Last year we visited Daddy Bao and it was just as good as when I visited in 2018. A long time between visits unfortunately and something I regret immensely.

We opted to sit at the bar during our visit and were treated to a glass of their Yuzu Sake. Absolutely delicious and helped us starve down some of the hangover we were experiencing. Usually we would have opted for the bottomless brunch, but today we were all about the food.

Menu wise, we had been looking forward to trying their Christmas menu but as it was during the day, we were treated to their regular all day dining menu. Not a disappointment at all as food was fresh and delicious. Standout dishes are of course the Bao Buns, the chicken dumplings and the Ginger and Garlic Edamame. Not to be missed though is the Crispy Squid… it’s probably some of the best squid I have had in a long time. My friend also enjoyed her Szechuan Cucumber, though as someone who doesn’t like cucumber this was a no go for me. 

We loved the fact that the specials menu changes regularly, so there’s always something new to try each time you visits. Something to look out for, during your next visit Daddy Bao.

Drink wise I opted for the Pào Pào, a light no alcohol drink that was very thirst quenching. My friend did try the Daddy Bao Beer and loved it. What made it even more special was that the beer has a story behind it, so make sure you order one to find out what it is.

We loved our time at Daddy Bao and are excited to share that Daddy Bao, is celebrating Chinese New Year with an evening of intimate celebration. The night will feature an exclusive eight course tasting menu (plus some surprises), inspired by classic flavours and traditions but with a creative Daddy Bao twist.

On the evenings of 23rd and 24th January 2023, revellerswelcoming in the new Lunar Calendar will be treated to a feast for the body and soul alike: to start, Mushroom Broth with a Crispy Longevity Noodle Cracker, followed by Pork Jiaozi with dipping sauce; Grilled Scallop with Umami butter and Crispy Seaweed; Fragrant Fish Bao; Eight Treasure Duck and, to finish, Egg Tart with Mandarin, and White Rabbit Caramel. Veggies and vegans will be equally well looked after with flavour-packed alternatives, including Tofu Jiaozi; Banana Blossom Bao and Eight Treasure Cabbage.

The celebratory menu is priced at £50 per head, and tables can be booked between 7-7:30pm. Tickets will be available to purchase via Resy from January 5th 2023.


113 Mitcham Rd, Tooting

London, SW17 9PE

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Thursday / 5PM – 9:45PM

Friday / 5PM – 10:45PM

Saturday / 11.30AM – 10:45PM

Sunday / 11.30AM – 9:45PM