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21 April 2014
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Hutong at The Shardone star

020 7768 3417

Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY

£65.00 Chinese South Bank, Borough etc

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  • Wine: £22.00
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 12N-3pm 6-11pm

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The Aqua Group’s second sky-high restaurant in the Shard takes inspiration from the company’s Michelin-starred Hutong in Hong Kong. Northern China is the gastronomic compass point, though anyone looking for regional oddities may be disappointed – instead, the kitchen deals in unchallenging dishes for special occasions, at unrepentant special-occasion prices: weighing in at £58, the ‘glorious’ Peking duck (carved tableside and served in two stages) is a guaranteed conversation stopper. Luxe dim sum grab the limelight at lunchtime (think baked pork puffs in chinkiang vinegar sauce), while the carte promises the likes of ‘red lantern’ (soft-shell crab with Szechuan dried chilli), crispy deboned lamb ribs and, less impressively, an overly astringent assembly of chilled sliced scallops with pomelo segments. Hutong also wows the crowds with its spectacular views, superb bar, dark latticework interiors and ‘sultry Sex and The City vibe’.

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  1. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
    Overall rating:
     
    Simona F.

    Mediocre food - service could be better

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    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 3

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  2. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Belinda T.

    Its okay....

        (3)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 5

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  3. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Adrian B.

    Vapid and uninspired

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 4

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  4. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Russell W.

    What went wrong Hutong?

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 3

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  5. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Gary J.

    What a great View

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  6. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Alex B.

    Glorious!

        (6)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  7. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Frisco and J.

    Wonderful food and vibe but ruined

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 6

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  8. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Monikasays

    Up the shard again

        (33)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  9. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Neil M.

    Well worth a visit!

      Gold Reviewer  (55)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 6

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  10. Hutong at The Shard

    Level 33,The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
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    Gary S.

    Good but room for improvement

        (1)
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  1. Chinese dining up high the London sky with great views of the city. May be not the best fine dining Chinese food in this city (HKK and Yauatcha are better), but still pretty darn good...
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  2. The recently launched dim sum menu at Hutong proves an ideal opportunity for Sunday brunching. I very much enjoyed a chance to sample this upscale restaurant’s dim sum lunch menu a few weekend’s ago. Situated at the 33rd storey of The Shard, the restaurant’s panoramic perch over London wows without fail. Designed to have the look and feel of an actual traditional street level hutong (‘traditional Chinese urban residential courtyard most typically seen in Beijing’ might be the best way to describe one), the interior presents a delightfully incongruous setting that is worthy of admiration in its own right...
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  3. Published : Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    The Food Judge :: Hutong at the Shard. Lord, love a duck.

    I’d really no business to be going to the Shard for dinner. I’d no business to be going anywhere other than one of those places where they make you fast for a week. It had been a weekend of sheer piggery in Paris, where, on the Friday night, we unexpectedly ended up at Guy Savoy. We thought we’d cancelled the reservation – they thought otherwise. So to avoid any argument and in that very British way, we forced ourselves. Hard on the heels of that, Le Cinq, again entirely uneccessary and grotesquely over the top. The sort of dining room that makes me want to misbehave, because everyone is being ever-so-polite and speaking in hushed tones. The sort of place where they give you a stool, just for your handbag. And because it was my actual birthday on the Sunday night, an event which, obviously, I no longer regard as something to celebrate, I could justify yet another big meal. And I have wanted to try Hutong for some time...
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  4. I’d really no business to be going to the Shard for dinner. I’d no business to be going anywhere other than one of those places where they make you fast for a week. It had been a weekend of sheer piggery in Paris, where, on the Friday night, we unexpectedly ended up at Guy Savoy. We thought we’d cancelled the reservation – they thought otherwise. So to avoid any argument and in that very British way, we forced ourselves. Hard on the heels of that, Le Cinq, again entirely uneccessary and grotesquely over the top. The sort of dining room that makes me want to misbehave, because everyone is being ever-so-polite and speaking in hushed tones. The sort of place where they give you a stool, just for your handbag...
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  5. Having been to their sister restaurant in Hong Kong I have been really keen to eat here. They both share spectacular views and the signature dishes as you would expect are similar. We arrived early (6.15pm) to a near empty bar and took a window seat to see the view over the river; it was slightly unnerving seeing the trains leaving London bridge, but definitely worthwhile. If you get there later you will struggle to see much at all as the bar was packed on leaving. I opted for champagne which was reasonably priced and my husband went for a cocktail known for its digestive aiding qualities...
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  6. Published : Friday, 4th October 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Hutong in The Shard

    Hutong is a Northern Chinese inspired restaurant in the Shard building in London Bridge. I’d already visited their sister restaurant Aqua Shard which I loved and also Oblix (a Reiner-Becker restaurant on the 32nd floor) which I didn’t quite love so much, so was excited to complete the set. The restaurant itself was a rather beautiful one; in the dining room there was a tree at one end and a small glass kitchen at the other with Peking ducks hanging for all to see. There was also a bar and four private dining rooms – it’s an impressively large space...
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  7. Published : Tuesday, 13th August 2013

    FoodiesOnTheProwl FoodiesOnTheProwl :: Hutong, Jul 2013

    Hutong specializes in Chinese dishes, while Aqua & Oblix focus on modern upscale British cuisine. The London Bridge area has become a primary destination for foodies in recent years, predominantly due to the slate of excellent restaurants in and around Bermondsey street and Maltby Street Market. However, in our opinion the London Bridge area could still do with some good Asian restaurants and so we welcomed the news of Hutong opening in the Shard this month...
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  8. Published : Thursday, 8th August 2013

    Agent Restauranteur :: Hutong – Shard – London SE1

    On a stunning summer evening, I was lucky enough to be enjoying a view over London, from 800ft up, on the 72nd floor of The Shard. Without a cloud in the sky, the view was jaw-dropping. But what awaited me, 39 floors down, proved to be just as mesmerisingly good...
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  9. The name Hutong may be familiar to some of you. It’s the name of the Michelin Starred restaurant in Hong Kong, a much followed and well renowned staple of how times have changed and modern Chinese cooking has really become its own. With so many accolades and awards it's no surprise they have decided to open here in the UK, in Europe’s tallest building - The Shard. Situated on level 33 this really is a fantastic view, especially during the early evening, just as the sun is setting. We arrived a little early to take in the view and sip on some of the cocktails at the bar. If you ever find you’re not hungry and simply want just drinks, I highly recommend it – they really are some of the finest cocktails I've had in London...
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  10. Entering the Shard brought us right back to our sky-high dining and drinking ventures in Hong Kong. The tall steel structure, zooming lifts (not to mention popping ears) and sleek glossy interiors. Then there’s the staff who look like they’ve just jumped out of a Vogue magazine shoot. At Hutong, they were clad in charcoal and ebony. The plentiful greeters played tag team with a kind gentleman in a rather smart suit, who walked us up to the restaurant and then handed us over to the manager. This seamless procession of ‘hello’s', ‘welcome’, and even ‘how was your day?’ seemed a little insincere at first but actually became quite endearing by the time we reached our table. And what a table it was...
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  11. The tallest building in London has just seen the line-up of restaurants on the middle floors (31-33) completed, with the opening of Hutong and Aqua Shard to the public. Both are owned by City lawyer-turned-restaurateur David Yeo as part of his 20 strong Aqua global restaurant brand, but offer very contrasting menus and ambience. Whereas Aqua provides modern British cuisine, Hutong specialises in Northern Chinese dishes, like it’s eponymous sibling in Hong Kong, and provides suitably idiomatic decor...
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  •  Five savoury dim sum lunch, £28 per person.

    • This offer is available for lunch from February 20, 2014 until 31st May 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and Not available in conjunction with other offers.

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