My Neighbours the Dumplings is a family run Chinese dumpling house and Sake bar, now with two sites in both Lower Clapton and Victoria Park Village, Hackney. We specialise in hand made dumplings, rolled fresh everyday by our expert Dumpling Team. Although we are not strictly a Dim Sum restaurant, we follow the Dim Sum style of eating; lots of small dishes that are shared amongst the table. We aim to create a bustling atmosphere with lots of different dishes to try, steaming baskets of dumplings hitting the table fast. We choose only quality ingredients for all our dishes, our fish is sustainably sourced and our meat is free range and we make everything fresh on site everyday, to make sure it tastes as good as it can!
Alongside our dishes we serve a great selection of drinks. Our wines are all organic and sourced from small scale producers in Europe and we have a great range of sake supplied by Tengu Sake, who sources sake from small family run breweries in Japan. We have a regularly changing cocktail list where we play around with Asian flavours and we stock premium Japanese whiskies, Shochu and Awamori. We also serve a great range of Chinese teas all sourced directly from China and Taiwan.
We started the business as a pop-up restaurant in Hackney in 2014, gained a residency and then opened our first permanent site in Clapton in 2016. Many of our key members of staff joined us in those early days and are still with us today, Carol Lee (Head Dumpling Chef), Trung Nguyen (now Executive Chef), Tom James (now Operations Manager) and Ashley Gentile (now GM). We opened in Victoria Park in 2019 with a slightly different menu than in Clapton and each restaurant has it’s own personality, with resident music nights in the Sake Bar in Clapton, whilst we have plans for Sake Tasting events and Dumpling rolling workshops in Victoria Park.
Just like its name, My Neighbours the Dumplings is a friendly neighbourhood place to eat, we are not strictly traditional in our dishes, just as long as it tastes good! We've enjoyed creating a fun and interesting environment with a personal touch and we hope you like it too!