Hutong at The Shard
Hutong has two beautiful private rooms both with floor to ceiling windows, hand carved wooden doors, red lanterns and stunning views from the 33rd floor of The Shard. The Shanghai private room can seat up to 18 over two tables and the Beijing private room can seat up to 26 over two tables.View Private Dining Details
Experience Lunch Menu: From £35
4 courses for £35 or 4 courses with a glass of bubbles for £39.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 2 - 6 people
Starts: 20 December 2018
Ends: 17 March 2019
Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30
What Insiders Are Saying
Hutong is the Shard’s ultra-swish Chinese restaurant, and if we were going to throw down on a pricey dinner with a view, this would be on our list.
Thoroughly enjoyed lunch here last Saturday. Of course the view was great (even on a grey winters day), but the star of the show was the food. Soft shell crab and beef rib were amazing mains, dimsung platter for starters was delicious.
I was quite disappointed by my overall experience. The staff were great I have to say but the venue felt more like a fast food restaurant packed with tourists standing on the open staircase and in the windows taking photographs, not to mention the child running around screaming! Keep away if you are expecting fine dining with an ambience to compliment it! I will try Ting next which is in the same building, so fingers crossed I have a better experience there!
Nice place, astonishing view, good service, food just regular.
Mediocre menu. This is not a "good" Chinese restaurant. You can get much better food elsewhere in London. The view is scenic but not meaningful unless you can get the table with view. Staff are not very attentive and do not meet the standards of the restaurant.
Had a very nice brunch at hutong. Asked to be placed next to the window as it was for a birthday, which they did and brought us as well a small birthday dessert; I was very pleased. The food is very good, special mention for the dumplings which are probably some if the best I ever had.
Terrible service. Some dishes were overly sweet. Wouldn't go back.
Fantastic food, good service but you are going to pay for it.
Second time I've been and the food has been melt in your mouth.
Great all round. 1 dish was forgotten but then brought it out once we notified them and waved it from the bill, classy move.
Amazing food, amazing setting, just simply great.
Wasn't expecting too much as it was such a touristy venue (the Shard) but it turned out to be a nice set menu meal, good service and a pleasant decor/environment. There was no choice at all on the set menu and the main course was fish. My son doesn't eat fish but they did happily make him a chicken dish instead.
A dimly lit restaurant with wonderful views of Tower Bridge created an intimate ambience. Service was attentive, and polite. The pork dumplings were succulent with a good dose of fried garlic. The signature Peking duck was crispy and served two ways - with pancakes and hoi sin sauce and the latter stir friend with beans for a lettuce wrap dish. The desserts were great and the birthday plate with mango pudding was a lovely surprise. Highly recommended and will go again for the dumplings and mandarin sorbet.
We had the set menu with bubbles. The taste and textures were delicious and portions were just right and of course the views were amazing.
It was birthday and the service was so bad that they forgot what I ordered and the food wasn’t authentic and tasty comparing to other restaurants in Chinatown. The eel was poorly prepared as it had a strange smell. It wasn’t a single shining point. It was way overpriced. The good thing are the view over London and the little birthday cake as present. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Magnificent setting, outstanding service, food !!!
Amazing views and setting. The only minor criticism was the waiting to order a drink and having to keep asking for drinks was a let down it would have been nice to be offered a drink as soon as we were seated. The food was delicious and very pretty looking and well presented. Lovely compliment of pudding for our anniversary which was really nice and tasty.
Wouldn’t return. Like a tourist attraction.
Rude door staff, queued for ages to get through security.
Every table taking continuous selfies.
Not worth the effort.
All our food arrived at the same time rather than in courses. Totally rushed, we were done in under an hour.
Second time at Hutong and the view never fails to impress. What instead failed was the portions. Me and my party - 3 in total - went for the set menu which goes at £88 per person (an approx of £130/140 spending per head if you include drinks etc) and the portions were not substantials. The pecking duck, one of my favourite, did not come with enough pancakes and when we asked for more we were told that it would be charged extra! Now £4 won't set you on the way of bankruptcy, but when you think how much you are already paying for the overall experience, why don't offer extra pancakes in the first place to cover round one or at least a free refill? The red lantern soft shell crab, another of my favourite, was lost in a sea of dried red chillies..we didn't rescue enough of them to savour the pleasure of their taste. And so on...
All in all it is a experience accompanied by one of the best view of London Skyline..BUT the food is not outstanding although the price you pay at the end will make you believe differently.
I was unimpressed that they had specifically labelled all of the "allergens" on the menu, but to find out when mentioning I had a peanut allergy that they had not marked some of the allergens in the dishes and 3 additional dishes also had peanuts in. They then advised that there was a mistake and they would correct it next week. Surely one would ask the chef for all the allergens and be a bit more careful about this when producing the menu.
The set menu was very poor quality. On a positive note, the dumplings were good. However, the shank beef "salad" had no salad and the beef was very fatty and had no flavour. The basa fish was just fried/breadcrumb fish with a sweet chili dipping sauce and pak choy with sweet chili sauce (which is also very difficult to eat with just chop sticks) and stir fried rice. It was quite basic and not what you would expect from a high quality restaurant like Hutong. Desert was fried rice cakes, which were again very unflavoursome. Service was ok, after they apologized for the menu mix-up. I would not recommend the set menu option at all. Cocktails were good and the view was amazing, but this was a very expensive meal for the level of quality. I would instead just go to the bar for a drink and eat elsewhere.
Excellent food. The set menu was of very high quality. Very good service and excellent view. Only slight downside, with wine it’s pretty expensive.
We had the 4 course lunch menu with a glass of bubbles and I was very happy with what we got with the menu - it was good value and the view is great
We felt hurried!
However, the food was outstanding.
food is okay，very nice service，nice view of London City
Engagement dinner - but this was not acknowledged, but we were disappointed as we had more of a celebrations for birthdays considering this was an engagement
Value for money for the set menu
Though I had requested for a table by the window I wasn’t given one on the pretext that there weren’t any available but despite 4 window tables opening up in the next 5 minutes of my arrival and a request for table change was met with being told it’s for FOLKS who had requested for it. Hellooo so what about my request made before online
Fantastic view nice service
Great service, great food(except the fried spicy lobster is a bit overpriced considering it’s quality). Very good view to central London.
Service, meal and ambience; top notch! Zero complaints.. Do not look at the prices, just order and enjoy - definitely worth it.
Amazing service and food and view. The roasted duck was Insane.
I requested a seat by the window which was turned down. We then arrived and 2 tables very swiftly left so they were available. They moved us.
We requested 4 versions of the lunch menu. They brought the Cava pretty much with the 1st course soup, rather than giving us 10mins to enjoy our drink a little.
The dumplings then followed half way into our soup. it was all happening far too quickly so I sent them back. There wasn't much of a smile or organisation. The manager who was in a suit didn't seem to have a clue what was going on, he looked lost when we asked for water! The service was very odd, which is why I didn't pay it at the end.
The main courses were rice, papchoi, beef and shrimp. The beef and shrimp were VERY spicy. In particular, I have never seen so many chilis on 1 plate as the Beef. Nowhere on the menu does it state it is 50% chilli, 50% beef. For a menu that is supposed to cater for all, I was baffled. Especially as the Squid was essentially doused in Chili oil!
All in all, £40 a head was paid, and I left feeling as though a special occasion was somewhat ruined. Our parents didn't think much of the place, and we don't take them for expensive meals very often. Duddells a few steps away gave me far and above this experience a few weeks back I am sorry to say.
Fine except charged £900 f
Visited on the 14 September for birthday celebrations. The service was wonderful and the food outstanding. We had a beautiful lunch with amazing views. I would definitely visit again!
I have been to hutong 4 times and each time has been excellent. Professional and attentive staff, great atmosphere, great view of London and very tasty food.
Yummy dumplings, great value set menu. Could improve the portion of their mains. 3 prawns was a little underwhelming. Otherwise a very lovely lunch.
View was amazing. Food off set menu was sublime. Service spot on. We will be back!
I had booked the lunch experience for 2 for my husbands birthday. When we got there everything seemed fine but we found our waiter to no be very helpful or friendly. We were given our menus and asked about allergies. My husband said he could not eat beef and so was told one of the courses would be substituted with chicken. He told the waiter twice and stressed the importance of him not being given beef. When we received our mains, to our shock, my husband got beef. We were so disappointed as our waiter had reassured us this would not be the case! Mid service of our lunch our waiter changed. Neither the first or second seemed that bothered. Neither came and asked if we wanted more drinks when are glasses were empty. We asked to order more and it took a while for them to come. The empty glasses were left on the table, they were even moved to make way to put food on the table by waitress but not taken till later when we had to hand them to them. I had the vegetarian menu and for my dumpling starter I had 4x the same dumpling. I found this strange as there was another vegetarian dumpling available on the non-veg menu so why could there not be a mixture of both rather than 4 of same thing? The non veg menu had 3 different meat dumplings and one veg one (the one that the veg were not given)!! I had told our 1st waiter we were here for my husbands birthday and so they brought out our desserts with one of the plates saying happy birthday. This was placed in front of me, although not my birthday, and was just put down and then waitress left. No wish of a happy birthday or smile or any kind of conversation. I found the whole experience, apart from views, ambience of restaurant and value, to be disappointing and the service to be quite awful. Not what I would have expected from a restaurant in the Shard or part of the Aqua group.
Interestingly the staff didn’t take note of my requests made in my reservation, so we were seated in the middle of the restaurant and I had to further request for the birthday dessert options. The teapot we were given (there are a variety) kept spilling on the table because of the tall spout. The food was okay, not mind blowing. The Peking duck is not worth having but the standout dishes we tried were all seafood.
Great food complimented with lovely service and amazing views!
I've been meaning to try this restaurant for the longest time so when I finally had the opportunity, I was looking forward to it and was expecting to be wowed by the view, food and service. If I had known what was really in store for us, I wouldn't have bothered going.
The restaurant claims itself to be "upscale" but proves to be less than stellar. Not sure if it becomes upscale in the evening and we didn't feel it as such because we went there during lunchtime. Views were amazing, there's no doubt about that but it ends there. Although service was quick, it felt cold. They did accommodate my friend's request to change the beef dish to chicken as she can't eat beef and it was done with no problem whatsoever. However the quality of food wasn't very impressive, I sure have had better dumplings than what they've served. I remember reading a previous review on here saying that they've had better take aways than Hutong's which I found quite hard to believe but I now know to be true. The only saving grace during that meal was the dessert, it was lovely.
As an upscale restaurant, I also wasn't expecting broken toilets that won't flush or toilets that won't stop flushing. Overall, I feel like it's an overrated restaurant which seem to have relied heavily on the view they offer and stopped caring about customer's dining experience.
We had the set lunch menu which was reasonable value. Most dishes were delicious but the cuttefish got mixed reviews from our table (a bit rubbery) and the beef had way too many chilles (though you could easily pick them out and the rest of the dish was really delish). Service was a little slow. Also, we had a nice glass of cava with the menu but you couln't buy a bottle after, it had to be something else from their menu, though you could have individual glasses. Amazing setting, food pretty good, but the view is probably what you go for.