TRAVEL LONDON SPECIAL - PARK CHINOIS
A step back in time of glamorous 1930's of Shanghai
Back from London, I’d like to write about one of the latest hot spots of the city, Park Chinois.
Park Chinois is at the moment probably one of the places to be and you have to book well in advance!!
The idea is elegant dining with live music.
Just end of 2015, Yau’s newest project opend at 17 Berkeley Street in fancy Mayfair.
Hong Kong-born Alan Yau, is behind a lot of the top restaurants in Mayfair such as dim-sumerie Yauatcha or the high-end Chinese Hakkasan, a London institution.
Park Chinois commemorates the splendor of 1930's Shanghai jazz club, when dinner and dancing went hand in hand.
Yau and French interior designer Jacques Garcia (Hôtel Costes) have recreated this own world, which reminds me a bit of the Orient Express.
Opulent French silks, heavy red carpets and sparkling chandeliers, simply dazzles.
This place has real wow factor.
Entertained by a live band creating a really good ambience and by the time they started swinging the place took on a magical allure of 1930’s far east club.
At this place it’s all about the duck, here roasted to order with pancakes, Thai cucumber, spring onion and duck sauce or tasty dim sums (between 8 and16 Pound), we went for.
Portions are large and good for sharing.
The service was attentively but unfortunately the coordination of the food was a bit mixed up.
Park Chinois is not a low priced restaurant, but for a venue like this in Mayfair, I expected it to be more expensive.
But if you like Chinese food and extraodinary design coupled with swinging live music, you have to try this place!
At Park Chinois you can never be overdressed!
Phone: +44 20 3327 8888