In the heart of London’s West End, Mayfair is a chic neighbourhood with an impressive collection of high-end Chinese and Asian restaurants. From famous establishments serving up modern twists on classic dishes to inventive new chefs bringing new flavours, spices and techniques to your plate. This is our guide to the best Chinese restaurants in Mayfair.
Park Chinois, Mayfair
Immerse yourself in a spectacular Chinese dining experience that transports you to the glamorous Shanghai of the 1930s. Park Chinois, Mayfair has three dining spaces. In Salon de Chine, you dine to live jazz in opulence lit by silk lampshades. In Club Chinois, downstairs, the incredible cabaret and acrobatic performances entertain a rapt audience. You can hire The Opera dining room for a bird’s-eye view of the live show.
The food is just as luxurious as the surroundings, with highly skilled chefs conjuring exquisite Chinese cuisine. Try the sharing menu for small plates and the à la carte menu for signature dishes … that delicate Duck de Chine! Heavenly!
Murger Han, Mayfair
Bin Li is the head chef behind London’s first authentic Xi’an restaurants, introducing diners to his favourite dishes from home. His Mayfair restaurant, with its open kitchen and cute décor, is a friendly local spot to try his signature dish, the Murger. This is the Chinese equivalent of a burger made with pan-baked flatbread filled with spiced pork belly, beef or roast duck. There’s a vegan version, too. It’s a delightfully cosy lunch or evening venue, and compared to some neighbouring restaurants, Murger Han, Mayfair won’t break the bank.
This is an unmatched Chinese dining experience that impresses with its innovative menu and perfect execution. Awarded a coveted Michelin star and twice ranked the best Chinese restaurant in London, Kai Mayfair is a beautiful space serving up unique Nanyang Chinese specialities and flavours. Try the Chinese Whispers afternoon tea for sweetness that melts in the mouth and a delightful jar of whispers for uncovering secrets about your companion.
Utterly charming and decadent, China Tang restaurant in the art deco basement of The Dorchester Hotel serves up delicious all-day dim sum. Opened by the late Sir David Tang in 2005, the restaurant pays attention to every detail, from the hand embroidered silk wallpaper to the silver chopsticks. The food is rooted in authentic Cantonese cuisine, expertly served and lip-smackingly good. Eating here is a glamorous affair befitting its iconic hotel setting and perfect for a special occasion.
These are our favourite Chinese restaurants in Mayfair, serving delicious lunchtime snacks, flavour-filled afternoon teas and masterful evening meals. All in Mayfair, they’re easy to get to from The Clermont Victoria, so book a room to enjoy a wonderful Chinese restaurant experience.