RestaurantsLondonMayfairW1

survey result

Summary

£156
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “extravagant setting” is central to the approach of this showy Chinese venue in Mayfair, whose website promises ‘the ultimate Asian restaurant’ and a ‘world of hedonism’ including ‘devilishly curious entertainment’ (such as burlesque). Its “excruciating prices” have always been an issue, but the view that the food (from a very wide-ranging menu, including dim sum, caviar, steak, noodles…) is “nothing special” gained ground this year, as did the concern that “I just didn’t enjoy the experience”“the shows are at least a distraction from what is a pretty lacklustre meal...”

Summary

£143
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Flamboyant décor and regular live entertainment aim to recreate the decadence of 1930s Shanghai at this showy Mayfair mandarin. As in previous years, it takes some flak for its pricing, but ratings for its luxurious cuisine (which includes Scottish Rib-Eye and imported Wagyu steaks, alongside Peking Duck, dim sum and more evidently Chinese dishes) were consistently good this year.

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”.

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Park Chinois Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Park Chinois Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Park Chinois restaurant.
James A
The food was fine but nothing special. Blac...
Reviewed 4 months, 10 days ago

"The food was fine but nothing special. Black truffle dim Sun was fatty. Service quite poor. Nice environment for a late lunch. Won’t be back. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £145.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£30.00 £45.00 £22.00 £15.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%
17 Berkeley Street, London, W1S 4NF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑2 am
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑2 am
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑2 am
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑2 am
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑2 am
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑12 am

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