If you’re looking for a Sunday brunch a bit slicker than your standard boozy affair, head to Hakkasan Hanway Place.
The luxe underground restaurant has a very well-priced Sunday brunch menu, centred around dim sum.
For £62 per person, you get a bottle of Louis Roederer brut champagne, two cocktails and a seemingly-endless stream of food.
If you want to step it up a gear, you can swap the brut for Cristal, but that will see the price per person almost double to £120 per person.
For those who want to go lighter on the drinking front, you can swap out the champagne for tea, bringing the price down to £50 per head.
We booked a slightly later booking at 6pm and put in our orders pretty swiftly conscious that brunch menu ended at 6:30pm.
Despite it being a sleepy Sunday, the place had a sexy clubby buzz about it, with soft lights permeating the darkness and upbeat music playing.
An attractive team of serving staff sashayed around, with the women dressed in eye-catching blue and red dresses.
The service throughout our brunch service was spot on, with our champagne glasses constantly topped up and the food served at a good pace.
After polishing off two delicious pre-dinner cocktails (the punchy rum-infused Seville 33 comes highly recommended), we tucked into our first course.
The waitress carefully diced up a plate of melt-in-your-mouth crispy duck and split the meat between us.
She informed me that this is one of Hakkasan’s most popular dishes and it’s easy to see why!
The sweetly marinated duck was served as a salad, with pine nuts and shallots thrown into the mix and it didn’t last long on our plates.
The champagne continued to flow, and next up came a bamboo basket of dim sum. Included in the selection was har gau, a Chinese chive dumpling, truffle chicken shumai and a white peppercorn seafood dumpling.
All of a sudden, another plate arrived as part of the first course, with a black truffle pumpkin puff, a foie gras chicken roll, a ham mooli puff and a oven baked lamb puff making for a hearty mix.
Without much ado, we got stuck into taste-testing the colourful morsels between us.
I loved the truffle chicken shumai and the seafood dumpling was another favourite.
Luckily I let my boyfriend eat more of the selection and still had room left for the next course.
For the main, we feasted on stir fry black pepper rib eye beef and sweet and sour prawns. On the side there was a delicious plate of stir-fry broccoli and bowls of egg fried rice.
I was feeling pretty full but the flavours were so delicious, I kept dipping in with my chopsticks.
Finally, we swept our plates clean and polished the final drops of champagne off.
To round things out we were able to select a post-dinner cocktail as part of the set brunch menu and we were treated to a jolly-looking plate of desserts.
Chocolate lollipops, shiny jellies and colourful macaroons quickly lured us into eating more.
I stuck with the first cocktail I’d ordered, the Seville 33, in a bid not to confuse my tummy any further.
We left Hakkasan feeling full and in fine spirits. The dim sum Sunday brunch is well-worth checking out. It’s great value for money considering what you get.
Hakkasan Hanway Place is the original restaurant of Hakkasan, and opened in 2001.
It is located at 8 Hanway Place, London, W1T 1HD