Lunch at Murger Hanhan in London

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Murger Hanhan is the restaurant everyone should come to when they travel to London. As London’s first authentic Xi’an restaurant, it is home to the irresistibly delicious Chinese Biang Biang Noodles. These super long noodles (12 feet in fact) are just as much fun to eat as they are to photograph and videotape. With so many reasons to visit, from efficient service to top notch cuisine for the whole family, it is no wonder I keep thinking about this spot nearly a month after visiting.

Murger Hanhan specializes in regional Chinese cuisine from Xi’an City in the Shanxi Province. This province is located in North China close to Beijing.

I already know I will be visiting here multiple times when I am back in London in the summer of 2020.

Coming in for lunch? Make sure you are one of the first groups to arrive. Murger Hanhan gets busy (very) quickly. The service is very fast without being pushy or overbearing, so you have plenty of time to enjoy your meal without feeling rushed.

For beverages, there are a variety of soft drinks, herbal teas, juices, and Aloe Vera water. We chose the Plum Juice (£3.20). Served in a can, the Plum Juice is perfect for splitting, it also serves as the perfect compliment to their dumplings and noodles. I recommend their green tea (£1.50) to start, especially on a chilly winter’s day. Their Ice Peak, local orange soda from Xi’an,(£2.80) piqued by interest.

The alcoholic drink selection includes a selection of beer, including Chinese beer, and sparkling sake.

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Our first course was the Grilled Chicken Gyoza (£6.50). An ideal light start for what was to follow. We then chose two variations of the Handmade Noodles: the Biang Biang, and Spinach (very similar in style to the Biang Biang noodles). You choose from three toppings. For the Biang Biang, we chose tomato and egg (£10.80); and for the spinach noodles, we decided upon the Slow Cooked Beef with Tomato, Egg Sauce & Chilly Oil (£13.80).

Perfect for hungry customers, there was barely any wait time before ordering and beings served. Depending upon how hungry you are, each bowl could serve two people as the noodles are quite filling. I’ll emphasize this: these are noodles to remember. The spinach noodles were quite good, but there is something very special about their Biang Biang noodles. No wonder I saw almost every customer around me ordering a variation of this bowl of crave-worthy noodles. I would come back again and again, and if I lived in London full-time, I would be a regular at Murger Hanhan.

Murger Hanhan in London is open daily from 12-10pm serving lunch and dinner. They have two locations: one in Euston on Eversholt Street, and one in Mayfair, London on Sackville Street. With regards to their Mayfair location, nearby points of interest are the Royal Academy of Arts, Fortnum & Mason, Hamleys, and Trafalgar Square.

+44 20 7734 0300