By Lydia Lim of The Vie Design
The first place that comes to mind for great dim sum or Chinese food in Central London would most likely be Chinatown or Bayswater. Though, I’ve recently discovered a new haunt somewhere along Middlesex Street, smack in the middle of the City. My Old Place, is an unostentatious Sichuan Chinese restaurant offering delicious and mouth-watering cuisine from the south western part of China. I’ve always thought that one of the telling signs highlighting the authenticity of a restaurant is through its customers. At My Old Place, you’ll find that the majority of diners are of pukka Chinese descent.
Portions are incredibly generous and on a whole, dishes come with that huge burst of flavour one would expect from an Asian or Chinese meal per se. Pricing of dishes are on the lower end of the scale for Central London standards – approximately £8-12 for a main dish. Stand out mains that must be tried is the Sautéed King Prawn with Chinese Lettuce and Chilli Sauce (£11.90) and the Kung Pao Chicken with Peanuts and Chilli (£8.90).
My Old Place isn’t fancy nor refined. It’s the type of restaurant that serves delicious and reasonably priced food, albeit a quick turnaround rate (apparent in both the stream of customers entering and exiting in a short span of time along with the standard of customer service). Apart from these few caveats, I’d still recommend stopping by for some good old Chinese food.
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Opening hours: Monday – Sunday | Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm | Dinner 4.30pm – 11pm
Average Price: £ – ££