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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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First-class Chinese cooking in revitalised City

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

Part of the glossy Hakkasan stable, this new-wave Chinese cuts a dash with its minimalist, clean-lined looks – all comfy banquettes, black chairs with slate-blue cushions and a glass-walled kitchen. Chef Tong Chee Hwee's creative take on contemporary Chinese cooking comes up with some striking creations, reinventing old ideas with western twists and liberal use of up-to-date cooking techniques on a range of menus that include a multi-course tasting, with a vegetarian option. As you’d hope, it all relies on produce of outstanding quality, much of it organic and sourced from around the UK, and perhaps predictably, given the city-slicker location, the experience is not for those on a budget. Splash out on a tasting menu dinner, and you will encounter revelatory constructions along the lines of chrysanthemum fish maw soup with dry scallop, coconut, and chicken stock, moving on to steamed wild sea bass with glutinous rice wine, enoki mushrooms and XO sauce, or slow-cooked Dingley Dell pork belly matched with white asparagus, pear and kumquat foam, and white truffle sauce. On Saturday afternoons only, two people may opt for the Duck and Champagne menu featuring cherrywood-roasted whole Peking duck. Desserts pursue the fusion theme with ideas such as coconut cream with lychee granite and tapioca.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas and some Bank holidays
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10

Chef

  • Chef: Tong Chee Hwee

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Chinese
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 16
  • Wines by the glass: 22

Price guide

  • Starter from 10.80
  • Main course from12
  • Dessert from8.90
  • 3-course lunch from35
  • Tasting menu from58
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 63
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • Off-site parking available: NCP, on street

Additional information

  • Seats: 63
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14

Getting here

Nearest train station

Liverpool Street, Shoreditch High Street
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