The Dumpling Tree
At The Dumpling Tree, the food is as refreshing and subtle as the decor. Owner Lora and her team showcase the cuisine of her native Yunnan, so alongside familiar Chinese dishes there are more unusual offerings. Try the Warrior’s Bap, comprising marinated roast pork in a stone-baked roll, or perhaps the Dirty Dozen – wonderfully light and flavoursome steamed dumplings.
We started with a zesty salad of seaweed ribbons, and authentic homemade cheese. Next came the signature Cross the Bridge rice noodles, a dish based on a traditional legend, which Lora skilfully created at our table. The result was a beautifully aromatic bowl of silky noodles, delicately flavoured with herbs and truffle oil.
Everything on the menu is handmade using fresh, natural ingredients, and each offering is crafted to tell a story; it comes as no surprise that The Dumpling Tree has featured in The Good Food Guide for three years running. The Dumpling Tree has a story worth telling – and tasting – so make yourself comfortable; you’re in for a treat.