At China Lane, Head Chef Kristian Vale brings together traditional and contemporary elements to present his unique spin on modern Asian cuisine. Dining outside in the Angel Place laneway has its charm, but inside the restaurant is Manhattan meets Manchuria, where dark green walls, black ceilings and low hanging copper lights are brightened by the flames rising from the kitchen’s steaming woks.
The theme here is pan-Asian with a healthy splash of global influences. While the classics like duck pancakes with hoisin are treated with respect and tradition, innovative creations, such as dumplings matched with foie gras, are well worth a taste. The ‘spicy and wet’ section of the menu is where the depth of flavours really shine, and the wagyu massaman is as good as this dish comes in the city, with cardamom aromas, melt-in-the-mouth beef and just a hint of chilli.
PSST! Looking to impress or celebrate? Why not book China Lane’s very chic private dining room.