Hakkasan Hanway Place
8 Hanway Place, W1T 1HD
WLC Rank : 187
Glass from : £ 9.10 (175 ml)
Group buyer Christine Parkinson's detailed, in-depth wine list is introduced with quirky titles such as 'Genius without a Château: the new classics'. Overall, she is motivated by the ability of the serve to dovetail with the well-calibrated Chinese cuisine.
Group buyer Christine Parkinson’s detailed, in-depth wine list is introduced with quirky titles such as ‘Genius without a Château: the new classics’. Overall, she is motivated by the ability of the serve to dovetail with the well-calibrated Chinese cuisine which earned this venue a Michelin star, which it has held for over a decade. In Parkinson’s words: ‘Every week, Hakkasan’s wine team conducts a dedicated tasting session, trying out new wines with at least four different dishes from the menu: if a wine does not work with one dish – even if it is great with the others – it does not make the list.’ Although not a venue known for low price (more than 20 wines cost more than £400), value is to be found, for example, in wines from Alsace and Germany, even the US, including the reasonably-priced Roederer sparkler, Quartet. Meanwhile, Cristal flagship fizz from comes in at the fortune-conscious price of £888, making good use of the luckiest number in Chinese culture, which signifies prosperity. Dishes by head chef Tong Chee Hwee at this, the original Hakkasan, which opened in 2001, include lavish Peking duck with caviar and grilled wagyu beef with king soy sauce, as well as – only at Hanway place – truffle caviar homemade jade tofu with with morel, bamboo pith and ginkgo.