BaoziInn - Romilly Street

4
674 reviews
£25 and under
Dim Sum

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Casual
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 674 People Are Saying
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RobC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Brilliant food and amazing service. Great meal before a show. Only downside was a small room with loud diner beside us that was made worse by the hard walls and small space. Dan dan noodles were some the best we have ever had.

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DKS123
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice dumplings, well made and good flavour. The fried squid was an incredibly small portion, and overall every dish not great value for money. Similar restaurants nearby with food just as good/better for less.
Service could be better and kinder.
Would be good for a date, not if you're hungry :)

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AmyR
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cute little restaurant in the westend, delicious traditional food to share, mid priced. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and excellent food. Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food, service fantastic (thank you). Setting a little tired. Expensive but on balance probably worth it. Great staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The most rude staff in london. We left after being ignored for twenty minutes. I’m stunned they have this many restaurants. The table behind us left all their uneaten food and walked out.
Steer clear!

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Clarissa
London
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dim Sum as a prelude to seeing a Sunday matinee.
On such occasions I always make for Baozlin

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AntonioT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dumplings

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GordonD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Excellent food but let down by what appears a very disorganised approach. No tables on arrival at allocated time took approximately 20 minutes to get a table. No mention of how to order via a call system. Starters come amongst the main course. Difficult to order a second round of drinks. Overall just very odd.

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AnitaO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had Asian dim sum platter and Baozilinn platter. Delicious parcels of flavour! Our favourite though was chicken pan fried dumpling which was excellent.
Very busy time on a Saturday and staff were rushed off their feet. Still recommend visiting as overall we weren’t in restaurant longer than normal as food turns up quickly once it’s ready. Just order multiple drinks at a time and service won’t be a problem:)

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Jadoufromtheblock
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was good but service was poor and the waiters were rude

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Gn1993
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The good food -doesn't- make up for the rude service we received. Not a place I'll return as it's not pleasant to be bullied out of your table after barely 1h being seated (and the place being half empty, so just unreasonable and unnecessary).

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NicoleH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Staff was very short with us. Food amazing though we loved that

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SillyBob
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable, friendly, tasty experience and I would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Best dim sum ever!

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ChristinaB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Unfortunately we had to wait for almost 1 hour until our food arrived even though we arrived at 6pm which we thought would be early enough, i.e. before the main rush. Food was good

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SimonW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Create choice and we all enjoyed our chosen meals. Would recomend eating here.

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CorinA
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Excellent food, marred by a long wait for it and a very indifferent maitre'd. Also, seating in an area that seems to be a waiting room is not great. But the food was very good.

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IG22
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waiters were not helpful and rude, in a hurry and did not listen to anything properly. The food was fine but a little overpriced.

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Gilby
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The quality and selection of food is amazing and you just have to tick boxes in the menu which makes is much easier to order lots of little bits and keep track.

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JaSh
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Although we had an incorrect plate delivered it was really nice evening

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Gabs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second visit, just as good as the original time. Really enjoyed the dimsum and noodles

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EKSH
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Overpriced, small portions and rude staff, a is there a worse combination?

Problems began from the start, simple questions about the menu (e.g. if there was egg in the noodles) resulted in long and confusing answers, to having disclaimers to sign thrust at me.

My friend asked for a side of chilli oil for dipping, we were told no, why? It's on the menu to go with the same type of dumpling we ordered, not sure what the issue was?

The food was okay, but not for the price or the portion size.

The final nail in the coffin was being shouted at for simply asking for a clarification regarding the transaction when paying.

Safe to say we will never be back.

KB
KilianB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Very nice little restaurant, the staff is very nice too.
Dumplings were amazing.
We just had a big table next to us with loud people that was a bit annoying, but otherwise we had a great experience.

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ElaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, must try

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EmmaE
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this for dinner after the theatre and for my guests to experience something different. Food was amazing, lovely atmosphere, and attentive service. Thank you, will book again

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ReginaL
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Table was not ready when we arrived, had to wait 15 mins to be seated.
Food was fairly good for the price but nothing great.
Rude service

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NotAFoodie
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food was outstanding. Cheng du dumplings excellent. Trad. Dumplings excellent. Everything on menu is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Very overpriced and food was nothing special. Service also very slow. Would not recommend!

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vipHRWLDN
London
92 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Greatly enjoyed BaoziInn, as always. Staff seemed a little thinly-stretched and harassed, but this unfortunately is true of a lot of London restaurants at the moment!

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Oggy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not quite sure how this place was in Time Out Top dim sum restaurants? No pots of tea only mugs!! Average dim sum and not cheap. Squid a bit chewy. All in all pretty disappointing.

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GloriaH
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, efficient and courteous service, the wine list could offer a bit more variety but all in all we had a great time and will definitely go back.

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ShubhangiS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food is amazing, you must try the Dan Dan Noodles, and Bao Buns. However, the service was not the best. The server seemed in a hurry and wanted us to finish and leave as such as possible.

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KateC
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quite simply the next dim sum dumplings I've ever eaten. Bao buns were also completely delicious, as were the main courses and sides. The prawns were juicy, the sauces full of flavour, the noodles light and non-greasy, the rice also very good. Service was friendly, helpful but unobtrusive. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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KrishN
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Unimaginative dishes, particularly the rice and broccoli. Very sad. And not cheap either !

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ZacA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was very nice but waited a long time for it to arrive

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FrancescaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dumplings were good, but service wasn't amazing and there was zero atmosphere where we were

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RachelS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I had booked to eat here to celebrate my sons 21st Birthday, whichi had told them when I made the booking, but there wasn't any to show that they went over and above to celebrate this, so don't go if its for a special occasion.
Also they don't offer drinks in a pint, so very expensive for a half pint of beer on draught, but then we don't live in London so appreciate how much more everything costs, but not sure why it should, unless for the unsuspecting tourists to rip off.

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vipFoodie
London
21 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The noodles and dumpling dishes are nice. The tofu and squid are not the best quality. Tofu was not silky and the squid is from frozen. Overall pricey!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and extremely efficient service. Great choice of food which was fresh and very tasty. Intimate feeling yet with a great street view. Will be returning with an empty stomach to explore the menu further

FAQs

BaoziInn - Romilly Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. BaoziInn - Romilly Street also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7287 3266.

BaoziInn - Romilly Street is rated 4 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.