A. Wong, Pimlico

We enjoyed our first visit to A. Wong back in 2014 – and things have been going strong for Andrew Wong and his modern Chinese restaurant in Pimlico ever since. My visit on this occasion however is for the Peking duck tasting menu. The restaurant isn’t much to look at which is quite nice really – there’s no pomp or pretension. Service is equally as … Continue reading A. Wong, Pimlico

Curio + TÄ€ TÄ€, Hackney

We first tried TÄ€ TÄ€’s food at Druid St Market (if you haven’t been to that Saturday food market in SE1 then you really should). Their ricewich was something quite unique and the flavours were banging. After a few successful pop ups and one offs, they’ve now taken over the kitchens at a cafe on Kingsland Road resulting in Curio + TÄ€ TÄ€. It’s a … Continue reading Curio + TÄ€ TÄ€, Hackney

Park Chinois, Mayfair

Park Chinois is Alan Yau’s latest opening (he’s the bloke who recently brought us Babaji Pide and Duck&Rice) and it’s a real stunner of a restaurant. I’ve neither been to Shanghai nor lived in the 20s but I imagine this is exactly what it’s like. Everything about the place exudes opulence, from the two doormen, the fireplace by the reception desk and the live band … Continue reading Park Chinois, Mayfair

Yauatcha, Broadgate Circle 

I remember my first visit to the original Yauatcha in Soho; I had some of the best dim sum I’ve ever eaten. I was excited then to hear they were opening a new one in Broadgate Circle (that new posh food court near Liverpool Street which is home to José Pizarro, Franco Manca and the soon-to-open Crab Tavern). It’s a strange layout; a huge semicircle … Continue reading Yauatcha, Broadgate Circle 

Duck and Rice, Soho

Located on the permanent building site that is Berwick Street in Soho (will they ever finish digging up that road?) this is Alan Yau’s latest restaurant. You know Alan Yau, the chap who created Wagamama and sold it for millions then did the same with Yauatcha and Hakkasan. There’s a downstairs bar/pub and a restaurant upstairs at the top of a rather tiny spiral staircase. … Continue reading Duck and Rice, Soho

Mr Chow, Knightsbridge

You don’t hear much about Mr Chow these days. In the 90’s, you weren’t anybody if you didn’t get papped leaving this high end Chinese restaurant in Knightsbridge. It has always been on my list though, so we popped along for dinner. It was far smaller than I expected. We were seated in the ground floor dining room which is split into two sections by … Continue reading Mr Chow, Knightsbridge

Hutong in The Shard

Hutong is a restaurant on the 33rd floor of The Shard which specialises in food from Northern China – your local Chinese this ain’t. As you leave the lift and arrive at the mezzanine which overlooks Aqua Shard, you can’t help but be impressed by the sheer size of the place and that all important view. It’s even prettier in the dining room – even … Continue reading Hutong in The Shard

China Tang, Park Lane

China Tang is a Chinese restaurant which resides in the basement of the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. We’ve been meaning to go for quite a while now and after a recent meal at A. Wong in Pimlico, we found ourselves craving a bit of dim sum so we popped down for lunch. It was a pretty and quaint restaurant; the dining room felt like … Continue reading China Tang, Park Lane

A. Wong, Pimlico

It’s not often you’ll find me wandering the streets of Pimlico, in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been there before. That was until the other night after a visit to a Chinese restaurant called A.Wong. After reading some quite positive reviews and seeing its name in the Bib Gourmand recommends section in the Michelin guide, we popped along for a spot of dinner. It’s … Continue reading A. Wong, Pimlico

Hutong in The Shard

Hutong is a Northern Chinese inspired restaurant in the Shard building in London Bridge. I’d already visited their sister restaurant Aqua Shard which I loved and also Oblix (a Reiner-Becker restaurant on the 32nd floor) which I didn’t quite love so much, so was excited to complete the set. The restaurant itself was a rather beautiful one; in the dining room there was a tree at … Continue reading Hutong in The Shard

Kai

Kai is a Michelin starred Chinese restaurant in Mayfair. During our visit on a sunny Saturday for lunch the dining room was rather full and business appeared to be thriving. This isn’t your typical local Chinese restaurant however: this has been Mayfair-ified. There’s an exuberance of wealth everywhere you look and some serious money must have been spent on the decor. The slightly odd choice … Continue reading Kai