Alan Yau’s gastro pub, The Duck and Rice, is a Soho hit
Chinese food and Soho have been long-time bedfellows, and there’s certainly no shortage of affordable, authentic joints off of Shaftesbury Avenue. It’s impressive then that a pricier gastro pub serving elevated Chinese cuisine has moved in nearby and been so well received. The interiors – all dark wood, hand-painted tiles and cognac leather banquettes – evoke an opium den, and the crowd is a mix of young creatives and dressed-up daters, here for the delicate plates of puffed vermicelli and venison dim sum, or smoky jasmine pork ribs washed down with pints of Czech Pilsner pulled from large traditional copper tanks, installed at the restaurant’s entrance. Despite the risky choice of location, The Duck and Rice is quickly becoming a Soho institution.
90 Berwick Street, London W1
T 020 3327 7888