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survey result

Summary

£125
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A cut above any Chinese restaurant I have been to” – Bernard Yeoh’s “attentive but not overbearing” Mayfair stalwart celebrates its 20th birthday in 2023 and continues to offer a luxurious mix of “absolutely fantastic contemporary Chinese cooking” (what Yeoh describes as ‘liberated Nanyang cuisine’) twinned with an impressive wine list (swelling with Premiers Crus from Bordeaux, Burgundy and beyond). Even those who say the food is “lovely” though, feel it comes at “eye-watering prices”.

Summary

£114
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A stylish Mayfair fixture that pulls out all the stops to provide the best possible Chinese cuisine, with “amazing food” and a “very good, albeit expensive, wine list” (featuring some of the world’s most acclaimed vintages). Proprietor Bernard Yeoh, who represented Malaysia as a trap shooter in the 2004 Athens Olympics, describes it as “liberated Nanyang cuisine” – his take on the cooking of the overseas Chinese throughout southeast Asia.

Summary

£127
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If you want Chinese food at its best”, numerous reporters award top marks to Bernard Yeoh’s luxurious Mayfair fixture, which has held a Michelin star for over 10 years now, and which is unusual in boasting a heavyweight wine list featuring many of the world’s most famous vintages. Even those who say it’s “brilliant” acknowledge it’s decidedly “not cheap” however.

Summary

£127
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If you want Chinese food at its best”, numerous reporters award top marks to Bernard Yeoh’s luxurious Mayfair fixture, which has held a Michelin star for the last 10 years now, and which is unusual in boasting a heavyweight wine list featuring many of the world’s most famous vintages. Even those who say it’s “brilliant” acknowledge it’s decidedly “not cheap” however.

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Owner's description

OPENING HOURS

LUNCH:
Mon to Fri - 12:00 to 14:15
Sat to Sun - 12:30 to 14:45
DINNER:
Mon to Sat - 18:30 to 22:45
Sun - 18:30 to 22:15

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.00 £77.00 £11.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair
10
No dress code
90
65 South Audley St, London, W1K 2QU
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm

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