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China Tang

54 Park Lane Send to Phone
Underground: Marble Arch/Hyde Park Corner
Star-studded, sumptuous dining courtesy of international jet-setting entrepreneur David Tang.
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China Tang Restaurant Review

: Behind this luxurious, star-studded establishment is an equally fascinating persona---the jet-setting entrepreneur Sir David Tang. In addition to China Tang, he also founded the China Club restaurants in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore, as well as the Shanghai Tang clothing company. Tang himself even chose the traditional and contemporary artwork that decorates the dining room, which also features mirrored pillars, wooden fretwork frames and upholstered banquettes around the walls. It's the perfect setting for the movers and shakers, trendsetters and celebrities who frequent the place. Three private dining rooms are available to host a memorable, albeit expensive, party. The menu has changed little over the years; you'll find a wide range of dim sum and Cantonese dishes like soft-shell crab with egg yolk, stir-fried black bean scallops, and barbecue honey spare ribs. For a real set piece, order the Peking duck, which comes served in three ways. The roasted bird appears with freshly made pancakes anointed with the restaurant's own plum sauce, cucumber and spring onions. Soup comes next, with tofu and Chinese greens, and finally the last of the bird is stir-fried and served with a vegetable. The wine list is very good, and pricey, with many hard-to-find vintages. The set lunch, which includes a glass of wine or tea, is a steal at £15. Guests can also choose to linger in the separate lounge at the entrance and sip something from the extensive selection of spirits and cocktails such as the Monkey Gland, a 1920s-era libation made with gin, orange juice, absinthe and grenadine. It seems that every detail of a diner's experience has been considered here---there's even poetry read aloud from speakers in the washroom.

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