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Situated on level 33 of The Shard, Hutong serves the fascinating and diverse cuisines of Northern China and is based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong. Hutong’s cuisine takes its inspiration from the dishes served in the imperial palaces of what was then Peking. Based on the ‘Lu school’ cuisine of Shandong Province, the menu artfully captures the subtlety and surprises of Northern Chinese cooking. A cocktail selection inspired by ingredients used in Chinese cooking and stunning interior, complete with traditional Chinese red lanterns and beautiful hand-carved wood-panelled ‘Moon Gates’, offer London diners a new destination restaurant with panoramic views over London’s
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Chinese
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Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for our anniversary meal and we were so glad we chose hutong. The views and table was breathtaking, the food was fabulous quality the duck was to die for. We chose a la carte rather than the set. My only complaints were 2...dishes were cold and did not specify! But the waiter kindly removed one from the bill as we did not eat it. The waiter made our experience 10/10 he was faultless and added to the experience, they even bought us a surprise desert that said happy anniversary which was a lovely touch. Thank you so much we wil return again soon.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Natalie! Thank you so much for choosing Hutong to celebrate your anniversary. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the breathtaking views, fabulous food, and excellent service from our waiter. We apologize for the cold dishes, but we're glad our staff was able to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I phoned the restaurant earlier in the day to say we may be delayed re trains and yes we were running late due to the trains and security airport style downstairs only by 20 minutes but was told abruptly to be out by 8 30...so not a great start ! I was also told had to spend £70 per person minimum on food new rules !!! this put me off being honest as well. Portions are small which is fine re the type of restaurant however the crispy beef and cod were ridiculously small barely two mouthfuls. Rest of the food was good to be fair. We felt rushed as well so didn’t bother to order wine The waiter was however pleasant and made an effort which helped the occasion. Overall wouldn’t return to expensive I feelMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jason, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your honesty and will pass along your comments to our team for review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed some aspects of your experience and apologize for any inconvenience caused. Your input...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The view - of course - is spectacular, but the food is much better elsewhere. The shredded beef was paltry in size given the cost. Soft-shelled crab was very good though. So only 3 stars for the food but as an all round experience it’s...four stars but be aware you will easily pay £100 per person before alcohol! So it’s a major splurge.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear John, thank you for sharing your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the view and the soft-shelled crab. We appreciate your comments on the food, and we'll definitely take them into consideration to improve. We hope to see you again for an even...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service, food, and views were all excellent! Pablo is the perfect waiter—attentive and helpful. We did one of the tasting menus, which I highly recommend. Starters and beef dish are particularly superb. This restaurant is expensive, but this reflects the excellent level of service....A true highlight of our trip to London.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear William, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our service, food, and views. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to Pablo. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Horrible food, horrible attitude. Not worth a penny! We do fine dinning all the time. We came to London to enjoy the opening Abba Concert in 08/2022 and was told this was the place to go. Beef were chewy like rubber, shrimps were spicy impossible...to taste, We left more than 3/4 of the food and paid probably $ 400 and went over to nearby restaurant to enjoy drinks, dessert, the view and much nicer staff. Uggg. Just didn't have time to review until now.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Explorer0822, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your visit fell short of expectations. We value your feedback and will address these concerns with our team to ensure a better experience for all our guests. Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Hutong for a family birthday and the location is great with views across London. We had the Peony tasting menu that consists of eight courses. The food was lovely but it was served over four course and seemed to be a little rushed....The bar is very small and part of the restaurant adjoins this and we had to ask to move to the other side as it was just so noisy. Also the ambiance is not really Chinese as the music constantly being played was not appropriate and added nothing to the experience. With drinks or bill was £800 for three and although the food and staff were good I am in no hurry to repeat the evening. Also during my drink at the bar the bottom just fell out my glass when I picked it up pouring a G&T all over me. I had to go to the toilet to wash it off and although they cleared the mess up and replaced my drink I had to suggest that I wasn’t going to pay for that round of drinks. I know it was an accident but I feel they could have been more forthcoming with an apology.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jeffrey, thank you for sharing your experience at Hutong for your family birthday celebration. We appreciate your feedback regarding the service and ambiance. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced and will address your concerns with our team to ensure a better experience in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2nd visit here and brought friends this time who loved it just as much as we do. Had a fabulous table with stunning views of London. We shared the Peking Duck to start which they carve at your table, so tasty. The sweet and...sour chicken was delicious and plenty of it. Staff were really friendly and ensured our glasses were topped up at all times. Great restaurant, we will be back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Helen! Thank you for your wonderful review and for bringing your friends along for another visit. We're thrilled to hear that you all enjoyed the Peking Duck and sweet and sour chicken, as well as the views of London. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful restaurant. It is a bit on the expensive side, but the food, the drinks, the service, completely worth every single penny! We came to celebrate my graduation. Our server was a wonderful lady who was very sweet and the drinks and the...food was beyond amazing! They even got us a small chocolate tart as a congratulatory amenity which made us feel very special! Thanks! :)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Radhika, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and congratulations on your graduation! We are delighted to hear that you found the food, drinks, and service to be worth every penny. We hope to welcome you back soon for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a lovely evening at Hutong in the Shard Thursday, April, 25th. I characterize this as a lovely evening because we didn't just pop in and pop out for dinner. We took time to enjoy the amazing cocktails at the bar, enjoy the view,...and have a sensational dinner. The bar team was fantastic, we had the opportunity to meet Matt the bar manager and some members of his team. The cocktail selection, service, quality and flavor of the cocktails was amazing. The bar team prepared us well for the fantastic dinner yet to come. On this particular Thursday evening, the view of Tower Bridge was spectacular, the service was on point, and the food and drinks were incredible. The menus offered by Hutong have something for everyone. We chose to order a la carte and were treated to a a fantastic journey through a Chinese flavor expedition. We enjoyed the vegetarian spring rolls, the best wok-tossed chicken wings ever, the best Dim Sum platters either of us have ever had, and the delicious and savory Aromatic beef rib in lotus leaf with spicy Hutong fried rice. The sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and selected an incredible bottle of wine we would have never tried. The wine was unexpectedly from Uruguay, and was perfect for our dinner. In summary, we highly recommend Hutong based on the location, the level of service provided from the top of the management down, the knowledgeable staff, and the amazing food. Whether enjoying cocktails from the bar or having dinner, you can't miss, why not do both?More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jstrat, thank you so much for the glowing review of your experience at Hutong in the Shard. We're thrilled to hear that you had a lovely evening enjoying our cocktails, view, and sensational dinner. It's fantastic to know that our bar team, led by...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose to come to Hutong as I was given a voucher for Christmas worth £200 so was looking forward to going with my wife and daughter. Restaurant was full but arrived late and given a table 5 meters away from the windows so not a...great start. Perhaps I'm old fashioned but I like a tablecloth - instead we had a table that was heavily scratched with that sticky varnish feeling you get where the table has been cleaned too many times. Cocktail arrives with a huge block of ice in the glass which took up 2/3's of the glass - cocktail was nothing special at £20. Wine list started at £60 per bottle and chose a cheaper rose which was good. Nice wine list. Opted for the most expensive tasting menu at £145 per head. Food was very good and plentiful. Felt that we were being rushed a little as the dishes were brought very quickly after each other. Meal finished within an hour - not a particularly relaxing experience. Bill came and cost £645 for three of us, including £85 service charge. Been to Ivy Asia and that was much better value and experience.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jon, we appreciate your detailed feedback on your recent visit. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and wine selection. We apologize for the rushed service and will work on improving the overall dining experience for our guests. Thank you for sharing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 that came here for a 50th birthday celebration on a busy Saturday night. The views are brilliant, the decor beautiful to look at and a view on London from the gents toilet that is unrivalled. Clearly though you are...going for the food we had the lotus set menu with the wine pairing. The food was amazing, we have never tasted rice like it and the duck was simply out of this world. The wine is very good particularly the red served with the main course. In truth we had a great time, with great views and great food and it would be very easy to score this 5 stars. The issue though is when paying nearly £200 per head which we were you just expect better service, when arriving we were directed to the bar area without understanding how we would be told when our table will be ready. When we were shown to our table everything felt rushed, there was no explaining of the wine pairing with the meals and when I booked the table we were told that there would be a plate recognising the birthday but this also did not happen. You have to go, as it was fantastic but just not the perfect service we hoped for.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Simon, thank you for sharing your detailed feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the views and food during your visit. We apologize for the service shortcomings you experienced and will work on improving communication and attention to detail in the...More

Reviewed 21 April 2024

This restaurant is wonderful. The food was beautiful, the staff were attentive and the views were exceptional. This was a birthday meal, we revived a complimentary birthday mini dessert which was just an added bonus. We ordered from the lunch set menu Azalea and it...was all wonderful. The Roast Peking duck was the best we have ever had. The Yam & Pork crispy dumplings were lovely. The wok tossed beef tenderloin was exceptional.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Emma, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and views at our restaurant. It's wonderful to know that you had a great birthday meal with us and that you loved the dishes...More

Reviewed 21 April 2024 via mobile

Good food if expensive - however the whole experience was totally ruined by a very rude and aggressive barman when we went for a drink after the meal.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2024

Hi Brecon, we're sorry to hear about your recent experience at our restaurant. We strive to provide exceptional service and we apologize for falling short. Your feedback is valuable to us and we will address this issue with our team. We hope you'll give us...More

Reviewed 20 April 2024

Excellent. You'll need to book a table view in advance, as only a few tables. Great vibe, with endless choice of cocktails. Staff excellent.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2024

Hi NorthStar09700231266, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and the ambiance of our establishment. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon! Kindest Regards, Hutong.reception@aqua-london.com

Reviewed 16 April 2024 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal! View from table was stunning, food was super and service from Francesco and his colleagues was warm and welcoming. I would definitely return. Thank you! 🙏

Date of visit: April 2024
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Aqua Reception, Owner at Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2024

Hi carpelle, thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the view, food, and service from Francesco and his team. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Kindest regards, Hutong.reception@aqua-london.com

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