Hakkasan Mayfair 4444

17 Bruton Street , London, W1J 6QB

020 7907 1888

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SquareMeal Review of Hakkasan Mayfair

Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016“What a place!” exclaims a fan of Hakkasan Mayfair – a Michelin-starred bolthole with “incredibly high expectations” and a certain measure of sleek, party-inspired grandeur to match its elevated Cantonese cuisine. Downstairs has the pulsating feel of bars in sister locations including Las Vegas and Shanghai (a DJ “brings the place alive in the evening”), while the ground-floor dining room functions as both high-end dim sum pit stop and convincing full-meal destination. The food is overseen by group chef Tong Chee Hwee, although some dishes are unique to this Bruton Street address: try the wok-fried pork belly in lychee sauce with plum and kumquat, Szechuan-style langoustines with eryngii mushrooms or grilled Rhug lamb cutlets dressed simply with soy, coriander and chilli. At lunchtime, superior high-spec dim sum might include scallop shu mai with tobiko caviar, crispy beancurd cheung fun or sesame toast with foie gras (what else?). When it comes to the sophisticated wine list, seek advice from the “excellent” sommelier. Overall, Hakkasan is guaranteed to “lift your spirits, no matter what time of day or night” – despite the 13.5 per cent service charge.

Former Group Wine List of the Year

Hakkasan Group’s wine lists share the same innovative overall structure, with wines separated by quirky categories, like ‘new classics: genius without a château’, or ‘blends: the art of the winemaker’. All have a superlative range of wines, with a heartening willingness to go off the beaten track, as well as reassure diners with a strong selection of Burgundy. An object lesson in professionalism and imagination.

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8.2

Food & Drink: 8.6

Service: 7.7

Atmosphere: 8.9

Value: 7.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

colin h. bronze reviewer 14 May 2017

The food is just fantastic and well worth it. Unfortunately the whole experience is marred by the service. Difficult to get attention, forgotten requests, no description if what has been served and a slightly indifferent attitude. Come on guys, the kitchen are working hard so how about you match their effort and deliver a service to match

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Tadas V. 29 April 2017

Our Dinner was amazing, Place is very cozy maybe a bit dark but i liked it, service is great. Starter crispy duck salad is to die for!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Luca M. 04 July 2016

The atmosphere was great and the food was good but the service is poor. Much better places around especially for the price. Not forgetting your bill also includes 13.5% service charge for the poor service.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 1.0

Mike B. 31 January 2016

My wife and I have a monthly date night - usually at a starred restaurant but occasionally at places like this (which I was surprised to discover after the event did have a star). This is a very buzzy place - probably great with a crowd on a major jolly, where the food is a bit incidental, less good for a considered foodie experience. The food is good but not memorable: salt and pepper squid was below the quality of our local takeaway; duck salad was very good; main courses of king crab and black bean sauce, and prawns were good, the king crab perhaps very good. The objective of the place is to get you in and out as quickly as possible: in our case the zeal of our waitress to serve us was tempered by our refusal to order food until our cocktails arrived (which took 20 minutes...).

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Petri 05 October 2015

I had a wonderfull dinner at Hakkasan on Saturday. I arrived a bit early and enjoyed a drink at the bar and chit chat with other customers. Table was ready exactly at booked time, recommendations for food and wine were just spot on: dumblings, spicy srimps and crisp duck were really good. Service was attentive and swift and the bill quire reasonable. Atmosphere and noise level were just right for late night dinner. Quite perfect

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Ahmad . 22 September 2015

I reviewed the Hanway Place restaurant a long time ago under the name SilverSurferS5. This is better in the sense of being more easily accessible, in a trendier location and looking more fancy outside than its predecessor. Apart from that, not much is different. Without a doubt this location attracts more stars but that does not matter to me or how much anyone is going to enjoy the food there. The food is pretty much the same; not a bad thing! I have been to this restaurant over 5 times now but I haven't been for quite a while - I think almost a year now. Last time I was there, the only thing I really had an issue with was that there really aren't that many dishes to choose from. The ones that there are are obviously of a very high standard and perhaps having not so many is what enables them to specialise and make them of such superb quality. However, I have actually become quite bored of the food that's on offer now and I am not craving it! I stuffed myself last time I was there, that I will never forget! I do plan to go there before the end of the year and I'm hoping to find there are new additions to the menu. Obviously this review should not put off people who haven't been yet or people who have not tried everything on the menu - this is just a 'me' thing... I need something new! The other thing that I've realised is the duck salad in Harrods sushi bar is more for me than the one on offer at Hakkasan which has been a starter I've ordered every time I've been to either establishment. The atmosphere is great, excellent presentation, clean, well looked after, great staff who are always helpful. Prices obviously not cheap but on par with the quality of food in my opinion. I cannot really add much else, it is simply a good quality restaurant which impresses in every sense; I just wish there was more on offer (as long as it did not mean the quality would slip).

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Emma B. 01 June 2015

We were greeted warmly and politely. The service was great, the staff were friendly and the food was excellent. The atmosphere was quiet, calm and relaxed, great for dinner with your partner or a girly catch up

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Liz G. silver reviewer 13 March 2015

Went there for a celebratory dinner. Though very dark and quite noisy, the restaurant's ambience is excellent. The decor is elegant and comfortable, very stylish. Service a bit rushed, but attentive, polite and helpful. Food is excellent, absolutely delicious. We can highly recommend the melt-in-the-mouth seabass, soft shell crab, salt and pepper squid, and the duck rolls. Dim sum is OK but not brilliant (go to Yauatcha for that). Wonderful raspberry souffle for desert - a must! Bill for 2 ppl (with wine) is c.£250, which is lots of food and leaves you suitably satisfied and not too heavy on stomach. Will definitely be back!!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Minesh B. 12 December 2014

The food, service and atmosphere were excellent! My colleague and I had a great lunch!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Rebecca L. gold reviewer 20 July 2014

I went to Hakkasan with my Dad; we share a love of fine dining but his tastes are slightly more formal than mine always are. His favourite restaurant is Le Gavroche, which I adore but I was keen to try Hakkasan for the reason that I've heard it's quite the opposite – modern and buzzy. I wasn't disappointed. Hakkasan feels a bit more like a nightclub than a restaurant when you first enter – it's sleek, dimly lit and all dark wood and granite. We had a drink in the bar first which is beautifully set out and the drinks menu is absolutely sublime. I tried the Hakka which I highly recommend. We were seated downstairs which is a bit more buzzy than upstairs. We were there on a Saturday night and it was very busy. The main seating area is separated with pillars and different sections so the feeling of the whole floor is very intimate and the tables are also quite close together. Needless to say, my Dad didn't love it. That said he enjoyed the food, as did I. We shared some dim sum which was excellent and our mains were fantastic – I had a venison stirfry which was just melt in your mouth with delicious flavours. Dessert was a real treat and the highlight of the meal – a sort of chocolate and popping candy Milky Way bomb. I loved it! Service was reasonably good however we had probably 5 or 6 people serve us throughout the evening so it felt a little impersonal. I can see that Hakassan isn't for everyone – it is rather loud and the nightclub feel could be quite distracting. But for all the hype, the food is excellent and I had a fun evening.

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Hakkasan Mayfair’s intimate and luxurious private dining room caters for formal and informal occasions, and can be used for both sit-down dinners and canapé receptions for up to 14 seated guests. Please note: hiring this space requires a pre-agreed minimum spend.

Private Dining Room
Capacity: 16