Hakkasan is renowned for it’s Michelin Star menu and Dim Sum so it’s no wonder it has been on my must visit places for a while now. I was lucky enough to be invited to Hakkasan Hanway’s Dim Sum Sundays. Priced at £62 per person (with a minimum of two people), the menu created by Chef Goh Wee Boon.Hakkasan Hanway Place’s Chef de Cuisine, celebrates seasonal ingredients in both the food and the cocktails on offer. Dim Sum Sundays is a weekly event available every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 12 midday to the later time of 6:45pm.
We were pretty impressed with how much food and drinks you actually receive for £62.00. You receive a choice of cocktail, half a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne, France 12%, the Dim Sum Menu, Dessert, an after dinner cocktail and tea/coffee. Resident DJ, Pathaan also plays music from 1pm until 5pm every Sunday and the last Sunday of every month, Hakkasan hosts a live music performance accompanying the DJ.
For our starting cocktails, we can recommend trying the Rose Blossom (Sipsmith Sloe gin, Cynar Aperitif, mandarin liqueur, cherry and lemon) and the 10th Emperor (Tanqueray No. Ten gin, blackcurrant cordial, elderflower liqueur, lemon and honey). Both were the perfect fruity cocktail to start off our meal.
In terms of the food… well I could wax lyrical poetry about the Crispy duck salad with pomelo, pine nut and shallot and the rest of the Dim Sum Menu. If it wouldn’t have been uncouth I would have snatched my friend’s right off her plate before she could finish hers. It was amazing.
The Dim Sums were equally amazing and Hakkasan were so good at replacing the more mushroom centred Dim Sums into something I could eat. The Dim Sum collection is a range of fried and steamed dishes all equally more delightful with each mouthful. The Baked venison puff is an absolute standout and definitely why I followed Vanessa Williams advice to ‘save the best for last’.
With our bellies full, we don’t know how we managed to polish of our mains… but we did. The Stir-fry black pepper rib eye beef with merlot, Stir-fry water chestnut, sugar snap and cloud ear and Spring onion and egg fried rice were all light but flavuorsome dishes that had me devouring every mouthful in sight.
Our selection of desserts were every bit as mouthwatering and we recommend you have the Apple and sesame croustillant (tahini, caramelised chocolate, puff pastry) – even my non-dessert loving friend was a fan.
We finished off with some after dinner cocktails of Seville 33 (Diplomático Reserva rum, Santa Teresa orange rum liqueur, marmalade and chocolate bitters) and Pear B&B Calvados (pear cordial, Benedictine liqueur, lemon and Bokers bitters). The perfect way to end an incredibly enjoyable afternoon of top notch service and straight class. It’s no wonder Hakkasan has earned that Michelin Star.
8 Hanway Place,
London W1T 1HD
written by Tegan LeBon