Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden



Bao has been one of the big success stories in London. Now the team behind it have opened their third restaurant, an upmarket Taiwanese restaurant in Soho.

Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 10 Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on June 21, 2017
"Best of all, despite its upmarket schtick, Xu is not stupidly expensive. I mean, you’ll pay more than you ever would at Bao, but that’s missing the point: this is not meant to be a street food joint. Given the quality, it’s still excellent value (tip: order lots of that lovely onion rice to make your meal go further). Xu: I think I love you." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6 Matthew Bayley Telegraph
Reviewed on June 29, 2017
"Xu is a couple of tweaks – and a pudding menu – away from being truly excellent. Maybe even worth queueing for." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6 Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 07, 2017
"...beef pancake, where short rib and bone marrow topped with crunchy potato crumbs are offered with cunningly cut cucumber and spring onions and also a tangle of chilli-spiked root vegetable pickle, is something else — although the pancakes would have been livelier cooked or heated to order. " READ REVIEW


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Restaurant details

Address: 30 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DL

Telephone number: 020 3319 8147

Cuisine: Taiwanese

  • Nearest Station: Leicester Square

  • Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus

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