Hutong at The Shard

4.4
282 reviews
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Chinese
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  • 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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Special Offers

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

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 282 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We waited it for over 3 hours for our main course. The starters arrived on time however the main course took a long time. Food was alright, not too great. The staff was very friendly. Not worth spending £100 and asking about the food all the time

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great view. Overall the food is good, but the steam rice quality is not good.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service is terrible

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YC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Longing for a good Peking duck, disappointing and sparse

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London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

We had fine the view was breathtaking however the food was average , not much variety for those who eat chicken and not any other source of meat or fish. Other than that everything was nice. Coke was over priced for £4 a glass. But the birthday plate was free so that was nice of them.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was really nice. We went for the lunch tasting menu, the amount of food and the quality of this was quite good. We add couple of dishes extra: crispy prawn roll and dumpling of scallop and XO sauce which were worthy. Actually the crispy prawn were our favourite! Also de Iberian pork with chili mayo in the menu it's outstanding.
The service was really nice, thanks Nuno the sommelier for being so kind and helpful he did and very nice job!
Then about the ambience...it's the shard, so you can imagine!
Place to recommend and of course to come back!

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.
Recommend Hutong

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DS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 1

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!

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MS
Brazil
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice place, astonishing view, good service, food just regular.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Some dishes were overly sweet. Wouldn't go back.

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BC
London
21 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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c
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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E
London
120 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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a
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Magnificent setting, outstanding service, food !!!

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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GR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great restaurant

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v
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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R
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We felt hurried!
However, the food was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

food is okay,very nice service,nice view of London City

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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LL
London
114 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Value for money for the set menu

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view nice service

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food(except the fried spicy lobster is a bit overpriced considering it’s quality). Very good view to central London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, meal and ambience; top notch! Zero complaints.. Do not look at the prices, just order and enjoy - definitely worth it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food and view. The roasted duck was Insane.

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DT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 1food 5service 4ambience 4

Fine except charged £900 f

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great view
Yummy dumplings, great value set menu. Could improve the portion of their mains. 3 prawns was a little underwhelming. Otherwise a very lovely lunch.

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