• And they're back! BAO Fitzrovia reopens with an all star cocktail list and new dishes

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    The slow but steady reopening of London restaurants that have been closed since the early days of the first lockdown continues apace, with the return of BAO Fitzrovia this week. For the first time in over eighteen months, BAO's Fitzrovia branch reopens its doors with loads of new dishes and drinks to entice you in.

    You can pretty much rely on BAO to serve up some interesting food and the menu they're relaunching with has some

  • Test Driving BAO Noodle Shop - the BAO team win at noodles too


    Next up for BAO - they've opened a Shoreditch restaurant where they're specialising in Taiwanese beef noodles. We head down to try them out.

  • BAO's next restaurant is a noodle bar in Shoreditch

    BAO's next restaurant is a noodle bar in Shoreditch

    The latest BAO is coming to Shoreditch and it's something od a departure for the team. This time the main focus will be on noodle bowls, inspired by Taiwanese beef noodle shops (but there will be bao buns too).

  • Test Driving Cafe BAO in King's Cross - with a menu that makes you want to order everything

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    The unstoppable creativity of the BAO team lands in King's Cross with their seriously stylish Yōshoku-style cafe. We popped along to try nearly everything on the menu...

  • Bleecker and BAO team up for a double-cheeseburger bao

    Bleecker and BAO team up for a double-cheeseburger BAO

    Now, this is a DIY kit to get excited about. BAO is teaming up with the burger masters at Bleecker to delivery the BAO Bleecker kit, and they'll send it anywhere in the UK. 

    It's a limited edition (but will be on sale until the end of November) and is a BAO bun crossed with a Bleecker double cheeseburger. So with each of the six BAO buns, you add hot sauce, burger sauce, cheese, onions

  • BAO is transforming XU into Call Suzy, a new Chinese takeaway and delivery restaurant

    BAO is transforming XU into Call Suzy, a new Chinese takeaway and delivery restaurant

    BAO already completely rebranded their main Bao restaurants into Rice Error over the lockdown (you can read our Test Drive here) and now they're also changing things up for their Chinatown restaurant Xu. That's going to be launching Call Suzy, a new Chinese takeout and delivery service.

    The food is based on contemporary versions of the dishes Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen

  • BAO are delivering bao kits all over London (and soon, nationwide)

    Bao are delivering bao kits all over London (and soon, nationwide)

    If you've been longing for a hit of Bao, but live outside the Rice Error delivery range - this is the story for you. BAO are introducing a series of kits - and they're delivering to anyone within the M25 (with nationwide delivery to follow),

    There will be two

  • Bao's Rice Error and Cocktail Rescue Test Drive


    The mighty BAO has entered the food delivery game, with a twist. We take the brand new Rice Error for a Test Drive.  

  • The Battle of the Bao is unleashed in Soho

    The Battle of the Bao is unleashed in Soho

    If you're a big BAO fan, then January is about to get very exciting. They're about to unleash fifteen brand new baos throughout the month of January. Yes - fifteen.

  • Bao and Hoppers are heading to King's Cross

    Bao and Hoppers are coming to King's Cross

    We'd been hearing for quite a while that JKS Restaurants (the group behind Gymkhana, Bao, Lyle's and more) were eyeing up sites in King's Cross, but now it's getting closer to reality. As first reported by trade website MCA, planning documents have surfaced on the Camden Council website

  • BAO Fitz are celebrating a season of Autumn bar takeovers with limited edition baos

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    BAO Fitz is kicking off the Autumn with a series of late-night bar takeovers, every one of which sounds worth attending. They've invited three really interesting bars from across the globe to London. Each will be in town for one night when they'll serve up a special drink and BAO will be pairing that with dishes including - wait for it - a one-off katsu sando creation. Each drink will then be on offer for the following week.


  • Master Bao is bringing vegan baos and more to shoppers at Westfield London

    mrbaoThe family restaurant group who have Mr Bao in Peckham and Daddy Bao in Tooting are expanding, bringing their baos to shoppers at Westfield London.

  • BAO Borough has new bao buns, a grab and go hatch AND a karaoke room

    Bao BoroughBAO will be opening their third restaurant in Borough and this time, they're promising something a little different.

  • Diddy baos are going on the menu at Bao Fitzrovia

    Diddy baos are going on the menu at Bao

    Ever wanted to work your way through the entire set of baos at Bao but thought it was maybe a little too much? Well now you can have the lot, all miniaturised into the new Mini Bao Set. 

    All five baos are on the mini set - so that's the Classic, slow braised pork, peanut powder, shredded coriander & fermented greens, the Confit Pork, Cod Black, Daikon and a new one to the list - the Beef Short Rib bao - slow cooked beef

  • Beat the queue - you can now reserve a table at BAO Fitzrovia


    Huge, BAO-related news - if you’ve been desperate to visit the insanely popular Taiwanese steamed bun seller, but put off by the constant, looming queue that goes hand in hand with the place, you’ll now be able to book a table.

    After a siege of requests for reservations, parties of four or more will now be able to reserve a spot in BAO’s Fitzrovia branch from today. Those who do so will find themselves seated in the downstairs open kitchen space, where they’ll


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