I recently ate at Dim T restaurant, a pan-Asian eatery encompassing Thai and Chinese cuisine. Situated near London Bridge, Dim T is well-placed in the heart of one of the financial hubs, with the likes of Ernst and Young and PWC as neighbours.
Also, before I launch into the full on Dim T restaurant review, I must mention that it is well placed to boast one of the best views of Tower Bridge…
Anyway, back to the important stuff.
One of the big advantages for me was that Dim T offered halal chicken, vastly opening up my meal options.
Eating as part of a group, we opted for a sharing menu. Starting with Edamame beans (which were
deliciously salted and perhaps more delectable due to how hungry I was), we were then treated to a wicker basket of chicken, veg and prawn dim sum. One thing I would say is that the portions of dim sum, around 5 pieces between four people, was a bit stingy. However, this was an appetiser so I didn’t complain too much.
Next came a course of starters – scallop and prawn balls, chicken wings, veg spring rolls and five-spiced squid. I tried everything apart from the sticky chicken wings, and my favourite of the selection has to be the scallop and prawn balls. They were delicately flavoured and delicious.
The mains were chicken green Thai curry, Malaysian butternut squash curry and fire cracker chilli prawns. This was served with a side of chicken chow mein, and steamed rice.
My favourite curry was the green Thai, it was flavoured perfectly, the sauce was creamy and the bamboo shoots were fresh and delicious and it was the right heat, unlike some pan-Asian restaurants which can blow your socks off with their chilli. I preferred this with the rice, while the chow mein could be eaten alone.
My least favourite dish was the butternut squash. Unfortunately it tasted bland. For this I’m glad the chicken was halal otherwise I would have seriously missed out.
Dessert was a sharing platter of mini Korean Doughnuts with brownie bites and dipping sauces. The
doughnuts were- excuse the pun – a bit too doughy, but the brownie bites were perfect with the raspberry dipping sauce.
One thing I would say about the service was that we were a long time waiting for food to be prepared.
We were a large group, but we still expected to eat sooner as we had booked in advance. However, after the long wait, food was served fairly quickly and there was enough to go around, despite the initial misgivings regarding dim sum.
So overall, I would definitely visit Dim T again. For an authentic tasting Thai, it’s much better visiting a specialist restaurant like this, than a jack-of-all place.
Dim T restaurant review in a nutshell
Cost – Starters between £3 – £6. A sharing platter costs £11.95. Mains are between £7 – £10. Sides such as rice and noodles are extra.
Halal – yes. Few vegetarian options available.
Great if… you want a good Thai green curry with a great view of one of London’s landmarks.
Not so great if… You want to stay away from central London’s bustle. Also could prove disappointing if you’re a vegetarian as their options are limited and the butternut squash curry wasn’t great.