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BaoziInn - Romilly Street, London,

BaoziInn - Romilly Street

3.9
3.9
848 Reviews
£25 and under
Dim Sum
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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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Dim Sum, Tapas / Small Plates, Chinese (Sichuan)

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 7287 3266

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Soho

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Underground Station is "Leicester Square" (Northern & Piccadilly Line Interchange) or "Tottenham Court Road" TCR (Northern & Central Line Interchange)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 848 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. EU

    EceU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely small place with a tasty selection and nice staff!
  2. N

    Noodles

    London

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love the place, service and food! Nice and chilled. Definitely will return again :)
  3. AA

    AndyA

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent friendly service. We ordered too much which is often the case but are nearly all. We shall go again.
  4. L

    Lynn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    If you're seeing a show, Baozilnn is conveniently located near theatres. Service was quick and polite. The only disappointment was that we wanted to order the BBQ pork bao and they were already sold out by 5pm. If you're going for this item, better to get there for lunch.
  5. NR

    NR2022

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The dishes are good, and we enjoyed our meal. A bit surprized with the «service/tip » added « automatically » on the bill (12,5%)… not sure that this is legal in the UK. The client should be aware of this practice. We didn’t appreciate! And we will not come back.
  6. DK

    DenizK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    They mixed our orders. The server didn't know what she brought but it was obvious it wasn't right. Upon questioning further the noticed the error. Then we had to wait for a very long time, way after everybody else around our table (that came after us) got served. They still missed one of the dishes. We kept reminding them and they said the order was on the way. After being there for an hour and a half(!!!), we finally decided to leave. In the meantime however, they took our buzzer away to give to a new table which meant that we had to ask other people to call the server to come bring the bill. We then had to walk with the bill to the till to pay it since noone would come and check on us. What shambles! One of the worst experiences I had at a restaurant. Left hungry and annoyed! Except for one of the servers, the others were also very unfriendly and the short gentleman that came to take the buzzer was plain rude! Out of the 3 dumplings we managed to try, only one of them was tasty, the rest were rather bland. I had been to the London Bridge branch a few years ago and the experience was great. Soho was absolutely shocking however! We definitely won't be visiting again!!
  7. GE

    GeorgiaE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and staff were welcoming and helpful
  8. j

    jons

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious, quaint dining for 2. It’s a bit of a splurge but to be expected given the location. The bao were steamy, fresh and just the right proportions between bun and filling. Our favourite were the pork with fermented vegetables. The shrimp, pork, and corn siu mai didn’t disappoint— the chili sauce provided the perfect toasty, nutty, spicy back to the ginger and garlic infused filling. I’ll certainly be back.
  9. D

    Diner2394

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food wasn't great, expensive for what it was and they got our order wrong twice
  10. H

    Hv123

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Staff were friendly and helpful and the place was nice and clean with good bathroom. Regarding the actual food, we found that the Bao buns did not have enough filling and were quite plain tasting and the same for the dumplings. Crispy tofu was very dry so we had to request sauce. It's ok.
  11. EW

    EmilyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was lovely and the service was really friendly. Would definitely come back!
  12. CG

    CristinaG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, and not very expensive. A good option.
  13. CG

    ConnorG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Really disappointing. Have been before and had good experiences, and have also recently been to the London Bridge branch, which was much better, but today's visit was not good. Extremely hot and humid seats in a dark back room. Tiny portion sizes, so the value was horrendous. Food overall was fine at best, but not worth at all what we paid for the tiny portions and sweaty experience. A shame given previous good experiences here.
  14. A

    Ardeahp

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Friendly staff, great food and quick turnaround. Can recommend the paper wrapped prawns!
  15. XS

    XavierS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Relatively average food for fairly expensive prices. Was hoping for better quality.
  16. B

    Bhatt

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Though food was good it was really expensive to be honest. They were really kind to give us a couple of glasses of peach schnapps before we left though.
  17. JH

    JonathanH

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This restaurant has deteriorated beyond recognition since I last visited a year or so ago. Two of us shared a limited amount of insipid dim sum followed by 3 main dishes of indistinguishable fare accompanied by a portion of boiled rice. The bill including 2 cokes and a tea came to £125. The restaurant now has the ambience of a cheap cafe whilst charging top restaurant prices for bland food. I can only assume that the restaurant has changed hands. Their previously renowned signature dish of sea bass baked in red chilies has disappeared from the menu.The remaining dining options look like the kind of mass produced offerings from the freezer cabinets of local Chinese supermarkets that made Chinatown a culinary no-go area in the 80/90s.
  18. LR

    LR2022

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was ok but too overpriced for the portions and presentation was nothing like in the pics on open table.
  19. NK

    NataliaK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So delicious! Everything we ordered was amazing! Such a good place for Chinese food!
  20. CM

    CharlotteM

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    The waiter brought us the bill that we hadn’t asked for after just an hour of us being there, we felt kicked out. We paid £35 per person for a generous but not excessive meal & soft drinks which is quite pricy.
  21. MA

    MollyA

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great price, top quality food and excellent customer service!
  22. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service, very accommodating staff. Very enjoyable dinner pre-show
  23. GK

    GK90

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quaint restaurant with excellent service and nice ambience. Excellent food. The dimsum and dumplings are incredible and fresh
  24. J

    Jamie

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s everything I want fresh, efficient, small simple, outstanding, flavoursome dim sum.. Back in September for Evan Hansen.. I know where I’m booking for dinner!
  25. n

    nathaliej

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We came for Dim Sum, food was good but a bit too sophisticated for what we wanted, also more expensive than anywhere else, still we had a good time!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a little gem . . Gorgeous food and lovely personal service which had a lovely family vibe . . We will be back xxx
  27. LS

    LucaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Everything you look for in street food.
  28. EC

    ECOD

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, lovely staff. Would definitely recommend!
  29. JH

    JenniferH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly servers and delicious food!
  30. EM

    EvaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic good, especially the fried veggie dumplings. The manager (?) was very very kind and we actually got a glass of Wine and a shot - both free of charge - due to a short delay in our order.
  31. Y

    Yvonne

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The interior needs updating. The service level could be better.
  32. ML

    MaddyL

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Underwhelmed by the food -overpriced for the portions.
  33. E

    Ellie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and service was quick. Had a great meal and would definitely go back.
  34. FK

    FoodKarma

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was just very average, food was a bit bland. There are much better restaurants in Chinatown
  35. KB

    KirstyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and even better food. Would defo recommend and visit again.
  36. M

    Michaela

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious and well presented food. The ordering was very different in that you have to fill in a menu card and press a bell for the waiter to come and collect the card as your order. You have to press the bell again when you want to pay. It just felt a bit strange.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dumplings! Kind people.
  38. AG

    AnneG

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Really tasty fresh food. A cut above the Gerrard St standard. Very nice service. Would definitely go again. A bit of a find.
  39. A

    Andy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Cut above traditional English Chinese. Good friendly service. Recommend
  40. F

    Foodie

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Shame- we had a good first course but all three mains were disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

BaoziInn - Romilly Street is rated 3.9 stars by 848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for BaoziInn - Romilly Street

24 Romilly Street, London, W1D 5AH

Additional information

  • Area

    Soho

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Dim Sum, Tapas / Small Plates, Chinese (Sichuan)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Underground Station is "Leicester Square" (Northern & Piccadilly Line Interchange) or "Tottenham Court Road" TCR (Northern & Central Line Interchange)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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