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.
By Ruth Spivey
Hunan Wine List
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.
BYO: Corkage £30.