BaoziInn - Romilly Street

4.3
340 reviews
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Dim Sum
Baozilnn, an 80-cover restaurant serving authentic, affordable Northern Chinese street food, and the first in London to offer all-day Cantonese Dim Sum with Sichuan and Hunan influences. Our star dishes include Prawn and pork wontons, Chengdu jiaozi dumplings drenched in the best quality XO Sauce, incredible handmade Dan dan noodles swimming in house-made speciality sauce with a combination of soy sauce, sesame sauce, peanut sauce, and minced pork, Fried prawn brioche, Crispy oyster mushrooms, Salt and pepper squid, Jiaozi in hot and sour broth; Sea bream in fermented soya bean sauce and Braised red pork belly. The Baozilnn menu features a range of regional Northern Chinese favourites – hearty, comforting, affordable, yet adventurous.

Baozilnn -人民公社, meaning “people’s canteen” has been brought to you by Barshu group, which, twelve years ago, caused a sensation on the London restaurant scene by opening Barshu Restaurant.
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MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We booked to eat at Baozilnn based on the many postitive reviews by other customers. Unfortunately it didn't quite meet our expectations. The food was good but not great. The tables are tiny so be sure you are very comfortable sitting very close to whoever you are dining with. Otherwise general ambience is nice and calming.

E
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Convenient. Not quiet.

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MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fab food and wonderful service. Can choose one or two plates to start and then add to it with no long waits

MM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The worst service! Would not come back.
It’s took 30 mins for the waitress to bring us drinks, despite been stood in the room. Eventually we had to get it our self’s. They messed up our order and all our food was cold. Ruined our evening

J
London
37 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice of freshly cooked food. Tried several dishes,all very good . service was good and waiter was very helpful.Would definitely go again.

n
London
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Keep it up

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Although the food was tasty, service was very slow and the food was relatively pricey

GB
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. High quality food.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find, food was fantastic, service was great, loved the whole experience and will most certainly be visiting it again for the great food and just to hear Joe’s laugh lol

ED
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always! Some of the best dim sum in London. Good service too

RC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our own lovely cubby hole table for 7. Good service, great value, good fun!

AE
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Really overpriced for not very nice food, will not be returning unfortunately.

KS
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was average, good to look at but bland in flavour

LA
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Love the food and the friendly service.

ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was ok but extremely overpriced.
And there was no desert menu!
Sadly i will not return there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was colourful and well presented but the taste left us unimpressed

PM
London
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

On booking I was not informed that the table was time limited. I was not informed when I arrived at the table. Only on clearing the main course plated were we informed that we had to leave as they needed the table back. No coffee or desserts possible. The waiter had limited communication skills and didn’t make any apology, just shrugged. I was left feeling “we’ve had your money, now get lost!” This restaurant doesn’t deserve to succeed with that sort of customer service. The food was fine and up and until being thrown out I would have considered it a perfectly acceptable evening. However ultimately the night was spoilt and I would never go back or recommend it - you are not valued as a customer at all.

SF
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great authentic food, different menu to most Chinese restaurants.

MD
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only flaw was that there seems to be no more leave teas accompanying the delicious and very authentic food.
I can very much recommend the experience!

F
London
63 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We love dim sum and came to BaoziInn in Romilly Street with high hopes. The service was lovely, the food was fine but perhaps we didn't pick the best things on the menu - the dim sum was nice but we've had better at more traditional places. Our Dan Dan noodles were really overpowering verging on unpleasant. The bill was not expensive but again nowhere as reasonable as other traditional Chinese dim sum restaurants / eateries. I would be willing to give it another go but not rushing back.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Service was ok, we asked for water, my glass was barely half full. We asked to change tables as the room we were in was very small & had no natural light, we were told this wasn’t possible even though the ground floor seemed sparsely populated. The rice came about 5 mins before the dim sum - We waited. “Oh the dim sum takes longer to cook than the rice” said our waitress - so why not hold off on the rice or at least explain that to us up front & give us the option? The rice was delicious as was the colourful dim sum but there were some nodules of fat in the pork. The mixed platter of skewers was all meat, some of it fatty & chewy and there was no prawn as stated on the menu. Sadly the experience did not meet our expectations.

OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Baozi Inn used to have a gorgeous Hunanese based dumpling menu. They recently changed their menu and now it’s just a little bit...basic.

AC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dumplings are the star here! Excellent. The skewers are great, the seasoning isn't the best. Will definitely be going back!

JM
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and tasty food. Service was patient and helpful to explain and recommend menu. 100% recommend!

CW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, although spicy, but it was so noisy we left before finishing our meal, and did not consider desert.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit in only 2 weeks, on our first visit we gatecrashed a friends date night and joined them for dinner, it was soo good that when we were arrange dinner with other friends of ours BoaziInn was top of the list. So many excellent dishes here, Dan Dan Noodles are my husbands favourite, as is the Aubergine in Fish-fragrant Sauce (doesn't actually have fish sauce in it and is vegan friendly), my favourites are the Classic Xiao Long Bao with Minced Pork (best soup dumplings I have ever had) and Chengdu Jiaozi (pork filled dumplings).

HS
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, not a lot of variety of fillings for the dumplings but delicious nevertheless. Lovely cute place with a good vibe! Would definitely go back again.

A
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but the incorrectly provided one of our dishes. Then forgot to provide one of the dishes we actually ordered, but we realised later that they still charged us for it.

LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food and service and cannot wait to return! This was my second visit, the service was attentive and not overbearing and if you are not familiar with the menu, the staff make some great recommendations. Perfect for a pre-theatre meal 😀

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Firstly the food was good. Some dishes very good; the king prawns and crispy noodles being the highlight... More variety than other bun restaurants in the area. The service was perfunctory but fine.

The issues were more of the set-up variety. The tables are tiny, I was dining with my daughter and we were placed in a window table sat next to each other looking towards others sat similarly around the small room.

Secondly, the whole experience seemed geared towards the restaurant extracting approximately £100 from every table as quickly as possible. Plain rice arrived before anything else (not really an hors d'oeuvre). Buns next and finally the two main dishes we ordered. When we were done with mains that was it. No dessert options, no coffee, no brandy, just the bill....

While we enjoyed the food, if we wanted this kind of brusque "in and out" eating we could eat elsewhere for cheaper.... If you wanted somewhere for a leisurely lunch or dinner then this isn't it.... YMing is across the road, probably a better option if you want Chinese food in a restaurant setting....

TH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, we were sat by the window and it felt quite small and intimate.

The service wasn't bad but our food didn't come at the same time 2 rice dishes first then maybe 10 or more mins for the 2 noodles

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, we mostly ate dumplings and skewers to share as there were so many of us. Warm night so we needed a jug of iced water on the table, but only served water by the glass, which was hard work for our waiter!
Will definitely return in a smaller group to try other dishes from the interesting menu.

JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Fairly average dumpings focused restaurant, authentic northern mainland taste, a bit cramped, and a bit overpriced, otherwise fairly average, minus the Communist CCP/Mao crap

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The menu has changed. And not for the better. :(

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Please bring back the custard and tea pot! and I think your fried rice is going down.. it was not like that before.

T
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Good service. However, there are Better xiao long baos to be had elsewhere.

DG
Kent
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place ever, already booked in for a birthday. The food menu is excellent with the service second to none

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very impressed with the food and the service! Most appealing dim sum I’ve ever had. When ask for recommendation, our waiter didn’t disappoint.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried some other dishes to my usual - Standard overall is still very good! Service friendly but more recommendation/interaction would be nice

AR
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's nice enough. A little pricey once you've ordered 2 or 3 dishes each + drinks. The Dan Dan noodles were lovely, though!

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