HKK is the ultimate destination for Chinese aficionados. The restaurant, which is one of the most recent openings of the Hakkasan group, is already gaining a reputation for offering some of the best Chinese food in the City. Michelin-starred chef Tong Chee Hwee has created an impressive eight- and 15-course banqueting menu that’s the perfect way to celebrate the New Year with a bang. While the menu taps into traditional Cantonese flavours, it does so with a modern flair, fusing age-old techniques with new styles.
HKK London, Broadgate West, 88 Worship Street, EC2A 2BE.
To book, call 020 3544 6871
If you’re after great ambiance, this is the place to go. The restaurant is known as much for its swanky interior and mood lighting as it is for its innovative Cantonese food. Since it was opened by Wagamama founder Alan Yau in 2009, it’s become a favourite amongst foodies for its excellent selection of modern but authentic dim sum and wok dishes.
15 Broadwick Street, W1F 0DL.
To book, call 020 7494 8888
3. China Tang at The Dorchester
While the décor might be hit and miss, there’s no disputing that China Tang delivers an excellent fine dining experience. Housed in The Dorchester Hotel, this restaurant is the brainchild of restaurateur David Tang, owner of several Hong Kong and Beijing hot-spots. The majority of the food is Cantonese and the menu features an array of clay-pot dishes and roasted meats. Make sure you try the famed Peking duck or lamb brisket. The Char siu (rich roasted pork with Shaoxing wine) is also a winner.
China Tang, The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, W1.
To book, call 020 7629 9988
4. Min Jiang
If you’re after a restaurant that offers more than great food, Mian Jiang is the place to go. Aside from delivering dishes like the much-loved wood-fired Beijing bird, gong bao chicken and exquisite dim sum, its views of west London will make your night. Housed on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, you have a bird’s eye view of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
Min Jiang, Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 4PT
To book, call 020 3544 7970