Cocktails and Dim Sum. It’s an easy idea to get behind, and the team at Clapham’s Fu Manchu are confident that their straightforward offering is going to be popular with south London locals. A fresh take on Chinese dining in the capital, diners are encouraged to leave their preconceptions about Chinese food at the door on Lendal Terrace and delve into Fu Manchu’s original take on dim sum and drinks.
Dim sum is a hugely popular staple in London, and in Clapham Fu Manchu is quickly establishing a reputation as the go-to place for this Chinese delicacy. A traditionally Cantonese delight, dim sum are bite-sized dumplings, usually served steamed or fried. This tapas-style approach to dining is obviously hugely popular with the capital’s overly-hip twentysomethings, and they’re well served at this Lendal Terrace restaurant. For those that enjoy a tipple with their dinner, the cocktail menu here should be enough to keep them engaged. Dim sum connoisseurs are encouraged to head down for all-you-can-eat Sundays to take advantage of the whole menu (and to sip something from the cocktail menu, obviously).
And while it is the food that rightly takes centre stage at Fu Manchu, that isn’t the whole story. The team at Lendal Terrace in Clapham take their party nights very seriously indeed, with weekly acoustic nights and a Friday night nu-disco with minimal techno and deep house to ring in the weekend. Those heading over on a Saturday evening are invited to partake in the dim sum disco with soulful house and an incredible drinks menu. For London revellers, there’s something innovative about bringing together great food and drinks with a party night. Reservations recommended.
There are many dim sum restaurants in London, but of all that I've been to, Fu Manchu is one of the best. The food is absolutely amazing, and the atmosphere perfect. Would definitely recommend!
The food is fantastic, salt and pepper chilli squid is amazing! The service is brilliant! A good time had with friends. My favourite restaurant at the moment!
Lovely dim sum! Great deal on a Sunday. Chairs not that comfy but food makes up for it. Would def go back on a Sunday. Very expensive otherwise
Fabulous food, creative cocktails and the staff was very friendly and service quick- we loved it! A bit expensive but truly worth it. Will be back!