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survey result

Summary

£146
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The aim is to evoke 1920s Shanghai decadence at this opulent Mayfair Chinese, founded by Alan Yau in 2015 and now in the hands of a family of Turkish restaurant owners. Limited feedback this year, but we’ve maintained its rather middling ratings on the basis of repeat feedback that a meal here can seem “ridiculously overpriced”.

Summary

£136
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s no denying the “seductive” pull of this opulent venture (founded in 2015 by Alan Yau and nowadays owned by an anonymous Turkish family) which brings a slice of 1920s Shanghai decadence to Mayfair. But while fans “love the dim sum selection and vibes on a busy night”, saying it “ticks all the boxes”, its “off-the-scale prices” inspire outrage amongst many reporters, and raise a suspicion that beneath the glamorous veneer, “it’s just a bog standard Chinese”.

Summary

£136
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s no denying the “seductive” pull of this opulent venture (founded in 2015 by Alan Yau and nowadays owned by an anonymous Turkish family) which brings a slice of 1920s Shanghai decadence to Mayfair. But while fans “love the dim sum selection and vibes on a busy night”, saying it “ticks all the boxes”, its “off-the-scale prices” inspire outrage amongst many reporters, and raise a suspicion that beneath the glamorous veneer, “it’s just a bog standard Chinese”.

Summary

£131
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “sexy”, “1920s-Shanghai” interior, Alan Yau’s “opulent” Mayfair blow-out offers a “decadent” combination of “delicious” Chinese cuisine and regular entertainment in a “vibey” setting that’s definitely “different”. Sceptics dismiss it as a “ridiculously OTT” display “for people with more money than taste”, but for most reporters the only downside is that “Dick Turpin turns up at the same time as the bill!”

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Restaurant details

8, 12
No jeans
80

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£22.00 £45.00 £22.00 £15.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
17 Berkeley St, London, W1S 4NF
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑12 am
Tuesday6 pm‑12 am
Wednesday6 pm‑1 am
Thursday6 pm‑1 am
Friday6 pm‑2 am
Saturday12 pm‑2 am
Sunday12 pm‑12 am

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