wear this there: bun house & tea room.
by victoria comment


red and green interior of bun house in london. / sfgirlbybay

what’s better than chinese steamed buns? eating them in london’s soho district, that’s what — and more specifically at bun house. bun house is actually three cafes in one: the bun house upstairs where they serve, well tons of steaming buns; a charming Tea Room in the basement serving exotic cocktails like a Mint & Sichuan Sour accompanied by all kinds of delicious Cantonese creations; and finally a takeaway window just in case you need your buns on the run! we’re gonna get funky with it and dress in custume de rigueur complete with this kinda-shanghai neon color scheme in mind. let’s slip on a silky kimono over an even silkier jumpsuit and a chinese-inspired floral top and some lady killer jade shoes. before you hop across the pond, you might like to read Taschen’s NYT 36 Hours London & Beyond — you won’t want to miss a thing!

pink cocktail at bun house in london. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: bun house, london. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: free people Athena Embroidered Kimono; PRISCAVera Floral Print Baby Tee; lacausa santi jumpsuit in beret; Yuul Yie Coy Heeled Sandal in Jade; Olio E Osso® Balm; read this there Taschen’s NYT 36 Hours London & Beyond; SteamLine Luggage The Sweetheart Small Carryon Bag; bando chill pills iPhone case; madewell Oversized Geometric Hoop Earrings; clare v. black eyes coin purse; Komono Quin Sunglasses in White Gold; Susan Alexandra Watermelon Dream Mini Tote Bag.

dinner tray at bun house in london. / sfgirlbybay

menus at bun house in london. / sfgirlbybay

hanging plants inside bun house restaurant in london. / sfgirlbybay

bun house exterior and food. / sfgirlbybay

signage for the tea room at bun house in london. / sfgirlbybay

neon interior of tea room inside bun house in london. / sfgirlbybay

green and white floor tile inside bun house in london. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of bun house in soho district, london. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via wallpaper and @8unhouse.

2 responses to “wear this there: bun house & tea room.”

  1. This usually is my favorite series on your site, but this post is completely tone deaf. It encourages your readers to engage in cultural appropriation by dressing up in your idea of a monolithic “Asian” culture. Suggestions to wear kimonos, silks, and sip on “exotic” cocktails reads as textbook endorsement for relying on lazy stereotypes. It might help to review this Jezebel piece (https://jezebel.com/a-much-needed-primer-on-cultural-appropriation-30768539) and avoid any responses in the Cultural Appropriation Bingo. As the article states: “Such misrepresentations sexualize, commodify, and pervert our traditions — and impart to [people] of all cultures and backgrounds that it’s perfectly acceptable to “play dress up” as a [person of color],” Please do better.

    • Hi Sharon,

      I’m very sorry if I offended you or anyone else, that was not my intention. The restaurant is themed around Chinatown, but I never intended to misappropriate any one particular culture. My apologies. Best, Victoria

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