Tucked away in a dark, alluring alley in a backstreet off Tottenham Court Road, Michelin-starred Hakkasan is a glamourous low-lit asian den of seduction and exclusivity. Famed designer Christian Liagre has created a futuristic French Quarter feel with dark wooden oriental divider screens, low-lit intimate private dining spaces, and electric blue neon providing a barely there glow throughout the restaurant. The Ling Ling cocktail bar offers asian-inspired cocktails such as the famed Plum Sour, and head chef Tong Chee Hwee’s exceptional modern Chinese cuisine continues to impress with signature dishes such as the the deeply-satisfying black miso cod, and the fiery sanpei chicken claypot with sweet basil, chilli and spring onion. Hakassan is one London restaurant not to be missed. The Hakkasan team have also recently opened a second London venture nearby, Hakkasan Mayfair, which is equally as impressive. Bookings essential.