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Like the original Hutong in Hong Kong, the Shard version is a glitzy place with amazing views, ersatz Old Beijing decor, and a Sichuan/Northern Chinese menu.
The Shard you already know. Hutong, halfway up the Shard, needs more than just a ni hao of introduction. Like the original Hutong in Hong Kong, this is a glitzy, high-end Chinese restaurant with magnificent views and ersatz Old Beijing decor, the same Sichuan and northern Chinese menu, and a clientele comprised mainly of tourists and expats. What’s different about the Hong Kong and London kitchens is the level of spice, with the traditionally fiery cuisine having been toned down a bit for the gweilo (foreigner) palate.
Delicate starters of chilled sliced scallops served with pomelo segments or octopus salad with hot and sour sauce are followed by mouthwatering mains such as prawn wontons with ma-la (‘numbing, spicy hot’ sauce), a ‘red lantern’ of softshell crabs or Mongolian-style barbecue rack of lamb.
It's not cheap, but then this is the Shard, not Chinatown.
Also in the Shard:
Hong Kong restaurant group Aqua has taken over the 31st and 33rd floors of the Shard. On the 33rd floor is Hutong, a contemporary Chinese restaurant modelled on the Hong Kong restaurant of the same name. On the 31st floor is Aqua Shard, a British restaurant. A three-storey high atrium bar serves British cocktails with an emphasis on gin and tea. On the 32nd floor is Oblix, run by the people behind Zuma and Roka.
In the heart of London Bridge, within easy reach of the Square Mile and Canary Wharf, Hutong, situated on level 33 of The Shard offers the ideal location, experience and wow factor for exclusive events, cocktail receptions, business lunches or dinners and more.
Experience the sights and sounds of old China; delicately carved wooden screens and tables fit for the Imperial Palace, red lanterns and traditional moon gates whilst looking out on to the stunning London skyline.
Private dining and exclusive hire are also available. Contact for more information.
31 St. Thomas Street
|Transport:||Tube/Rail: London Bridge|
|Opening hours:||Open noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 11.30am-3.30pm, 6-10.30pm Sat, Sun|
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