Dim Sum & Duck is located close to King’s Cross station. It’s an easy find using City Mapper or Google Maps and takes about 5 to 8 minutes’ walk from the station. You cannot miss it.
Once we walked down King’s Cross Road, there was already a huge queue in sight and this was at 12.10pm and they open at 12pm, so I recommend you go half an hour before the restaurant opens. We waited in the queue for an hour and 15 minutes, but we ordered when we were nearer to the entrance. The lady had to stop us from the amount we ordered and advised us to come back again to try the rest. Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs as per usual. We had been very excited to try this restaurant as their dim sum and dumplings were made onsite, with their very experienced dim sum chef of 30 years.
The restaurant was small but very cosy, I’m glad we had a bigger table for the 3 of us. As our orders kept coming we realised then why the lady was right to have stopped us from ordering more. We ordered bolay tea for the table – a great palate cleanser in my opinion. The girls loved it as it was warm and comforting, especially coming in from the cold.
Prawn Dumplings (Har Gow) was delicious, but I preferred their wonton prawn dumpling which I thought was much juicier.
Shanghai Pork Dumpling (Xiaolongbao) was very flavoursome but I didn’t grab it gracefully and by the time I got to eat it, most of the soup had fallen out.
Pork Dumpling in Chilli Oil Sauce – absolutely delicious, definitely one of our favourite dumplings by far with the sweet chilli oil sauce, we should have ordered more – strongly recommend!
Roast Pork Bun (Char sui bao) we were disappointed with the filling, it didn’t taste nice. Some of us scraped out the filling and just ate the fluffy bao.
Glutinous Rice Wrap with Lotus Leaves (Lo mai gai) was so good, it was a shame that there were only two small parcels, we loved the flavours you can taste the lotus leaves seeping through the rice and we loved how the yolk was still runny inside which made the texture much creamier – highly recommend!
Quarter BBQ Roast Duck – From the reviews, I read before visiting this restaurant they highly recommended trying one of their roast ducks and I’m glad we ordered it as it did not disappoint, the duck was so flavoursome and tender I could have easily eaten it on my own.
Quarter Crispy aromatic duck – I loved that the pancake was homemade as you can tell by the texture and thickness of the skin, I couldn’t fault the crispy duck it was definitely a good choice to pick.
Won Ton Noodle Soup – this was mind-blowingly good, the prawn won tons were big and juicy. I’ve never seen so many won-ton dumplings in a soup before. The noodles had a great bite to them, and the soup brought them together – must try!
Honey Roast Pork Noodle Soup – absolutely delicious and very flavoursome, the honey roast pork gave the soup a sweet and salty flavour which marinated well in the soup and the noodles had a great bite to them too.
Turnip cake is one of my favourite dim sum dishes but it wasn’t their best dish, I loved how crispy it was but the filling was non-existent and the turnip cake was too mushy.
We managed to accomplish the majority of the food, with multiple breaks but we got there in the end and only took the glutinous rice wrap and crispy aromatic duck home. I’m glad we got to experience Dim Sum & Duck’s food, my friends Miranda and Hope loved every bite! However, I felt some of the dim sum dishes weren’t great, but my favourites were their Won Tun Noodle Soup, and Pork Dumpling in Chilli Oil Sauce! I would happily queue up to eat them again!
3 thoughts on “Lunch at Dim sum & Duck, King’s Cross London”
This sounds like such a great place. I love dim sum but don’t know much about it so rarely eat it x
I love finding new places to eat in London, this definitely sounds like a place worth queuing for!
This place has my name all over it . Looks absolutely divine . The dumplings look amazing