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Michelin-starred Imperial Treasure debuts in London

Imperial Treasure, Chinese restaurant group and holder of four Michelin stars, has made its European debut in a Grade II listed building on St James’s Waterloo Place.

Award-winning restaurateur, Alfred Leung has curated seasonal ingredients, sustainably sourced fish and live seafood to serve his customers, including Gillardeau oysters from France, Iberico pork and A5 Wagyu beef.

Imperial Treasure Group is recognised for its authentic Chinese food; the Shanghai restaurant has two Michelin stars, with Singapore and Hong Kong each holding one star. The group also has restaurants in Guangzhou and South Korea. These achievements sit alongside more than 50 other industry accolades including Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence.

The restaurant’s variety of tasting menus offer eight courses and its speciality is the Peking duck which is matured for an average of 40 days, carved at the table and served in paper thin homemade pancakes.

Other signature dishes include caviar on egg white; soft shell crab with soya crumble; crispy Iberico barbecued pork belly; salt and pepper deep fried eel; and silver cod steamed with chillies. It also offers vegetarian choices with a tasting menu featuring the likes of braised spinach tofu with mushrooms; deep-fried okra with lotus root and salted egg yolk; and stir-fried lily bud with lotus root.

Curated by world-renowned wine expert Poh Tiong, the drinks list is selected from brands across the globe including over 30 Japanese and international whiskies, Chinese and English wine and Asian-inspired cocktails.

Designers Studio Liaigre conceptualised the restaurant with an aim to “seamlessly blend” a French aesthetic with British architecture and Chinese cultural references across its principle dining room, individual ‘salons’, cocktail bar and wine tasting room.

Imperial Treasure was established in 2004 and to date, has 23 restaurants in its portfolio and over 50 accolades.

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