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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent meal, with decent service in a central location

N
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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

s
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The dumplings looked very good but were a little flabby

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor service and we waited long for the food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ER
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always!

AL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great tasting food and good service. However, main portion size was very small.

IC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group of 6 really enjoyed our meal. It was authentic and the food was fresh and piping hot. Especially appreciated the courteous and friendly service.

TL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

It was a special occasion and I pre booked a table. As we came through the door, we were told they dont accept walk ins... welcome impression was cold, unfriendly and uninviting. We proceeded to the back of the restaurant and was placed in a room with no windows, although there were tables available in the front. The waitress agreed to move us after a bit of discussion. Food wise, the flavours were bland. Not worth the visit at all. Items from the menu was not available, which added to the disappointment. Avoid.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for dinner on a monday night and had an awesome time. The food was super tasty and our table was in a cozy corner by the window. The young waiter (with the glasses) was amazing! and took the time to explain, in a very calm manner, the differences between the different Wonton and Jiaozi available. His calmness was contagious and after a day of work it made the meal that much more enjoyable. Would go back for the food and for the service!

O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Exceptional dim sum - go at the weekend for the best dumplings
Poor value / quality mains
Service attentive but not the quickest

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Dim Sum! Really some of the best in London! Great service as well.

ML
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really liked BaoziInn - food was ready very quickly and a large choice to make. Traditional pork dumplings were our favourite but plenty of other options.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We booked to eat at Baozilnn based on the many postitive reviews by other customers. Unfortunately it didn't quite meet our expectations. The food was good but not great. The tables are tiny so be sure you are very comfortable sitting very close to whoever you are dining with. Otherwise general ambience is nice and calming.

E
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Convenient. Not quiet.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fab food and wonderful service. Can choose one or two plates to start and then add to it with no long waits

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The worst service! Would not come back.
It’s took 30 mins for the waitress to bring us drinks, despite been stood in the room. Eventually we had to get it our self’s. They messed up our order and all our food was cold. Ruined our evening

J
London
38 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice of freshly cooked food. Tried several dishes,all very good . service was good and waiter was very helpful.Would definitely go again.

n
London
32 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Keep it up

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Although the food was tasty, service was very slow and the food was relatively pricey

GB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. High quality food.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find, food was fantastic, service was great, loved the whole experience and will most certainly be visiting it again for the great food and just to hear Joe’s laugh lol

ED
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always! Some of the best dim sum in London. Good service too

RC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our own lovely cubby hole table for 7. Good service, great value, good fun!

AE
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Really overpriced for not very nice food, will not be returning unfortunately.

KS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was average, good to look at but bland in flavour

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