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Summary

“Fast paced, seductive, club-like” – these “wonderfully vibey” operations may be “so busy and very noisy” but have founded a global brand on the strength of their “feel-good” ambience and “brilliantly executed Chinese/pan-Asian cuisine”. However, even some fans concede that they can also seem “hideously expensive” and “brusque” service (“we were kept waiting, only then to be hassled to order or risk being kicked off the table at the end or our 2-hour slot”) is a perennial gripe. Top Tip – “Their Dim Sum Sunday is exquisite”.

£96
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

For a “classy” night out, these “noisy”, “nightclub-style” operations (the seeds of what’s now a global brand) have a huge reputation, with their “clever Chinese/pan-Asian” cuisine and “theatrical” Bond-lair styling. “Eye-popping” bills and “up-itself” service have always been hazards here, but accusations that they are “over-hyped and ridiculously over-priced” grew this year.

£94
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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.

£89
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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”.

£89
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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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.
Mark H
Upscale Chinese food executed to a high sta...
Reviewed 7 months, 8 days ago

"Upscale Chinese food executed to a high standard. Service was efficient. Whilst the decor was top notch, the loud music and pseudo-nightclub atmosphere detracted from the experience. We left as soon as we finished our food to find somewhere quieter to talk. Wouldn’t return."

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Franco M
This must be the most hyped restaurant in L...
Reviewed 10 months, 13 days ago

"This must be the most hyped restaurant in London. Quality of food was very high - but given the expense, one cannot be pestered by staff to free up the table in the allotted time! Ambiance is also average: crowded and very noisy. Tried once, never again."

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