Craving some pillowy Taiwanese buns near Oxford Circus? Then head down to the original Soho branch of Bao – a slick outfit that started out as a ‘gazebo with a coolbox’ before moving into the big time. The signature bao sees braised pork sprinkled with peanut powder, but also check out ‘small eats’ such trotter nuggets or smoky mapo aubergine with chi shiang rice.
June 2019: The area around Oxford Circus has rich pickings indeed, like top-drawer modern Turkish cooking at Yeni (off Regent Street). We’ve also added some hot Japanese spots including Inko Nito (a laidback fusion gaff), Kintan (bargain-basement DIY yakiniku) and sleek, sophisticated Sagakura. Other restaurants worth the walk are Señor Ceviche at Kingly Court and Kiln – for killer Thai – on Brewer Street.
Whether you’re a camera-toting tourist, a retail therapy addict or simply fancy a day out up west, everything revolves around Oxford Circus. We’ve homed in and picked out the very best eateries within a ten-minute walk of the tube, and we’ve got all bases covered – whether you’re after a quick in-and-out poké bowl, a squeaky-clean vegan fill-up, a plate of fish and chips or some killer Indian cooking.