Hutong at The Shard

4.3
223 reviews
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£41 and over
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Chinese
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Situated on level 33 of The Shard, Hutong at The Shard 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 at The Shard’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 traditional Chinese medicine 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 skyline.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
12:00 - 2:30pm Monday to Friday
11:30am-3:30pm Saturday and Sunday

Dinner
6:00 - 10:30pm Monday to Sunday

The Shanghai Bar at Hutong
12:00pm - 12:00am Monday to Thursday
12:00pm - 1:00am Friday
11:00 - 1:00am Saturday (last entry 12:00am) & 11:00 - 12:00am Sunday
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Phone number
020 3011 1257
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Fei Wang
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Catering
Hutong at The Shard’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, and with use of Sichuan fiery spices and peppers, Hutong at The Shard’s event menus artfully capture the subtlety and surprises of Northern Chinese cooking. The set menus available in Hutong at The Shard are based on a sharing concept of dishes, that will be continually brought to the table over the course of your meal. There are also a range of canapés & bowl food available for exclusive receptions.
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Parking Details
The nearest car park is the NCP on Snowfields, parallel to St Thomas Street.
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Public Transit
London Bridge Station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Special Offers

4 courses £35, or with a glass of bubbles £39

From a set menu. A non-alcoholic cocktail is available upon request.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 22 May 2018

Ends: 14 September 2018

Availability: Sun 11:30-15:30
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 11:30-15:30

Reviews from verified diners
223 reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
59%
Very Good
25%
Good
8%
Fair
5%
Poor
3%
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant used to be one of my favourites to take visitors to. The food, views, service and ambience had always been great. However, I was shocked with the service by the staff that seated us. I called I'm advance to inform them that we would be 15 minutes late and reiterated that it is important for us to get a window seat - that is the primary reason we booked. However, the staff did not comply with this request. I was appalled by the fact that the receptionist seating us pointed out that we were 15 minutes late. That was very inappropriate customer service.

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Fabulous views and great food at Hutong. Service could be better. Defintely try the lotus stem vegetable - outstanding!

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3.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Second visit to Hutong.
Overall a little disappointed, good food although main course served tepid, good service but slow.
Not sure I shall go back.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Excellent service

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TA
5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Excellent food, great food, beautiful views . Set menu was a great value, highly recommended

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

well, the view is stunning, the ambience is a little "industrial" but understandable, the service is great and most important the quality of he food is superb!
Good value for money and just the view pays for the bill...
Will be going again 100%

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1.0Dined on 18 June 2018

The service is really poor and does not accommodate your needs. The food is definitely overpriced and not tasty at all. Feel like money wasted, would rather go for other places at the shard for drink.

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2.0Dined on 18 June 2018

It was disappointing... This was my 2nd time visit, although my 1st time visit wasn’t impressed but thought of to give a try.
Location and view is wonderful and food is ok, service isn’t what we expect. As we walked in, we didn’t feel welcomed, once waiter comes to our table he rushed us to decide what to order, during our course we asked for drinks but she just walked off and never came back as she wasn’t in charge of our table? Or because she only does wine as I saw her with Sommelier badge but she didn’t even pass my order to whoever was in charge of our table? and finally took a while to get a bill... obviously takes a while to get people’s attention that couldn’t even bother to make any complain ... thank you.

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3.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Lunch Sunday 3 June 2018. Great setting situated on the 33 Floor of The Shard. Was interested to see how the London branch compares having dined in the Kowloon mother ship some 8 years ago.

Despite arriving early and stipulating we wanted to have an aperitif at the bar first, we were told outlet table was ready and ushered to our table situated 3 rows back from the view (admittedly the restaurant do state on booking that they cannot guarantee a window table). We were promised a table by the window when one arose and was duly obliged. Service attentive if a little pushy - we had to ask them to slow down the service as we were onto our second course within 15 minutes of arriving. We selected the set lunch - 4 courses and also opted for the half Peking Duck.

Overall a pleasant experience if a little hurried and wallet lightening. Good wine list. Overall, not as good as the Hong Kong original but worth a visit.

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NL
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

polite and friendly service .. great food .we will book again in the not so distance future.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Had the experience lunch for £39. Value for money. Got so full. Highly recommend.
Went for friends birthday...they did not get the message on OpenTable to have Happy Birthday written on the desert like the other diners did.
Hosts with the clip board before you enter Aqua and Hutong was not welcoming, uptight, did not crack a smile! Even the host to the restaurant. Waiters were really nice and efficient! Food really good!

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

First time in london

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Delicious food, great ambiance and exemplary service!

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1.0Dined on 16 May 2018

I had an awful time. Went there for my birthday and the service was very poor. I didn’t get my food for 60 mins and then I was told the waiter cancelled my order due to some misunderstanding. Although they later made up with a free dessert but experience was not the greatest.

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3.0Dined on 15 May 2018

The waitress made a loud noise when putting down our dishes ,and spoons were hit directly on the table, being very impatient to us but smile when turned on to other tables.
Foods were nice,but I will never visit again.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

the view was amazing and there is the most delicious pekin duck !!

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Very nice, really good way to try new foods you may not have already - the Wellington crispy beef is amazing.
And the pac Choi!

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2.0Dined on 30 April 2018

The hostess at the reception is really unfriendly and should not be doing the job she is doing. Really poor welcome. The food is kind of ok, but is not worth the prices they are asking. Almost every meal was served cold. Avoid

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Beautiful surroundings and food and service were exceptional. Expensive lunch but fabulous. Little dessert for husbands birthday was a lovely touch too.

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2.0Dined on 21 March 2018

The ambiance and the food ok but service quite bad and slow. Had to wait 40mn for table.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Luckily we have been seated by the window and the view was breathtaking! The food was good. Particularly impressed by the Lobster Xiao Long Bao and the Hutong Fried Rice. Definitely worth going!

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GP
1.0Dined on 4 March 2018

My bookings it is not been honoured. We were not seated and our wedding anniversary was ruined.

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JR
4.0Dined on 27 February 2018

I like the decoration style very much but it’s not quite Chinese taste,maybe more suitable for western taste. Of course you’re done very well in Chinese restaurants.

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HA
5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

It was a birthday but they forgot to write happy birthday on the dessert we ordered. We had to remind them and it wasn’t a surprise anymore for the birthday boy.

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OT
5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

Fantastic from start to finish

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JS
4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Great view and tasting menu for special occasions but the service is a little hit and miss. Being Asian and understanding the dining culture very well, the wrong spoons were used to serve certain dishes like soup. The waiter was extremely friendly but greets and gives remarks in Italian (a little odd for a Chinese restaurant). Still recommended as it's a good dining experience.

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TE
5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Highly recommend the set menu. Amazing views and superb service.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

My fiancé’s birthday. We arrived at 15.30 and were seated immediately. Upon ordering our starters we were asked to order our mains straight away as the kitchen will be closing (16.00). This was quite sad as we had just arrived and were enjoying the moment taking in the amazing views and enjoying each other’s company. This effectively indirectly speeded up or time and having to order the food quickly without being able to ask the waitress about individual dishes.
Apart from this the occasion was beautiful and the location was unreal.
It would be a good idea that the restaurant deliver more information about the dining time and kitchen opening and closing times.

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EB
5.0Dined on 12 February 2018

We had a lovely lunch at Hutong. The staff were super, helpful but not overbearing. The food was a great spicy trip to taste a few special things - ill definitely be back for more. The mango dessert was stunning! Views of course were excellent.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

We took my father for Sunday lunch and had an amazing time. As we made a special request for a nice table we were delighted to find ourselves sitting next to a bay window overlooking Borough Market! Wonderful staff and Sommerlier. Will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Amazing ambience and a very good value for money Lunch Tasting Experience. The food was really delicious and the wine list to pair it with was extensive and had some really excellent wines (even though a little on the high end in terms of price). Definitely worth the money - especially given the views!

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Excellent experience, really enjoyed it and views were spectacular. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

We managed to get the last table available via Open table and we were seated near the window. Ambience, view, food, and service were excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2018

I wouldn’t hesitate if i say Hutong is one of the best Chinese restaurant that ever seen and visited in London , food, service, value and great staff with lovely smiles makes you shy to give them less than 100%. Hutong the one and the only from today.

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3.0Dined on 24 January 2018

It’s a big restaurant...perhaps too big especially when less than half full. I was surprised that it was as when I booked there were limited options for times.

The service was a little perfunctory and they couldn’t do a set menu for one, which as one of us was vegetarian and the other not, made it challenging choosing from the very long menu..which is the whole point of set menus I thought.

In the end we shared the vegetarian set menu with an additional order of soft shark crab, which was really good, in fact all the food was good.

Not cheap but it’s halfway up the shard so what go you expect?

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4.0Dined on 22 January 2018

Food was average tasting but beautifully presented. Coupled with the fantastic ambience and view, we had a great and memorable evening

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4.0Dined on 15 January 2018

The waiter doesn’t serve at all times,want some napkins not to give and the food super slow

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5.0Dined on 15 January 2018

Excellent taste. Good choice of vegetarian food.

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1.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Worst experience ever ! The waiter turned away while we’re still odering food and the new waitress didn’t ask him what we ordered so our mains were missing ! They didnt even say sorry ! We had to wait forever for spoons . The food are very salty and not even that great . Such a shame for this pricing . Should Only come here for the view not the food or service !

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5.0Dined on 3 January 2018

Excelent restaurant for lunch. Outstanding service, fresh and quality food.

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