Hakkasan on Bruton Street in Mayfair has to be one of Lorna and I’s absolute favourite Chinese restaurants to visit whenever we are in London.
We try and go to Hakkasan at least a handful of times a year, depending on wherever our travels take us in the world; whether that is business related, or visiting our non-London based children and grandchildren in Australia and New York.
Hakkasan’s Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee creates completely unique and inventive dishes for Hakkasan, which means there’s always a fantastic new selection of foods to try every time we visit. Our personal favourites so far have been the steamed New Zealand mini lobster, the seabass and the black truffle roast duck.
Another of our favourite Mayfair restaurants is Apsleys; a Venetian-style dining room at The Lanesborough hotel, which I’ve actually already written about here.
On our first visit to Hakkasan Mayfair, it was immediately clear to us why they were awarded a Michelin star within their first year of opening in 2011, and has maintained it ever since by their creative and frequent reinvention of the selection of modern dishes available on their menu.
We really love good food, and other than spending time with our family or traveling, there is nothing we enjoy more than dining at restaurants that deliver both excellent food and service.
Hakkasan is great for both meals and drinks, and for non-drinkers, it may be worth noting that they also offer a delicious mocktail list.
We were thrilled to discover both Hakkasan Mayfair and Hakkasan Hanway Place were featured in The best 50 restaurants in London in January 2015, based on reviews by foodies. We are looking forward to visiting all of the featured restaurants listed here that we are yet to experience.
If you have visited Hakkasan Mayfair or Hanway Place, we’d love to hear about your experience and hear what your favourites were from their amazing menu.