David Tang’s “OTT-opulent” Mayfair basement oriental was rated a little higher than usual this year (and the Peking Duck is a “real tour de force”) – critics, though, still find it not only “seriously overpriced” but “very average” too.
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The hotel used to have the good-but-extremely-dull Chinese restaurant, The Dorchester Oriental, which closed last year. This is its replacement, but in a new site, in the basement, where the Dorches...
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Simon Hopkinson (29th August 2007)
Jay Rayner's stand-in this week enjoyed his visit to this Dorchester hotel Chinese, where after recovering from the “shock of the [wine list] prices”, was blown away by the “extensive menu” which “does not disappoint”. Dim sum is “juicy” and “deeply flavoured”, and the fowl is “rich” and “supremely tender”.
China Tang is in the basement of the Dorchester hotel, next to a very smart bar. The décor is suitable luxurious, with art deco style pillars, blue patterned carpet and glass panels with assorted pictures adorning the walls. The banquette seating is set unusually deep, so unless you have the physique of a basketball player it is difficult to sit comfortably (restaurant designers should always be forced to sit in their own chairs).