Park Chinois 333

17 Berkeley Street , London, W1J 8EA

020 3327 8888

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SquareMeal Review of Park Chinois

This Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016high-end Chinese might be modelled on a “sumptuous Shanghai speakeasy” circa 1930, but some readers reckon it feels more like a “semi-exclusive airport lounge” – albeit one with heavy antique furnishings, acres of red velvet, powder-blue armchairs and a jazz band playing at one end. However, Park Chinois creates its own cabaret world, backed by an assured amalgam of European and Chinese culinary traditions. Meals are designed around separate western-style courses and much of the food is “exquisitely executed”, with dim sum singled out for special praise: “incredibly juicy” har gau, “spectacular” xiao long bao (steamed buns) and “amazing” scallop XO dumplings have all been devoured with glee. Mains are, for the most part, “pretty good” rather than top-class, from full-strength Peking duck (£95 per bird) to stir-fried Wagyu bavette with ginger and spring onion, grilled black cod with saké and soy or Japanese pumpkin and chestnut potted rice. “Glorious” unrestrained opulence is guaranteed, but it comes at an exorbitant price – and there’s the rub: dinner is strictly for big-ticket special occasions, although booze-free dim sum lunches offer a relatively affordable way in.

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Dim Sum & Tea: £49.50

Set menu.

From: 19 October 2017

To: 14 January 2018

Max: 8

Available Saturday and Sunday 12N-4.30pm. Excludes service.

Dim Sum & Tea & Champagne Aperitif: £60

Set menu.

From: 7 October 2017

To: 1 March 2018

Max: 8

Available Saturday and Sunday 12N-4.30pm. Excludes service.

Festive lunch

Enjoy a festive lunch with a glass of sparkling wine for £60.

From: 8 November 2017

To: 30 December 2017

Max:

Available Mon-Fri 12N-3pm and Sat-Sun 12N-4.30pm.

New Year’s Eve early dining

Enjoy three courses for £200.

From: Sunday 31 December 2017 only

To: Sunday 31 December 2017 only

Max: 6

Payment upon booking required and the team will contact you to fully confirm your reservation and process your payment. Value is non-refundable after 15 December 2017. Excludes service. Two hour turnaround time. Available Sunday 31 December 2017 only from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

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7.0

Food & Drink: 8.5

Service: 7.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 6.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Amy M. platinum reviewer 07 July 2016

I love this place! It has all the things that Hakkasan has surrendered. Style, sophistication, decadence and a hint of the exclusive. But not impossibly so. Reminiscent of an Opium Den or a Peking speakeasy of the 1930s the richly furnished upstairs room is warm and enveloping with lots of red velvet, especially as there are no windows. Downstairs has a more caberet, Chinese theatre-type feel with black and gold, accented with purples; all beautiful and clearly expensive. I was taking daddy for Father's Day and had to wait for my parents; the barman (do NOT call him a mixologist) was charming, with the right amount of chatter for a lady on her own and most importantly, makes a killer classic martini. Once at the table our waitress was attentive without hovering and wonderfully smiling throughout our meal. We are dim sum fiends, so nothing else got a look in and we had a fabulous feast. Incredibly juicy Har Gau, spectacular Siew Long Bao and amazing Scallop XO dumplings to name a few. We went in for seconds and the waitress recommended that we try the Beancurd Prawn Cheung Fun, which was probably the most delicious thing of the whole meal. Once again, a very expensive, very adult place is allowing in BABIES. Yes the witch (or substitute whatever consonant you prefer) is back, however, I am just unhappy paying £75 a head in one of the hottest restaurants in town to share my environment with something that uncontrollably screams at volume. We recently ate in the Hakkasan Mayfair, switching from Soho, in the vain hope of recapturing the specialness and left reasonably underwhelmed with both the food and experience. At Park Chinois, the staff were lovely; happy to let us poke around the (closed) room downstairs with a guide, charming and beautifully attired wait staff. The food is exquisitely executed it is a glorious place to be. This place really does deliver on fine Chinese dining and an experience worth paying for.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Gourmand Gunno platinum reviewer 29 March 2016

It was all just a bit too serious. As I sat waiting for my dining comrade to arrive on a recent lunchtime visit to Park Chinois, my first instinct was to rebel, perhaps do something naughty or to cause some sort of minor disturbance. I know this sounds horribly childish, but my hackles were raised from the moment I walked in. Diners may be used to swanky affairs in this part of Mayfair (the restaurant is a couple of doors along from Nobu on one side and Sexy Fish on the other, with Novikov almost opposite), but after having laboured past an immensely heavy red curtain, I was greeted by an exceptionally snooty and supercilious gentleman. The suggestion seemed to be that I should consider myself privileged to eat here, rather than having chosen to do so of my own free will. Such an attitude was perhaps all the more outrageous given the restaurant was not even close to being half full. Although Alan Yau has tried to model Park Chinois on the decadent atmosphere of 1930s Shanghai, the ambience felt more like that of a semi-exclusive airport lounge, albeit one with some heavy, expensive and old-fashioned furnishings. The volume of chatter was kept to a fairly low level; when one did hear conversation, it was about deals and bonuses; and a couple of mobile phones rang abruptly loudly (yet no-one intervened). Somehow, the attempt at being grown-up doesn’t really work and Yau seems much better at creating a ‘good’ or ‘fun’ atmosphere in places such as Hakkasan, Yautcha, or Duck & Rice. My resentment grew as I flicked through the wine list. The premise here seems to be on quality, but at a clear price. Less well-off diners be warned; it is almost impossible to find a bottle at Park Chinois for less than £50. And, if you’re keen on something other than wine from France, Italy or Spain, then forget it. When we got round to ordering, we opted for Dim Sum, which was priced broadly competitively, at around £4-8 per item. Mains, however, were more eye-watering, with some coming in at close to £50. The dishes we sampled were, for the most part, pretty good. The Sichuan dumplings stood out, and packed a punch of spicy intensity, but others, such as the pork ribs and black bean, were pretty forgettable. Furthermore, what I remember more than the food was just how agonisingly long it took for the dishes to arrive. Given the relative emptiness of the place, this was all the more surprising. I am told Park Chinois gets better in the evenings, when there is live music (perhaps more evocative of the Shanghai scene they are trying to create), but based on my lunchtime experience, I certainly won’t be rushing there again anytime soon.

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Salon Noir
Situated on the ground floor, this private room features a Baccarat chandelier and can be accessed privately via the Dover Street entrance.

Salon Rouge
Featuring a rectangular Makassar Ebony table, Salon Rouge can seat up to 12 guests and is accessible privately via Park Chinois’ Dover Street entrance.

The Opera
This semi-private area in the main dining room seats up to 18 guests.
Salon Noir
Capacity: 9
Salon Rouge
Capacity: 12
The Opera
Capacity: 18
Salon de Chine
Capacity: 109
Club Chinois
Capacity: 116
Telephone offers

Dim Sum & Tea: £49.50

Set menu.

From: 19 October 2017

To: 14 January 2018

Max: 8

Available Saturday and Sunday 12N-4.30pm. Excludes service.

Dim Sum & Tea & Champagne Aperitif: £60

Set menu.

From: 7 October 2017

To: 1 March 2018

Max: 8

Available Saturday and Sunday 12N-4.30pm. Excludes service.

Festive lunch

Enjoy a festive lunch with a glass of sparkling wine for £60.

From: 8 November 2017

To: 30 December 2017

Max:

Available Mon-Fri 12N-3pm and Sat-Sun 12N-4.30pm.

New Year’s Eve early dining

Enjoy three courses for £200.

From: Sunday 31 December 2017 only

To: Sunday 31 December 2017 only

Max: 6

Payment upon booking required and the team will contact you to fully confirm your reservation and process your payment. Value is non-refundable after 15 December 2017. Excludes service. Two hour turnaround time. Available Sunday 31 December 2017 only from 5.30pm-7.30pm.