The best motherfunkin’ dumplings in London

Dumplings! from wholefoodsmarket.comI’m gonna keep this quick, ‘cos I gotta eat, but there are two places in London’s Chinatown that you should not pass by without dropping in to sample their dumplingy delights.

Jen Café! stand up and be counted! Dumplings are made in the window and they even serve up tea with chrysanthemum flowers boiled in it. The vegetarian dumplings rock almost as much as the pork dumplings. £4.50-5 for 8.

4-8 Newport Place, WC2H 7JP, London [gmaps]

Inn Noodle! stand up and be counted! Whilst a chef makes fresh noodles in the window, they steam the best soup-filled pork dumplings you’re ever going to find. £3.50 for 4.

25 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2DW [gmaps]



  1. Tina
    Posted November 15, 2008 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    Hi Jay,

    I am going to try the dumplings at Jen Cafe next time I’m in London. My friend is visiting in December so maybe I can live vicariously through her!
    Thanks for the tip! Am hungry now…yum 🙂

  2. Posted November 15, 2008 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been living for some time now in London, but still haven’t tried out any Dim Sum places. Definitely going to try Jen Cafe next time I’m in the neighbourhood.

  3. Posted November 16, 2008 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Now I’m craving dumplings!

  4. Posted November 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    @Tina @Melinda You really should!

    @Su-Lin It is always the right time for dumplings…

  5. mike
    Posted December 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    lol @Inn Noodle

    This is the place where a waitress brought me a plate allll to the way to where i was sitting at the back of the restaurant and never noticed that there was a HALF SEVERED COCKROACH on it. I then pointed out to her that there was an off-the-menu item on my plate and she didn’t even apologize.


  6. Posted December 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    @mike eeeewwwwww……….

  7. christian
    Posted March 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    dude you dont understand the effect your comments may have had on other peoples lives. after reading your post i went to jen cafe for possibly the most horrific dumpling (and non dumpling) experience of my life. wtf? is your dumpling scale off kilter or are you messing with us? maybe it was a bad night. but please think about the breadth with which your words are circulated when posted online. especially when posting about dumplings you NEED to be sure they are good. jen cafe = stay away…

  8. Posted March 11, 2009 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Do you mind if I take your recommendations with a pinch of salt rather than cockroach?

  9. Posted March 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I still love the place! We went recently for wonton soup (more like little dumplings soup) and it was great!

  10. Posted June 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    In Noodle DO serve the best motherfunkin’ dumplings in London.

    And not only dumplings,but lots of chinese food. We tried both the dumplings and the BBQ rib. Tasty, moist, tender… Beautiful

  11. Posted August 4, 2009 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    I should notify you about it.

  12. le
    Posted January 10, 2010 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    i love jen cafe beijeng dumplings sooo fresh and tasty! i think @christian had a bad experience!

    the dumplings taste good steamed and fried!!!