swimming in house-made speciality sauce with a combination of soy sauce, sesame sauce, peanut sauce, and minced pork, Fried prawn brioche, Crispy oyster mushrooms, Salt and pepper squid, Jiaozi in hot and sour broth; Sea bream in fermented soya bean sauce and Braised red pork belly. The Baozilnn menu features a range of regional Northern Chinese favourites – hearty, comforting, affordable, yet adventurous.

Baozilnn -人民公社, meaning “people’s canteen” has been brought to you by Barshu group, which, twelve years ago, caused a sensation on the London restaurant scene by opening Barshu Restaurant.
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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great restaurant, went for a quick lunch and such delicious food and many options. Highly recommend.

SH
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely food and atmosphere. The restaurant is very small but has a nice feel to it. We felt comfortable and enjoyed our lunch. Would have preferred more of a choice of tea and perhaps not just a teabag in a mug. Apart from that the dumplings were delicious.

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Overall, the food is fresh and tasty and good value for money. The place is quite small and perhaps a little disorganised. The only reason for not giving 5 stars was the slightly slow and chaotic service. In the end, we were offered a large table in a private alcove...a luxury for 3 for Sunday lunch. £75 for the three of us including tip for dim sum. I would go again, but not if I was in a hurry.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked a table for 6 people at Baozilnn - Romilly Street to celebrate a friend that was leaving London. The food and service were amazing and all my friends were very delighted with the choice. There are no many places in London where you can have great quality of food at a very honest price. Will come back for sure and I have already recommended the venue to couple of friends.

EC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect spot for a fast lunch!
We enjoyed everything, that was delicious and fresh!
We loved it!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

When I arrived they didn’t have a table ready even though I made a reservation, which was not great... but the food was really good and the place looks lovely

GR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good food, dumplings, and noodles were all amazing!

VL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Excellent Chinese food. The pak choi was just right: a tiny bit crunchy and not overcooked with a lot of flavour and served with garlic. The pork was very tender and juicy, and the scallops cooked just right. I had previously had the spinach which was a delight. It is better to book but we were always well received and had a nice table.

A
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a great experience at BaoziInn, the staff were very helpful and attentive, and the food was phenomenal! Lots of great options and food arrived speedily. Highly recommend the Prawn and Chive dumplings.

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was flavourful and authentic, albeit fairly small portions. The service was attentive and our server was really helpful, though clearly overworked in terms of number of tables. The dim sum was tasty though rather sticky. The scallops were absolutely fantastic. Our table was in a small and stuffy room in the back that was lacking in ambiance. This was a pity given that my parents were visiting from overseas and I had requested a good table. There was nothing particularly bad about BaoziInn, but I'm not rushing to recommend it.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The place is a little bit dark but it makes it even more cosy. I can't remember names of two girls who were serving us but they were both very lovely and patient as we couldn't decide what to have. We got our food pretty fast and oh my, that food.
I've had Dan Dan Noodles for the first time in my life and it was simply amazing. My boyfriend had Spicy Beef Shin Noodles in Broth and it was also great.
We're not from around London but next time we're there we're definitely coming back.
The value is true to the quality and the overall experience was great.

LV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

They must have had an off day

AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Il cibo è ottimo, il servizio altrettanto. Rapporto qualità prezzo non bilanciato. Porzioni non abbondanti.

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BA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The only bad thing was that there were no more Xiao Long Bao, that created a kind of a disappointment

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Food is good but service is quite slow and doesn’t check on you much

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, service and ambience.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food a lot!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Decent meal, with decent service in a central location

M
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

I’ve dined here a few times before and always had a good experience. But this last time was ruined after one of the waiters spilled chilly sauce all over my mum’s coat. They apologized and gave us some wet wipes. The stains never came out, even after a few trips to the dry cleaners. Won’t be going back.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What we could eat - we don’t eat pork - was delicious! We had the dim sum platter ( 3 type of prawn), the wontons (2 types of prawn), the salt and pepper squid and the king prawns (again) on a stick. All delicious but glad we didn’t have a shellfish allergy or dislike!

m
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Not very welcoming. Too pricey. Not much room to eat. My tea came in a mug and cost me £2.80 !!! I will not go again

JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Dumplings were delicious, all other items on the menu really disappointed.

s
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Chinese Restaurant in the Heart of Soho. Reservations undoubtedly essential and there is good reason why! The Dan Dan noodles were amazing, with a peanut-y, Szechuan pepper sauce, ground pork and chewy fresh noodles. The dumplings are a star here, whether you come her for Baozi-doughy dough balls with pork or veggie filing or Siu Mai with yummy shrimp/pork filling. The wrappers for the dumplings are made in house too, and are colourful as they use fresh spinach/beetroot and turmeric water to colour and flavour the dough. I love it here and come here almost every time I visit London.

OT
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dim sum and very reasonably priced. Brisk service but amazing food!

P
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

we enjoyed very much...different type of eating for us and its good to try

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The dumplings looked very good but were a little flabby

SG
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovley staff and the food was very good. Really raccoment it!

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good if you know what you're coming from, we were seated quite near the door though so felt like we got forgotten about a bit, and were in the pathway of people coming in and out the restaurent

I
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, we went there for a very late lunch/early dinner.So there was not much traffic.

AD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisitely beautiful food that packs a punch in terms of flavours. Will definitely return. Charming service too.

RR
Key West
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Im a Bit of a dim sum snob usually, so i was very impressed by the quality and innovation of the dim sim here. Will definitely come back in the future!

s
London
19 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I was glad to finally visit Baoziinn after it seeing on a lot of ‘best dim sum in London’ lists for some time. I was lucky to be there on ‘National Dumpling day’ and the restaurant we’re doing a 2 for 1 deal on certain dishes. The prawn chengdu was included on this and was definitely my favourite. It comes with a delicious sauce, is a great portion size and then we got the second portion for free! The famous brightly but naturally coloured dim sum were also very tasty as were the xiao long bao soup dumplings. I wasn’t so keen on the main dish I ordered which was the braised pork belly as it was slightly too sweet tasting to my liking but it was well cooked. I think if I visit again I will order a noodle dish as a main.
In terms of the restaurant itself, the tables are quite close together so you do end up eavesdropping on your neighbours’ conversation a bit. Overall an affordable dim sum place in Soho with good service. I would love if they offered cocktails too as drinks menu was quite limited. But otherwise I think I would definitely return for more of the delicious dim sum.

Y
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

It was National dumpling day, however, the waiter told us something wrong, so we are not satisfied what we had.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

The food is fantastic but the service leaves quite a lot to be desired. Strongly recommend the dan dan noodles and the xiao long bao

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Poor service and we waited long for the food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my gf was looking for somewhere we haven’t been too before, we was not disappointed, food was fantastic and big sizes, which is good as I eat a lot!! Wine was nice aswell and I spent less than £100 ☺️ staff was very friendly helped us with our chopsticks and was in general really friendly

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I came here for lunch with a friend and we split several dumpling items from the menu. Service was slightly awkward, however food was tasty.

ER
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Service was really slow. Had to wait 25mins for a pre booked table. Food was really bad. Half of it was inedible. Avoid.

OT
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always!

AL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

The food all arrived at the same time despite our instructions and none of it was particularly hot. There was no attention to our needs during the meal and we had to repeatedly ask for simple things like a glass for the water ordered. The quality of the dishes was average.