BoLondon
Cuisine: Chinese
Price:    pound pound pound
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Verdict based on 7 critic, 2 blogger and 1 user reviews and awards
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Address: 4 Mill Street, London W1S 2AX

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7493 3886

Editor’s note: Bo London is currently closed.

Latest reviews of Bo London [Closed]

Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

15 March 2013

Then a bill appeared for £510, including service. For the first time in 20 years of dining in London, I felt truly sad for wasting that type of money. I wish I’d given it to a school…

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Joe Warwick (London Magazine), The London Magazine

21 February 2013

Expensive and silly, like The Fat Duck – and if that’s not your thing, this won’t be either. But if you’re after a luxurious, envelope-pushing, Chinese-inspired gastronomic treat, Leung’s your man…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

9 February 2013

We then got well-made xiao long bau including one filled with steak and kidney and topped with caviar. Why would you do that? It just tasted of steak and kidney dim sum. I mean, ha ha ha and everything, but why?…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

1 February 2013

The flavours of the dishes were by no means X-Treme in any way; indeed they seemed generally very subdued. For me this was a case where the kitchen chemistry set was used for gimmickry rather than to add anything genuinely innovative…

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What the Critics say

Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

15 March 2013

Then a bill appeared for £510, including service. For the first time in 20 years of dining in London, I felt truly sad for wasting that type of money. I wish I’d given it to a school…

Read full review »
LM_copy

Joe Warwick (London Magazine), The London Magazine

21 February 2013

Expensive and silly, like The Fat Duck – and if that’s not your thing, this won’t be either. But if you’re after a luxurious, envelope-pushing, Chinese-inspired gastronomic treat, Leung’s your man…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

9 February 2013

We then got well-made xiao long bau including one filled with steak and kidney and topped with caviar. Why would you do that? It just tasted of steak and kidney dim sum. I mean, ha ha ha and everything, but why?…

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The_Guardian

Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

26 January 2013

One flawless oyster on a sliver of seaweed jelly, bathed in sherry-like Shaoxing wine with lime, ginger and onion, is an exhilarating earth-and-sea slurp. “Tomato” brings three treatments of the fruit…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

6 January 2013

This sort of dinner is the complete ­antithesis of everything London restaurants have been puritanically trying to achieve for the past decade. It isn’t pious or ecologically correct, it isn’t reverent of ingredients, cooking methods, authenticity or region. It isn’t simple and ­honest. It’s fussy and duplicitous, it’s expensive and dictatorial, it’s vain and funny and brilliant and beautiful…

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Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

5 January 2013

Leung’s GB-inspired menu, in which he wackily reinterprets some of our national dishes, may be a great headline-grabber, but it also offers moments of subtlety and brilliance. (…) ’Toad in the hole’ is a proper little Yorkshire pudding, in a bone-marrow-enriched gravy, but the ‘toad’ is frog’s leg, partnered with the chestnut-ish bite of lotus bulb…

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andy_lynes

Andy Lynes, Metro

20 December 2012

But it’s not all silliness. There are numerous times during the three-hour meal when we’re stopped in our tracks by delicious flavours, unusual ingredients and breath-taking presentation. However, at these prices, everything simply has to be perfect…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

1 February 2013

The flavours of the dishes were by no means X-Treme in any way; indeed they seemed generally very subdued. For me this was a case where the kitchen chemistry set was used for gimmickry rather than to add anything genuinely innovative…

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PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

10 December 2012

At its best, the food at Bo London is inventive, clever, flavourful and, if you’re familiar with more traditional Chinese food, plays and toys with your expectations. However, it can also badly misfire (…). Bo London has the potential to be great, but for now it’s merely respectably good…

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