Hutong at The Shard

4.4
330 reviews
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Chinese
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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.

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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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

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.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 330 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good! Waiter was amazing!
We enjoyed the experience

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the food was good, the value was more driven by the view rather than the quality of the food, which can be expected given the spectacular location. For the price you can find much better food elsewhere, but it depends what motivates you more; the food or the location.

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k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant undoubtedly has a beautiful view. The food was good however I did not find that it justified the price they ask for it.

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JN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will go to the NYC location when we return home.

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T
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family trip to Europe!

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such an experience!! Very attentive staff. Fantastic food, fantastic environment, fantastic view!!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The food is only ok, certainly not great, and the wait staff seem to not know anything about Chinese food. Many questions about the food were answered incorrectly, by the time the dishes came out and were nothing like what we were told, it was too late. Most irritating were the 29 pound (!) glasses of Ruinart champagne, which were not only tiny, but the glasses themselves were cheaper than IKEA glasses. What a joke of a supposedly high end restaurant. If you want to celebrate a special occasion make sure you take your money somewhere else.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for a birthday celebration- lunch. We were well looked after. Our table was perfect, gorgeous view of London overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral. Food was exceptional. Our waiter,Jaros, made suggestions which were all superb. Well worth the price. Will definitely go again for dinner next time.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. It was our anniversary and they arranged for a complimentary cake as well. Good was great, must try the chili chicken

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HK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food with views. One of the best places in London to have authentic Chinese food. It is a bit on the pricey side but well worth it. The waygu beef bun and waygu beef puffs were one of the best things I have ever had. Definitely going back there soon!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent throughout, special thanks to Puspa for a her friendly, efficient and professional attendance

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent views, good and drinks. Will def go back soon.

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FW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on an outside window so the view was good but it felt like too close to the back wall like we were in a corridor
The food was excellent the staff very helpful I felt the wine was out priced for what it was

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my girlfriends birthday and the service , food and view was brilliant !

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was really nice and tasty and even the portions are good comparing to other fancy Chinese restaurants in London. I would definitely recommend the Red lantern, and crispy prawns.

The view is spectacular, plus we had the chance to get a window table.
On the other hand, I was a bit disappointed cause I specified on my booking that it’s gonna be a birthday dinner, so I was expecting them to bring a small cake with a candle or something symbolic, like they always do in all big restaurants, but they didn’t 😌

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VA
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was mediocre. Though the table we were assigned had a phenomenol view, I felt that we were seated in a very cramped space since right behind me was a wooden wall. Therefore I was not able to slide my chair back and would bang into thw table whenever I would get up. The service was very good but the only issue I had was that the server we had was not very fluent in english and therefore I felt that there was a slight communication gap, as she could answer some of my questions. The food was nothing exceptional though the presentation was pretty good.

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GU
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have already recommended
Would have preferred view side table but were not given a choice
Felt slightly rushed when orders were taken

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hutong is on the 33rd floor of The Shard. The view is sensational and the ambiance rather unworldly. As a restaurant, the food is well prepared and very well presented, if on the expensive side. A good venue for a special lunch.

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VG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I was enchanted to be there the view was really great

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is good.

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ND
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. I’m going back!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time celebrating our engagement! Wonderful food, great views, and wonderful service!

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TP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was good. Not great. The food was good. Not great. Whilst the views seem to be the draw, I’m glad the waitstaff actively remove people from the dining room that just want to take pictures.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great view if London. They were very accommodating for our baby.

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DD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 33rd floor on the Shard is a delightful place to have lunch with friends and family. Combined with the "Experience" menu, which took ordering out of our hands, we had a great time. The service was cheery and impeccable. The food was great. Will love to come back again.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a place you must dine at when in London. Beautiful at night. The food is superb and the staff is wonderful. The view is breathtaking.

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w
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a few times and I am never disappointed with their exceptional food...
thank you

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GT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Hutong for my birthday and to help me celebrate they gave me a window table. On top of that, they even gave be a cake with candle on the house.

The view from the restaurant was fantastic and we were left to enjoy the view until we decide to leave. They only gave us the bill when we ,asked for it.

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neither cheap nor especially expensive, we considered this very good value for money. The food was delicious and we were surprised how full we felt at the end of the meal. Service for the delightful Xin was exemplary. She never seemed rushed even though there were lots of other tables she was attending to. her friendliness really added value to our experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

good view and better food supposed

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

waitress slip over the juice over my hand and clothes

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service! Server spilled a dish all over and never picked up. Also another server broke a glass.

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Amazing ambience and service was food. Food was average. Did not like the soft shell crabs but Peking duck was good. However, you are paying more for the setting than the food as there are many restaurants with similar/better food for a fraction of the price

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DJ
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious at Hutong. We went for the signature menu which consisted of various amazing dumplings to start, followed by soft tasty duck pancakes. Bass and aubergine tempura next.. lovely and ‘warm’! Followed by soup and dessert.. all of which was lovely. I feel like they’re missing a trick though as the staff really aren’t up to scratch. Our main server was lovely, a little Chinese lady who was brilliant.. everyone else was below par. We were ignored by two members of staff when we arrived, during food service, food was spilt on the table and floor, they were not particularly friendly ... it was more the type of service you would expect in a much cheaper restaurant. Personally I think the standard of service should reflect the price they charge.
Although (as they say) all seats have a view, half are set back so you can’t really appreciate it. We asked to be moved when a table came available by the window and out little lady made it happen. All in all, it was an enjoyable lunch but I wouldn’t rush back when there are other places to visit.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - amazing views and amazing service! I will be recommending.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Tip tip: request a river view table
Cocktails, food and presentation were amazing. Atmosphere is also obviously amazing as you've got an amazing view of London.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Das Hutong wurde uns von Kollegen empfohlen, und wir haben diesen Besuch genossen. Der Empfang war freundlich, das Essen hervorragend, und die Aussicht war phenomenal.
Wir hatten eine nette Bedienung, und durften den Tisch wechseln, als ein Tisch am Fenster frei wurde. Leider konnten wir weder das Menu, noch die Peking-Ente wählen, weil wir nicht 2 Personen waren, die das Gleiche essen wollten. Diese Speisen sind nur für 2 Personen möglich.
Sonst war alles ausgezeichnet, und das Ambiente war gemütlich, mit angenehmer Hintergrundmusik.
Wir werden dorthin zurückgehen.

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E
London
137 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Iconic London skyline views with a intimate (dark) setting. The must-have roast duck is served two ways, first with pancakes and the second stir fried with green beans. Pork dumplings for starters were succulent and juicy with a craving for more. Egg yolk prawns were light and crispy. Overall, a memorable meal with great views. Recommended for special occasions.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

nice place

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