There’s an inverse law of the quality and value of an urban restaurant and its altitude. The higher up a building a restaurant is, the more likely you are to pay top prices for an disappointing experience (though for a few that do satisfy, see here). But Hutong, which is half-way up the Shard, confounds the usual rule. The Chinese menu is creative and satisfying, the service more polished than the Shard’s shiny exterior. Okay, so you can get similar Chinese dishes and cooking for less than half the price around Chinatown, but then you’d miss out on these impressive aerial views of London.
Read our review of Hutong.