Mayfair, Belgravia

Park Chinois

Park Chinois

Chinese | Mayfair, Belgravia

Park Chinois plays homage to the opulence and decadence of 1930s Shanghai, with regional Chinese food and live entertainment. It's very OTT, but no less fun for all that.


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Restaurant details

Address: 
17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA
Nearest tube: 
Green Park
Telephone number: 020 3327 8888
More info: 
  • Bar area
  • Music/ Entertainment

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17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA

 

Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Kathryn Flett Telegraph
Reviewed by July 08, 2016
"As much a signifier of seismic cultural shifts as it is an actual place to eat, Park Chinois is the You Me Dim Sum Train of immersive/experiential/theatrical dining; and on that basis, while you wouldn’t want to go every day, if you do go, trust me – it’s worth every damn yuan." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8
Tracey MacLeod Independent
Reviewed on January 23, 2016
"Having democratised Asian food with Wagamama, Yau has done the opposite with Park Chinois: this is unashamedly a niche proposition. Gracious, theatrical, preposterous, memorable –it's a special-occasion indulgence like no other. Faaabuuulous, indeed." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 4
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on January 10, 2016
"We sat down in a bubble of speechless hysteria. After the room, the food comes as an anticlimax. It just isn’t the point. How could it possibly compete with the decor?" READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on December 02, 2015
"Then comes the duck, the skin buffed mahogany, boned and sliced, utterly sumptuous. And high style beyond imagining; we are each given a steamer basket of excellent pancakes, a plate of cucumber and spring onion and our own hoisin sauce. Plenty for four, this pricey bird becomes less than £20 a head." READ REVIEW

 
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