Family run Hunanese restaurant in Belgravia/Pimlico that’s held in high-esteem whilst remaining low-key – all part of it’s charm. It’s simply, almost sparsely, decorated but you come here for the endless flow of delicious, tasty dishes and – more importantly – the under-the-radar wine list. They pretend you can order a la carte but you never really get chance – it’s best to just let them take control food wise (there’s a ‘leave it to us’ option) after giving them any dislikes, allergies or desires to be more adventurous.
The wine list is discreet yet packed full of famous names – printed on a few sides of A4 in plastic folders, physically it looks very basic – but on closer inspection is filled with top European bottles at knock-down prices. Michael, the son of the original Mr. Peng, who runs the floor and list is passionate and knowledgeable about wine and chats with a relaxed ease – no ‘stuffy sommelier’ business here. Hunan is fabulous for lunch or dinner and very popular with the groups from the industry getting stuck in to more wine than is necessary. Definitely a (now not so) hidden wine gem.