China Tang is an authentic Chinese restaurant at the famous Dorchester hotel in Mayfair. Shiima found China Tang, which is simply confirmation that she likes the finer things in life because China Tang strives for opulence 😂.
From the moment you step through the doors after walking through the equally opulent Promenade, you are taken by the flamboyance and attention to detail in China Tang. We aren’t particularly the target audience for such opulence, but we certainly appreciate the effort. The service was really good, initially more professional than friendly but somewhere along our dinner our waiter was switched to a very friendly and vibrant waitress.
All the dim sum were delicious. Including the chiu chow which was had a good amount of chopped peanuts. I didn’t expect Shiima to enjoy it at all because of the variety of textures (she has a issue with that 😂) but she liked it.
I just about enjoyed the mixed platter. Firstly, the slices were cut too thick and it was a tad light on flavour, particularly the roast belly pork. But both were cooked perfectly, and it was very good portion.
I really enjoyed the stir fried chicken. It certainly could’ve been spicier, but this is a personal preference and the spice level could also be attributed to knowing their clientele. The chicken was perfectly tender, and, again, the portion size was very good.
The stir-fried beef was beyond succulent. So much you had to wonder if it was actually beef and how in the world it was “stir-fried”. Excellent cooking. But again it was a tad light on the black pepper flavour and spice… and again, the portion size was fantastic.
A lot of the desserts on the menu were intriguing, but not quite intriguing enough particularly because we were heading to see Hobbs & Shaw (we loved it!) in the cinema straight afterwards and we go hard on the popcorn 😁.
We enjoyed our dinner at China Tang. On one hand, the atmosphere oozes classic opulence, but then our service was relaxing and friendly. The food was all very well cooked, but for us it lacked that heat/spice we’ve come to expect at a Chinese restaurant. We recommend for romantic dates, special occasions, and their all day dim sum menu. As you’d expect, China Tang is very expensive.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Shiima’s Star Dish: Crystal Prawn Dumpling
Amen’s Star Dish: Char Siu Su
Price: Over £50pp
Rating: 4 out of 5