Hutong is located on the 33 floor of London’s highest Landmark – The Shard. The restaurant draws its inspiration from its namesake restaurant in Hong Kong with a name that refers to the narrow alleys of Bejing. The Northern Chinese cuisine is influenced by the ancient cuisine that was once served in the imperial palaces of Peking, China’s old capital.
We visited Hutong for lunch which started with a gorgeous looking platter of dim sum that were filled with delicacies such as scallops and crystal crab. For mains we ordered one of the Peking ducks that were on display. The food was delicious yet slightly overpriced – the breathtaking view over London City does come with a price tag associated with it. What I loved most about Hutong, however, was its lovely interior with gorgeous wood-works, traditional Chinese lanterns, vintage tea canisters and a beautiful ‘wishing tree’ in the center of the room.