SquareMeal Review of
Red Pocket at Hotel Verta
Located by the river in Battersea, with great vistas and easy access to the London Heliport, Red Pocket promises a splash of moneyed Chinese sophistication and glamour with its red, black and gold
tones, chinoiserie screens, Buddha sculptures and Tibetan cabinets. Guests are also afforded views of the open kitchen, where chef/restaurant manager Weng Kong Wong (ex-Hakkasan) will oversee an ambitious menu of traditional and contemporary Chinese food – from signature luxuries such as Peking duck with caviar or
lobster with foie-gras sauce to a diverse selection of dim sum including steamed xiao long bao ‘in seven flavours’. Tasting menus will offer a cook’s tour of the Orient, and drinkers can look
forward to innovative Asian-themed cocktails such as dragon (a potent mix of Patrón Tequila and triple sec with dragon fruit, pineapple, lime and ginger syrup). High teas 3-6pm.