How would I describe Hutong? Contemporary Northern Chinese with epic views of London city from the 33rd floor of the Shard. This is my 3rd visit to Hutong. The first was at lunchtime, second in the evening and this visit was also in the evening.
Eating amazing food while staring at the breathtaking views of London whilst the sun is setting – can’t think of a nicer way to eat Chinese food!
We were lucky enough to get a nice table by the window so we spent alot of time photographing the sky as it changed from a crimson pink to shades of insane purples and navy blue.
The London eye has nothing on these views! A visit to the bathrooms is a must just for the immense views 😉 Trust me!
This is the perfect place for a celebration, proposal or a treat. It is pricey but where else would you get this view?
I thought this was a nice gesture.
The second drink was a tequila based cocktail.
We ordered asparagus with white sesame seeds. These were delicious, chunky asparagus sticks. Loved them! Portion was really good. There was 3 of us and we got 2 each. In fact this was the case for all the sharing dishes. No fighting over the odd piece. This was £9.50.
We went for the pork dumplings which were very tasty and perfectly made. This was £8.00.
Our third sharing dish was wontons with a garlic and chilli sauce. These had lots of flavour and a slight kick. Delicious! This was £10.00
We also went for the wilted spinach. Beautifully presented and really scrumptious. The sauce, which had sesame seeds in it, complimented it perfectly. This was £9.50.
We then waited for our mains while we shamelessly took photos of the skyline.
Soon a lovely chef turned up at the table and began to slice a part of the duck, our mains, magically into a plate. Was mesmerising to watch!
The duck came with a side of pancakes, greens and plum sauce. It was so good and we ordered more pancakes which they brought swiftly.
The fanfare of this dish is that it comes in two parts. The server returned with lettuce wraps and the remaining duck stir fried in a different way.
I liked this as despite the price, you were given duck two ways. I forgot to take a picture of this with all the distractions of the view! This dish was a half portion and £30.00.
I really enjoyed my dinner. You have to be prepared that it is slightly more pricey than your average Chinese restaurant. However, it is most definitely not your average Chinese restaurant. The bill comes hidden in a treasure chest.
I would recommend trying to book a table in the evening just before sunset for the best experience.
Book well in advance as it gets booked fast!
It is a lovely place to take pictures so somewhere you would want to dress up for and have a nice evening out.
I would definitely recommend it! I would give it an 8/10. The downside is it is dear but worth it for a special occasion!
Hutong can be found at:
London Bridge – closest station.
Level 33, The Shard, St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London SE1 9RY
Telephone: 020 3011 3234