Guide MICHELIN 2020

Barshu

(10 Reviews)
28 Frith Street Soho, London, London, W1D 5LF
Chinese, Seafood

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday : 12:00 - 22:30
Friday to Saturday : 12:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Serving fiery Sichuan dishes, Barshu is a Chinatown restaurant championed by the likes of esteemed food critic, Jay Rayner. Flavour-packed dishes originating in south west China feature on the Barshu menu, housed within lavish Oriental surroundings.

Vibrant dishes on the Barshu menu include a platter of spicy crab, cooked in lashings of chilli and ginger, and taro-braised chicken in chilli and broad bean sauce. Barshu’s famous Dan Dan noodles are inspired by the street vendors of Chengdu, and feature among a range of street snacks and soups, while a selection of dry wok-cooked delicacies are an adventure away from popular chicken, fish, beef, lamb and vegetarian offerings.

While many of the dishes at Barshu in Chinatown are eye-wateringly hot, the restaurant focuses on the subtleties of eastern Chinese flavouring, offering a range of different tastes and textures. Ornately carved decorations characterise the Barshu interior, a regal space of rich blue and gold.

Barshu in London is just a minutes’ walk from Shaftesbury Avenue, and a 4-minute walk from Leicester Square Tube Station.

Customer reviews for Barshu
4.4
(based on 10 reviews)

100%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • business (1)
  • dinner (6)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (2)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (2)
  • value (3)
  • By Chyvette I from London
    7 March 2020

    Very good food and friendly efficient service. Will definitely return often. Some dishes were probably not authentic but were delicious. It would help if the menu stated that this was the chef’s interpretation. The downstairs seating is poor but upstairs is great. Better wine by the glass options would be good.

  • By Sian N from London
    2 January 2020

    Great food and service

  • By Lisa L from London
    5 November 2019

    Barshu is a great restaurant. No matter what we order, the results are delicious. Portions are generous, too! Staff are very friendly and helpful.

  • By Kanerva L from London
    26 July 2019

    excellent food, very interesting

  • By Mark K from London
    20 April 2019

    So much better quality food than almost anywhere else in Chinatown. Many of the more mundane sounding dishes are the best, notably the Smacked Cucumbers as a starter (and I don't like cucumber!) and the dry fried green beans (which is not a vegetarian dish, but has pork mince to add to the flavour of the juicy beans. Also a more friendly service than elsewhere in the area, Heartily recommend

  • By George M from Mayfair
    12 January 2019

    As always, excellent food and wonderful service!

  • By Bob C from London
    17 October 2018

    Barshu is a long-standing favourite. It’s consistency is remarkable. A real treasure.

  • By Laura B from London
    14 October 2018

    Great!

  • By Mark M from Winchester
    22 September 2018

    Excellent service with excellent food ,staff were very helpful in helping us choose what to eat

  • By Maggie D from london
    8 July 2018

    very good.

Restaurant Location Map
Barshu
28 Frith Street Soho, London, London, W1D 5LF

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