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First impressions of dim t set expectations high, its expensive-looking interiors (there are currently five branches in London, plus one in Winchester) containing plenty of polished dark wood and impressive oriental sculptures. Service is always polite and efficient. Sadly, the cooking fell short this time. Steamed peanut and prawn dumplings were barely distinguishable from the chicken and wasabi ones, though the pastry was good: delicate and paper-thin. A main of chicken tom yam soup smelled beautifully fragrant, yet the broth lacked flavour and was light on noodles and chicken. Despite the chain’s name, the list of steamed dumplings and roasted pork buns is short, though daily specials are available. The ‘noodle bar’ section of the menu holds most options, where the likes of curried udon noodles and – confusingly – rice dishes can be customised with your choice of protein (including tofu for vegetarians).

Venue name: dim t
Address: 56-62 Wilton Road
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Victoria tube/rail
Price: Dim sum £3.85. Main courses £7.10-£11.95. Set meal £15.95 2 courses, £19.95 3 courses, £25.95 4 courses

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This place was amazing once... But it lost it all. Now it seems like the chain has become special offer central. I have to say its been at least two months since I've been but I can not stomach returning. Try it once and you will see what I mean


I would have to defend dim t. I'm Chinese and perhaps I don't expect much from London in terms of authentic Asian cuisine but I don't find dim t to be remotely as poor as these reviews have made it out to be. It is indeed a 'beginner's guide to Asian cuisine' but done fairly well. Not exquisite, but definitely good. Their steamed pork buns are comparable, if not better, than some of the ones I've had back home in Hong Kong!


The worst, most rude service I have ever received in many years of eating out. Avoid like a plague.