IN 2001 HAKKASAN in Hanway Place single-handedly transformed the public perception of Chinese food in London. Far away from the hustle of Chinatown.
Hakkasan Mayfair is as sleek and stylish as Haway Place, with a menu with some of the best Chinese cooking burnished with astute intelligence to sit well with western tastes and matched by a silky smooth service that always delivers.
Hakkasan isn’t your quick, in-and-out Chinese restaurant; neither is the cost. But the sheer class of the place and dining with people who made an effort to look good also makes you feel good and look sexy.
Music triggers the same pleasure receptors as food and sex. Good music is central to creating an atmosphere and a reflection of a brand, Some restaurants get the music wrong, too loud – or plain nasty – that it puts you off ever going back. Hakkasan gets it right. It sets the scene and puts you in a great mood, so you want to spend as much time here.
Guys, if you really want to impress that girl, I highly recommend adding this sensual and refined hideaway to your list of places to visit when craving superb Cantonese cuisine.
Hakkasan Mayfair is one of the sexiest restaurants in London. The buzz really hits you as you descend the stairs inside, passing from the day (or night) into night and drama and slick interiors.
Hakkasan 17 Bruton St, London W1J 6QB Telephone 020 7907 1888