Hunan  

 
 
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51 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W 8NE
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Sat: 12.30pm-2pm and 6.30pm-11pm; Sun: closed
 
PRICES
Set Courses: £65 per head (including wine)
 

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HunanIf you've ever been in a Chinese restaurant looking over your shoulder at the exciting things that the Chinese diners are eating while you tuck into your sweet 'n' sour, but too scared to order them, then Hunan is the place for you. There's no menu, just an endless procession of food, arriving at your table in groups of five or six mouthful-sized pieces.

The cuisine of the Hunan region is saltier and spicier than that of the Cantonese, and very elaborately prepared. Everything is wrapped, packed and stacked, with meats and fishes mixed in exciting combinations, and lots of glorious flavours.

Though this is an attractive restaurant, the seating is pretty cramped. Service can be fantastically rude, and the charming manager will flirt outrageously with the prettiest girl on your table.

But if you go to restaurants because you love to eat, rather than because you enjoy fawning waiters, then this is one of the finest experiences in London. The food is utterly authentic, immaculately prepared, and constantly surprising.

It's not exactly cheap, but this is real gourmet cooking. The meal you'll get here is as good as the tasting menu in any of London's top restaurants.

 

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41 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 13 minutes from Hunan
The tenth best hotel in Europe (according to New Yorker's tourist Bible 'Travel and Leisure') is so close to Buckingham Palace you can almost hear the ... More
 
 
 
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 13 minutes from Hunan
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... More
 
 
 
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Dolphin Square, SW1V | 14 minutes from Hunan
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
 
 
 
 
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Jenny Lo's Tea House
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
14 Eccleston Street, Victoria, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Hunan
Chinese cuisine. Tables on patio.... More
 
 
 
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Ken Lo's Memories of China
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
65 - 69 Ebury Street, Victoria, London SW1W | 8 minutes from Hunan
Chinese cuisine. Booking advised, essential on weekends. Separate room for parties.... More
 
 
 
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Grand Imperial
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
101 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | 9 minutes from Hunan
Located in the shadow of Victoria Railway Station, this appealing Chinese restaurant - which opened in December 2010 - aims to live up to its majestic ... More
 
 
 
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The Orange
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
37-39 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, Belgravia, London SW1W | Same location as Hunan
The Orange on Pimlico Road is a pub with rooms that does both rather well. The mid-19th-century building has been lovingly restored by the team behind ... More
 
 
 
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La Poule au Pot
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
231 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W | 1 minute from Hunan
This French bistro would be comically cliched if it wasn't, in fact, the genuine article: the hanging baskets, cramped wooden furnishings, and rustic decor have been ... More
 
 
 
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La Fontana
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
101 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 1 minute from Hunan
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th May to 6th June 2021 - 10am-6pm
Hunan, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from Hunan
Delphian Gallery founders Benjamin Murphy and Nick JS Thompson curate a group exhibition of emerging artists, created in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic....More
 
 
 
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Beatrice Rana Performs Beethoven
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 19th May 2021 - 6.30pm
Hunan, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X | 6 minutes from Hunan
Tito Munoz conducts the overture to Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 "Emperor" featuring Italian soloist Beatrice Rana and the composer's ...More
 
 
 
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Jools Holland: Intimate Evening
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 18th, 19th and 20th May 2021 - 6pm
Hunan, 15 Eccleston Street, SW1W | 7 minutes from Hunan
The pianist and bandleader talks about his career and performs some of his favourite music accompanied by vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall....More
 
 
 
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Hunan
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
 
 
 
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Hunan
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Hunan
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
 
 
 
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Sloane Square
London > Attractions >
1 Sloane Square, SW1W | 5 minutes from Hunan
Sloane Square , a Chelsea landmark named after Sir Hans Sloane who owned the land, is in a prime spot in Chelsea. ... More
 
 
 
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Saatchi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Hunan
The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a significantly ... More
 
 
 
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Purple Dragon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Grosvenor Waterside, 30 Gatliff Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 5 minutes from Hunan
Purple Dragon is a dream playground, kindergarten, day nursery and private members' for kids. Relocated from its original location in Battersea, the exclusive club occupies ... More
 
 
 
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Daylesford Organic Pimlico
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
44B Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 1 minute from Hunan
Three floors of classy, top quality organic food from the most well respected suppliers and specialists in the country and beyond. Daylesford Organic was set up ... More
 
 
 
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Wild at Heart
London > Shopping > Florists
54 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 1 minute from Hunan
Wild at Heart put the fresh back into fresh flowers. Each bloom is of a very high quality and is always meticulously selected. Their ... More
 
 
 
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R Chocolate London
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
198 Ebury Street, SW1W | 1 minute from Hunan
Chocolate boxes filled with truffles and caramels, florentines and shortbreads are beautifully packaged in white and red boxes at R Chocolates London, the ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 19 minutes from Hunan
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 24 minutes from Hunan
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 24 minutes from Hunan
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Hunan
One of Knightsbridge's better kept secrets is the Ushvani day spa, tucked away in a Grade II listed building on Cadogan Gardens. Founded by Usha Arumugam, ... More
 
 
 
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Cadogan Place Gardens North and South
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 9 minutes from Hunan
A private space a short walk from Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, Cadogan Place Gardens is a long rectangular site with Pont Street dividing a smaller north ... More
 
 
 
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Frame Victoria
London > Leisure >
129 Wilton Road, SW1V | 10 minutes from Hunan
Putting the fun into fitness, Frame doesn't do pounding the treadmill. Instead of the (guilt-inducing, unused) monthly gym membership, Frame has a drop-in, ... More
 
 
 
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | Same location as Hunan
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
 
 
 
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The Ebury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 1 minute from Hunan
The Ebury closed on 5th November 2012. When The Ebury first opened up in what was a neglected corner of Pimlico, replacing a grungy old man ... More
 
 
 
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The Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Hunan
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Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
London > Nightlife > Bars
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V | 7 minutes from Hunan
Located under Cambridge Street Kitchen and part of the Artist Residence, the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar bar takes iconic ... More
 
 
 
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The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
191 Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 11 minutes from Hunan
Promising to "submerge party-goers into a cornucopia of pleasure" The Qube Project basement club opened in Victoria in October 2014 with music from some of Europe's ... More
 
 
 
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The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Terminus Place, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from Hunan
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Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 5 minutes from Hunan
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Hunan
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Hunan
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
 
 
 
 

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