Hutong at The Shard

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"EXCELLENT"

25 reviews

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

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020 3011 1257

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SquareMeal Review of Hutong at The Shard

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"EXCELLENT"

SquareMeal London Hot 100 2018London flagship of the Hong Kong-based Aqua Group, this luxe eatery on Level 33 of The Shard is nigh on impossible beat for its beautiful interiors, glamorous vibes and “spectacular views”. Despite ‘hutong’ bringing to mind Beijing’s backstreets, the menu’s a sophisticated mix of Szechuan and Northern Chinese, with some “absolutely exquisite” Cantonese dim sum for good measure. Recent highlights have included Shandong shredded chicken (for stuffing into fluffy buns), boned lamb ribs (braised then stir-fried), and a plate of “soft, yielding and deeply savoury” braised beef in aged vinegar and ginger sauce. The full-on version of Peking duck is simply “fantastic”, and there’s also ma-po tofu, with a blend of chilli and Szechuan pepper giving it that distinctive numbing-hot effect known as ma-la. Spicing is considerably toned down from the full blast you’ll find in Chengdu, but that suits most of the suburban visitors and expense-account diners just fine. Prices are double what you’d pay in Chinatown, although readers are happy to shell out for such “phenomenal” food. “A real treat.”

Hutong at The Shard Location

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

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020 3011 1257

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sat-Sun 11.30am-3.30pm) 6-10.30pm

Private Dining

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Hutong boasts two private dining rooms. The Shanghai room, which can seat up to 16 guests, features views of Tower Bridge, while the Beijing room overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral and can seat up to 24 guests. Guests have a range of menus to choose from, with all the dishes served sharing-style for the whole table to enjoy.

Beijing Capacity: 26
Shanghai Capacity: 18

Hutong at The Shard's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 7.4

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Service: 7.7

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Atmosphere: 7.8

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Value: 6.6

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 3

Gold Reviewer
06 February 2018

I had high expectations (pun intended) of Hutong and whilst I wasn’t left feeling disappointed, there were some really surprising elements. Firstly, the décor is looking very tired. Given how old the restaurant is I find that a little odd but the furniture really has suffered a lot of wear and tear. Secondly, the atmosphere is really lacking which I think is partly down to the fact that the restaurant is so small (pictures are deceiving, there must be no more than 10 small tables. The views don’t disappoint of course – they’re incredible. And the food is very decent, if a little overpriced for the quality (of course you’re paying for the view). But the dumplings are good and the peking duck really tasty. I also really recommend the cocktails. They do a great take on a Bloody Mary. There are definitely better places you can get Chinese food in London (I recommend Kai in Mayfair) and better dining experiences at a height (City Social) and for that reason I wouldn't say anyone needs to rush to Hutong.

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 2

29 April 2017

visited on 23rd afternoon march 2017 was disappointed with the reception received by the people at the bar on the side of the restaurant. have visited many times before always good service but this time was very disappointed by the reception staff and the Chinese cook who served the peiking duck. need to train the staff welcoming guests. they need to make the guests feel comfortable rather than have the attitude that they are doing a favour by being there especially the male reception staff member.hope you will investigate and solve this as its not acceptable for a restaurant of this calibre. was contacted by representative on face book but no contact via email since last10 days from the london branch. not expected from a place like huton

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

04 April 2017

I booked a table to celebrate my father's birthday. From the moment you step into The Shard you are welcomed by really pleasant and helpful people. All the staff at Hutong are helpful, pleasant and their sole aim is to make sure you have a wonderful experience - it really was a wonderful evening. The food is sublime there and so is the wine. If I have to criticise something it would be time - if flew by!

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