Bright Courtyard Club
Excellent Cantonese and Shanghai dishes, including dim sum and roast duck, in a sleek, sophisticated setting. £££. Daily L & D. www.brightcourtyard. co.uk. 43- 45 Baker St, W1U 8EW. T: 020-7486 6998. D6. Station: Baker Street.
Located on the fifth floor of Harrods, this contemporary restaurant serves dishes such as Wagyu beef, Alaskan king crab and Chilean sea bass. £££. Daily L; Mon-Sat D (until 8pm). www.chaiwu.co.uk. 87-135 Brompton Rd, SW1X 7XL. T: 020-3819 8888. F5. Station: Knightsbridge.
Michelin-starred restaurant with stunning décor, serving a mix of traditional and fusion dishes such as Peking duck with caviar. ££££. Daily L& D; Thur-Sat last orders 12.30am. www.hakkasan.com. 8 Hanway Place, W1T 1HF (and Mayfair branch). T: 020-7927 7000. D7. Station: Tottenham Court Road.
Superior Michelin-starred cuisine served in an elegant setting, with dishes such as Kagoshima Wagyu beef, and Nanyang chilli lobster. Highly recommened. ££££. Daily L & D. www.kaimayfair. co.uk. 65 South Audley St, W1K 2QU. T: 020-7493 8988. E6. Station: Hyde Park Corner.
Take in glorious views across Kensington Gardens while enjoying superb Sichuan cuisine, dim sum and spicy seafood dishes. ££££. Daily L & D. www.minjiang.co.uk. Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington High St, W8 4PT. T: 020-7361 1988. F3. Station: High Street Kensington.
Tasty dim sum, plus rice dishes, won ton and spring rolls, with a lively atmosphere. £-£££. Daily L & D. www.pingpongdimsum.com. 45 Great Marlborough St, W1F 7JL (and branches). T: 020-7851 6969. D7. Station: Oxford Circus.
Royal China Club
This huge Cantonese restaurant is especially popular for its dim sum, which is served every lunchtime, plus crispy aromatic duck. ££. Daily L & D. www.royalchinagroup.co.uk. 24-26 Baker St, W1U 3BZ (and branches). T: 020-7487 4688. D6. Station: Baker Street.
Alan Yau’s award-winning Soho restaurant offers excellent dim sum, plus its famous macarons. £££. Daily L & D. www.yauatcha.com. 15-17 Broadwick St, W1F 0DL. T: 020-7494 8888. D6. Station: Oxford Circus.