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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
We had our plates cleaned while still eating … but the food is amazing!
Full of people, waiters push you to eat fast and leave for the next table. Dumplings are just "okay".
Great quality dumplings and food was excellent.
Excellent Dim Sum, Dumplings & Boa Buns, large choice, all were excellent that we had. Plus regular dishes excellent.
These are some amazing dim sum places in that area. Unfortunately we picked the wrong one this time.
Delicious food, great service and nice at atmosphere
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.
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.
Great place for dim sum!
In abs out kind of feel to it.
Amazing food! Went for my Mum’s birthday and she loved it.
Really tasty fresh dumplings and quick service.
The best in Chinatown! Beautiful hand made dumplings & delicious mains - all at a brilliant price,
The food was good but the servers stressed us out by constantly clearing the plates / baskets when we weren’t done eating.
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!
Came especially for the dumplings but vey limited choice. The dumpling batter was thick and stodgy. Will not be returning
Good food. Service ok.
Super nice 👍🏼
Outstanding food highly recommended
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
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!
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.