Level 33 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY +44 2081281158
- Main course: £25
- Food spend: £45
- Opening hours
- Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00
Beautiful views of the city, the food was delicious and the staff extremely professional, attentive and friendly - especially '' Mandy'' .
30 January 2016
Bringing ground-breaking Chinese cuisine to one of London's most famous buildings, Hutong is housed on the 33rd floor of The Shard. From the sultry dining room at this restaurant in The Shard, floor-to-ceiling windows frame jaw-dropping views of the city.
Inspired by its famous namesake restaurant in Hong Kong, the Hutong menu features favourite northern Chinese recipes served with contemporary flair. Enjoy acclaimed signature dishes at this Shard restaurant, like crispy lamb ribs with pancakes, sizzling prawns with jasmine tea leaves, or mango cheesecake with sesame dumplings. Hutong restaurant at The Shard in London also offers a delicately crafted selection of dim sum.
Offsetting its glittering glass façade, the Hutong dining room features traditional oriental décor, like smooth dark-wood panelling, and delicate patterned lanterns. Head to the glossy Shanghai Bar at The Shard for unrivalled views of the London skyline, and enjoy oriental-style cocktail mixes inspired by traditional Chinese medicine.
A spectacular addition to the London restaurant scene, Hutong restaurant at The Shard is found adjacent to London Bridge Tube and Train stations.
Level 33 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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Customer reviews for Hutong
(**** 10 February 2016 by John Colom-moreno from London
It was very disappointing. We had a set menu.. We were not impressed. The sparking water that was served was not cold.. the wine list was covered in old food stains and then when the wine arrived it was also not cold enough.
Some of the dishes were not hot.. it felt like they had just been reheated. We mentioned this to the waiter and he took it away and came back with what appeared to be the same dish which had been put under a hot light or something.. a bit warmer on top but cold at the bottom.
When the waitress asked, I told her that we were not impressed and she was very good and offered that we could choose other dishes off the a la carte menu.. however we had been put off our meal by then and didn't want this. The overall quality of food of the set menu was very poor, not even to the standard of an average Chinese take-away.
The restaurant did not charge us for the meal, but we were very disappointed as we had been looking forward to something special. The views were fantastic, the service was okay, so maybe it was just the set menu, some of the dishes that others were eating looked okay.
I don't think we would bother again.. maybe just take friends up to the bar to enjoy the view, but we wouldn't recommend the food from our experience!
((*** 10 February 2016 by Nicola Bevan from London
We were told we had only 10 minutes left at our table, but did we want to see the desserts menu. Service was slow throughout (it took 15 mins to get the menu) which is ok if you take accountability for it and let diners finish their experience. Food was ok, but not great. Poor value for money.
((((* 10 February 2016 by Tina Thom from London
Food was ok not excellent everything was fried & spicy
Service was very good View was fantastic Had Dragon Dance Good atmosphere
((((( 10 February 2016 by Nero from Brighton
For my birthday lunch we dined at Hutong in the Shard. Being a big fan of Northern Chinese cuisine, and having wanted to experience the view of London from this fabled building for some time - on both counts we were not disappointed.
The greeting staff were friendly and welcoming, and although we were not seated directly beside a window, our table was close enough to bask in the breathtaking panorama of our great City. Plus we were right beside the beautiful 'wishing tree' which added a magical quality to this amazing setting. The decor, all dark sculpted wood and red lanterns reminded me of a set from a Wong Kar Wei movie, 2046 perhaps - with the 1940's Hong Kong classicism of the interior boldly contrasting with the futuristic flourishes of post-millenial London spiralling away 33 storeys beneath us .
Our waiter (K.Fung?) was a true star, explaining all the dishes that arrived with our Hutong Experience set lunch with charm and wit, helping out with taking a few photographs by the window and even bravely attempting a solo rendition of 'Happy Birthday', as he brought over a dessert and candle. Total respect for that alone! :)
My daughter ordered a selection of vegetarian dishes from the a la carte menu including spring rolls (a huge plate of 'exploded' construcutions which she declared the best she had ever tasted), green asparagus dressed with with white sesame, vegetable and bamboo pith dim sum and seasonal vegetables with musroom soup.
My partner does not eat meat so they substitued the beef course for a spicy tofu and garlic dish which was sublime. The dim sum was exceptional, a standout being the light yet earthy cod and seaweed dumpling with tobiko, and the seafood course of Guaiwei prawns and cuttlefish in pickled chili sauce, although not quite as fiery as its Hong Kong counterpart, was delicious: The prawns were large and juicy, and the cuttlefish perfectly executed, tender yet with the necessary chewy texture. I dashed on the Chili Oil to make up f
((((( 10 February 2016 by Neil Pike from Ne
Lovely venue, great food, fantastic service. Highly recommended. The cocktails were great too
(**** 9 February 2016 by Stephen Court from London Borough of Southwark
The initial Dumpling dish was good, but the services and delivery of the subsequent dishes was inefficient and disappointing, the final dish arrived 30 minutes late after four times of asking.
The initial Dumpling dish was good, but the service and delivery of the subsequent dishes was inefficient and disappointing, the final dish arrived 30 minutes late after four times of asking.
The standard of food was not up to the expected standard and I have had far better in the XIAN restaurant in Orpington. The only plus for the restaurant is the sky view over London.
(((** 9 February 2016 by Victoria Carfantan from London
Set lunch, over priced as based on 2 sharing and swimming in oil. Very disappointed
((*** 9 February 2016 by Aj Hills from Kent
Food was great
((((( 8 February 2016 by Tony Scott from Belvedere
My visit was to celibate my wife's 60th birthdday .the greeting was very polite and attentive when taken to our table we were made extremely comfortable.the menu was very extensive .the food was sered at a very comfortable pace the waitress always aware of I needs marvelous service.The food (main course) it self was ausome. The desrt tasted like I had died and gone to heaven .Please pass my most sincere thanks to all your staff from the cleaner to the manager for making my wife's 60th birthday so memorable.
((((* 8 February 2016 by Tony Ewulonu from Bromley
The experience was fantastic, amazing view, food was devine really liked the stares and the staff were accommodating and helpful when I asked change table as soon as a table by the window was available. Totally recommended and looking forward to my next visit
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