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This “nice take on typical Chinese dishes”, served “tapas-style in a gastropub” on Soho’s Berwick Street, is the creation of Asian restaurant maestro Alan Yau. Four years on, however – while it’s perfectly decently rated – there is little evidence that he has conjured another winner on the scale of his earlier hits, Wagamama and Hakkasan.
Chinese-meets-gastropub is the formula under test at this three-year-old venture on Soho’s atmospheric Berwick Street Market – the brainchild of serial restaurant creator Alan Yau. The “delightful dishes” and “lovely” contemporary design do go down well with most reporters, but there’s little sign just yet that he has another tearaway hit like Wagamama on his hands.
Design-wise it looks “really cool”, and this Soho two-year-old is the latest prototype format of restaurant impresario Alan Yau, combining “interesting, small Chinese dishes” with the great British boozer. It doesn’t yet look like a hit on the scale of Hakkasan or Wagamama, but the food’s “really tasty” and the place has “a great atmosphere”.
“Very impressive… and I don’t even like Chinese food!” Wagamama-creator, Alan Yau maybe onto another winning format with his year-old Soho gastropub makeover, which combines “stylish decor, good-quality Chinese classics, plus dim sum and amazing bao buns”.
The Duck & Rice Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Maiden voyage for dining and I did not leave disappointed. The food is of a high standard and worth the price given the location. The venue works well for a working lunch, offering enough of a general buzz to create an atmosphere without ever being overbearing."
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
90 Berwick St, London, W1F 0QB
|Monday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-11:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-11:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-10 pm|