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£25 and under
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Dim Sum
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Courtesan offers the finest modern Dim Sum and carefully selected teas, wines and cocktails for discerning ladies and gentlemen of adventure.

We welcome you into the Court of the Courtesan to delight in the fineries of the Empire of China and be enchanted by her presence.

DimSum that touches the heart is created by Fengjuan Xue, one of the very few female DimSum head chefs abetted by four award winning female dessert chefs.

In embodying female talent the Courtesan also boasts the worlds only full female wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Dim Sum
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Hours of Operation

Kitchen Opening Hours Monday - Thursday : Noon -10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: noon-10:40pm
Sunday: Noon - 10:30pm
BIRDCAGE BAR: 12pm- Late every day
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Phone number
020 8127 8677
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Fengjuan Xue
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Private Party Facilities
The Boudoir is a private room, where we are able to organise a cocktail party, birthday dinner, Christmas party, buffet, etc...
Come for a visit with Viktorija at anytime.
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Private Party Contact
Viktorija Kaskonaite, General Manager: 020 8127 8677
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Public Transit
Brixton Tube Station
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 92 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 15 December 2017

Fab restaurant, super lovely staff and delicious food, cocktails & wine. And amazing decor!

Karen70 (London)
5.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

A perfect date venue, great atmosphere, friendly staff, good range of dishes (even for veggies). We didn't know what to order so simply asked for a selection of veggie dishes of their choice. We were not disappointed. The fabulous burlesque performer topped our evening off perfectly and was a great talking point! Will definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (London)
2.0  Dined on 1 December 2017

The place has potential but Is just amature. The service was poor - our waiter couldn't tell us what dim sum he was delivering, and the drinks we ordered after sitting down didn't arrive be till half way through the meal.
The food was average.
We were there in a Friday night and there was entertainment. Could be cute but just felt like the place was trying to do everything and not winning at anything.

OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 25 November 2017

This is such a unique and well hidden gem. Service is always friendly and never rushed and the pinched crab dumplings are insanely good. The cocktail list is also a bibulous delight.

OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 25 November 2017

Great place with plenty of choice in dim sum and had Peking duck on the menu too!

vipNik185 (London)
4.0  Dined on 10 November 2017

Lovely dim sum, ambience and great service. Great for date night or a natter with friends!

vipOpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 6 November 2017

Second time and bit underwhelmed of the vibe on a cold Monday night... but that should be expected. Great cocktails.
A bit hit or miss on some of the dishes but overall good.

OpenTable Diner (London)
2.0  Dined on 3 November 2017

Very average. The food was a disappointment as was the restaurant as a whole. Too expensive for what it is.

tamkvs88 (London)
2.0  Dined on 31 October 2017

Food is average but service was absolutely shocking. We waited far too long to order drinks/food initially. Once our food had been served, no one came over to ask if we wanted more drinks during our meal. Trying to get the attention of the staff was impossible, they were too busy chatting/making cocktails with their back to the room. The waiter then forgot we had asked for the bill and took an age to take our payment. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 28 October 2017

Decent food, quirky ambience and a charming burlesque show. It had ingredients for a perfect date night. The food could have a notch better and so could have been the service - they forgot to inform that kitchen was closing.

OpenTable Diner (London)
2.0  Dined on 27 October 2017

Terrible service, the manager got a lot of the order wrong which was a shame as the food is very good!

Vics (London)
5.0  Dined on 14 October 2017

Went here for a date. Food was super filling, tasty and great value. I particularly enjoyed the fried squid and the Waygu beef sliders. Cocktail menu was lengthy & plenty to choose from. Such a great find in Brixton. I went for an early dinner when it was still quiet and it felt Romantic. Service was a little slow - but the food and ambience made up for it and we certainly didn't feel rushed. Will definitely be back again.

Natasha (London)
4.0  Dined on 11 October 2017

Food was really nice but the service could do with being more attentive. They gradually cleared away our plates from the table without asking if we were finished or how the food was.

JLBF (London)
5.0  Dined on 27 September 2017

This is my second visit and I was not disappointed. The food and cocktails are sublime. The decor is fantastic and all in all, a great place to spend my birthday.

Only slight issue was having to get up and walk to the bar to get the attention of the staff. Had they come to us, we probably would have ordered more food and drink. But that was the only minor comment.

Bliss (London)
5.0  Dined on 9 September 2017

Great food, brilliant service. Will definitely be back.