Harden's survey result
For 25 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 60,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.
“Dark”, “seductive” and “very sexy” styling – “like a nightclub” (and with “loud” noise levels to match) – provide a “funky” backdrop to a meal at these “dramatic” venues (the cradle of what’s a growing global franchise). Though “not cheap”, the Chinese cuisine’s “top notch” too, especially the “superbly original” dim sum.
These “dark and brooding” nightclub-style haunts “elevate westernised Chinese food to a new level” – despite their crowds, noise, “snotty” service and “out-of-this-world” prices, they are the bedrock for what’s now a growing global brand; “to avoid a second mortgage, check out the extraordinary dim sum at lunchtime”.
“Oligarchs and their leggy girlfriends” party at the newer Mayfair branch of these dimly-lit “beautiful-people” haunts; regular folk, though, appear to be finding them ever less attractive – even if the Chinese cooking is “decent”, prices seem ever-more “ferocious”, and service is sometimes “spectacularly bad”.
Hakkasan Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Good, but still very expensive!"
"The Dim Sum menu seems to have improved, and must be one of the best value lunches in london."
"Good food and a wonderful setting, but it's very expensive. -especially the wine list"
"Gasro Chin pan Asian - very good."
"Busy, buzzy, and expensive. Excellent food."
"Boozey sunday dim sum set lunch is the way to do it: I am not sure it would be worth the eye watering a la carte. The venison dim sum particularly memorable."
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lunch noon - 3.15 pm, Sat 4.15 pm, Sun 4.45 pm dinner 5.30 pm - 11.15 pm, Fri-Sat 12.15 pm
Last orders: Sun-Wed 11pm, Thu-Sat midnight