REVIEW: Dim Sum Sundays at Hakkasan Hanway Place
Sundays are our new thing. We’re halfway into dry January, and minus the usual gargantuan hangover we’ve been given a whole extra day – a weekend day – and new-found cash to play with. Believe it or not, our social lives are actually on the up. So what have we been doing with all this free time? Booking long, lazy lunches in London, that’s what. Hakkasan Hanway Place was our latest hangout…
One of the West End’s most famous Michelin starred restaurants, Hakkasan Hanway Place celebrates an ancient Chinese culinary ritual with its legendary Dim Sum Sundays. Normally, the concept of getting up and dressed, nay looking half decent, at midday on a Sunday trudges into the realms of the unthinkable. But last week we were eager to try an alternative to the traditional Sunday roast and relished the chance to get dressed up for the occasion.
Dark, moody and really quite sexy, the subterranean restaurant just off Tottenham Court Road is a world away from the busy streets above, all tinkling music and delicious aromas. The weekly event encourages guests to gather together, celebrating rest and conversation while providing some seriously special sustenance. The extensive menu’s highlights include a moreish crispy duck salad, Chinese chive dumplings with prawns and crabmeat, crispy smoked duck and pumpkin puffs and grilled Chilean sea bass. Perfect for putting some proper time in with friends and family.
The best part? If you do decide to fall off the wagon, here you can do it in spectacular style. The Sunday menu invites you to try a cocktail from the award-winning list, followed by a half bottle of NV Perrier-Jouët Blason Brut Rosé then finish off with a further digestive cocktail. Prepare to leave full to the brim, and perhaps more than a little bit tipsy.
£58 per person (and totally worth it)
Address: 8 Hanway Place, London, W1T 1HD
Tel: 0207 927 7000