We are proud to announce that we are one of only five Chinese restaurants in London to receive a 5 stars rating from Timeout.
In December 2017 our Aldgate branch was overjoyed to receive the award of the best Chinese restaurant in Central London.
We hope that you join us at any of our Shikumen restaurants to celebrate this amazing award with us!
Dorsett’s City of London property announces restaurant partners
Located next to Aldgate Underground station and overlooking the 18th century St Botolph Church, Dorsett City will feature Asian-inspired Shikumen restaurant, a brand already operating at the group’s Dorsett Shepherd’s Bush property.
Restaurant Review – Shikumen Finchley Road
On a humid afternoon last summer, I met with Jay Rayner in order to interview the esteemed restaurant critic over lunch. Jay chose for us to meet at Dumplings Legend on Gerrard Street, the beating heart of London’s China Town, and alongside talking about his new book and stage show, we spoke in quite some depth about Jay’s love of Chinese food – dim sum in particular.
Giles Coren reviews Shikumen, London NW3
You know how it is when you’re just back from summer holidays and everything at home looks a bit weird and small and kind of familiar/unfamiliar like in a dream? And you go to where the fridge was in your holiday rental but in your own kitchen that’s the pots and pans cupboard and you reach in for a beer and out comes your hand holding a cheese grater?
Shikumen Shepherd’s Bush Trip Advisor reviews
I am still dreaming of the prawn toast. It so different from the sad triangle that is the norm, shipment prawn toast are succulent round treasures. Each dish is set out beautifully. We only had starters, dim sum, and excellent crispy duck, so no room for main dishes. Wine was very reasonably priced. I have visited 3 times since it opened in September and will be a regular.
Shikumen Bar & Restaurant, Shepherd’s Bush
There’s a warm welcome at Shikumen in Shepherd’s Bush, the bar and restaurant on the ground floor of the Dorsett Hotel. Translated, the word Shikumen means ‘stone warehouse gate’ and is a traditional Shanghainese architectural style, combining Western and Chinese elements.
Shikumen, a new affordable Chinese fine-dining restaurant, has slowly been opening its doors to the public since its opening a few months ago at The Dorsett Hotel on Shepherd’s Bush Green. The name Shikumen is so called after the traditional Shanghai stone house architecture of the 1940s that blended east and west which is reflected in the restaurant’s style.
‘We were here for the Peking duck and the dim sum — and neither disappointed’
I have now visited Shikumen, the Chinese restaurant which opened six months ago as part of the Dorsett Shepherd’s Bush hotel in west London, three times — and on each occasion I’ve noticed things in pairs.
The only thing that could possibly go wrong on a date at Shikumen is if you didn’t do your pre-selection due diligence right on your potential new significant other. The question to ask for future reference is ‘Do you like amazing Chinese Food?’
Giles Coren reviews Shikumen
Shikumen has been perched on the short side of Shepherd’s Bush Green, banging out traditional Cantonese food of very high quality, since October last year without anyone noticing at all. Which I suppose must be due to its horrific location in a windy, litter-strewn canyon at the edge of Britain’s only triangular motorway.
Impressive homemade dim sum at lunch and excellent Peking duck are the standouts at this unexpectedly sleek Cantonese restaurant in an otherwise undistinguished part of Shepherd’s Bush.
Exquisite and reasonably priced dim sum are the star of the show at this
handsome Chinese restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush.
The owners of Shikumen were doubling their bets when they launched London’s newest Chinese restaurant concept. They opened this branch in the Dorsett Hotel just six weeks after debuting their first in Ealing’s Xanadu Hotel.