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Central or South London: Great dim sum places you've visited recently?

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I want to take my mother for dim sum some time in the next few weeks. She loves Chung Chen Ku in Chinatown, but I would like to take her somewhere else. We've been to Hakkasan. I've never been to Royal China but have heard that it's good - is this still true? I can't stand Ping Pong so please don't mention it!!! thanks.

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  1. I've been trying to get here for ages.... http://www.minjiang.co.uk/

    1. I had dim sum at Royal China in Canary Wharf a few weeks ago - it was just kind of OK. Haven't been for a while, but I have always loved Yauatcha

      1. In South London, Dragon Castle on Walworth Rd used to be good, but I haven't been there for ages.

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        1. re: greedygirl

          get mr gg to buy you a drink at min jiang, if not dinner - the late evening views over the park are stunning these days.

        2. On the subject of Dim Sum, does anyone know of a good take-away place? Do they do that here in London?

          I suppose I miss all the little Chinese bakeries on Clement St (and Chinatown though the quality is not as good as Clement) in San Francisco where you can grab a cheap box of dim sum to go.

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          1. re: r.vacapinta

            Not that it can compare with SF, but I recently bought a new line of dim sum that M&S is doing. They weren't half bad for a nice snack.

          2. Pearl Liang (Sheldon Sq) near Paddington is very good: http://www.pearlliang.co.uk/london/re...