Barshu

4.6
546 reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese (Sichuan)
The food of Sichuan province in southwest China is one of the world's great cuisines. Its most famous characteristic is its fiery spiciness, which comes from the liberal use of chillies and lip-tingling Sichuan pepper. But hot and spicy is only part of the story. Sichuanese chefs are legendary for their ability to combine many different tastes into exquisite complex flavors. Some of these are robustly spicy, while others are delicate and teasing. And the use of chilies is so inventive that their taste never palls.

At Barshu we want to bring you the best of the authentic flavours of Sichuan. So look out, among others, for the seductive 'fish-fragrant'combination of pickled chilies, ginger, garlic and spring onion, the addictive fieriness of 'numbing-and-hot' flavored dishes, and the refreshing tones of a 'ginger-juice' sauce.

We hope you enjoy your food.
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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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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 546 People Are Saying
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BabetteLondon
London
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was just sensational. Cafe style, with charming attentive service and outstanding food. Be warned. Large portions. We had a terrific evening.

JB
JakubB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sichuan in town. Always high quality food and warm service.

LM
LizM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant before lockdown, and just as good on my first visit after lockdown! Food, service and ambience all fabulous - will definitely go again, and bring more friends and family. Those we have taken have all gone back for more!

KJ
KerriJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always, got to take my family this time and they loved it too.

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gazou
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Barshu used to be one of the best Chinese but the quality wasn't quite up to the price this time. Food fine but not fantastic which it should be for the price

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Lagardy
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and very tasty food in a simple but elegant ambiance. Very good service!

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OliverS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Chinese food I've ever had. Incredible flavours, would thoroughly recommend

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ASHLEY
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty food and very good service. Staff were friendly and helpful. Not too expensive either!

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EmmaL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Smacked cucumbers are a must order as well as the steamed fish

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Simai
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family’s favourite and go-to spicy food restaurant. Delicious and authentic food!

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RitikaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food! Just amazing

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HeRui
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, authentic Sichuan cuisine, cold beers, polite service. All makes for a good evening out with friends.

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KjellK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb; just what we wanted!! Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely recommend this place to friends who like this type of excellent food

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peterm
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything wonderful, service food, wine. Fabulous sichuan flavours

DB
DavidB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Best chinese food I've had in London.

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Roger
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable great atmosphere authentic cooking very expensive … but would go again

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, best Chinese food in London!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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Fowler
London
21 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

A very noisy restaurant, in spite of the fine cuisine.
There were a small number of Chinese wines on the list, but there was no information on the list about region or grape varieties, and the staff had no idea either, so we stuck with wines we were familiar with. Perhaps Barshu could make more of an effort to promote Chinese wines!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so kind and I felt that she wanted everything to be perfect for us. The button on the table to get the bill is very convenient.

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HamishH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Service ok but food was very average. Servings very large though. Kung pao chicken ok but other dishes weren’t.

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RuBu
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and I’m so happy to be able to return to it. It was my dads first trip to London for over a year and this was top of his list of places to go. It didn’t disappoint

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JohnnyA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment, very friendly staff, and truly excellent food. It isn't cheap but it's worth it.

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RobertH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive but unintrusive service, tasty and satisfying food

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walthamyank
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Barshu more than once. The food is consistently excellent and delicious. Service is always very good. This was one of my first meals out after lockdown and it was the perfect choice. The tables were arranged far apart so there were no problems. I will definitely be returning to Barshu.

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Julianp
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and helpful staff, we didn't know what to order having not been there before fab recommendations good value for money

AA
AyeshaA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Different food must try . Beef in peppers was amazing !

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Guyandkate
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, completely different to China town Chinese. Love it.

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Eliza
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can see why this place is so popular.

The menu is varied , the dishes beautifully presented and portion size generous. The quality of the food was outstanding- What’s more is they will kindly offer to pack it for you to take home should you over order like me and my partner seemed to.
The chicken dumplings in the chilli oil were the best I’ve ever had.

The service was excellent and being in the industry I don’t say this lightly, the man serving us was attentive without being intrusive and very friendly.

Looking forward to going back, if you haven’t been I would highly recommend.

DP
DanP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just as I remember it before lockdown. The quality never disappoints

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JohnG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Large portions, fresh and original dishes, Szechuan food but not too spicy

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Paul
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Always is, but even though they have limited the menu now the food is every bit as good as it always has been. Wonderful staff too.

JG
JadeG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, we will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is incredible. Everything that passes your table smells HEAVENLY
I recommend the soft shell crab (get one each, you won’t want to share) and any of the twice-cooked meats... melt in your mouth delicious

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catherinez
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very expensive for what it was. We ordered tea and they charged us 7.80 for two cups with two ordinary teabags.we had a bottle of water 3 starters and shared a main with one rice. It was 70 pounds for lunch.

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ElliotC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent authentic Sichuan food. Friendly and helpful staff. Prices seem high but each dish serves 2 people easily.

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ukpensioner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, generous helpings, quirky ordering (filling in boxes on table menus) and good value - especially with the 30% discount we were given.
One of our party had a long wait for his meal - I think they missed his entry on the order form - hence the lower score for service.
It was quiet, uncrowded and clean. I'd eat there again.

JB
vipJamesBT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite Chinese restaurants in london serving Hunanese food. It is like being back in china - come here for an authentic Chinese dining experience!

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FOODIE
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic Sichuanese food. One of my favourite restaurants in London.

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OrlaH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was good.. pinot was nice... the food was expensive but tasty.

FAQs

Barshu does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Supper London. Barshu also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7287 8822.

Barshu is rated 4.6 stars by 546 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.