Hakkasan – Hanaway Place!
When you move to London you always hear about the top restaurants and the best places to eat and Hakkasan is one of THE most talked about restaurants in central London.
Hakkasan is famed for it’s amazing Dim Sum but also for being one of the best places to eat, meaning it attracts many a famous face!
We booked our trip to Hakkasan through Book A Table who were offering us 3 courses for £35 per person. As we have always wanted to visit we decided to bite the bullet and take a trip. The offer was only at Hanaway Place and not the celeb filed Mayfair restaurant, but we didn’t care as it’s about the food at the end of the day!
On arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady who showed us to our seat. We were given the standard menu and it turned out the 3 courses for £35 is in their regular menu and is their Dim Sum sharing platter.
We weren’t disappointed however, simply intrigued that it was made out to be a special deal when really it wasn’t. It is clever advertising though as we would never have gone simply assuming prices would be well out of budget – so it actually was a good thing!
The menu is available online under the ‘Taste of Hakkasan’ section of their website, so you know what to expect before you arrive.
Our starter was a dim sum platter which was very heavily made of seafood – we had scallops and caviar amongst other dim sum items. They were little bites of heaven!
We ordered some cocktails whilst we waited for the main menu – and believe me they are worth the £10-£15 price tag – made beautifully with a creative flair to give you that excitement worth the money!
The main course was a sharing platter consisting of Black pepper rib eye beef with merlot, Spicy prawn with lily bulb and almond, Grilled Chilean sea bass with honey, Pipa duck, Cloud ear vegetables and Steamed jasmine rice. Served in small bowls on a sharing hot plate – the dim sum style continued and it was really fun trying all of the food and learning to use chopsticks!
I really recommend the Pipa Duck and my partner recommends the Black Pepper Beef with merlot!
The food really is amazing and well worth the £35 per head price tag especially when it came to dessert – we got to chose any dessert from their menu (prices starting from about £10) at no extra cost! I chose a caramelised apple tartan and my partner tried the lemon panacotta – both were gorgeous but the tartan was the overall favourite with my partner stealing some from me!
If you are on a budget like us the ‘Taste of Hakkasan’ menu was brilliant! We spent about £60 a head including the food, cocktails, sparking water, nibbles (we ordered some prawn crackers etc) and service charge.
Overall I would 100% recommend visiting Hakkasan due to the top quality of the food but the decor and ambiance make it a winner too!