Some restaurants are cool, some are great. Hakkasan is both. Alan Yau, the man behind the revolutionary Wagamama, created Hakkasan, with the aid of several internationally-know designers who have designed the space and kitted out the staff. Glamour and sophistication notwithstanding, the food is the thing. Mr Yau has lured the reknowned chef of the Summer Pavilion at the Singapore Ritz to London, bringing his staff with him to offer Londoners sublimely authentic Chinese cuisine. Daytimes are dim-sum times, so sample as many as you can. In the evening try the starter of roasted mango duck with lemon sauce, followed by the roasted silver cod with Champagne and Chinese honey. Great wines and veggie choices.
Full a la carte
Jasmine tea smoked organic pork ribs £8.00
Three style vegetarian roll £6.00
Fried soft shell crab with hot and sour sauce £9.50
Salt and Pepper Langoustine £19.50
Sauteed sweet ginger and pineapple roasted duck £12.50
Fried chicken in lemon sauce £8.50
Plum wine jelly with Lychee sorbet £6.50
Layered banana sponge £7.50
Caramelised lime beancurd £7.00
8 Hanway Place, Hanway Street, W1T 1HB
Tottenham Court Road
Mon - Fri 12pm - 2.30pm & 6pm - 11pm. Sat - Sun 12pm - 5pm & 6pm - 11pm. The bar has a late licence on Thur, Fris & Sat until 3.00am.