Duddell’s London launches new cocktail and dim sum menus

Cantonese restaurant Duddell’s in London Bridge is set to unveil an entirely new selection of cocktails alongside a revised dim sum afternoon menu, launching this May.

Founded in 2013 by hospitality entrepreneur Yenn Wong of JIA Group, Duddell’s in Hong Kong received its first Michelin star five months after opening, which it still holds today, with the London site opening in spring 2017.

Located within the historic Grade II-listed St Thomas’ Church, the restaurant offers guests one of London’s most beautiful drinking and dining destinations.

Crafted by JIA Group’s former bar manager and Diageo World Class Finalist James Barkerhe, the London site’s new cocktail menu will take inspiration from the drinks list at the original Duddell’s in Hong Kong.

Split into three cocktail lists, guests will have the opportunity to choose between Duddell’s ‘Defining Cocktails’, ‘Feng Shui creations’, or the ‘Temperance selection’.

Including some of the most notable drinks to appear on the restaurant’s Hong Kong menu since opening six years ago, Duddell’s ‘Defining Cocktails’ will proffer creations such as the ‘Pearl River Cobbler (2014)’ consisting of Olorosso sherry, lychee, passion fruit, orange and Lillet Rouge; and ‘Frogs Start Singing (2017)’ consisting of Absolut Elyx vodka, Ancho Reyes Verde, green pepper, pineapple and lime.

‘Feng Shui creations’ will offer a range of drinks each reflecting one of the six principles of Feng Shui, with cocktails such as ‘Happiness’ made from Chivas 12yr Scotch whiskey, hojicha, green apple, organic rice milk, ginger and whites; and ‘Luck’ consisting of De Maguey Vida mescal, Aperol, Cinzano 1757 Rosso vermouth, jasmine, cream soda, sea salt, and ‘good fortune.’

Offering a refreshing choice of alcohol-free drinks designed to successfully pair with Cantonese cuisine, the ‘Temperance selection’ will include mocktails such as ‘Ginger Iced Tea’ with fresh ginger root, lemon, sugar, Chinese black teas and star anise; and ‘Honey and Pear Soda’ with pear, osmanthus, honey and lime topped up with soda.

Duddell’s will also launch a new afternoon menu with a selection of the restaurant’s most popular dim sum dishes.

The menu is set to feature favourites such as the pork siu mai, Har gau, black pepper duck pumpkin dumpling, wild mushroom dumpling and renowned Cantonese dim sum symphony which can be enjoyed alongside the new cocktail creations.

The menus will launch on 1 May.

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