Steam Restaurant

3.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
63 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Chinese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
Welcome to Steam Restaurant

Authentic Chinese Dim sum Restaurant
Freshly handmade Dim sum in our kitchen everyday.

Dim sum is a traditional Chinese Cantonese cuisine prepared as small bite-sized portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates, perfect for sharing!
What 63 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Quiet
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
C
London
271 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is now our choice for a pre-theatre meal. In this case, it wasn't theatre, but a k d lang gig at the Apollo.
Both the steamed and fried dumplings are excellent; really fresh, packed with flavour - and scalding hot!
A special rice, and seafood noodles were disappointingly bland.
Staff are very nice, and on a hot day, it was lovely to see bowls of iced water in front of a big fan.
Decent wine list.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Can’t comment as it was shut when we arrived despite having no notification and having received confirmation email from open table

l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Food was just about edible. Range of food was limited. I wouldn't recommend this place.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great basic Chinese food.

TJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, great prices and the service was unreal. Our server was on his own but he was beyond fab!

d
London
164 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for most of the steamed goods here, which were really good quality. So much so we ordered a mini second round...and from this, we also got to see that you can over steam something. Still worth going for the multicoloured dumplings though.

VJ
London
104 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Revisited my newly found local & very happy with their offering. All dishes look authentic & taste great. Their steamed dim sum selection in particular is worth trying out. I had dishes at Yauatcha that weren't as nice!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Good quality authentic food, recommend for dim sum lovers

HA
London
30 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the variety of dumplings they had. Hope they will introduce som weekly offers in order to attract more customers.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Perfectly ok local Chinese - good steamed dumplings. Rest pretty run of the mill.

AB
London
22 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It will be sad to see this restaurant disappear. However, for a business sense, it will go.

The place, though being fantastic, has a serious lack of marketing identities and didn't live up to the memorable service standard. The restaurant looked like any fine-dining with the food to match. The local demographics are not. Almost all of the punters were discouraged upon reading the menu and peeking through the restaurant.

The menu will only attract those who are in the know. Unfortunately, this is not the area and the type of restaurant the Chinese or Asian or sophisticated local will frequently visit. Those who live around do not either understand the ingredients, the fine skills and the taste which subsequently comes after. Their prices are the highest among the restaurants in the neighbourhood. Very bad chain of events.

The waitress had a very poor communication skill. She could speak English very well but could not convey either the message, let alone leaving a hospitable impression. Put it bluntly, you can't run a fine-dining restaurant using typical Chinese staffs from China Town. It was a major crash of cultures.

I really like the restaurant. Will try to go there more often- before it disappears.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We loved it.

c
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding dim sum. All our favourite dumplings steamed to perfection. The best soft shelled crab we have ever tasted. Great menu and attentive service.
Not a swish ambience but clean and neat. Seems to do a great take away/delivery business so good for locals.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. We only ever have the dim sum but can’t get enough of them!!

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Decent dim sum menu. Service was a bit patchy. Seem to be a favourite with Delivery services, which is a good sign - but detracts from seated customer service sometimes. Overall pretty good. Food arrived promptly.

s
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

came for an early pre theatre meal. excellent food , great service. food portions a bit on the small side, but the quality & freshness 7 taste were perfect.

MM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I live in Shepherd's Bush and work in Hammersmith and I have been to this place several times. This week I had a business lunch to organise to welcome a new colleague and I recommended here. Did not disappoint, always great quality and great tasting Chinese food! Some really great dim sum combinations and flavours and a few main meals as well if that's what you really want at the end of the day.

WP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Interior is more diner than restaurant, food was good and served quickly.

V
London
64 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dim sum

FP
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great flavours and lot of dumplings!
I really enjoyed it and would definitely go back

C
London
271 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Another OpenTable 'find'.
We hadn't been to this area for a while, and wanted a pre-theatre meal.

The menu is great; dim sum was fresh, full of flavour - and very hot! Steaming, in fact........

Service was personal and welcoming.

We need to find more excuses to come back to Hammersmith.

V
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in Hammersmith. The food is very good and definitely coming back there soon!

HC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great price, great atmosphere. It was great

n
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Surprisingly good food. The price is not expensive, but not as cheep as other places of similar quality - portions also a little on the small side. But good to find a good quality place that does DimSum all day in West London.
On our visit the restaurant was a bit empty which reduced the ambiance. The restaurant is otherwise nice.

MS
London
49 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a basic restaurant but the food is very goid and freshly made and a decent wine list. Strangely aktgough they have quite a few tyoes of rice there is no egg fried rice and no dessert. It lacks ambience but service is friendly and we would go back for the food.

BJ
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, reasonably priced and good service. Great for casual meal.

V
London
64 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local place for all day dimsum and bso.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly and attentive service. Would recommend to any fan of Chinese especially Dim Sum.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We’ve booked a table for 3pm through the app an when we were on our way to the restaurant they called us saying that the kitchen was close at this time. Really bad customer service if they offer hours to book when the kitchen is closed....they should update it or at least inform with more time in advance....

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very fresh food and good service, we had a great meal.

M
London
25 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We travelled from East London to get to Steam in our quest for innovative dumplings and were not disappointed. The quality, creaitvity and taste of the Dim Sum on offer rivalled much more expensive establishments in Mayfair and the West End at a fraction of the price. The ambience is cosy and basic but clean. The owner was very chatty and proud of his restaurant which makes a change from the 'traditional' service found in Dim Sum restaurants.

R
Surrey
27 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

Looks like it has been recently refurbished, or is just new. Very quiet when we went in (6pm on Friday evening before attending a concert at The Apollo). But, food was excellent and we enjoyed dour meal. I would go again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing amazing dumplings and small plates. Freshly made.
Great honest food in a world of pre-made frozen dumplings often served in other restaurants.
Very good value for money. No frills ambience.
Will return.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fifth visit to Steam....awesome DimSum and main courses....extra extra special!

A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A cosy little place ..cafe style so no pretences. However food was delicious and fresh. Vegetarian options available although limited. Food arrived quickly but the restaurant was very quiet...!

F
London
41 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is so delicious. It is so hard to find good dumplings in London. This is one of the best dim sum places in the city! The prawn dumplings were scrumptious.

CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. Excellent food & good service. Just round the corner from the Apollo

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a gem! Authentic delicious dim sum.

L
London
116 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Steam - a short stroll from The Lyric Theatre. We had been to see a brilliant play, and this was a perfect end to a superb evening. We chose not to have the dim sum,
but everything was good. It is an ideal, non big deal, local restaurant, casual, but attentive. We wish we had a local restaurant like that! I'm sure we will return.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great dim sum

1
2