Hakkasan Hanway Place

Cantonese in The West End

This basement Michelin-starred restaurant – hidden down a back alleyway – successfully combines celebrity status, stunning design, persuasive cocktails and sophisticated Cantonese-style food. The low, nightclub-style lighting makes it a good spot for a date or a night out with friends; the bar serves seriously creative cocktails. Book far in advance or come for lunch (three courses £38, also available from 5.30pm to 6.30pm).

The superb dim sum (£62) on Sunday includes a cocktail, a half-bottle of champagne and an after-dinner digestive (minimum two diners).