BAO, Fitzrovia  

 
 
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31 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2JN
 
 
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No reservations | contact info@baolondon.com for basement private hire
 
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Mon to Sat 12noon-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm | Sun Closed
 

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BAO, FitzroviaOccupying a corner site on Windmill Street BAO is the second restaurant from the team behind BAO, Erchen Chang and siblings Shing and Wai Ting Chung. Following on from the success of the original BAO Bar in Hackney and their first permanent restaurant, BAO in Soho, the Fitzrovia restaurant offers more space, a greatly expanded menu and focus on cocktails, wine, and sake. Using the same tick style ordering system as BAO Soho, the Fitzrovia menu has 'Xiao Chi' (small eats) including cured ribcap, pickles and fermented chilli bean dip, and beef cheek and tendon sausage. Sharing dishes, many cooked on the kitchen's charcoal grill, include crab with rice broth , ox heart with Schezuan dressing , and cuttlefish squid and sausage with XO. Large glass windows let the light flood into the white, modern, and minimal ground floor dining room which features a U-shaped wooden dining bar with space for 26. The basement is quite different, with stools at the open kitchen's counter and metallic walls that make the dining room almost an extension of the kitchen.

 

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50 Berners Street, W1T | 4 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
Slick design, statement furniture and modern fittings, this is what you get from the Schrager-Starck design partnership. From the funky lobby and the bar (very busy ... More
 
 
 
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26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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25-33 Berners Street, W1T | 3 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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The Toucan
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19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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Drakes Tabanco
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3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from BAO, Fitzrovia
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Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
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25 Charlotte Street, W1T | 1 minute from BAO, Fitzrovia
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Bourne & Hollingsworth
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28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
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50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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The Congress Centre
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23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from BAO, Fitzrovia
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The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
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Soho Theatre 6 minutes walk from Bao, Fitzrovia

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Soho Theatre 6 minutes walk from Bao, Fitzrovia

A tribute show to the legendary singer-songwriter by the performer Sarah-Louise Young and director Russell Lucas....More

Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2020 

Photographers' Gallery 7 minutes walk from Bao, Fitzrovia

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Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2020
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2020
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2020 

Photographers' Gallery 7 minutes walk from Bao, Fitzrovia

In spring each year The Photographers' Gallery in London shows an exhibition of work by the four artists shortlisted for ...More

 
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from Bao, Fitzrovia

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In the Blood
In the Blood
Theatre | Until 6th June 2020 

The Donmar Warehouse 9 minutes walk from Bao, Fitzrovia

The first production in Michael Longhurst's second season as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse will be Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori ...More

 
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On Happiness
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2020 

Wellcome Collection 9 minutes walk from Bao, Fitzrovia

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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 9 minutes walk from Bao, Fitzrovia

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