The dim sum story

dim sum steaming

Dim sum is an important part of our menu at Hutong, in particular for our lunch service. Dim sum is a traditional Chinese cuisine that originated in Southern China but each region now has its own distinct array of dim sum.

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Enjoy delicious dim sum at any time of day!

Delicious, delicate dim sum – steamed, baked or fried savoury dumplings – are traditionally enjoyed at lunchtime and as you would expect, we of course offer a superb complete dim sum menu daily from 12-3 in addition to our a la carte as well as including dim sum in our new set lunch menu. Specialities such as our baked Wagyu puffs, Shanghai-style xiao long bao or Ginger and spring onion lobster buns are perfect as a starter or enjoyed as a meal in themself.

But such is the popularity of our dim sum that we make sure that a selection of the most popular varieties is available at other times too. On the a la carte menu there is our ever-in-demand dim sum platter, two each of four different dim sum including Rosé Champagne shrimp, Vegentable and bamboo pith, Crystal crab meat and Scallop and pumpkin.
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More new dim sum varieties to tempt you!

Crispy seafood rolls

The three new dim sum dishes we introduced last week are not the only delights to expect from our new dim sum chef Qiu Xin He – he will be adding another three to the menu to tempt you!
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New dim sum delights

Delicate, luxurious dim sum – baked, steamed or fried dumplings and rolls beloved of Chinese cuisine, every one handmade fresh daily - have always been an important part of the menu at Hutong. So popular are they with our guests that in addition to the full dim sum menu offered at lunchtime, when dim sum are traditionally enjoyed, a selection is offered in the evening, too.
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The delights of lunch at Hutong

The full dim sum menu is available at lunchtime at Hutong

Guests who have visited Hutong at night will know how magical the experience can be, with mesmerising views of an illuminated London as a backdrop to the lively atmosphere and award-winning cuisine. Come at lunchtime however and you will discover an altogether different – but equally enjoyable – experience, offering something for everyone to enjoy!
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Feel the bite of our Red Snapper!

Hutong's Red Snapper cocktail

Although we only introduced our new cocktails a few weeks ago, some of the new drinks are already establishing themselves as firm favourites both with our guests and press. Indeed, olive magazine were so taken with our Red Snapper that they even asked us for the recipe to share with their readers!
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Bing Cha cocktails at Hutong's Shanghai BarThe Jade Emperor cocktail at Hutong's Shanghai BarShanghai Vines at Hutong's Shanghai BarCrispy peking duck rollsThe full dim sum menu is available at lunchtime at HutongHutong's Shanghai Bar

The pleasure of new cocktails

A cocktail in our Shanghai Bar, whether before or after dining or as an indulgence on its own, has always been one of the pleasures of visiting Hutong. Now, to mark our first anniversary of opening, we hope to further enhance the pleasure with an all-new cocktail list and the introduction of dim sum service in the bar.

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Our top tips for booking your table at Hutong

Pick your perfect table at Hutong

We’re all too aware – not to mention greatly flattered – that it can be very difficult to secure a reservation at Hutong, simply because of the very high demand that has sustained ever since we opened at The Shard in June 2013.

Such is the reputed difficulty in obtaining a table that esteemed restaurant critic Richard Vines included Hutong in an article for Bloomberg, sharing his expert tips on how to get one of ‘London’s best tables’. But it doesn’t have to be hard to book Hutong; allow us to share with you our own inside knowledge.
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