BAO’s Erchen Chang Shares Her Favourite London Spots

We asked BAO and XU‘s head chef Erchen Chang where she likes to dine, drink, and while away the hours in London…

Favourite date spot?

Rose Bakery at the Dover Street Market.

Favourite brunch spot?


(Editor’s Note: Bar Bruno is a an Anglo-Italian cafe on Wardour Street in Soho, and has no website)

Favourite Sunday lunch spot?

La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison comes top for Erchen Chang

Favourite cocktail bar?

Gimlet Bar

Favourite place for a casual dinner?

40 Maltby Street

Favourite restaurant abroad?

La Baratin in Paris.

London-based guilty pleasure?


Desert Island Dish?

Tomato pici (a type of fat, spaghetti-like pasta from Tuscany).


We assume that Erchen was just being polite… and didn’t’ want to say that her actual favourite restaurants are BAO and XU.

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