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Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall in North London Review

Arriving at Bang Bang

It was a lovely sunny day and we drove into North London in a great mood. We didn’t notice the place at first but as you come closer you realise the magnificent structure in front of you is Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall in Colindale, London. It has a striking architecture and no matter how we took photos of it, it looked grand.

Impressive Architecture - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London

Upon seeing the entrance we were genuinely excited to get in there and most importantly, to eat!

Lovely entrance - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London

Inside Bang Bang

Before we get onto the food the whole place was really pleasant. Rows and rows of tables were in the middle and all around the outside were stalls. It reminded us of Food Hallen in Amsterdam yet we were in Zone 4 of North London!

Interior - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London

It can get busy

One thing that I would recommend is to get there early. The doors open at 10.30, so get there for that time, get one of your group to bag your table and each take it in turns to shop around for what you want. By 12pm the place was getting extremely packed and the queues for each stall was getting incredibly long. We noted that some stalls don’t start serving till 11.30.

Interior early in the morning - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London
Interior at about 12 noon - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London

One gripe was the queuing system at the stalls. There was none! If it got to more than 3 people wanting to order the whole thing broke apart when one person at the back decided they wanted to be served first and successfully managed it…it then turns into a free for all and nobody wants that. By 12.30 it was too late for people wanting to even come in and there was a queuing system to even get into the building, let alone ordering at the stalls. It became a 1 in, 1 out scenario as you can see below.

Queuing at Cha Time Stall - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London
Queue to get into the building - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London

Other than the queues though the food and the atmosphere in general was fantastic we have to say. The extremely long queues was probably down to the fact that everything was 20% off (We went in July 2017), this offer has now ended.

On the first floor

So when you enter on the first floor there’s a dim sum restaurant called Golden Dragon, and also a Chinese bakery called Wonderful Patisserie.

Dim Sum restaurant Golden Dragon - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London
Chinese bakery patisserie - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London
Chinese bakery patisserie interior - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall Review in North London

The food hall

Upon entering the food hall there were so many stalls! Here are a few pictures:

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The food

So now onto the food!

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Bang Bang Food Hall is definitely worth a visit, the food and the cuisine reminded us of Hong Kong so much and it’s lovely to have somewhere like this so close to home! It really is that authentic.




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