XU Teahouse & Restaurant
The restaurant is situated over two floors: ground floor tea rooms, Mahjong rooms and the first floor dining room. During the day the ground floor lends itself as a Taiwanese teahouse and by night experience a bustling Taiwanese brasserie.
The interiors of XU are glamorous and elegant, incorporating warm rich wood paneling an emerald lacquered tea kiosk, handprinted murals, and a Longifolia Tree.
Served with Kow Choi Oil Dressing Taiwanese Sausage
XU's Mapo Tofu
Steamed Chi Shiang Rice
Delicious Taiwanese food in a cosy environment!
Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Staff were friendly and polite. We had the Christmas menu with tea pairing. The only slight niggle was the timing of the tea pairing didn’t match the food, but all still very enjoyable.
I can’t praise this restaurant more. It’s fabulous. The food is amazing, service is fantastic. The actual restaurant is charming and location is great.
We went in between a two part theatre showing, fantastic tasting menu amazing service and the good was absolutely amazing
Did not honor the reservation, despite my companion showing them the reservation copy. No point allowing a reservation and then not honoring it. Waste of time and money..
Great service and outstanding food. we went for the afternoon tea and were expecting to have a better offering of the food items. Being out for afternoon teas quite often we are used to being able to reorder some items. Unfortunately this was not possible here. Very disappointed with that as the food overall was excellent.
Not even tea as only 2 pots allowed and think we were on a table of 3 people. Not a good value for money I’d say, we left the place still hungry :(
Very disappointed for the food!
Lovely pre theater meal although the servings were quite small
Everything was very good!!
I highly recommend this restaurant!
A hidden gem. Amazing food, cocktails and staff. We're definitely going back and try the tea,too. A bit pricey but completely worth the experience.
Very good food. Limited menu, but tasty. Setting was fine (nothing outstanding) and service was attentive but not very personable. Not quite sure what all the fuss is about, but admittedly a good meal at a reasonable price.
The food is quite nice, though the portion is very small and the not too many options on the menu...
The food was nice fi e dining style, but the service was disappointing
Fourth visit and we have not been disappointed with any dish on any visit-Xu is a bit of a treat but delivers every time.
Greatly enjoyed dining here. Delicious and fantastic atmosphere.
Nice restaurant with friendly service and lovely atmosphere. I wasn't impressed by the food but I haven't tried any of the fish dishes.
The food is quite good with a variety of flavors. You have to book a reservation in advance as the space is quite tight and small. The service is quite poor. We had to wait 45 minutes for our food to arrive, we had to complain, in addition, they brought all the food together which turned me off a bit. Overall it's a great experience I have been there twice, would def recommend it to all my friends that want to eat quality food.
Xu is outstanding. The decor is quaint and lovely. You don't care that you are quite close to the other tables because it feels authentic. The food is GREAT.
Only very tiny quibbles: the puddings let down the rest of the food - we wished we had left on a high and had icecream at Gelupo instead! The service was almost a little cloying with a lot of checking that we were happy - and then managed to forget our wine.
I'd still leap at the chance to go back and I literally asked for a doggy bag.
Wonderful and different. Would highly recommend. Great for pre-theatre.
wonderful Taiwanese food! all dumplings are excellent, the mapo tofu is divine (even non-vegetarians liked it a lot), great steamed rice & sticky mushroom rice in a lotus leaf, great cocktails and sake! would recommend it to anyone!!!
From the wood decor to the assured professional service, Xu takes you to 1930s China. The food is memorably delicious and special. There is nothing ordinary on the menu. Everything has been prepared with precision.
The seat arranged for us is under the stairs, which is very annoying if anyone walks on it. I told the waitress several times for another table, but she said it’s not possible due to lack of tables. This weren’t informed to us before reservation, if I know this would be our seat, I would definitely rearrange a date. This is very disappointing!!!
Ambience and Vive was great, amazing food with interesting dishes. The char sui pork was Peng!
Would highly recommend to everyone! Amazing ambiance, very tasty food, beautiful menu design.
Staff even better
Potentially one of the worst experiences I have had in LDN for some time. Incompetent wait staff who were not aware of what was and was not available for the day.
A friend found a piece of metal in his dish, turned out to be from a dish scourer - the Manager was told and was not particularly bothered nor surprised.
Food was completely mediocre.
Xu looked wonderful and the lunch lived up to exception although the portions are on the small side, Would like to go back to try dinner.
The vegetarian dishes did not meet expectations; especially for the price and reputation of the restaurant. The food was subpar and the service was not great either. The food took ages and it was hard to get the staff's attention. Overall below average experience.
Excellent place, high quality cuisine, portions a little small the only negative.
Amazing food, even better atmosphere and design . Would definitely go back for more soon
Was nice but bit over priced for what we got, beef on rice was bit dry and had not much taste, dumplings where great, chili crab too.
Simply Lovely - would definitely return. The set menu was great value.
This is one of the most beuatiful dining rooms in London. And the food lives to up the expectation every time.
Not so tasty
Sweet potato dumplings were not tasty at all
Chicken in sauce dish cost 25$
Charming authentic (?) atmosphere. Very tasty food in small portions.
Decided to try despite reviews but were also disappointed. Nice atmosphere - setting is great. Very stylish, spacious table. Food not so great - some things were cold and all very salty. Salt level was so bad we were unsure whether it could have been MSG or not. Can get better food for a better price in China town next door, especially the dumplings. A nice experience thanks to the decor but will not return. A posh spin on Taiwanese food that doesn’t hit the mark or justify the price point.
XO Bone Marrow Scallop, Beef Pancake, Shou Pa Chicken, Lardo Lard Onion Rice
Ba Kwa, Xian Bing, Grilled Quail
Would not recommend:
Taro Dumpling, Chilli Crab, Ma Lai Cake
This is our first visit to Xu, the overall impression is great! As my friend is a vegetarian, so we only ordered veg dishes. Our favourite dumplings are the Mixed mushroom dumplings in sichuan chilli oil as well as the Sweet potaoes taro dumplings. Not so much of a fan of the Spring Xian Bing Fennel & Glass noodle. Also order the vegetarian Mapo tofu, and it's just so-so. Would try some other meat dishes the next time.
Modern and creative Taiwanese food - dumplings to die for and perfectly cooked (and seasoned) Shou Pa chicken. Would definitely go again to try more of the ala carte. The lunch menu is fairly limited but good enough for the first time
Beautiful decor and great Taiwanese food at reasonable prices.
XU Teahouse & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 67 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.