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October 2020 / Food & Drink / by Liz Skone James

Review: Hakkasan at Home

I don’t know about you, but I veer between wanting my life to return to normal and wishing I could stay closeted at home forever. Feelings that are no doubt shaped by whatever the latest news reports say. So, with new legal limits on permitted numbers for social gatherings and calls to limit social contact, I’m delighted to hear that Hakkasan, one of my all-time favourite eateries, has extended its Mayfair delivery zone to serve the Hampstead area and beyond, via Deliveroo.

Eating out à deux may still be allowed, but there’s undeniable appeal in tucking into a Michelin-starred feast at home. Hubby and I decide to go all-out and indulge in the signature Dragon Menu for two. This being no ordinary take-out, we mark the occasion by donning our glad rags, setting the table and pouring the bubbly. In no time we’re tucking into our old Cantonese favourites. There’s crispy duck salad and a selection of exquisite dim sum to start, followed by stir fried rib eye with lily bulb and black bean sauce, Chilean seabass in honey, and black truffle roasted duck, served with seasonal vegetables and steamed jasmine rice.

Everything is delicious and tastes as fresh as if it had just been carried out from the kitchen. In fact, it is all the more divine because we haven’t had it for such a long time; we certainly won’t be leaving it so long next time.

For more details, and to order, see hakkasan.com/mayfair/delivery-takeaway