Dumplings' Legend

4.3
22 reviews
£25 and under
Chinese
The iconic dim sum is to Cantonese culture, what the traditional Sunday Roast is to the UK.
At Dumplings’ Legend, they greatly respect this tiny parcel of yummy goodness, sticking to traditional methods but adding a twist. Spicy pork and spicy crayfish may not be new to you – perhaps you’ve had it with rice or in a soup, but in a soup dumpling known in Chinese as a Xiaolongbao? We thought not. That’s because these guys are the first to come up with this clever filling idea and it’s gone down a treat.
But that’s just two of nine options you’ll find on their taste-tingling menu, plus an impressive 47 variations of the much-loved dim sum. All made in their open-plan, glass-walled, kitchen before your very eyes.
In fact, their dumplings are so loved that they make an incredible 8,000 every day – if you were to stack them up, The Shard would cower in their towering shadow.
So, whatever shape and size you’re into, you can bet your bottom dumpling there’ll be something just right for you.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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3.8
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3.6
ambience
3.9
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Alalal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had our plates cleaned while still eating … but the food is amazing!

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IreneA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Full of people, waiters push you to eat fast and leave for the next table. Dumplings are just "okay".

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great quality dumplings and food was excellent.

RR
RuReeves
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Dim Sum, Dumplings & Boa Buns, large choice, all were excellent that we had. Plus regular dishes excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

These are some amazing dim sum places in that area. Unfortunately we picked the wrong one this time.

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DanW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great service and nice at atmosphere

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AnitaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Having been here numerous times before, I thought it was a good choice. Standards have sadly slipped though. Beware, they DON'T recognise confirmed OpenTable reservations!! Rude Maitre d' , and we had to wait in line for 15 minutes. Service was slow and inattentive. Air-conditioning was freezing, cooled the food too quickly and made everyone cold, blasting away. Faint tang of bleach in the air in the main dining room was off-putting. maybe some might find this comforting but the restaurant didn't seem particularly spotless for it. Table badly set, and we had to ask several times for the right number of plates and chopsticks. Food was okay, although the crispy squid was stodgily coated and tasteless, my official taste test for dim sum. We all agreed the turnip cake was decent but tasted strangely of strawberries. Fried flat noodles with beef were tasty. Worst though was the chicken stew noodle soup - watery broth, overcooked noodles and plain boiled chicken which was tasteless, soggy and overcooked, served with a highly inappropriate, useless tiny spoon. Avoid it! Spicy pork steamed dumplings were slightly tough and leathery. With a 12.5% obligatory service charge, it was inexcusable to not top up teapots, even when requested. Also in these strange times of government debt it felt off to be offered a 10% discount to pay in cash. Sad this place has deteriorated so much. There's a lot of competition and next time I might just choose to try somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Great dumplings, rest of the food was just alright. We were seated upstairs in an annex which was rather soulless. Dumplings were good value, we thought the rest of the food was priced quite aggressively.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for dim sum!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

In abs out kind of feel to it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Went for my Mum’s birthday and she loved it.

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SylviaW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really tasty fresh dumplings and quick service.

CM
CamillaMaryRose
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Chinatown! Beautiful hand made dumplings & delicious mains - all at a brilliant price,

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good but the servers stressed us out by constantly clearing the plates / baskets when we weren’t done eating.

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FionaL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was kind to let us in earlier than booking, food was served fast and piping hot. Service was really good and food was super yummy. An Asian is saying this by the way. Value for money too!

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NeenaL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Came especially for the dumplings but vey limited choice. The dumpling batter was thick and stodgy. Will not be returning

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AnthonyN
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food. Service ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice 👍🏼

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GarethM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Great food and reasonably priced but very very very busy with staff constantly running around! Not bad if you're just looking for a quick eat but not a full sit down dinner occasion

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IsobelC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Despite having a booking they made us wait 30 minutes in a line to get in behind people who hadn't made bookings. However, once we got in, we really enjoyed the food! We will be back, only because of the food but hope they will improve their service for people with bookings in future!

FAQs

Dumplings' Legend offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7494 1200.

Dumplings' Legend is rated 4.3 stars by 22 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.