Bao to open Taiwanese restaurant in Soho

The team behind street food company Bao has revealed plans to open an upmarket Taiwanese restaurant called Xu, on Soho’s Rupert Street in Spring.

The 68-cover restaurant, is named after co-founder Erchen Chang’s late grandfather.

The restaurant will feature a traditional Taiwanese menu featuring xiao tsai (bar snacks) including century quail’s egg and smoked Taiwanese sausage and a main menu will include goose and pork served in typical Taiwanese 'Lu Wei' style as well as street food inspired options.

There will also be a 'tea bar' on the ground floor of the restaurant which will offer a selection of Taiwanese tea.

Bao opened its second site in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia in 2016.