Bayswater sees the much anticipated arrival of Leong’s Legends flagship restaurant, bringing with it brand new flavours and a unique Taiwanese dining experience.
The diverse, cosmopolitan and fashionable Bayswater area at last has a restaurant scene that is as hip as its shops and residents with the launch of the new Taiwanese restaurant Leong’s Legend.
With this fabulous opening, customers can now savour the unique delights of Taiwanese cuisine in the west of the capital, a treat that had previously involved a trip into Central London. Leong’s Legend signature restaurant in Bayswater will be introducing this unique style of food to a part of town that has been lacking in expert, regional, oriental cooking.
The heart of Taiwanese food offers diners more subtle, rounded flavours than the generic Cantonese and fiery Sichuan fare that is currently on offer in London. The region focuses more on seafood and uses peanuts, picked daikon, coriander and spices to create its distinctive, balanced dishes.
Located at 82 Queensway, Bayswater, this expansive, airy space is a destination dining room. The décor is reminiscent of a Chinese inn with low hanging lamps hovering above each table, wooden screens, beautiful beams and classical pictures adorning the walls. The painstaking attention to detail gives a relaxing, comforting and unique dining experience, full of style and character, suited equally well to large groups or to more intimate gatherings.
The menu at the new restaurant is an innovation. Offering an excellent Dim Sum menu, Leong's legendary soup dumplings (Siu Loung Bao) - eight pork or crab dumplings with rich broth sealed inside – have already won deserving praise as amongst the best in London. Other “street food” specialities like the Taiwanese mini kebab (Gua Boa) a soft rice bun with sticky pork belly and peanut shavings are an absolute treat and must be tried.
The rest of the menu takes a journey through both the familiar and the new – chilli crab, congee and aromatic lamb hit all the right classic notes and more adventurous foodies will find the menu a delight with duck tongue, fiery beef tripe and braised pig trotters with egg.
To guide diners through the extensive range of options, Leong’s Legend have put together a special introduction tasting menu - where diners are treated to a selection of house dishes to ensure they do not miss out on any of the delicious treats this new launch has to offer.
In a part of town not known for its range of modern Asian restaurants Leong’s Legends will be a welcome and innovative addition to the Bayswater neighbourhood, where style and sophisticated dining are blended together effortlessly.
Opening Date: Monday 24th May
Address: Leong’s Legend, 82 Queensway, Bayswater, W2 3RL
Tel: 0207 2212280
Website: www.leongslegend.com (live on 24th May)
Thurs- Sat 12.00pm-11.30pm
Public Transport: Nearest station is Bayswater or Queensway