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Best Lunch Options in Chinatown London

Who says breakfast is the most important meal of the day?

With grab ‘n’ go lunch choices by the dozen it’s time for you to dip into Chinatown London and get something that will keep you full past dinner. Whether you want a quick bite to-go, a takeaway for two or something light and fresh, we’ve got you covered. Plus, we’re all about value so these dishes may be quick but they’re not heavy on the purse strings either.

Takeaway lunchtime options in Chinatown London

1. Grab a bun at Bun House

There’s two important things to know about Bun House: one, just how easy it is to find (26-27 Lisle Street if you were wondering) and two: just how good their grab ‘n’ go lunches are. The Char Sui Pork Belly Pig Bun is a homemade favourite. Think cloud-like, barbecue-pork stuffed in a delicate little shape that will have your friends asking: “what is that?”.

Bun House, 26-27 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BA

2. Grab ‘n’ go chicken at Ji Chickens

Ji Chicken is a must-visit lunch location for Taiwanese Fried Chicken. We recommend the Taiwanese Fried Popcorn Chicken, Mouth-wateringly good and unbelievably juicy with an unforgettable crisp. Choose a  seasoning of your choice from a buffet bar of up to 12 different flavours. 

Ji Chicken, 14 Little Newport St, London WC2H 7JJ

3. Taiyakiya Savoury Fish Waffle

Grab an iconic Japanese Taiyaki fish and choose from a selection of savoury fillings such as sausage and egg or chicken taiyaki. Make sure you capture that perfect Instagram moment with an obligatory snap under the backdrop of the Chinatown lanterns.

Taiyakiya, 20 Newport Court, London WC2H 7PR

Dine-in lunch in Chinatown London

8. Taiwanese Classics at Old Tree Daiwan Bee

Bringing all the flavours of Taiwan to Chinatown, Old Tree Daiwan Bee is a Taiwanese street food sensation, serving cool but casual Taiwanese classics. Here, you can tuck into numerous dishes due to the cheap and cheerful prices. And, with choices like Bao Buns, Turnip Cake and Taiwanese Beef Noodles, you’ll want to make it your new lunchtime habit.

Old Tree Daiwan Bee, 26 Rupert St, London W1D 6DH.

9. Home cooked Malaysian food at C&R café

With a plethora of tasty Malaysian dishes, C&R café is the ideal lunch spot for a wallet-friendly home cooked meal. The Singapore Laksa is a firm customer favourite, and you shouldn’t leave without trying the Roti Canai. 

C&R cafe, 4 Rupert Ct, London W1D 6DZ

10. Dim Sum at Plum Valley

Steamed Dim Sum, Fried Dim Sum, Grilled, Cold, you name it – they got it. Stop in at Plum Valley for their extensive Dim Sum menu, serving the traditional classics as well as innovative new dishes.

Plum Valley Restaurant, 20 Gerrard St, London W1D 6JQ.

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