Lanzhou Noodle Bar

Noodles in The West End

Named after the smoggy capital of China's Gansu province, the Lanzhou Noodle Bar serves up authentic, steaming bowls of steaming hand-pulled noodles (la mian) and thick knife-peeled noodles (dao xiao mian) with duck, chicken or pork. While you trip over this kind of place in China, in the London it's a welcome find.

The late-night opening hours are a bonus.