Following the success of the BAO Noodle Shop, Shoreditch, BAO Noodle Shop Battersea opens in the beyond-iconic Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station, the veritable London landmark that has been reimagined (after much umming, ahing, and controversy) as a shopping and leisure destination where tourists and residents can now eat, drink, live, work and play.
As a standalone restaurant within the Arcade food hall, diners are greeted by a U-shaped counter wrapping around the open kitchen and bar. The space accommodates 78 guests who perch on pillowy red chairs whilst watching the chefs create their dishes. A private KTV room can be booked for karaoke parties, and seats a further 10 people with playful decor inspired by the old Power Station control panels, as well as the futuristic set design of the Jacques Tati movie Playtime.
Having opened only this week, BAO Battersea will be serving BAO classics alongside new dishes, their shimmering beef noodle soup sitting alongside Sanbei Tofu BAO, crispy Cheese Croquettes and Danzai Noodles; dishes much-loved by those who are familiar with the London dining scene.
Founded by Shing Tat Chung, Erchen Chang and Wai Ting Chung, the first permanent BAO restaurant opened in Soho in April 2015, following a successful period trading at Netil Market in Hackney. Dominating the BAO market, the trio went on to open a slew of other outposts in the capital before arriving at this gargantuan architectural gem.
A beautifully designed restaurant to mark a new era for the famous power station, BAO Battersea is sure to be another winner from this savvy team of restaurateurs.