Hakkasan • Mayfair, London

Awarded a Michelin star just a year after opening, Hakkasan Mayfair is the second London outpost (the other is in Hanway Place) of this celebrated group of Chinese restaurants. Combining Chinese history, tradition and architecture, Hakkasan in Mayfair is filled with intricate wooden screens placed for intimate dining and the ground floor features a lively bar.

Chef Tong Chee Hwee offers authentic Cantonese cooking with a contemporary flair. Selected Dim Sum and Chinese dishes are always new and constantly changing, such as Stir-Fry Peking Style Duck with dried chili, Szechuan pepper, baby leek and onion; or Sweet and Sour Duke of Berkshire Pork with pomegranate.


The cocktails are innovative, and a sommelier offers selections from a unique wine list to pair with the elegant dishes. Green Park Tube Station is a 7-minute walk away.

Visit: 17 Bruton St, W1J 6QB; 020-7907 1888; hakkasan.com/mayfair