The Facts
NAME: Duddell's
IT'S: A Cantonese Restaurant in London Bridge

28-11-2017

OPENED: November 28th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: The head chef is Daren Liew, former executive sous chef at The Hakkasan Group
DID YOU KNOW: Duddell's London is the first restaurant of the Duddell's brand to open outside of Hong Kong
LOCATION: London Bridge
ADDRESS: 9a St. Thomas' Street, SE1 9RY
Travel To: London Bridge or Borough
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Saturday 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm; Sunday 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020 3957 9932; Email: [email protected]
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TWITTER: Visit Twitter
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Duddell’s

OPENED November 28th, 2017

Duddell’s is a Cantonese and dim sum restaurant inside St. Thomas’ Church, now open at London Bridge.

The restaurant is an overseas outpost for the Michelin-starred restaurant established in Hong Kong since 2013, and it may just be set to join the ranks of London’s best regional Chinese restaurants.

The Spot:

St. Thomas’ Church is a Grade II-listed building, so the restaurant has some stunning features like the huge windows, letting in loads of light, and super high ceilings. Michaelis Boyd, who also designed Soho Farmhouse, is responsible for the décor and it’s an all-round fabulous place to sit and eat.

The Food:

Daren Liew, formerly executive sous chef at The Hakkasan Group, leads the kitchen. The way the menu works here is you start with some small snacks, and then move onto larger dishes, sharing with the table.

All the luxury ingredients are there in the appetisers section: lobster, wagyu, foie gras, truffle. It’s fair to say this isn’t going to grace any cheap eats lists any time soon.

Some of the signature main dishes are seriously impressive, too, with classics like Peking duck, char siu and lobster noodles on the menu. The Peking duck takes 48 hours to make, and is air dried-to separate the skin from the flesh, rendering it ultra-crisp. It’s then served with eight different condiments.

Attention to detail is very evident here and even the prawn dumplings that form part of the ‘Dim Sum Symphony’ are shaped like goldfish – this is a dish you’ll be seeing all over Instagram before too long.

The crispy salted chicken is also one to watch out for: a Poulet de Bresse chicken is cooked in a broth with Japanese fried scallop, Parma ham and dried shrimp, then air-dried for 12 hours before it’s fried and served with a salty dipping sauce. HELLO.

The Drinks:

We suggest you try one of their cocktails. Perhaps the St. Thomas’ Antidote with gin, benedictine, Cointreau and five spice, inspired by the St. Thomas’ hospital theatre upstairs. Too macabre?

The Damage:

Significant. Dim sum are £7–9; appetisers are £8–20; main dishes £16–48, with the whole Peking duck for a table to share coming in at £68. A cocktail will cost around £12 and Chinese tea £7.

In a Nutshell:

This outpost of Duddell’s is taking a more relaxed approach than the two Michelin-starred Hong Kong original, but it’s still pretty flash. The luxe approach to dim sum and impressive signature dishes are sure to see it join the ranks of the best restaurants near London Bridge.

For more places to eat and drink in London, see our searchable map of London’s best new restaurants and bars.

The Facts
NAME: Duddell's
IT'S: A Cantonese Restaurant in London Bridge

28-11-2017

OPENED: November 28th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: The head chef is Daren Liew, former executive sous chef at The Hakkasan Group
DID YOU KNOW: Duddell's London is the first restaurant of the Duddell's brand to open outside of Hong Kong
LOCATION: London Bridge
ADDRESS: 9a St. Thomas' Street, SE1 9RY
Travel To: London Bridge or Borough
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Saturday 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm; Sunday 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020 3957 9932; Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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