Chop Sticks Ready? With so many options in London from delicate Cantonese cooking,fiery Sichuan and high-end banquet-style dishes – The Wonder List have chosen the ones that really stand out from the crowd.
Park Chinois, Berkley Street
Step through the red doors and take a step back in time as you enter the opulent world of 1930s Shanghai. A sensual red glow coats the inside of Park Chinois with velvet and gold details drenching the place in glamour. The restaurant is split in to two experiences, as well as a bar and private dining room. Downstairs is Salon De Chine, a stunningly decorated dining room, serving mainly progressive Chinese cuisine to the backdrop of specially curated live music and entertainment. Upstairs, Club Chinois provides a more wild experience, dubbed ‘hedonistic dining with devilishly curious entertainment.’ There’s certainly something for everyone.
Hakkasan, Hanway Place
Intricate dark wooden panels line the walls of Hakkasan, Hanway Place. With its low brooding light and sleek black furniture, it is a place that evokes sensuality and sophistication. Under the guidance of long standing Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee, Hakkasan dishes up innovative, yet authentic Cantonese cuisine.
After almost two decades since its first opening, the company has grown to become a global success, holding true its core values of providing exceptional service and deliciously detailed dishes. Be sure to try out Chee Hwee’s signature Peking Duck.
Two eyes gaze at you from the stunning art hanging in Kai, Mayfair. The space holds an elegant flare, with beautifully upholstered furnishings and clean white linen. Kai prides itself on Liberated chinese cuisine, staying true to tradition and craft, whilst being liberal in their approach. This Michelin star restaurant is a go to for a range of adventurous regional Chinese cuisine.
China Tang, Park Lane
There is a sense of nostalgia as you enter the art deco style dining room at China Tang at The Dorchester. The place is decorated with a brilliant mix of traditional and new style chinoiserie, resulting in a guests being transported back to 1930’s Shanghai. Come here for some of the best authentic Cantonese cuisine outside of China.
Dark bamboo panelled walls, art deco lighting and perfect pastels- This is the Xu Teahouse and restaurant. The space pays homage to the luxurious social scene of 1930s Taiwan, and offers guests the chance to sample traditional Chinese and Taiwanese food made with Taiwanese ingredients. Xu is the place to be for a transformative and time traveling experience.