Hutong is the Shard’s ultra-swish Chinese restaurant, and if we were going to throw down on a pricey dinner with a view, this would be on our list. There’s no sesame chicken on the menu, but instead you’ll get polished version of Northern Chinese dishes like crispy shredded beef and chilli, Hunan-style lobster, and one of the best Peking ducks anywhere in town. Dim sum is also a highlight, and for extra-special occasions, they also have excellent private dining rooms so other diners can be spared your mate Chiara’s f-bomb-laden speech.
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Gunpowder Tower Bridge serves the same excellent and inventive Indian sharing plates as their original Spitalfields spot.
Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House
Wright Brothers is our favourite spot in Borough market to perch with a beer and a pint of prawns.
Duddell’s is restaurant in a converted church near London Bridge. It’s pricey, but it serves good dim sum, as well as other Cantonese dishes.
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Yipin is an upscale Chinese spot in Islington. The menu has a lot of options, but you should focus on the Sichuan and Hunan dishes.
Hung’s Chinese Restaurant | 美食軒
Hung’s is .a Chinatown staple that’s good for no-nonsense noodle soup and Cantonese roast meat. It’s also an excellent late night Chinese restaurant.
My Old Place
My Old Place is a classic Sichuan restaurant in Spitalfields with spicy, satisfying food.
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Som Saa was once a pop up in London Fields, and is now a full blown restaurant near Spitalfields that’s become a new London Thai classic.
The Borough branch of the upmarket Hawksmoor steak palaces is every bit as accomplished as its siblings.
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