The scene: If its glory wall
of celebrity diners is anything to go by, this classy, cavernous Chinese restaurant is at the top of its game. Tucked up a Marylebone side street, it’s an impressively decorated gem well worth seeking out.
The grub: All the standard Chinese dishes, served with impeccable style. The crispy duck arrives succulent and still steaming, the sweet and sour pork comes with seasonal fruit – melon – and the fried rice is agreeably eggy.
Service: The courteous staff scuttle between diners elbow deep in crockery. Proof that duck can be shredded, rolled and served using only a fork.
Bill please: It’s not a budget experience, and it’s easy to ratchet up the bill with extra side dishes. Dinner for two, sharing rice, starter and prawn crackers, comes to about £30.
Verdict: The full Chinatown experience without the hustle and bustle.
5 Glentworth St, NW1 5PG
020 7486 3515
Tube: Baker Street
Review: Claire Godall