BaoziInn - Romilly Street

4.1
617 reviews
£25 and under
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.

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 617 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good and service were great, but our table was small and rickety and I was seated on a hard wooden bench- no cushion. This issue slightly spoilt the meal.

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Inigo
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

too noisy we were sat in the basement no windows, food was nothing special; Price only good thing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was a very disappointing meal from start to finish. Service was very unfriendly. They have a minimum spend per person and although we were over it they where pushing us to order more and started calculating the total cost before we even got our food.
The food arrived fairly quickly (other tables around us had to ask for take away contains for their food as it didn’t arrive on time). However also the food was disappointing and was lacking any sort of seasoning. There are definitely much better options out there!

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MarkN
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice quirky restaurant, great food and good service, will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Dinner was good

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Tintin
London
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food
Small venue tables quite close , had rather a loud gentleman next to us who we had to shout over !
Celebrity spotted!
Quite expensive but very tasty

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Tatiana
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

While the food was ok our dinner experience was ruined. We had a nut allergy in the group and instead of telling us which dishes contained nuts, they had us sign a legal waiver. It created an anxiety around the situation making us feel that they didn’t care and would be careless about the nut allergy. It is something we’ve never experienced before and it ruined the night because with every bite of food we wondered if our friend was going to have a reaction. It especially ruined her meal because she was nervous the whole time.
We were even informed by our server that she couldn’t tell us whether there were nuts in each sauce and each dish. This also goes against U.K. food laws which require allergens to be disclosed upon request. So the restaurant was actually acting in an illegal capacity by not helping us with this matter. It was hugely disappointing and we will not be returning.

Some other notes on the actual food and drink:

The rosé was a mistake, one of the worst I’ve ever tasted we almost couldn’t drink it and decided to just chug it down. If you’re going to have only one type you should at least make sure it’s drinkable.
The fried dumplings were delicious and the special egg fried rice was lovely.
The cucumber in chilli oil was really yummy and very refreshing.

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HazemO
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I would avoid this place, food is mediocre at best and overpriced for what you get!

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AnnaB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the servers were really helpful when it came ot picking out dishes - 10/10

JS
JaSh
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was really good food, but rushed to get us out of the place though.

HF
HeleaF
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waiters are in a rush to order and to remove plates even if we are not done yet.

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JessicaR
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and friendly staff! Itis also very good value for money, especially the dim sum dishes. Will come back!

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious and service was quick. We went because there was a 2 to 1 deal on the dumplings but they seemed very reluctant for us to use the deal even though it was advertised on their own Instagram page.

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gavibum
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dim sum. We arrived almost an hour early for our reservation, front of house found us a table with no fuss. Service was prompt and courteous

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Sanj
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The service was very poor, we were stuck to a corner without a proper seat using the side of a restaurant as a seat and were very cramped. The food service was slow and they did not pay heed to any of our requests such as asking for dips, cutlery or napkins only bringing the items after the third time of asking.
It was busy, the dumplings were no better than the frozen dumplings you get at a Chinese store and overall the poor service really led to a poor experience at the place.

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CLAREK
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Having lived in Asia for many years, I always have high expectations of Asian restaurants in London. However, I was disappointed. The bao were dry and tasteless, the noodles were even more dry and tasteless with virtually no flavour at all, and the service overall was pretty bad. We had to keep trying to find a waiter and the staff are charmless when they do appear. This can often not be a problem if the food is amazing, but it really isn't.

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LaraM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quite expensive for the whole experience. Also we thought was bottomless and it wasn’t.

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TomL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Arrived 15 min late due to rain and lots of people and was worried table was gone, but was very quite overall. No warm welcome and staff very not friendly. Dumplings came shortly after ordering, but tasted like they were frozen before and not freshly made. Overall starters were ok, but noodle dishes came later and tasted freshly made. Paid GBP 90.70 but we felt was not worth it and rather go to othet places, even if more expensive were you get friendly service and freshly made food.

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vipMcLee
London
175 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Decent dumplings, better decor and vibe than equivalents in China Town. But you pay a premium for this.

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BethanP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very expensive. Weird layout of restaurant and we felt rushed out at the end. I can't believe a 1/2 pint of beer was £4.80. The food was nice though and staff were relatively friendly.

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BenM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent food, worth paying extra for, excellent service.
Lacks atmosphere, we were in a small basement room with no windows, very plain decor, and there was lots of clanging echo.
The staff were very efficient and helpful but not very engaging, perhaps not their fault as they have to wear masks, but I think wearing masks by now is pointless and I would rather see people's faces.

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AaishaR
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without doubt everything about this place is exceptional. For anyone planning to visit, do try the Chengdu dumplings, they are divine. And Baozilnn, please bring back the cloud ear mushroom salad!

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JillW
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The table we had was basic and small. Not comfortable for dining and the bar area was not relaxing. We arrived just after 9pm but by 10pm they were clearing up round us and we were rushed out of the restaurant. The website says it's open till 11.30pm.
The photos look better than the reality.
As this was my husband's birthday I was disappointed in the overall experience but the food was good.

KM
KateM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious, particularly enjoyed the pork bao buns.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing, especially the chicken fried rice and chicken dumplings.

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RobinH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting staff and the food were excellent and couldn't be faulted. The only drawback was the price a bit expensive for me but considering you were in central London it was to be expected. I would definitely recommend Baozilnn to anyone because it is superb quality.

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BamE
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect eatery for a date night! Food was amazing and the service was great. Looking forward to returning.

ET
EllenT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food thank you. highly recommend this restaurant

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IsidoraS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was very fast! There is a great selection of vegetarian and meat dishes. We barely had to wait between ordering our food and it arriving. The staff were very friendly and polite and were able to seat us a bit early from our reservation. The only fault is that the prices were a bit on the more expensive side, especially for the drinks, but overall I would definitely recommend and hope to go again!

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Zens
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best dumplings, very good for money value. Can't wait to dine there again

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LoveSpicy
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Jiaozi/dumplings were very good as were the pork skewers. Salt and chili squid good though a bit dry. Salt and chili tofu too dry, not enough taste. It would have helped if they'd brought hot sauce and chili sauce to the table earlier. The Dan Dan Mien were very good. I will go back but did find it a bit pricey. Staff very nice and friendly and helpful.

SC
SaraC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food outstanding, so good for the price. Perfect location and quiet place.

DM
DianaM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried the dim sum, dan dan noodles and the mapo tofu, loved all of them! Mapo tofu was a little too mild for me but delicious nonetheless. It’s a trendy yet cozy spot, not too loud, good service - I’ll definitely visit again.

EH
EmmaH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food is very expensive and quite basic. Feels a little cold in terms of atmosphere.
Wouldn’t go again

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floriane
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Dumplings are the only satisfactory food, too noisy and quite expensive for the quality of food

SB
SimonB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service charge is outrageous £9. For just pressing a button and writing your own menu out.
And asking for a doggy bag.

DF
DanielF
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience. Staff were very friendly and gave great recommendations.

JH
JeremyH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

they forgot some of our dishes , were slow to bring them once we pointed it out , seated vin an uncomfortable slightly smelly basement which they also use for storing their bottles/drinks which they were continually carting around behind my head , all in all itwas a really poor meal

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LeonV
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was good, the prices reflect the uphill all london prices too. Seating and comfort was not good. If i knew we would sit at a basement, no windows, me stuck against a wall, feeling like I just booked on a budget airline when I did not need to, I would not have book it at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic delicious food with great service.

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 4.1 stars by 617 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.