Luxury Chinese Restaurants for Beautiful Food in London
London has made a real name for itself in international fine dining. London’s restaurants offer luxurious meals in sumptuous surroundings that transport you across the globe through the power of cuisine. In a year when travel has been limited, it is fine dining which has stepped up to fill the void of multicultural experience. So, when it comes to luxury Chinese restaurants that offer amazing food and experience, where is best?
Modern Twist – Hakkasan
Celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2021, Mayfair’s Hakkasan uses traditional techniques to create contemporary flair. From the signature crispy Pipa duck to delicate patisserie, dining here is a breathtaking experience. It’s clear that this establishment rose to every challenge that the last year and a half has posed. Not only have they established a luxury home delivery service, but have gone even further to with the full Hakkasan experience at home. With a special anniversary set menu on offer, this is a destination to head to before the year is out.
Retro Style – China Tang
For perfect Dim Sum in Mayfair, head to China Tang at The Dorchester. Originally conceived by the late Sit David Tang, the 1930’s art deco flamboyance recreates a quirky ‘30s Shanghai. The bar is inspired by Sir David’s own living room, and there’s sparking glamour all around. Amongst these most sumptuous surroundings is nestled a menu which is designed to celebrate and install the comfort of traditional Chinese cooking.
Jazz Experience – Park Chinois
Travelling back again to 1930’s Shanghai, the interior of Park Chinois is opulence itself. But there’s more to this Mayfair restaurant than its decor. Dining here is an experience, with live jazz and cabaret accompanying exquisite Chinese dishes. You’ll find diverse menus for long lunches and destination dinners, or just hand crafted dim sum perfection. Plus, with extensive home dining options, you can focus just on the food from the ease of your luxury serviced apartment!
The Element of Surprise – Hunan
For a truly unique dining experience, Belgravia’s Hunan is the place to go. Established in 1982, there is, and has never been, a menu. Diners must simply specify any dietary limitations, allergies and their preferred spice level. You’ll then be treated to a delight of between 12 and 18 tapas size dishes. The aim is to bring diners a truly diverse range of flavours and culinary experiences. The accompanying wine lists are varied and widely praised. Founder Chef Peng has continually developed this restaurant over the years, influenced by the food of Taiwan, with traditional dishes from the Hunan province also making an appearance. Which of them you’ll get it is entirely in the lap of the gods!
Dine With a View – Min Jiang
Situated in the lofty heights of the Royal Garden Hotel on Kensington High Street, you’ll not forget that you’re in London. From the 10th floor, there are spectacular views of Kensington Gardens. But the menu is authentically China, with Szechuan and Cantonese influences. This luxury restaurant operates with classically fine dining formality. With a 45 minute roasting time, you’re advised to pre-order the signature Beijing Duck – authentically prepared, wood fired and served in two phases.
East Meets West – Imperial Treasure
With sister restaurants in Shanghai, Incheon, Guangzhou, Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris, Imperial Treasure clearly has a global presence across both East and West. This really shows on the menu. While authentic Chinese dishes are surely the star, you’ll also find French quail and Foie Gras. At home at its St James’s location, the decor provides cool and stylish surroundings to enjoy the acclaimed menu. Just don’t forget to preorder the signature Peking Duck!
On your next visit to London, make sure you take in the best of the city’s luxury Chinese restaurants. And with most establishments offering an at-home service, you can even extend the experience to the comfort of your luxury serviced apartment!