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About Bo Làng
Bō Làng is a stylish dim sum and tea house specializing in contemporary dim sum. With over ten years of experience, our Executive Chef and Dim Sum Master Kai Wang has
brought his passion and creativity to give you an authentic taste of the Orient in the heart of Chelsea. Offering an array of rare and iced teas, Bō Làng"s Chinese afternoon teas are served in beautiful, traditional cast iron teapots and accompanied by a range of delicate, oriental flavored macaroons. Designed by Shaun Clarkson, the restaurant's tonal interiors of grey leather sofas and charcoal velvet chairs are offset by cut-out wooden screens to create a relaxed yet sumptuous environment.
London, SW3 3AD
Dim Sum, Chinese, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
£41 and over
Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
020 7823 7887
Bar Dining, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
Bo Làng Ratings and Reviews
We had lovely dim sum and some veggie accompaniments.
I am avoiding alcohol so had one of their virgin cocktails which was lovely and not too sweet.
The food was great but it's not great value for money - their starter of 6 dim sum was £18! for 6 tiny dim sum!
At the end of the meal, we didn't fancy dessert, so ordered green tea for the two of us, when we got the bill I was astonished that they charge £18 for a pot of green tea!!!
total bill was £91 for lunch we had:
2 x dim sum set (6 pieces each)
1 x glass wine
1 x non-alcoholic cocktail
1 x stir fried aubergine
1 x stir fried pak choi
1 x pot green tea
Excellent food, menu very good size and get exactly what you order! Best dim sum i've had. Staff explain and offered us to try experimental coacktails not on the menu. Very enjoyable and not pressured by staff. Amazing food and amazing restaurant - will be back.
Charming staff have always been a highlight of this Brompton Cross fixture, and that remained the case on our most recent visit. Otherwise, however, the formula struck me as beginning to feel just a little bit tired. Perhaps the chef was on holiday? There was nothing 'wrong' with the food, but nothing special about it either.
Really disappointing food. The xiaolong bao was absolutely atrocious - just not right at all: no soup, terrible filling: tastes nothing like proper xiaolong bao. Short rib puff was probably the best of what we had.
Service was pretty good, but overall, terrible value for money.
Disappointed. No ambiance. Food only okay. Smell of toilet wafting up the stairs. Member of staff went downstairs with rubber gloves to sort it. Came upstairs and washed his hands then came over to us and said the smell was from the 'essence' they use. Must have thought we were stupid unless they use 'essence of poo'.
We've had mixed experiences at Bo Lang. Our first dinner (several months ago) was quite good and we found the dim sum to be tasty and well prepared. Our recent visit was disappointing; dumplings were fair; some were very doughy and thick, others were bland and hard. Noodles dishes were decent, but seems as tho Bo Lang's food can be inconsistent. Great location and nice for outdoor dining off Walton St.
Lovely place tucked away in the middle of Chelsea. Food was lovely, and that staff were more than happy to accommodate all our requests (I failed with the chopsticks).
Cheeky glass of champagne on the house for birthday celebrations was much appreciated!
Certainly recommend and return!
We have been several times to Bo Lang. Service is good although a tad rushed. There is no synching between cocktails and food & wine/sake which causes you to feel that way. Of more concern is the dwindling quality of food. The squid for example didn't feel fresh at all. Some of the dumplings were simply to thick to enjoy. Despite the quality of service, the overall experience is relatively average.
In short summary, the food is extremely average and seemingly very over-rated, particularly for the amount they charge you.
I picked Bo Lang as a venue for a Chinese New Year dinner. We started with cocktails. Both the Chilli & Passionfruit Martini and Plum Negroni were good but the cost can quickly rack up at £12 each.
We asked our waiter to recommend the amount of food to order and were told that between 4 people we should be good with 8 dim sum and 4 mains. We ordered as recommended only for him to then try to upsell us additional rice and a steak main which seemed an unusual approach (which we declined).
The dim sum average £8-9 per dish and come with 3 pieces. I have also definitely had far better and my friends really weren't taken by them. The Charsui bun and the prawn and chive were probably best. The Chicken and black truffle shui mai had no truffle flavour whatsoever.
For mains we had the Baked black cod which was ok (not bad but not amazing), the Crispy duck salad (delicious - tasted basically like duck pancakes), the seabass (dry and fairly forgettable) and a few vegetable and side dishes (the aubergine and broccoli were probably the best).
All in all the meal was no more than ok. My friend summed it up perfectly with the statement "well, I feel like I've eaten".
The bill came in at a total of £300. I am lucky enough to eat out in London quite a lot and I can most definitely say that this meal was in no way worth even close to that, particularly when most of it was dim sum. This left me extremely embarrassed as it was my suggestion and receiving a bill that high for an unmemorable meal will only ever leave a bad taste in people's mouths.
I do feel like I ticked a box by going to Bo Lang. I only wish it hadn't been on a night as significant as Chinese New Year and will definitely not be going back in a hurry, particularly when we are so spoilt for good food at far more reasonable prices in London.
Nothing special. Lovely looking restaurant. Not good for people with a veggie in the group. We arrived as a table of 3 after a reservation had been made earlier in the day. They sat us on a long table right next to another group leaving little privacy between us. I asked the matrade if we could move to a table for 4 (which there were plenty) and he said no the table is reserved (without checking) and there was no where else for us to sit. Then slightly later the waiter asked if we want to take the order (as a whole table) and realised we were sat at someone else's table, he then sat us where he originally said there was no space so to me that is bad management. Waiter was standard.
We stumbled upon this restaurant from the Open Table app, and we were very thankful.
The food was simply delicious, great, well thought of and well cooked flavours. It had a nice ambience, not the largest of restaurants but it doesn't feel cramped, more so intimate. Friendly staff too, we will visit again for sure!
Impeccable service, beautiful decor and some of the nicest dim sum we have had in London. A mix of classic favourites and some interesting new twists, we had 2 rounds with cocktails and were happily satiated. A selection of unusual teas completes the meal perfectly. Make sure to try the lobster dumplings!
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