The minimal, grey on black, slate & leather stylings of this slinky Chinatown interloper look expensive, but the menu remains affordable. It roams around China, Malaysia & Singapore, offering northern claypot chicken with Shaoxing wine, ho fun noodles with prawns, Fujian fried rice, & luxurious Hakkasan-style fusion dishes such as grilled foie-gras dumplings or black cod with honey & Champagne. There’s plenty of room over three levels, including family-friendly tables on the first floor, & a karaoke room for civilised hen parties & corporate sessions. Plum Valley ‘stands out’ with its broadly Asian cooking & plenty of expats understand what the kitchen is up to – even if the local fashion is towards authentic regional Chinese cuisine. Wines kick off at £13, & cocktails such as the lychee-based blossom bellini cost £9.50.