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8 Hanway Pl. (Fitzrovia)
(44) 020-7927-7000 | www.hakkasan.com
HOURSMon.-Wed.: 12:00pm-12:30am; Thurs.-Sat.: 12:00pm-1:30am; Sun.: 12:00pm-12:30am
RESERVATIONSDefinitely needed on the weekends
DOOR POLICYTough; diners at Hakkasan are accepted
PRICE (COCKTAILS)GBP 10
BARYes - runs the length of the restaurant
FOOD SERVED?No - must go to restaurant area for food; separate reservations required
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
TUBETottenham Court Road; Goodge Street
A see-and-be-seen crowd presses into the long, narrow bar tucked behind the main dining room of Hakkasan. The bar, like the restaurant, is modern, Oriental, and sleek. The clientele is as hot as the décor, and despite no longer being new, it is still one of the hottest spots in London which may account for the amazingly difficult door policy.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Stylish and chic; sexy dress; that brand new pair of Prada heels
GO HERE WITH
Hot date; a couple of friends
Royalty supposedly comes to dine and drink here. Not surprising as this is a “beautiful people” haven.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Hot scene with wicked cocktails. And who doesn’t love a little eye candy?
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Narrow space; get a seat at the bar if you can.
GOOD TO KNOW
Housed within the restaurant Hakkasan, Ling Ling runs the length of the restaurant. Many of the customers have either just dined or are waiting to dine at the restaurant, but in no way does that mean there is anything secondary about the bar; their deliciously sinful drinks are a draw in their own right. To get to these drinks though can be a challenge: the door policy is formidable. Your best bet for getting in? Book a table at Hakkasan; trust us, this is a double-win.
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