Tian Fu

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Shepherd's Bush

There’s no shortage of budget chop suey joints in Shepherd’s Bush, but to find a proper Chinese restaurant serving more than the usual takeaway food is a challenge. Hidden around a corner off Uxbridge Road, a short walk from Shepherd’s Bush Market tube station, this unassuming Sichuan venue is easy to miss.

Crowds, mostly of mainland Chinese diners, fill its spacious interior in the evening, when a cosy atmosphere is produced by dark wooden furniture and the fragrance of sichuan peppercorns. The signature dish (which most diners choose) is the classic Sichuan tongue-numbing mala hotpot buffet. There’s also a lengthy à la carte, mainly of south-western Chinese dishes, with a small dim sum selection. Prices are reasonable, and portions generous and uncompromising on chilli heat. Our ‘water-boiled’ fish came in a pot of fiery broth, topped with a layer of sizzling hot chilli oil and dried chillies.

Equally appetising but non-spicy dishes include Hunan-style red braised pork belly and stir-fried green beans. The availability of uncommon ingredients such as frogs’ legs, sea snails and loofah make Tian Fu quite different to anything else in the area. Singular too is the odd combination of a stained-glass window depicting Paris, and Taylor Swift playing on the sound system.

 

Venue name: Tian Fu
Address: 37-39 Bulwer Street
London
W12 8AR
Opening hours: Meals served 11am-11pm daily
Transport: Tube: Shepherd’s Bush tube/rail
Price: Main courses £7.80-£26.80. Dim sum £3.50-£11. Set menu £18.80 per person (minimum 2)

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martin

We been going to this restaurant for a few years now as my wife like spicy food. The food not amazing but not bad. But the last few times our meals wasn't enjoyable as we had to put up with this cold rude old waiter there. This time he carelessly push him self though the tables and knowing my baby was standing near the table he knocked her head right in the stone table. No apologies he said do mind your children. my baby was crying in had a few tears. shock by the behavior of the staff we complain to the own which she and the other waitress are very nice and friendly apologise on he's behalf and said please for give him he's old and still working as a waiter have pitty. we still never got a sorry from the old guy, instead he was smiling though out and when we left he didn't say sorry, thank you or good bye, just said be carefull mind your children twice. Rude waiter don't go well with any food especially if you are paying for it.