London loves dumplings, so it’s not surprising that the capital is home to some of the world’s best dumpling and noodle houses.
Great for a speedy lunch on the go or for a celebratory experience with friends, we’ll be looking at some of the restaurants near Shoreditch that are perfect for satisfying your craving for these doughy morsels, so read on to find the perfect dumpling venue as you stay at the M Montcalm Shoreditch.
21 Pitfield Street, N1 6HB
Simple, honest food in clean and comfortable surroundings, Ned’s Noodles is a popular lunchtime haunt for locals looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before returning to work. Specialising in wok-fried noodles with a variety of sauces, vegetables and meats, the soups are also well worth trying during your stay at our Old Street hotel as they come complete with tiny dumplings that are delicately flavoured and incredibly satisfying.
To reach Ned’s Noodles from the M Montcalm Shoreditch, you won’t need to go far as the restaurant is located just a short 8-minute walk away. There’s another location in Southbank.
The Dumpling Shack
Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield St, Spitalfields, E1 6BG
Another great quality dumpling house situated just a short walk away from our Old Street hotel is the Dumpling Shack. Famous for handmade dumplings which feature flavours such as pork and leek and prawn and chilli, there are also several vegan menu options available so that all dietary requirements can be catered for.
You can also choose to enjoy your dumplings in the communal seating areas available at Spitalfields Market or get your dumplings to go if you want to eat back at your room at the M Montcalm Shoreditch.
Getting to the Dumpling Shack is easy, and you can either take the Tube from Old Street Station which takes roughly 5 minutes, or you can walk if you’re feeling a little more energetic. It will take you less than 20 minutes on foot.
Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS
If you want to satisfy your hunger for dumplings in beautiful surroundings, then the contemporary Cantonese cuisine on offer at Yauatcha City offers the ideal dining experience.
With a vast menu of modern Chinese food freshly prepared by a team of experienced chefs on-site, Yauatcha City is perfect for groups with something to celebrate. With an array of menus featuring beautifully crafted dumplings perfect for sharing, this is one of the best restaurants near Shoreditch for dumplings and dim sum.
There is also an outdoor seating area and plenty of inside tables to choose from. But the venue does become busy during weekends and holidays, so make sure you ask your concierge at the M Montcalm Shoreditch to book you a table to avoid disappointment.
To get to Yauatcha City, you can either take the bus, hail a black cab or walk – the City location is just 0.7 miles from our Old Street hotel.
39 Gerrard St, W1D 5QD
If you want the buzz of Chinatown street food while staying warm and dry, then Leong’s Legend is the place to be! The décor is fresh and simplistic, but that’s only because the main focus is the chefs who work behind a large glass screen to create some amazingly inventive dumpling dishes, noodles and soups.
Delicacies found on the streets of Taipei fill the menu at this restaurant, and the Taiwanese pork buns are a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike. However, you’ll need to be in the know in order to find this place as you can only gain access by knocking on what appears to be a locked door. This little eccentricity only serves to add to the appeal and street food style of the venue.
The best way of getting to Leong’s Legend is via the Tube, so leave our Old Street hotel and head to Old Street Station. Hop on the Central line and you’ll be at your destination in just under half an hour.
23 Lisle St, London WC2H 7BA
With 10 varieties of dumplings and a great selection of soups to accompany them, Beijing Dumpling is the place to be if you’re new to doughy delights and aren’t sure what kind of dumplings to go for.
The perfect place for groups staying at the M Montcalm Shoreditch, Beijing Dumpling offers cool and contemporary surroundings which are laid back and welcoming as well as an extensive menu that really does have something for everyone.
For that authentic dumpling experience, guests are encouraged to order several types of dumplings and soups to share either as starters or main courses. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to offer advice on which dumplings to try dependent upon your dietary requirements and individual taste.
To reach Beijing Dumpling from our Old Street hotel, head to Old Street Station and take the Northern line. It will deliver you to the restaurant in just over 20 minutes.
Brixton Village, 18 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8PR
For feel-good Chinese food make the journey from M by Montcalm Shoreditch to Mama Lan. This place is a family affair and provides an amazing selection of soups and dumplings made using recipes that have been passed down through the generations.
Comfort food Chinese style is the aim of Mama Lan and traditional cooking techniques are used to create the mouth-watering dishes on offer. With plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes available to diners or to take away, you’ll notice that healthy ingredients are used in many of the dishes, so don’t be afraid of trying out as many of the aromatic dishes as you can during your visit as they are as healthy as they are delicious.
Mama Lan has become so popular that they have several branches throughout the city. You can get to Mama Lan in Brixton Village in around 30 minutes. Get the Northern line from Old Street then swap to the Victoria line at Euston. Jump off Brixton station and you’re just a couple of minutes away.