Chai Wu is a modern Chinese restaurant occupying an opulent space on the fifth floor of the world-famous luxury department store, Harrods.
The menu at Chai Wu was created by Chef Jason See Meng Hwa, who specialises in Chinese cookery, and is overseen by Group Executive Chef Ian Pengelley, one of the UK’s leading experts in Asian cuisine. Together they have created a diverse menu incorporating speciality and luxury ingredients.
Starters include soups, dim sum and small dishes such as Chilean seabass dumplings with Champagne and honey, and a Wagyu steak with black pepper sauce. For mains, diners have the option of à la carte dishes or fresh meat, fish and vegetables grilled to order, such as Poussin with spicy chilli-lime dressing. Signature plates and specialities include Beijing duck, Alaskan king crab with soy glaze, and lotus root and lily bulb in a spicy toban sauce.
The restaurant concept and interior design are inspired by the five elements in Chinese philosophy: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. A theatrical charcoal grill occupies the centre of the restaurant; with a wrap-around bar surrounding the grill offering guests a prime view of the chefs at work and a glimpse into the excitement of the kitchen.
Bruce Langlands, Food Director at Harrods says, “We are absolutely delighted to be collaborating with Eddie Lim on this exciting project. Serving a range of fresh and vibrant dishes, the restaurant provides customers with the best of Chinese cuisine in a theatrical yet elegant setting. A fantastic space for entertaining, Chai Wu will no doubt become one of the top dining destinations in London.”
Owner Eddie Lim is thrilled with the new addition to his restaurant group, “We’re delighted to welcome customers to all that Chai Wu has to offer, and provide them with first-class service – as expected in Harrods. The food at Chai Wu is exotic, colourful and incredibly tasty.”