As you already know I adore the Hakkasan Group of restaurants. My love of Sake no Hana, Hakkasan, and Yauatcha has been thoroughly documented over the years, and so it seemed right to finally experience the jewel in the group's crown - the ultra-luxe Michelin starred HKK.
Henry and I went along one Saturday to try out the new Duck & Champagne Menu at HKK. It feels very different to the other restaurants, in fact all of them feel different, and I love that. You know that no matter which one you dine at you'll get incredible food and even better service, yet they each have their own personality. HKK is slick and sophisticated, it feels more contemporary than the other restaurants, which I guess suits the city workers nearby.
The Peking Duck is HKK's signature dish, and so I feel we had the right experience dining on the Duck & Champagne menu. From start to finish everything was perfect. The light and airy restaurant was perfect for catching up and giggling over glasses of Louis Roederer Champagne (you get half a bottle included in the price of the menu - £49 each), and the duck perfect for filling our rumbling bellies and dulling the effect of the bubbles.
We started with a blue crab salad, which was gone in one mouthful! The flavours complimented one another beautifully, and we both really loved the dish.
Then we began the feast that was the Cherry wood roasted Peking duck. The duck was brought out and the chef carved it in front of us.
The first serving was the Peking duck with black truffle mantou and Imperial caviar. I think this was my favourite part of the whole meal. The Peking duck skin was ZOMG PURE HEAVEN. Literally. It was beautiful. It was so naughty, but so good.
The second serving was the Peking duck with sesame pancakes. This was also very tasty, however there were far too many pancakes and not enough duck to fill them all! It came with a really beautiful rice dish - every rice dish I have at a Hakkasan Group restaurant is always amazing, and so much yummier than anywhere else!
The dessert was a champagne and pear concoction, and quite literally melted in my mouth. Henry fell in love with it, and could probably write a far more fancy description of it - but he's an actual real journalist, so he has to write like that, it's mandatory.
We had a really lovely lunch at HKK, it was far more corporate and modern than Hakkasan and Sake no Hana, but I actually really liked it! We finished the afternoon by driving back to Belgravia and having a mini-pub crawl with a few friends, so all-in-all it was a pretty great day!
Have you been to HKK? What's your favourite Chinese restaurant?
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*Our meal was complimentary, however as usual this does not influence my opinion, and all opinions are my own.