Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden

Bao Fitzrovia

Bao Fitzrovia

This is the second restaurant from the people behind the hugely successful Bao in Soho. Expect the usual bao buns but with many small and sharing dishes that are unique to this branch too. And they also take bookings too - so that's something of a blessing.

Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 6 Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on October 14, 2016
"I wish I loved everything at the new Bao as much as my foodie compadres claim to, because their love is effervescent but my visit was just wholly satisfactory." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Melissa York City AM Estimated score
Reviewed by October 11, 2016
"A relaxed, intimate venue that’s as fashionable as it is unflash, its varied menu has so much more to offer than steamed buns." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on August 24, 2016
"The best bits aren’t actually the bao. They’re everything but the bao. (Is that a song? It really feels like it should be). We’re talking xiao chi (‘small eats’), ‘rice bowls’ (new for this site) and sides." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 9 AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on August 14, 2016
"Bao buns are an unbeatable junkie hit of pleasure. They combine the gastro dopamine of soft, crisp, sweet, sharp, hot and umami with a close harmony, in a way that nothing else quite manages." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 7 Marina O Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on August 06, 2016
"But the big question: is the food queue-worthy? Yes, unequivocally, if that’s your bent: there’s nothing we eat that doesn’t verge on the exquisite. Get your buns down to Bao, babez: it’s major." READ REVIEW

 

Restaurant details

Address: 31 Windmill St, London W1T 2JN

Cuisine: Taiwanese

  • Nearest Station: Goodge Street

  • Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road

Opening times: MON – SAT 12 to 3, 5.30 to 10

  • Bar area
  • No reservations

 

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