Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall London restaurant review


A new foodhall brings the gastronomic thrills of regional China – and beyond – to the outskirts of the metropolis

Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall, 399 Edgware Road, London
NW9 0FH. Meal for two: £25 to £45

Ah, Colindale, the Croydon of north London, only with less charisma. Oh, stop wincing. This is my home turf, the suburban sprawl famous for its research institute for infectious disease and its police training college. For John Betjeman, chronicler of these cherry-blossomed streets, of the semi-detached and quietly despairing, it had murdered the capital’s green lung. Or, as he put it in Metroland: “Dear Middlesex, dear vanished country friend, Your neighbour, London, killed you in the end.”

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