There aren’t many buildings taller than The Shard. In fact, at a whopping 310 meters high, Renzo Piano’s glass spike rises above London as the tallest building in Europe, and 33 floors up with the city spread out before you, it can make for a pretty special place to dine. Hutong is one of two eateries freshly launched in The Shard by Hong Kong-based restaurateur David Yeo, with the other being the British-inspired Aqua, which can be found on level 31. Together, the two restaurants sandwich Rainer Becker’s Oblix, which launched earlier in the summer.
It is a prized location and David Yeo (having launched over 17 restaurants worldwide) knew exactly what to do with it. Designed by Yeo himself, the understated Hutong features furniture sourced from China and a warming palette of browns and dark wood. The overall design is best experienced after dark when strategic lighting creates an intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy the expertly prepared Northern Chinese fare, such as the soft shell crab and de-boned lamb ribs.