St George’s, Bloomsbury
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Shanghai Blues information
Lonely Planet review
A former Victorian library now houses one of London’s most stylish Chinese restaurants. The dark and atmospheric interior – think black and blue tables and chairs punctuated by bright red screens – recalls imperial China with a modern twist. The menu is just as arresting, particularly the ‘new style’ dim sum served as appetisers, the roast duck and the twice-cooked pork belly.
On Friday and Saturday nights, you can also enjoy live jazz till 11pm.