Entering the Fitzrovia branch of this posh Chinese restaurant is a bit like descending into a sexed-up dungeon. Oh dear, now it sounds all 50 Shades of Grey. It’s not – it’s more Buddha Bar; sexy, Asian, urban and filled to bursting with a combo of city slickers and eurocrats. The Mayfair branch has the same vibe, except it’s on ground level – more for the voyeurs then. The food is what you’d expect from high-end Asian. It’s very tasty, very attractive and very expensive. Glug down a few of the Asian-flavouredcocktails and you won’t mind so much when the bill comes though. Must-order dishes include the signature roasted silver cod and black truffle roast duck. Despite the eye-watering price, don’t expect service with a smile, the staff seem to think their doing you a favour by being there. By the same token make sure you book ahead, it’s just not worth the disdaining looks at the door. And besides, it’s not the done thing dahling.
|Address:||8 Hanway Place, W1T 6HD|
|Phone:||020 7927 7000|
|Nearest Tube:||Tottenham Court Road|
|Need To Know:||Book ahead; Sister branch in Mayfair; Private dining for groups of up to 20; Set lunch £29pp 7 days a week|
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