A Very Cosy Chinese Tea Room in London
While cocktail bars are very common in London, what about a Tea lounge?
If you’re reading this post, I believe you’re either a tea lover or someone who at least fancy teas or just looking for something different in London. Good news! You are reading the right post! What I’m about to tell you here is not only an average street tea lounge, but it is the hidden and unique one. 😉 Curious enough? Please follow my lead…
It is located just under the ground of the very famous area of Soho, London. It is not very easy to spot because all you will see is just a big bright Bun house at the corner. The place is actually part of that corner bun house, but to find their tea room you need to access the side door instead of the bun house main door. The side door is so tiny and green. If you go there in the evening, usually they have a security guy at the door (it is an 18+ place as it sells alcohol). Just ask the security guy that you wanted to go to the tea room and he will open the green door for you. The tiny green door will lead you to narrow stairs down to the basement. Then you will find another door where the green tea room is hidden. 😀
You need to wait at the receptionist to be seated as the place is usually very busy. Sometimes they do have long queue on the weekend nights. The avoid the long queue, better to go there around 23:30 or even post-midnight. The place is open until 3AM on the weekend nights.
They are not only serve amazing traditional Chinese teas, but they also serve unique tea cocktails and some Chinese steamed food (dimsum) with very reasonable price. The teas are serve in a pot for each person with a small traditional Chinese tea glass.
Since I am a herbal tea lover, so my attention was more focused on their tea menu. They sort the menu from the lightest white tea on the top down to the darker and stronger teas.
Another thing that I like is how the design the menu. It looks like an old Chinese newspaper. The write the menu in Chinese characters and English translations below each sentence. Moreover, the also put a block of Chinese story, well more sounds like history, on one full newspaper page that I failed to read completely because they have too many tiny letters. LoL.
Anyway, so what’s the name of this place and where? Tea Room at Bun House. 23 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4DZ.
Monday – Thursday: 12 PM – 12 AM
Friday: 12 PM – 3 AM
Saturday: 11 AM – 3 AM
Sunday: 11 AM – 12 AM
Phone: 020 8017 9888
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