Dim T is a franchise of Asian themed restaurants with six branches in London including this one on Heath Street in Hampstead. Its interior is modern, youthful and fresh, a lovely place to enjoy a meal. Food wise, so long as you don’t expect anything authentic and you’ll be okay. My wife, daughter and I came in for a quick, light lunch. We started with the only Prawn Crackers we have ever paid for (£3.30). We also had Edamame, Pork & Prawn Dim Sum and a Crispy Duck before finishing our meal with some Singapore Noodles.
Unless you are on a major craving, avoid the duck. Ours was crispy for sure but this extended all the way through – it was bone dry, obviously having been sat there for a while. The Dim Sum were nothing to write home about either. Thankfully the noodles had a generous amount of curry powder or paste mixed in and resembled the real thing, which left the prawn crackers to claim glory. I kid you not. Balancing out the disappointing food (almost) was an attentive young waitress who put in such an effort to keep us happy that I lied with raised eyebrows, a big smile and a series of small nods when she asked me how we enjoyed our meal.
If you’re on Hampstead Highstreet and fancy a Chinese, head straight for Goldfish where, for a few Pounds more, you’ll get a much better meal. If it’s Thai you want, head across to Patara. Dim T is okay, don’t get me wrong. The things is that the others are so much better…
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