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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.

100 Draycott Avenue
London, SW3 3AD
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Dim Sum, Chinese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options
Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7823 7887

Website:
http://www.bolangrestaurant.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Kai Wang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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Details
Sun 12:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 11:00PM

Fri - Sat 3:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 11:00PM

Bo Làng Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
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Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Casual (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

from the service to the presentation of the food, restaurant is excellent. congratulations!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good dim sum! Loved the food, perfect lunch place. I recommend the Singapore vermicelli noodles, spring rolls, mushroom dim sum, lobster dim sum. So tasty!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious food and cocktails, great service and nice decor

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food, nicely presented and overall a top restaurant

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lovely food though the restaurant was rather noisy- the hard decor doesn't help to absorb noise unfortunately but otherwise I would recommend it.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 30, 2017

No soft furnishings in the place, I could hear the ladies next to me louder than my boyfriend. Dimsum was very tasty, as was cod but overpriced and pretentious in general. Normal for Chelsea, you probably wouldn't go there for value.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Oxford)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great dim sum & other dishes (although could have been spicier!) Excellent service from all the staff. Highly recommended for those looking for dim sum in Chelsea!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Really nice and relaxed setting for great dim sum.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Very good quality of food but at the expensive end.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (México)·Dined on July 9, 2017

excelente calidad en los alimentos pero demasiado caro

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Dim sums are amazing. Tables are slightly smaller and can feel a bit cramped as u get in. However food and service makes up for it. Would highly recommend dim sum platter.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Delicious food and excellent friendly service with great cocktails.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Incredible.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Average food at expensive price.
Very hot cosy interior with an air conditioning that fails to cool on a warm day.

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 (London)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Always a gem

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 (London)·Dined on May 31, 2017

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'.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good ambience, service is always top class. The environment is amazing, tucked in a quiet street, away from the crow. Superb bars just around the corner on Walton street for after dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Nice ambiance, good location about 1 block off the busy areas, not too crowded. Great staff, excellent food, pretty fast service honestly. Up and coming block, well worth the trip.

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 (London)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 29, 2017

The dim sum was overpriced and bland. The entrees were too salty. I would not go back.

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 (Berlin)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Cartilage found in chicken dumplings almost broke tooth, no one apologized even
Automatic donation added to the bill without even being asked for approval

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 (London)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Some of the best creative chinese food I have found in London. Everything from the dim sum to the tea was exquisite! A must try whether you like traditional or modern chinese cuisine.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent service , attentive and an excellent manager who knows what to do and act accordingly
Dumplings perfect

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on February 11, 2017

'Bo Lang' - Dependably good food and experience. Never fails to please! We have been there now 5-6 times and have always come back completely satisfied. Great tasting food - soft shell crab is my fav! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This is such a lovely low-key dim sum restaurant in South Kensington. It wasn't too crowded on a weekend night, the ambience was so lovely, service was impeccable, and the dim sum menu was succinct but each item was quite special. Will certainly go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

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 (London)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Very nice, authentic and tasteful food.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Yummy food

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 (London)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Food quality is too low/basic/simple/rough for the price charged

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 (London)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Lovely modern Chinese cuisine a stone's throw from Sloane Square. Nice flavours amd served by friendly Andy helpful staff. Portion sizes could be more generous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 19, 2016

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!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Absolutely beautiful food - truly stunning. Great service, and friendly staff. The cocktails are amazing and creative and the kids loved all the food as well. A winner!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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