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Summary

£120
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still making an impact” – this blingy brand broke the mould when the “dark” and nightclubby Hanway Place branch debuted in 2001, and, for its army of fans, it “still sets the standard for modern Chinese cuisine”, enhanced by the “extremely lively” atmosphere, which is buoyed along by “ordering one of their many delicious cocktails that leave you in a blissful haze”. Nowadays the cornerstone of an international group with 18 branches across the globe, it’s evidently no longer as cutting-edge as once it was, and ratings slipped a little further this year on gripes that it can seem “so overpriced”. All things considered, though, it retains an impressive level of support.

Summary

£101
£££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Hakkasan has been setting the standard for modern Chinese food in London for ages now”, with the nightclubby, “dimly lit” original (“I had difficulty reading the menu and even seeing the food!”), opening “in a tiny, narrow lane with an anonymous entrance” near Tottenham Court Road in 2001; and although both it and its easier-to-find Mayfair spin-off’s styling “is a little bling bling” they continue to serve “seriously lovely” food and “refreshing” cocktails. There are drawbacks, which have also changed little over the years: it’s “very noisy”, staff can seem “bored” or “totally dismissive”, and “your wallet will have a hangover in the morning”.

Summary

£101
£££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Hakkasan has been setting the standard for modern Chinese food in London for ages now”, with the nightclubby, “dimly lit” original (“I had difficulty reading the menu and even seeing the food!”), opening “in a tiny, narrow lane with an anonymous entrance” near Tottenham Court Road in 2001; and although both it and its easier-to-find Mayfair spin-off’s styling “is a little bling bling” they continue to serve “seriously lovely” food and “refreshing” cocktails. There are drawbacks, which have also changed little over the years: it’s “very noisy”, staff can seem “bored” or “totally dismissive”, and “your wallet will have a hangover in the morning”.

Summary

£99
 ££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It is everything I would expect not to like: a proven formula, a bit on the expensive side, way too trendy… but in spite of everything I can’t get enough of it!” These “dark”, “nightclub-style”, “very noisy” Chinese/pan-Asians “haven’t changed since they opened” (which, in the case of the original, was 17 years ago in 2001, with Mayfair following in 2010). They are “still at the top of their game” with “always zingy and exciting” cuisine and a “chic and moneyed aesthetic” that particularly suits those looking for “a showy-off night out”. Service can be “haughty and inconsistent” – no changes there then either… Top Menu Tip: “still a go-to for quality dim sum”.

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Hakkasan Mayfair Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hakkasan Mayfair Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hakkasan Mayfair restaurant.
Kristian H
Chicken Satay and Jasmine Beef was fantasti...
Reviewed 6 months, 12 days ago

"Chicken Satay and Jasmine Beef was fantastic, so too was the Hakka noodle, yet the rest of the meal was rather underwhelming despite the overwhelming price point. One to stay away from is the tempura prawn - little prawn, lacking taste and expensive. "

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Ruth J
Decidedly average food - no better than you...
Reviewed 8 months, 15 days ago

"Decidedly average food - no better than your average local Chinese restaurant. Extensive menu. Service was brisk and okay but mistakes made. Ambience was very noisy not helped by the loud techno music. Very expensive for what you got. Not a relaxing high end experience and won’t go back."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £80.00
Lunch   £39.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
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