Imperial Palace is the place for fab dim sum in Edinburgh
Imperial Palace does many things well, but the yummiest fun is the dim sum. Packed-out at weekend lunchtimes, make a reservation and be prepared to share a table if you're in a small group – it's all part of the experience. With 46 dim sum to choose from, plus a full Chinese menu, you may need to take a breath before tackling the blue checklist distributed by helpful waitstaff to mark off your order. Steamed dumplings bursting with moist pork and prawn or a char siu bun – sticky, savoury and sweet – might be just what you need. Squid cake sizzles, with lacy edges just perfect for dunking in soy. Garlic and prawn spring rolls are a massive step up from the standard, prawns filling every tasty bite. Cheung fun, a soft rice noodle similar to a cannoli, may be stuffed with king prawns, a moist beef filling or char siu. Order as you go and brace yourself for a bit of gluttony in the nicest possible way.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: nothing
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 120
- Open since: 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £20 per bottle
URGENT: You must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.