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.
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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.
2 January 2020
Great food and service
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.
26 July 2019
excellent food, very interesting
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
12 January 2019
As always, excellent food and wonderful service!
17 October 2018
Barshu is a long-standing favourite. It’s consistency is remarkable. A real treasure.
14 October 2018
22 September 2018
Excellent service with excellent food ,staff were very helpful in helping us choose what to eat
8 July 2018