Shikumen – Aldgate
Oozing elegance and sophistication, you’ll find this beautiful restaurant within the Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate. With a stunning modern interior, mood lighting and unique Shanghai-inspired decor, Shikumen is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Using the finest ingredients, the kitchen team ensures there’s something fresh and delicious to suit every palate.
Sample a wide array of authentic Chinese dishes presented with impressive contemporary flair. Explore the likes of steamed dim sum, crispy duck, and soft-shell crab topped with crispy garlic and Szechuan red chilli for lunch or dinner. An English breakfast buffet includes dim sum selections for more adventurous palates. Main meals include seafood dishes such as delicate pan-fried lobster with ginger and spring onion, and stir-fried scallops with asparagus and XO sauce. Authentic spicy kung po chicken is a firm favourite, and the fresh Scottish beef fillet in red wine and black pepper sauce comes highly recommended and is perfectly paired with full-bodied red wine. Enhance your dining experience with a delicious cocktail or a pot of Chinese tea – the perfect accompaniment to a wholesome feast. For dessert, treat yourself to the likes of exotic green tea crème brûlée and lychee cheesecake. With friendly, well-informed staff, a beautiful setting, and attractive prices, it’s no wonder Shikumen Aldgate was awarded Best Chinese Restaurant in Central London at the British Chinese Food Awards.