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About XU

XU, the new restaurant from the team behind BAO. XU offers a unique journey into Taiwanese culture and cuisine, from its food, cocktails and tea offerings through to its interiors. Diners are transported to the mountainous regions of the island through to the busy streets of Taiwan's capital city - Taipei.

XU has two private Mahjong Rooms, which can seat up to 4 guests and also be set up for a party of 8. Mahogany panelling with hand painted murals depicting a mountain scene and marble chandeliers make the rooms a unique experience.

30 Rupert Street
London, W1D 6DL
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12.00pm - 2.30pm/5.00pm - 10.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12.00pm - 10.30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3319 8147

Website:
http://www.xulondon.com/

Executive Chef:
Shing Tat Chung and Erchen Chang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Private Room, Wine

XU Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (8)
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

Refined, regional Chinese cuisine with a twist. The dishes and sauces were done very well and authentic. Some dishes I have not seen since I was a child in East Asia. The decor took me back in time too.

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food5
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service5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2017

The best food I have tasted for a long time! Let bed the interior; takes you back to the 1930’!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Spicy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2017

Great food with interesting menu. Waiter was excellent at suggesting and describing dishes. Desserts both lovely and complemented each other. Table a little too tiny. Would go back.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2017

Exceptional in every way

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food5
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service4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Amazing food:)

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service4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2017

This is a really original venue and certainly feels unique.
A gentle ambiance makes one feels we had stepped into a 1920s Chinese tea house.
The staff were good at guiding us through the menu. The food was delicate, delicious and well presented. Definitely worth it for understated style and food.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 15 August 2017

We had a great lunch at Xu. The service was friendly & efficient, the food was delicious & the range of whiskes was especially notable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 31 July 2017

Everything was utterly delicious and I have zero hesitation returning to eat, every meal, for the next month. If Xu can arrange this I would be most appreciative!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 July 2017

Incredible food, great service. Absolutely spot on for a business lunch and will definitely be returning

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Everything was great about Xu, I can't wait to return

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food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food too though the dishes are delicate rather than punchy (apart from the beef tendon which was fiery). I had expected more complex flavouring. Don't get me wrong, the food was very tasty ( I've heard it is meant to be authentic but with a Westernised edge) That said, I don't think £18.50 for chicken breast and crispy skin was justified, however succulent and well flavoured.

Tags: Spicy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 26 July 2017

Loved this place! Attentive service and great food. The price was extremely sensible too!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food3
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service3
value3

vip
 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2017

Good value.
Nice.

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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2017

It worth trying

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ambience3
service1
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

Went for lunch and dinner. Big difference in service on each occasion. Dinner was at 9:30 so not too late. But staff were non existent or else readying to pack up for the night. No one asked for more drinks. When we asked bar tender had left his station. Service was generally very poor. Kitchen had long lapse between dishes. Just poor management. Shame because quality of food is good and deserves better management especially in the evenings.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food3
ambience4
service3
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 23 August 2017

Quick attentive service but frankly the food is over-priced for what it is. I am quite familiar with Taiwanese food and even my Taiwanese friend and I agreed it wasn't exactly authentic. Doesn't make it bad food, just don't expect it to be true Taiwanese.

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